Vivian and partners investigate racial bias in recognition of Kentucky’s historic properties
A team of University of Kentucky researchers is analyzing the list of historic places and properties registered in the Commonwealth to find any gaps in cultural minority representations. They received a nearly $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to analyze Kentucky’s registered historic places.
Among them is Daniel Vivian, Ph.D., an associate professor and the director of the undergraduate certificate in historic preservation in the College of Design. Vivian, an expert in historic preservation, serves as a co-principal investigator in the study and will help collect and analyze the data, using his experience working at the NRHP. The team will continue to investigate the makeup of Kentucky’s registered sites.