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Patrick Malone

Professor, American Civilization and Urban Studies. Director of the Urban Studies Program:
American Civilization; Urban Studies
Phone:
Patrick_Malone@brown.edu

Patrick Malone's primary interests are the urban built environment and the history of industrial communities. He also does a great deal of work in public humanities, focusing on museum interpretation, park development, and the recording of engineering structures. Much of his work examines American rivers and hydraulic engineering. His present research interests include waterpower in Lowell, MA, and the history of manufacturing at Springfield Armory.

Biography

Patrick Malone is an industrial archaeologist and historian of technology. He has both an undergraduate engineering degree and a Ph.D. in history. He is Professor of American Civilization and Urban Studies and Director of the Urban Studies Program. His primary interests are the urban built environment and the history of industrial communities. He also does a great deal of work in public humanities, focusing on museum interpretation, park development, and the recording of engineering structures. Much of his work examines American rivers and hydraulic engineering. His co-authored book, "The Texture of Industry," received awards from the American Institute of Architects and "Choice". His present research interests include waterpower in Lowell, MA, and the history of manufacturing at Springfield Armory.


Selected Publications:

Editor of and contributor to Green Engineering: Parks and Promenades in the Industrial Community, a Special Theme Issue of IA: The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology, Vol. 24, No. 1 (1998).

The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America, with Robert B. Gordon. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Book Won 1994 AIA International Book Award. Paperback edition published in 1996.

The Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics Among the New England Indians. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. Originally published by Madison Books, Lanham, MD, in 1991. Madison Paperback edition, 2000.

Interests

Professor Malone's latest book for Johns Hopkins University Press, Waterpower In Lowell, will be published October 2009. He examines the development of the industrial city and the role of waterpower; it is a study of engineering, as well as urban planning. Lowell now has a national historical park, and this book should become an important resource in the interpretation of that park. It is based on many years of work in industrial archaeology, the history of technology, and urban studies.

Degrees

Ph.D., Brown University, 1971

Awards

Founders' Day Award, Charles River Museum of Industry, 1999

State Historic Preservation Award to Valley Falls Heritage Park (consultant on history, archaeological excavation, park design, and interpretive signage), 1998.

Election as corresponding member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1998.

Second Prize, Integration Poster Competition, ESRI International User Conference (on Geographic Information Systems), 1996.

General Tools Award from the Society for Industrial Archeology for "Distinguished Service to Industrial Archeology," 1996.

State Historic Preservation Award to Old Slater Mill Association from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission (for accomplishments over the last 75 years, including a number of projects completed during my 15-year tenure as executive director), 1996.

American Institute of Architects International Book Award for The Texture of Industry, with Robert Gordon, 1994.

Selection of The Texture of Industry as one of the "Outstanding Academic Books for 1995" by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, 1994.

Waterfront Center Award for a "Quality Waterfront Project" (The Augusta Canal Master Plan), 1994.

Dibner Prize from the Society for the History of Technology for the Boott Mill Exhibit at the Lowell National Historical Park (history/design consultant for the Weave Room, Bale to Bolt, Multi-Image Slide Show, and the Mill Model), 1993.

Award for "Distinguished Technical Publication" from the Southeast Ohio Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication for Muskingum River Lock and Dam Study (consultant for Woolpert Associates on historical significance of navigation system), 1993.

Dibner Prize from the Society for the History of Technology for Educational Facilities and Programs at the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell (consultant for the Waterpower Room and for mapping activities), 1992.

William Blackstone Award, Blackstone River Valley Tourism Council, 1990.

Norton Prize from the Society for Industrial Archeology for an article on Springfield Armory, 1989.

Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for "Views of Childhood: Three Centuries of Change," an exhibit and lecture program co-sponsored by Slater Mill Historic Site, 1988.

"Idea" Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America for Lowell Heritage State Park exhibit on waterpower and canals (historical interpretation and illustration consultant for Krent-Paffett Associates, exhibit designers), 1986.

Gold Medal at the Image 85 Festival (co-author and photographer for "Pawtucket: The Cradle of Industry," a multi-image slide show),
1985.

Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for "The Loom and the Lash," an exhibit, tour, and lecture program co-sponsored by Slater Mill Historic Site, 1983.

Gold Medal at Multi Image Conference (historical consultant and photographer for Larson & Rosen, "Lowell: An Industrial
Revelation"), 1982.

Three national awards as member of "The Lowell Team":
American Institute of Planners' Meritorious Program Award, 1977.

Progressive Architecture citation for Urban Design and Planning,1977.

"Blue Pencil" Award for Best Government Technical Publication of 1976.

Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 1971.

Graduated with distinction, United States Naval Academy, 1964.

Affiliations

Society for Industrial Archeology (past president)

Society for the History of Technology

American Society for Environmental History

Vernacular Architecture Forum

Society for Commercial Archaeology

Teaching

Professor Malone teaches courses on the Urban Built Environment; the Automobile in American Life; Boston: A City Through Time; Rivers and Cities;Museum Interprettion of the American Experience; Urban Archaeology and Historical Preservation; Fieldwork in the Urban Community; Rivers and Cities; and Parks and Urban Landscaping.

Funded Research

Dibner Institute Senior Fellowship at MIT, 2002-2003 ($35,000)

Dibner Institute Senior Fellowship at MIT, 1996-1997 ($25,000)