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).

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

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.

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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 –
Monticello –
Poplar Forest –

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