We provide an exciting opportunity for a first-hand experience in archaeological fieldwork: a five-week program uncovering ancient Etruscan, Roman, and Lombard civilizations! “la Biagiola” special program for students provides a first-hand experience from the fieldwork activities to the communication to the public. We provide the exciting opportunity to learn how to study a multi-layered site. Students will take part in the exploration of an ancient site in Tuscany, working alongside expert archaeologists and others foreign students. The school also provides a complete formation in standing building archaeology, survey, and medieval castles studies, and, last but not least, students will be involved in the creation of a popularization documentary.
This program is offered in collaboration with the cultural heritage office of Tuscany, the regional authority that manages archaeological sites and monuments. In addition to the archaeological experience, participants will be able to enjoy a wide range of cultural sites, historic monuments, and natural sites of Tuscany.
The School is taking place from July, 20 to August, 23.
We are accepting applications for our summer 2020 field school. The deadline is March 15, 2020.
Our students are able to apply for and receive credit now through the West Virginia University Art History Department. You can apply online at their WVU Abroad page. The deadline for applying through WVU is April 1st. Now in its 21st year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in restoration and conservation.
Session One (June 1 – June 26) Building Restoration – Touching the Stones Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings (Program includes lectures and restoration field projects*) Archaeological Ceramics Restoration Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*) Book Bindings Restoration The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings Introduction to the Preservation and Preventive Conservation of Books (Program includes lectures and practical workshop*)
Session Two (July 13 – August 7) Paper Restoration Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*) Traditional Painting Techniques Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues (Program includes lectures and painting workshop) Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues (Program includes lectures and discussion) RESEARCH PROJECT: Carsulae Roman Baths Excavation Project Architectural & Structural Survey of the Site (Program includes research and surveying field work*) *Field Projects: Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Francesco (13th century) Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city Restoration and conservation of artifacts from the Office of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage for the Abruzzo Region Restoration of the Historic Archives of the Dioceses of Terni Archaeological research of the Roman Baths in the Ancient City of Carsulae
Short Intersession Program (June 28 – July 7) Preservation Field Trip – Italy A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, with emphasis on the urban and historical development of each town, including specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.
SGPS is a program of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies, based in New York. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020 (this may be extended if there is space in the program).
Who? This summer school is designed for students with or without previous site-based experience. We welcome applications from all majors, but it is particularly suited to anthropology, archaeology, history, sociology, conversation and, heritage museum studies students.
What? A field school that will help students develop their anthropological and archaeological excavation skills, supervised by our expert faculty, with constant reference to the historical and geographical landscape.
When? Arrivals day: 5th July 2020 First day of teaching: 6th July 2020 Last day of teaching: 17th July 2020 Departures day: 18th July 2020
Why? Students will earn credit as they gain invaluable and career-ready skills. Work alongside current University of Bristol students to uncover a time of turbulence, unrest and civil war.
Credit 10 unit credits, suggested as equivalent to 3 US semester credits or 5 ECTS.
Early bird application deadline (for guaranteed consideration) 1 March 2020
Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis, and applications may close early.
An intensive week-long course in Archaeological Micromorphology is offered by the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Goldberg, Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong, will lead the course, which will primarily focus on deciphering site formation processes and micro-stratigraphy. Students will receive instruction in optical mineralogy, description of micromorphological thin sections, and analysis of soil fabrics and sedimentary microstructures.
The course will take place from June 22-26, 2020. Applications will be submitted no later than March 15, 2020 via the online application form