Fieldwork Opportunity: Epigraphy Summer School in Bulgaria

80278_inscription_lgHardly a source could be found that is more important for the study of the Ancient society than the epigraphical monuments. This course provides a full treatment of the epigraphy as a historical discipline, which includes not only the introduction to it, but also a profound look into the ancient Roman society and a thorough study of all kinds of inscriptions and their peculiarities. The students will learn to use the newest methods of interpretation in their work with epigraphical documents, which will allow them to incorporate them into their future projects and researches in the fields of Ancient History, Archaeology, Classical Philology as well as others.

Situated in lands that used to be a border between the East and the West of the Roman Empire and between the Greek and Latin speaking lands of the Ancient Europe, modern Bulgaria provides an excellent studying ground in the field. This course is a great opportunity for all who want to add to their knowledge a competence of reading, deciphering, understanding, publishing the Latin and Greek inscriptions of the ancient Roman world; or who are simply curious to get acquainted with the matters of the life and death, religion, politics, economy and social relations, matters, people expressed on stone.



  • Historical introduction to the History of the Ancient Roman society
  • Theoretical lectures on the Greek and Latin inscriptions
  • Field work with original inscriptions
  • Making copies and imprints of the inscriptions

After the course the students would have acquired the following abilities:

  • Proficiency in the social history of the Roman world
  • Ability to incorporate inscriptions in their future projects
  • Ability to publish and interpret ancient inscriptions


  • Course name The inscriptions of the Roman World
  • Professional field: Classics, History, Archaeology
  • Course type: Bachelor/Master
  • Hours: Lectures 30 / Exercises 15
  • Credits (ECTS): 4

Price: 1100 euro. Accommodation /see here/, transport, food and drinks included. For discount, check here.

Price with credits: 1360 euro.

Nota Bene: In order to offer our students a most convenient time and flexible schedules the course is divided in three sessions, including a combined one for those, who would also want to gain knowledge and experience in the particular field of numismatics.

  • Duration: two weeks
  • July session:  11– 25 July, 2015 August session -1 – 15 August, 2015
  • Place: Bulgaria, Sofia & Montana
  • Previous knowledge: Basic knowledge of Latin and / or Ancient Greek is recommendable
  • Terms and conditions – here

Lecturer: Assist. Prof. Kalin Stoev, PhD

Course features: Lectures, exercises, travelling seminars

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Fieldwork Opportunity: Course on Human Bones and Roman Pottery on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius

Study Medieval Human Bones and Roman Pottery on the Slopes of Mt Vesuvius

Call for participants – Winter one- and two-week courses offered in the areas of human osteology and pottery studies.

The Apolline Project is an open research network, which sheds light on the hitherto neglected past of the area to the north of Mt. Vesuvius, in the Bay of Naples. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on a Medieval church and a Roman villa with baths buried by the volcanoclastic debris of Vesuvius.

The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its winter lab courses. Selected participants may have the opportunity to spend additional time before and after their chosen program(s) at the project’s accommodations at no additional charge in order to better explore the region.

For further information, including individual course descriptions, please visit:




Amanda James
Osteoarchaeologist, Apolline Project

Vincenzo Castaldo
Pottery Specialist, Apolline Project


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Fieldwork Opportunity: Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools

Sanisera Archaeology Institute for International Field Schools has grown and now offers courses in seven different countries in Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece, France, UK, Turkey and Portugal. For 2015 we are offering more than 20 different archaeological courses in seven areas:

You can download our Quick Guide which gives a brief summary of each course.

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Fieldwork opportunity in the Himalayas (13th March-4th April 2015)

The Himalayan Exploration and Archaeological Research Team (HEART), a University of York project, is delighted to be able to offer archaeological fieldwork opportunities to interested students and members of the public from 13th March- 4th April 2015. The team is undertaking an expedition to the Annapurnas to discover, survey and in some cases excavate new multi-period archaeological sites that are only just emerging from these mountain ranges, and your students are invited to attend.

The Himalayan Exploration and Archaeological Research Team is a joint scientific-humanitarian venture that has run out of the Department of Archaeology, at the University of York, UK in collaboration with the charity/NGO Community Action Nepal. The project seeks to push the frontiers of archaeological knowledge in the Himalayas, whilst integrating the research with initiatives that stimulate local economies. By operating in association with the Kathmandu government Department of Archaeology, local tourism agencies and trekking companies HEART has been able to build an infrastructure to identify known but at risk heritage for responsive research, whilst HEART’s objectives to explore, survey and excavate new archaeology using the latest scientific and technological methods will further extend Nepal’s potential to offer exciting heritage tourism opportunities. Virtually no archaeological fieldwork has been done in the Himalayas and as such HEART has been documenting archaeology from multiple periods. Proceeds from this field school will be reinvested in heritage initiatives in partnership with local communities.

For more information, prices and booking please contact the Project Director, Dr. Hayley Saul:

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Fellowship Opportunites for Pre- and Post doctoral Research in Egypt (ARCE) — Deadline January 15, 2015

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce its annual fellowship program for pre- and postdoctoral scholars conducting research in Egypt.

The deadline for application submissions is January 15, 2015.

More information online at

ARCE administers research fellowships for students enrolled in doctoral programs at North American universities, and for American post-doctoral scholars and professionals affiliated with universities and research institutions worldwide.

ARCE Fellowships are awarded for a minimum of three months and a maximum of twelve months depending on the funding source. Fellowships provide sufficient funding to cover round-trip air transportation, a living allowance, mentoring and a home base in Egypt for doctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage and senior scholars conducting more advanced research.

Post-doctoral scholars are invited to indicate their interest in serving as the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence on the fellowship application. The Scholar-in-Residence may serve for a period up to 12 months depending on the length of his/her fellowship. In addition to conducting his/her research, s/he agrees to advise junior scholars and organize a workshop, conference, or other scholarly activity in consultation with the Director. An additional modest per diem is available for the Scholar-in-Residence for these concurrent duties. Interested and qualified candidates are identified during the Fellowship Committee Meeting and recommendations made to the ARCE Director, who makes the final selection.


The United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA)

Funds 6-7 fellowships available to predoctoral candidates in the all-but-dissertation stage at the beginning of their tenure, and to postdoctoral scholars. These fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens. The ECA also funds the ARCE Scholar-in-Residence Program for senior scholars, which was established to promote collegiality at the Center. Term: 3-12 months.

The National Endowment for the Humanities

Funds 1-2 fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and non-degree seeking professionals. NEH funded fellowships are available to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for the fellowship. The Scholar-in-Residence is normally an NEH-funded fellow. Term: 4-12 months.

The Theodore N. Romanoff Prize

The Theodore N. Romanoff Prize funds one $2000 scholarship to support the study of the language or the historical texts of ancient Egypt. This prize is named in tribute to Theodore Romanoff who received his M.A. from The Artemis A.W. and Martha Sharp Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University. Term: Concurrent with an ECA or NEH award.

The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund

The William P. McHugh Memorial Fund provides the McHugh Award, a special grant of $600 given to a pre-doctoral ARCE Fellow to encourage the study of Egyptian geo-archaeology and prehistory. Term: Concurrent with an ECA or NEH award.


Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Economics, Egyptology, History, Humanistic Social Sciences, Islamic Studies, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Coptic Studies


U.S. State Department ECA fellowships are available for a period ranging from 3-12 months. A minimum of 4 months is required for National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships; the Getty Research Exchange fellowship is for one month. All fellowships must take place between October 1 and September 30.


ARCE fellows receive a monthly per diem commensurate with academic status and number of accompanying dependents, plus round-trip air transportation for fellowship recipient only.


Please visit the Fellowship Application Instructions page and the Fellowship Application Forms page to view instructions and download all materials.


Application materials are typically available on October 1 for the following fellowship term. All applications and accompanying support documentation must be submitted electronically no later than January 15, 2015, 11:59 pm, Central Standard Time (CST). Accompanying materials that cannot be submitted electronically for any reason must be postmarked no later than midnight January 15, 2015, CST. You will need Adobe Reader version 7 or higher in order to save your completed application.

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