Resources

 

 

AWARDS

 

2015                      James Deetz Book Award, Society for Historical Archaeology

                               “The African Burial Ground in the Age of Revolution.” In Tales of Gotham,

                               Historical Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Microhistory of New York City.

                               http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-5272-0_9

 

2011                      John L. Cotter Award, Society for Historical Archaeology

                               http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/news1210/news1210.html#8 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2016                      “Secrets Well-Kept: Colored Conventioneers and Underground Railroad Activism,” Colored Conventions Project, 

                               University of Delaware. Under Contract, UNC.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNhniwl8hVM

2014                      Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

                               University of Illinois Press, January 2014.  Harriet Tubman

                               http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/43wee5me9780252038044.html

 

                   "As Above, So Below":  Ritual And Commemoration in African American Archaeological  

                     Contexts in the Northern United States.” In Materialities, Meanings, And Modernities Of  

                     Rituals In The Black Atlantic, edited by Akin Ogundiran and Paula Saunders, University of  

                     Indiana Press. Winner of the 2015 James Deetz Book Award, Society fo Historical Archaeology.

                     Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

                     http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=807283

                               http://iupress.typepad.com/blog/2016/02/six-iup-books-named-choice-outstanding-academic-titles-2015.html 

 

2013                      “Coerced But Not Subdued: Women’s Gendered Resistance to Slavery.” In Gendered Resistance,  

                               edited by Mary Frederickson and Delores Walters, University of Illinois Press, University of Illinois.

                               Press.  http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/86maw3nh9780252037900.html

 

2013                      “The African Burial Ground in the Age of Revolution.” In Tales of Gotham, Historical Archaeology,

                               Ethnohistory and Microhistory of New York City. 2015 Winner, James Deetz Book Award, Society for

                               Historical Archaeology.

                               http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-5272-0_9

 

2012                      “The Anthropology of Archaeology: The Benefits of Public Intervention at African American

                               Archaeological Sites.” In The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology, edited by John Carman, Carol

                               McDavid and Robin Skeates. Oxford University Press.

                               http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199237821.do

 

2011                      Archaeology, the Activist Community, and the Redistribution of Power in New York City .

In Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress, Vol. 7.                      

http://www.springerlink.com/content/v1751j635514x515/

 

2010                      “The Balance Principle:  Slavery, Freedom and the Geography of Statehood”

                               in Cabin, Quarter, Plantation:  Architecture and Landscapes of North American Slavery, Yale University.

                               http://www.cwbr.com/index.php?q=4689&field=ID&browse=yes&record=full&searching=yes&Submit=Search

 

2009                      Lead author and Cultural Landscape Consultant, Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study:

                               Environmental Assessment, National Park Service, Northeast Region, Department of the Interior.                                                                                            http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=213&projectId=11008&documentID=25141

 

2009                      Volume IV. Conservation of Materials from the African Burial Ground and the Non-Mortuary

                               Contexts. Prepared for Jacobs Edwards and Kelcey and the U. S. General Services Administration.  

                               http://www.gsa.gov/graphics/regions/Volume_IV_290Broadway.pdf

 

2008                      Introduction to Color in Freedom:  Journey Along the Underground Railroad (Joseph Holston

                               exhibition catalogue) Pomegranete Press for the University of Maryland University College.  

                               http://www.umuc.edu/colorinfreedom/bio/laRoche.shtml

 

2008                      “William Paul Quinn” The National African-American National Biography

                               Oxford University Press (co-author).  

                               http://hutchinscenter.fas.harvard.edu/AANB

 

2007                      “Public History at Sites of Protest:  Citizenship on the President’s House Viewing Platform.”                                                                                              Cross Ties:  Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, Fall 2007. 

                               http://www.ushistory.org/presidentshouse/news/ctfall07.htm

 

2007                      Resistance to Slavery in Maryland:  Strategies for Freedom, Special History Study for Organization                                                                                      of American Historians, National Park Service, Northeast Region, U. S. Department of Interior.

                               http://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/discover_history/upload/ResistanceMDRpt.pdf

 

2005                      “The Archaeology of Black Americans in Recent Times” (Co-author with Mark Leone). Annual                                                                                                Review of Anthropology. Vol. 34: 575-598.  

                               http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.anthro.34.081804.120417

                                                                            

2001                      “Material Culture”:  Conservation and Analysis of Textiles Recovered from Five Points. 

                               (Co-author with Gary McGowan)  Journal of the Society for Historical Archaeology, 35(3): 65-75.

 

2000                      Tales of Five Points:  Working-Class Life in Nineteenth-Century New YorkVolume V

                               Conservation of Materials from The Courthouse Block.  (Co-author) John Milner Assoc., Inc. for Edwards

                               and Kelcey Engineers, Inc. and the GSA.

 

2000                      Tales of Five Points:  Working-Class Life in Nineteenth-Century New York.   Volume II

                               An Interpretive Approach to Understanding Working-Class Life.  (Contributor)  John Milner Associates,                                                                                      Inc. for Edwards and Kelcey Engineers, Inc. and the General Services Administration.

 

1997                      “Seizing Intellectual Power:  The Dialogue at the New York African Burial Ground”

                               (Co-author with Michael Blakey) Journal of the Society for Historical Archaeology, 31(3): 84-106.                                                                                                    http://www.scribd.com/doc/92146820/La-Roche-and-Blakey-1997-Seizing-Intellectual-Power-the-Dialogue-at-the-   

                               New-York-African-Burial-Ground

 

1995                      The Ethical Dilemma Facing Conservation:  Care and Treatment of Human Skeletal Remains and                                                                                     Mortuary Objects, (Co-author with Gary McGowan) Journal of the American Institute for Conservation,  

                               Vol. 35, No. 2 (Summer, 1996), pp. 109-121.

                               http://cool.conservation-us.org/jaic/articles/jaic35-02-003.html   

 

1995                      “Beads from the African Burial Ground:  A Preliminary Assessment.”   

                               Beads:  Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers, 6: 3-20.

                               http://www.beadresearch.org/Pages/Journal_Contents.html

 

PROJECT

 

2016-present       Principal Investigator, Hampton Ethnographic Overview and Assessment Project

                               Hampton National Historic SiteTowson, MD, National Park Service

2017-2019            Principal Investigator, Ethnohistory of the President's House Site

                               National Park Service, Northeast Region

2014                      The Search for Josiah Henson.

                               Time Team America. PBS. August.

                               http://www.pbs.org/time-team/explore-the-sites/search-josiah-henson/

 

2013-2014            Project Historian, Cultural Expressions Exhibition,  

                               National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Opening 2016.

                               http://nmaahc.si.edu/Collections/Culture

 

2012-2013            Consultant, Josiah Henson Park, Montgomery County Parks and Planning.  

                               http://www.montgomeryparks.org/PPSD/Cultural_Resources_Stewardship/heritage/josiahhensonsp.shtm

                               http://www.montgomeryparks.org/PPSD/Cultural_Resources_Stewardship/heritage/documents/HSRHensonIntroduction.pdf                                                                                                    

2012                      Consultant, Harriet Tubman By-Way Tour, Riggs Ward Design.

                               http://www.harriettubmanbyway.org/

 

2011-2012            Consultant, Woodlawn Barn Project ,

                               Underground Railroad Experience Montgomery County Parks and Planning.

                               http://www.montgomeryparks.org/pdd/projects/WoodlawnBarnVisitorsCenter.shtm

 

2009                      Contributor and Cultural Landscape Consultant, Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study:                                                                                                        Environmental Assessment, National Park Service, Northeast Region, Department of the Interior.                                                                                            http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=213&projectId=11008&documentID=25141

 

2007-2008            Cultural Heritage Specialist, Slavery and Freedom at the President’s House Archaeological Site                                                                                             (George Washington’s Executive Mansion), Philadelphia URS Group Inc., www.ushistory.org.                                                                                                          http://video.whyy.org/video/1366127827/  

                               http://www.ushistory.org/presidentshouse/news/inq070407.htm

                               http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20070704_Archeologist_delivers_moving_speech-at_Independence_hall.html 

                               http://www.philly.com/philly/news/special_packages/inquirer/20070520_slavery_a_historic_platform_for_dialogue_on_race.html

                               http://www.philly.com/philly/news/special_packages/inquirer/20070705_A_somber_memorial_at_a_site_of_slavery.html

                                      

2007-2008            Consultant, “Audacious Freedom” Exhibit, African American Museum of Philadelphia.

                               http://www.aampmuseum.org/exhibitions.html

 

2007-2008            Consultant, Riley Farm/Josiah Henson Cabin Site, Montgomery County Maryland, John Milner Associates.                                                                             http://www.innercity.org/columbiaheights/newspaper/articles_1995_1997/cabin.html                                                                                                                             http://dc.about.com/od/historichomes/a/UncleTomsCabin.htm

 

2005-2006            Historical and archaeological consultant. Museum of African American History and Center for                                                                                              Culture and Environmental History, University of Massachusetts Boston. 

                               Collaborating on research design for the African Meeting House data recovery proposal and                                                                                                        archaeological interpretation of cultural materials.

                               http://www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcpdf/AfricanMeetingHouse.pdf  

 

2004-2006            Peer Reviewer, AKRF, Inc. Environmental and Planning Consultants, New York City. 

                               Reviewed Scope of Research, Comments and Responses to Draft Research Report for potential                                                                                                  Underground Railroad site, Duffield Street, Brooklyn, NY.

                               http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/30/25/30_25duffield.html

 

2004                      Advisor, African Burial Ground Memorial, Conservation/Landscape/Engineering African Burial Ground Technical

                               Assistance Project, National Park Service.

 

2004                      Historical Consultant, Joseph Holston Underground Railroad Art Project, University of Maryland University College.

                               http://www.umuc.edu/colorinfreedom/bio/laRoche.shtml

 

2001                      Historical Consultant, United States National Forest, Shawnee National Forest Service.                                                                                                              http://www.passportintime.com/summaries/99/il99a_millerg.html

 

1992-1999            Archaeological Conservator, John Milner Associates

                               Conserved artifacts from the African Burial Ground and Five Points ProjectsAssisted in the                                                                                                  assessment, packing and transportation of the human skeletal remains to Howard University, Washington, D.C.

                               http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/249941

 

1997-1999            Archaeological Conservator, Cultural Preservation and Restoration

                               Assessed, stabilized and conserved sculpted faces from a possible Underground Railroad site, Syracuse, NY.

                               

1995-1998            Bead consultant, Henrietta Marie Slave Ship Archeology Project, Key West, FL.

                               http://www.melfisher.org/henriettamarie.htm

                               

SERVICE

 

2014-15                Shockoe Bottom Preservation Group

                               http://www.savingplaces.org/treasures/shockoe-bottom#.VOKvoSxIjT8

 

2011-present       Advisory Board, Legacy of Slavery in Maryland, Maryland State Archives.

                               http://slavery.msa.maryland.gov/

 

2010-2016            Board Member, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD.

                               http://www.rflewismuseum.org/about/board-staff

 

2002-present       Tolson’s Chapel Advisory Board, Save Historic Antietam Foundation, Inc.,

                               Sharpsburg, MD.

                               http://www.tolsonschapel.org/gallery/cheryl-laroche-and-rev-ralph-monroe/

                              

2007-2013            Vice Chair, Commission on African American History and Culture, State of Maryland.     

                               http://www.africanamerican.maryland.gov/

          

2006                      “Determining What’s Important,” Preserve America Summit, National Advisory Council for Historic                                                                                        Preservation, New Orleans. Oct 18-20.

                               http://www.preserveamerica.gov/06summitfacts.html

                               http://www.preserveamerica.gov/docs/Determining%20Whats%20Important%20Panel%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf

 

1998-present       Advisory Board Member, Seneca Village Archaeology Project, New York Historical Society, NY.

                               http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/seneca_village/htm/people.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Cheryl LaRoche

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