Topic: After Roanoke: Thomas Harriot’s Brief Residency at Molana Abbey, Ireland
Bio: Carter L. Hudgins is Director Emeritus of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation jointly sponsored by Clemson University and the College of Charleston. He was previously Hofer Distinguished Professor of Early American Culture and Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington. He is the 2019 recipient of the Frances Edmunds Medal and Governor’s Award for significant achievement in historic preservation in South Carolina. Hudgins completed a BA (sociology) at the University of Richmond and an MA (history and historic preservation) at Wake Forest University prior to receiving the Ph.D. in early American history and culture from the College of William and Mary.
Trained as a historian and archaeologist, Hudgins has archaeological experience on seventeenth and eighteenth-century sites in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Brazil, Ireland, and the Caribbean. He is on the board of First Colony Foundation and has recently completed with colleague Dr. Eric Klingelhofer an archaeological investigation of an abandoned seventeenth-century town on the Caribbean Island of Nevis and an investigation and documentation of eleventh-century Molana Abbey in County Waterford, Ireland. This research is an extension of the archaeological investigation of the site of the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island in North Carolina.