Tentative Schedule

Sunday, July 8

Morning

  • Participant Arrival

Afternoon

  • Welcome
  • Small reception to be held in one of the buildings of Thomas Jefferson’s original “academical village”
  • Introduction of the seminar’s historical themes
    • led by Lisa Reilly
  • Overview of the Final Project
    • led by Bill Ferster and Scott Mace

Evening

  • Lecture on how Jefferson should be understood with the context of his own time
    • led by Peter Onuf

Monday, July 9

Morning

  • Monticello – House tour – with discussion to follow
    • led by Emilie Johnson

Afternoon

  • Monticello – Work with digital versions of letters and other documents included in the Retirement Series of the Jefferson Papers
    • led by J. Jefferson Looney

Tuesday, July 10

Morning

  • Monticello – Tour of Mulberry Row
    • led by Gardner Hallock

Afternoon

  • Monticello – Discussion of Life within the Enslaved Community
    • led by Niya Bates

Evening

  • Reflections on the day/Preparations for the next day’s activities

Wednesday, July 11

Morning

  • Monticello – Tour of the current archaeological sites focusing on the enslaved community
    • led by Fraser Nieman

Afternoon

  • Monticello – Introduction to the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery
    • led by Fraser Nieman

Evening

  • Reflections on the day/Preparation for the next day’s activities

Thursday, July 12

Morning

  • Tufton Farm – Lecture and Discussion – Monticello as a Working Plantation
    • led by Christa Dierksheide

Afternoon

  • Monticello – Private contemplation of the house and grounds
  • Peruse Visitors’ Center Exhibits

Evening

  • Reflections on the day/Preparation for the next day’s activities

Friday, July 13

Morning

  • UVA Grounds – Presentation, Thomas Jefferson as “Master of the Mountain”
    • led by Henry Wiencek

Afternoon

  • Evolving notions of Jefferson and Life at Monticello
    • led by Lisa Reilly and Scott Mace
  • Group planning for final projects

Evening

  • Reflections on the day/Preparation for the next day’s activities

Saturday, July 14

Morning

  • Poplar Forest – Tour of House and Grounds

Afternoon

  • Poplar Forest – Discussion of archaeological restoration efforts at Poplar Forest
    • led by Travis McDonald

Evening

  • Reflections on the day/Preparation for the next day’s activities

Sunday, July 15

NO COMMITMENTS

Monday, July 16

Morning

  • UVA Grounds – Tour of the Jeffersonian grounds
    • led by Lisa Reilly and Louis Nelson

Afternoon

  • Introduction of the JUEL project
    • led by Louis Nelson

Evening

  • Reflections on the day/Preparation for the next day’s activities

Tuesday, July 17

Morning

  • Special Collections – First-hand examination of selected Jefferson papers including drawings for the University and Monticello
    • led by Lisa Reilly, Louis Nelson and Carla Lee

Afternoon

  • UVA Grounds – Private exploration of Jeffersonian Grounds

Evening

  • Reflections on the day/Preparation for the next day’s activities

Wednesday, July 18

Morning

  • UVA Grounds – Physical Spaces and African American History at UVA
    • led by Elgin Cleckley

Afternoon

  • Changing Views of Jefferson and his Public & Private Realms
    • led by Peter Onuf

Evening

  • Reflections on the day/Preparation for the next day’s activities

Thursday, July 19

Morning and Afternoon

  • UVA-CTTE – Group Project Workshop led by Bill Ferster, Lisa Reilly and Scott Mace on creating resource pages from the readings, site visits, digital resources and lectures of the past two weeks

Evening

  • Monticello in Poems
    • Poetry Reading and discussion by Lisa Russ Spaar
  • Reflections on the day/Preparation for the next day’s activities

Friday, July 20

Morning

  • Participant presentation of their completed group project

Afternoon

  • Round Table discussion led by Bill Fester, Scott Mace and Lisa Reilly that will allow participants to exchange ideas about how they will use the primary sources and digital resources as well as their newly created resource pages in their classrooms

Evening

  • Participant Departure