ABOUT ME

I spent the early part of my career in archaeological research before returning to school for an M.A. in History and a Certificate in Museum Studies.  Along the way, I added more intensive training in American material culture and museum collections management practices as well as a crash course in exhibition planning and coordination. Now, I am excited to take on new challenges towards interpretive and comprehensive museum planning.  I value working as a contributing member of a project team and believe that the best results emerge from a work environment that has interrelated and multi-disciplinary perspectives.

M.Jenn.Briggs

EDUCATION

University of Virginia, 2009

At Virginia, I earned a BA in Anthropology, a BA in Archaeology, and a minor in Astronomy. My coursework focused heavily on cultures around the world, and ancient/prehistoric archaeology. During the summer of 2008, I was a student in the UVa-Monticello Archaeological Field School, re-adjusting my focus to the historical archaeology of Virginia.

Selected Coursework:

  • Museums & Education
  • The Social Life of Goods
  • History, Museums, & Interpretations
  • Monticello Archaeological Field School
  • Anglo-Saxon History
  • Archaeology of the Andes
  • Archaeology of the Maya
  • Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt
  • European Archaeology
  • Human Origins
  • Archaeo-astronomy
  • Life Beyond the Earth
  • University of Delaware, 2016

    At Delaware I earned an MA in History with a certificate in Museum Studies.

    Coursework:

    • Black Activism & Print Culture
    • The Early Republic
    • Grantsmanship & Proposal Writing
    • Historiography of Technology
    • Introduction to Decorative Arts in America (Winterthur)
    • Museums: History and Practice
    • Museum Internship
    • Museums and Modern Technology
    • Museum Studies: Strategic Planning
    • Research and Writing: America to 1860
    • Research and Writing: America, 1860-Present
    • United States Historiography
    • Writing the History of Empires

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