Staff profile

Douglas J. Pippin

Assistant Professor
Advisement Coordinator


Contact

310 Mahar Hall
315.312.3046
douglas.pippin@oswego.edu

Office hours

Monday, Wednesday 2-3 pm

Douglas Pippin is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Oswego. He received his masters and doctoral degrees from the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University and has an undergraduate degree in photojournalism from the University of Maryland. For his masters thesis, he conducted excavations at a boarding house on the grounds of what is now the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum. For his doctoral dissertation he conducted archaeological fieldwork at the site of Fort Haldimand in Jefferson County, New York, a British fortification dating to the American Revolution. The goal was to examine the provisions available to soldiers on the frontier during the war.

At SUNY Oswego, he is the anthropology department advisement coordinator, and director of the NAGPRA program. My research involves the study of provisioning and frontier economy for the British military and displaced Loyalists during the American Revolution. I have conducted archaeological fieldwork primarily at the site of Fort Haldimand in Jefferson County, New York and at Loyalist settlements in the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas. I also coordinate the department NAGPRA compliance program, for which we received three grants from the National Park Service.

Research

  •  historical archaeology
  • culture contact
  • frontier economy
  • colonialism Eastern North America, Canada, Caribbean

Publications

“A very laborious task:” British colonial policy and the military community on Carleton Island (1778–1784). In Tools of Empire: Historical Archaeologies of British Forts in Their Contexts, Christopher R. DeCorse and Zachary James Beier, eds. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Conferences

  • 2014- The Officers' Barracks and Current Archaeological Investigations at Fort Haldimand, Carleton Island, New York. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec.
  • 2015- (with Aericka Pawlikowski and Kyle Honness, co-authors) Class and Status in the British Army at Fort Haldimand, Carleton Island, New York. Poster presentation for the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle.
  • 2016- On the border, in between two wars: Carleton Island in Canadian and American identity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 2016- Archeological Review of New York’s British & American Revolutionary War Fortifications. Presentation and panel discussant at the second annual Conference on the American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley, Fort Plain, NY.

Awards and honors

President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement. State University of New York, College at Oswego
Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars

Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, Syracuse University