Memento Mori

Education, Documentation, and Interpretation at the Andovers’ Historic Burial Grounds

FELLOW: Donny Slater

This project will forge a collaborative relationship between Phillips Academy and several local organizations with the goal of conducting pedagogically driven fieldwork to document, analyze, and preserve two of Andover’s and North Andover’s rapidly decaying historical colonial burial grounds. This work will be conducted in large part through a new Phillips Academy history elective and will result in the production of state-of-the-art maps, 3D imaging, and an interactive database that will be made publically accessible to the local community and beyond. Throughout their work, students will hone research, writing, analytical, visual literacy, and cutting-edge technological skills in a hands-on experiential and project-driven environment.