Fieldwork Opportunity: The Cyprus Underwater Archaeology Fieldschool 2017

The Cyprus Underwater Archaeology Fieldschool 2017

8th – 22nd July 2017

Supported by the Honor Frost Foundation ( )

Applications open on 1st February 2017 – Applications close on the 28th February 2017.

Open to all (qualifications required below) with applications specifically encouraged from young archaeologists or students of archaeology on Cyprus and from the Eastern Mediterranean Region (including Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Turkey) with scholarships (up to 90% of the fees) available to help support their attendance.

The 2017 fieldschool will be held on the Nissia Wreck in 28m of water off the coast of Famagusta Bay.  Participants will be able to contribute to genuine research on this important site, which is being studied by the University of Cyprus Maritime Archaeological Research Laboratory.

The 2017 Fieldschool

Minimum diving qualification: PADI Advanced Openwater and “Enriched Air Diver” (or equivalent) with a minimum of 25 dives. The Enriched Air Diver course can be undertaken at the beginning of the fieldschool for about 60 euro). It would be an advantage to hold the PADI “Deep Diver” specialty but this is not required. All divers attending must have DAN insurance in order to participate.

Cost £1,500 (UK Pounds).  Cost includes all tuition, certification, all internal travel, accommodation, food, diving air, cylinder hire, and excursions.  Price does not include travel to Cyprus or any additional equipment hire.

Students who are awarded scholarships will be expected to pay £200.00 to attend the fieldschool.

Students who are not awarded a scholarship will be expected to pay a deposit of £500.00 (UK Pounds) to secure their place by the 26th March 2017. This will only be refundable if cancellation occurs before the 30th April 2017, but only if the vacant place is taken by another participant. A £50.00 administration charge will be applied to any cancellations.

Final balance payments will be required by the 18th June 2017.


An application form (as a MS Word doc) can be found here.

The deadline for applications is the 28th February 2017.

Completed application forms should be returned via email to Fieldschool Director Mark Beattie-Edwards.

See what happened on the 2015 and 2016 fieldschools on the Facebook page here and you can read the 2016 blog here.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Mediterranean Crossroads

Program Description

Mediterranean Histories is a 4 weeks intensive summer program focusing on ancient and modern history of Sicily and Italy. It includes two 3 credits courses: Ancient Mediterranean History and Archaeology’ and ‘Italy and Sicily in World War I and World War II’; and 1 credit course: Italian Language and Culture.
The program is structured with an array of on site classes and field studies in the most significant archaeological and historical sites of Siracusa and of Sicily, including the archaeological park and museum of Siracusa, the Valley of Temple in Agrigento, the Roman Villa of Piazza Armerina, the archaeological parks of Morgantina, Selinunte, Segesta, the museum of Allied landing in Catania, plus an historical tour of Palermo and a three days field study in the Aeolian islands, Sicily’s finest for natural and cultural importance.

The program will be located at the Sicily Center for International Education (SCIE), located in the late 18th century Palazzo Borgia del Casale, in the island of Ortigia, the historical center of Siracusa, the most attractive and fascinating city of eastern Sicily (Italy).
The SCIE center, established in 2015, by a team of professionals with a solid and long term experience in the field of the study abroad, offers partnership to American universities and colleges having programs in Sicily in a vast range of fields, from classics and archaeology, from modern and contemporary history to environmental sciences, from creative writing to theater studies, from Italian language and literature to food sciences. The SCIE center already currently manages semester and summer programs for Morningside College (Iowa), University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Ohio University (Ohio), Arcadia University (Pennsylvania), Portland State University (Oregon), Rosemont College (Pennsylvania), University of Texas at Austin (Texas), LaTrobe University (Australia).

June 6 – July 1, 2017


Fieldwork Opportunity: Field School in Archaeology – The Roman Villa of Realmonte (Sicily)

Program Description

field school
This program is a Field School in Archaeology centered on the excavation of the Roman villa of Realmonte, (Agrigento, Sicily). With 5.000 m2 of extension, an outstanding complex of mosaics and a terrific location by the sea, the villa of Realmonte is one of the most important monument of Roman Sicily and the only example known so far of Early Imperial ‘villa marittima’ in the Mediterranean.

During the programs students will be exposed to the state-of-the-art methods for archaeological excavation and technical documentation of archaeological artifacts and will be engaged with history and archaeology of ancient Sicily through a series of experiential learning activities, including site visits and hands-on sessions with archaeological, epigraphic and numismatic sources.
Students will attend two courses, Field Methods in Archaeology (3 credits) and History and Archaeology of ancient Sicily (3 credits). Besides the unique opportunity of a such first-hands experience in archaeology, students will have the chance to visit the most important Greek, Roman and Medieval sites of Sicily, as the Unesco World Heritage Sites of the Valley of Temples of Agrigento, the Roman villa of Piazza Armerina and the archaeological park of Siracusa and also the archaeological parks of Morgantina and Selinunte, two of the largest in Europe.

Fieldwork Opportunity: The Archaeology of Slavery and the Narragansett Plantations


Apply by February 15, 2017.

Program dates: May 22 – June 16, 2017.

Course Offered: SOA/CHP 390 : Field School in Historical Archaeology (3 or 6 credits)
Dr. Jon Bernard Marcoux

All course fulfillments are subject to approval by an advisor.

Program Highlights

  • Receive training in archaeological excavation techniques while working at a major 18th century plantation site.
  • Learn about the early history of European settlers, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans in New England.
  • Explore the unique historical and cultural landscape of South County and Newport, Rhode Island.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all students
  • Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
  • Availability of academic credits to fulfill degree requirements
  • Good disciplinary, financial and academic standing at the time of program departure.
  • Participation in mandatory pre-departure orientation sessions

Program Fee with housing: $2695 (3 credit) $3950 (6 credits)

Included in this fee:
3-6 credits Salve Regina University tuition
Ground transportation as needed by group itinerary
Three group meals
Official excursions and entrance fees
Housing and Accommodations at Salve Regina University in double occupancy rooms with a shared kitchen
*The fee for students who do not require accommodations can be ad-justed, amount TBD.

Not Included in this fee:

  • Transportation to and from Rhode Island
  • Most meals
  • Personal Expenses (recreation, tips, laundry, snacks, etc.)
  • Personal transportation in free time/vacations
    *Note: No flights should be booked until programs are confirmed and meeting times and locations are officially communicated to partici-pants.

Payment Schedule
$1200 Deposit due by Friday, March 4, 2017. Your deposit holds your space in the program. Please be aware that there is a withdrawal and refund policy outlined in your Participation Agreement. Final Pay-ment due by Sunday, May 1, 2017. The Business Office will generate an invoice for the remainder of the program fee in April.

Financial Aid
Consult with your Financial Aid Counselor. Generally, only parent plus loans are applicable to short-term study abroad programs.

Salve Regina study abroad scholarships are reserved for full-time se-mester and year-long programs. Research your non-Salve Regina scholarship options at:

How to Apply
Complete online application and submit all required supplemental materials to the Office of International Programs by the application deadline. Detailed application instructions available at:

Questions? email Dr. Marcoux (
Office of International Programs, Salve Regina University Drexel Hall | 100 Ochre Point Avenue | Newport, RI 02840

Fieldwork Opportunity: Roman Forum Summer 2017 Field School

Summer 2017
Archaeology Field School
SIGNUM VORTUMNI The Tarquins and Rome
26 June – 31 July 2017

A project to unveil, on the slopes of Rome’s Palatine Hill, signs of

Etruscan cultural and religious influence which gave rise to the
birth of Roman civilization

ISAR announces a summer field school season which will present a sequence of lessons, both in the classroom and on-site, to provide
students with the basic skills and understanding to discern
multiple phases of the site at the base of the Palatine Hill. Lessons
will address urban, architectural and artistic history and
topography of ancient Rome with the aim of helping students
recognize and, especially, to identify architectural elements and
their time periods. Further lessons will focus on helping students
to understand techniques of stratigraphic investigation, including
the use of topographic instruments, combining hand-drawing with digital record-keeping.

Accurate completion of survey records will give students valuable
experience in cultural heritage documentation.
Finally, specific lessons will also focus on ceramic, stone and other
finds from Roman, medieval and Renaissance periods which may
come to light in the stratigraphic contexts uncovered by the
archeological probes.

Each of these pedagogic components will combine clear, illustrated
instruction by experts in the field with readings, interactive
discussions and practical applications.

Located in the Horrea Agrippiana section of the Roman Forum, at
the base of the Palatine Hill, the 5-week field school will provide:
• classroom lessons and visits to archaeological sites and
• hands-on experience in a prestigious excavation with a
respected team of international archaeologists and architects
• lodging in central Rome (optional)

Field School Cost: Euro € 4,500/participant (€2,500 without housing)

Fee covers:
• Tuition
• public transportation within the city of Rome
• entry fees for archaeological sites and museums visited during the first week,
• printed materials,
• welcome and farewell dinners
• Lunch and snacks provided onsite from Monday to Friday
• Optional: housing in the historic center of Rome in shared  apartments (Wi- Fi connection included)

Deadline for application is 30 April 2017