Category Archives: Fieldwork Opportunity

Fieldwork Opportunity: IAFS Summer Programs in Trim, Ireland

Irish Archaeology Field School (IAFS)

We are Ireland’s leading provider of accredited, field-based archaeological research and training. The ethos of the school is to provide an opportunity for students of archaeology and anthropology to experience at first hand the excitement of archaeological excavation in a teaching environment.

Set in the heart of the Boyne Valley in the heritage town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland, our field school offers students a safe, welcoming and authentic Irish cultural experience.

The focus of the field school is the archaeological excavations at the Black Friary, in the heart of the Heritage town of Trim.  The dig is the cornerstone of the nationally and internationally recognised multi-award winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project.

Whilst our programs are excavation-centered and aimed primarily at students of archaeology, anthropology and forensics, courses are open to all, and are guaranteed to give you an enriching and thoroughly worthwhile study abroad adventure.

Our main field season typically take places from May to August, and includes four week accredited courses (through our partners the Institute for Field Research) as well as shorter unaccredited options (please click here).  We also host a number of faculty led courses for a range of academic partners and are the industry leader in the delivery of customised heritage themed study abroad options.

For more information, visit:  http://iafs.ie/

Fieldwork Opportunity: Numismatics Summer School

The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation is pleased to announce the organisation of its first Summer School on Ancient Greek and Roman Numismatics, to take place at its premises in Athens, from 3 to 12 July 2017.

The courses will provide a chronological survey of ancient Greek and Roman coinage (from the invention of coinage to the Roman period), combined with special lectures on numismatic methodology, such as the study of coin hoards, metrology, iconography and online resources. Practical sessions will take place at the NHRF premises, in museums and archaeological sites.

The Summer School on Numismatics is addressed to undergraduates, postgraduate students and PhD candidates in History, Archaeology and Art History, to historians and archaeologists, but also to individuals with a special interest in numismatics.

Further information on the Summer School can be found on its website:
http://www.eie.gr/nhrf/educational_activities/2017_numismatics/NHRF_Schools2017_Numismatics.html

Fieldwork Opportunity: IHU Summer School 2017

International Hellenic University’s 2017 5th Summer School on Ancient Technology and the Voyage of Luxuries, is being held 26 June-7 July this summer, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Programme Summary

Progress and innovation in technology were of exceptional importance for the development of ancient societies and have been of great interest to many disciplines. This year, the International Hellenic University Summer School is focusing on Ancient Technology and the Voyage of Luxuries offering the opportunity to study how technological achievements of ancient cultures facilitate luxurious activities; luxury as a social practice is exclusive per se. Based on the processes of the integration of those who belong to a certain elite group, but also on the exclusion of those who don’t, it is actually a social identifier throughout Antiquity. Subjects such as how the diffusion of improved infrastructural, organizational and mechanical technologies facilitated the production and distribution of luxury items (e.g. faience, glassware, jewelry, ceramics, toreutics, etc) or how the invention and transfer of new technologies served the needs of the ancient societies for prosperity, hence luxury, will be discussed.

In the course of the programme, the latest historical research along with state-of-the-art scientific techniques applied to the analysis of archaeological findings will be presented by senior academics and field archaeologists who are experts in their research areas

The Summer School on Ancient Technology is planned to be held annually with the aim of a) providing an international forum on technological achievements of the ancient Greek world and b) making greater use of the rich resources of Greece in terms of specialists in ancient technology research.

The aim of this 2-week intensive School is to make the participants more acquainted with aspects of ancient technologies by providing up-to-date knowledge presented and discussed by the experts of the relevant fields.

Participation fees

The tuition fees are 450€.

Participants will have to cover their own travel, accommodation and everyday expenses. Participants can choose accommodation from a variety of options, available at the city of Thessaloniki.
Discounts

Total fees of 350 € in case of pre-payment by 10 May 2017

More Information

Visit: www.ihu.edu.gr/atvl17

Fieldwork Opportunity: International Hellenic University, Ancient Technology Summer School 2017

The School of Humanities of the International Hellenic University is offering the Summer School on Ancient Technology and the Voyage of Luxuries, taking place from 26 June to 7 July 2017 at the International Hellenic University campus, in Thessaloniki (Greece).

Aim
The aim of this 2-week intensive School is to make the participants more acquainted with aspects of ancient technologies by providing up-to-date knowledge presented and discussed by the experts of the relevant fields.

Programme Topics

  • Prestige items production
  • The luxury in built environment
  • The voyage of luxuries

Keynote Lecturer
Prof. Emeritus Theodosios Tassios | Civil engineer, Professor Emeritus, National Technical University, Athens, Greece, President of the Association of Ancient Greek Technology Studies, Member of the Academy of Sciences of Turin

Application
The Summer School on Ancient Technology and the Voyage of Luxuries welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants can be undergraduate students and graduates of related disciplines (Archaeology, Architecture, Museology, Conservation Studies, History, Tourism, Political Science, etc.). Applications from other professionals with an interest in archaeology and ancient technology will also be taken into consideration. Applicants should be well acquainted with the English language. All applicants will be notified of admission decisions by e-mail in the next 10 working days upon receiving their application. The course is open to a maximum of 35 participants whilst IHU reserves the right to postpone the Summer Course for the next year, in case a minimum enrollment is not achieved by 31th May 2017. In order to apply you need to complete the online application form.

For more information please click here.

Fieldwork Opportunity: University of Virginia field schools at Jamestown, Monticello, and Poplar Forest

The University of Virginia is proud to sponsor summer archaeological field schools at three of Virginia’s premier historic sites: the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Thomas Jefferson’s primary home and plantation at Monticello, and Jefferson’s personal retreat and plantation at Poplar Forest. These field schools offer a unique opportunity for students to make a contribution to the research and interpretation of early American history. Students receive graduate credits (Anthropology 5589) from the University of Virginia.

We appreciate your forwarding this email to potential students. The links below will bring you directly to each property’s program.

Jamestown – http://historicjamestowne.org/archaeology/field-school-2016/
Monticello – http://www.monticello.org/fs
Poplar Forest – http://www.poplarforest.org/archaeology/learning-opps/field-school

Each field school provides students a foundation  in field of historical archaeology and offers  the opportunity to learn the practical skills of site survey, excavation, recording, and laboratory procedures. A good part of each day is spent doing excavation which requires physical endurance and excellent health. On-site instruction, lectures, discussion sessions, and field trips to other archaeological sites complement the field work.

Summer & Special Academic Programs
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400161
Charlottesville, VA 22904-0161
http://summer.virginia.edu