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Fieldwork Opportunity: Field Anthropology School with Maynooth University

Our Field Anthropology summer school program (see here), in partnership with Maynooth University and the Irish National Heritage Park, is still open for enrolment until April 12th 2019.
This 2 week program will run from June 23rd to July 6th, 2019 and carries 7.5 ECTS (3-4 US semester credits) awarded by Maynooth University.

Scholarships, through Maynooth University, are available to students who represent diverse and under-represented communities, deadline March 15th 2019.

The program will be taught from the site of Carrick Castle (and settlement), the first Norman Castle in Ireland, constructed in 1169. The castle site is located within the stunning confines of the Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford, southeast Ireland, a 40-acre parkland featuring the largest open air museum in Ireland. The program teaches students how to excavate and critically assess an archaeological site within its landscape, using a range of methods that include archaeological survey, archaeological excavation and post-excavation analysis.

The program is particularly suitable for any students with an interest in archaeology, history, anthropology, medieval studies – or just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general.

See the program brochure here:Anthropology Field School Brochure 2019

Contact Mairead Stobie, Program Administrator, by email with any questions.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Apolline Project – Pompeii, the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and the Apennines

sca12Call for participants – Fieldwork opportunities in Pompeii, the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius, and the Apennines.

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, and the Apennines. The project has run actively since 2004 and has several components, with current major work focusing on the Suburban Baths of Pompeii, a post-79 Roman villa with baths on the northern slope of Mt. Vesuvius, the Roman city of Aeclanum, along the Via Appia in inland Campania, and the Imperial Villa of the Pausilypon. The results gained so far have been presented worldwide and published in an edited book and in several articles, which you can download (http://www.apollineproject.org/academics/publications.html).

The Apolline Project is now accepting applications for its Summer 2019 lab and field activities, which can be divided into: dig at the ancient city of Aeclanum, boot camp of human osteology, study of the pottery assemblages from the Suburban Baths in Pompeii and the late antique villa in Pollena Trocchia, dig at the Imperial Villa of the Pausilypon, and courses on geophysics and restoration!

For further information, including course descriptions and fieldwork opportunities, visit: http://www.apollineproject.org/dig.html.

Funding & Fellowships: Lemmermann Foundation Fellowship for study in Rome

The Lemmermann Foundation awards a limited number of fellowships to master’s students and doctoral candidates in order to support their cost of research in the classical studies and humanities. Topic of research must be related to Rome and the Roman culture of any period, from the Pre-Roman period to the present day time.
Applicants must provide evidence for their need to study and carry out research in Rome, Italy.

Eligibility requirements:
Applicants must:
1. be enrolled in a recognized University program
2. have a basic knowledge of the Italian language
3. be 35 years of age or younger at application deadline

Deadline:
Deadline for sending applications is March 31, 2019.

Stipend:
The monthly amount is established in 750 euro.

Applicants are requested to send their original application to the Lemmermann Foundation’s office in Rome by March 31, 2019 (postmark deadline) and include the electronic application number that is obtained upon completion of the on-line application form.

Legal Disclaimer:

  • The Foundation is unable to return any documents sent by the applicants. Please do NOT send any original documents.
  • Applicants who are resident in Lazio are excluded from the award; however, students from Lazio with outstanding proposals can be awarded with a una-tantum grant of research of 500 euro.
  • At its own discretion, the Lemmermann Foundation’s scientific committee will select award winning students upon the basis of their credentials and potential contributions to the scientific community. All committee’s decisions are final.
  • Recipients must return the signed contract within 2 months of its reception.
  • After 12 months have passed without any communication from the recipient, the scholarship will be revoked for all legal purposes.

Applications must be sent by March 31, 2019 to:
Fondazione Lemmermann
c/o Studio Associato Romanelli
via Cosseria 5 00192 Rome – ITALY

For more information  visit http://www.lemmermann-foundation.org/

Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeology and Geophysics (GPR) Field School in Transylvania (Romania)

We are continuing to make great strides into a new understanding of the development of the Roman frontier populations. Dacia (i.e. modern historical Transylvania) was, arguably, the most important frontier of the Roman Empire: its gold and silver sustained the collapsing imperial economy for two centuries. However, the “imperial idea” on the Eastern European Provincial frontier was more complex than Rome ever expected it… and it even outlasted the idea of Rome itself. Local Roman Provincial realities, born out of economic, cultural, social and political creolization, constant and dynamic negotiation of power, and shifting populations, have outlived the ideological centers that have claimed historical ownership of these regions, creating their own distinct expressions of identity.

Our programs offer a very extensive approach to the anthropology and archaeology of Roman frontier environments, through field work, laboratory analysis and lectures. Our participants will be able to experience several field approaches, ranging from Classical excavation, anthropological site exploration, traditional STP (shovel test pit), geochemical (phosphate analysis) and geophysical (GPR) survey. Our programs provide an anthropological and scientifically integrated approach to a Classical site, in a very complex environment, in a region fundamentally important to our understanding of European genesis.

Our field archaeological and geophysical programs:

Roman Villa And Settlement Excavation and Survey – Identity and Wealth on the Roman Frontier

Location: Rapolt, Hunedoara County, Transylvania – Romania

Dates:
Session 1: June 9 – June 29, 2019
Session 2: June 30 – July 20, 2019

Team Size: 15-20 participants per session

E-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: The integrated results of our various field techniques have yielded extraordinary results: a rural built space of almost one hectare, with massive fortification walls decorated with exterior frescoes, richly built two stories buildings, containing exceptional artifacts (well preserved bronze statues, jewelry, pristine condition coins, writing implements, etc.). Our target excavation, the central building of the “villa” has already presented us with a very complex and surprising occupation sequence and practices. We will continue to explore the way identity is built and negotiated in a very dynamic and rich frontier environment, as well as the development of a “creole” Roman landscape.

Cost: US$ 1395 per session ( includes program fees, lectures, equipment, room and board – see flyer for details; ; not included: travel to and from Rapolt, medical insurance) ).

Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/roman-villa-excavation

Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Applied Field Geophysics Workshop – Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) Applications

Location: Southern Transylvania (Deva region, Hunedoara County), Romania

Workshop Dates:
Session 1: (FULL)
Session 2: June 2 – June 9, 2019
Session 3: June 9 – June 16, 2019
Session 4: June 16 – June 23, 2019
Session 5: (FULL)

Team Size: 3 participants

E-mail: archaeology@archaeotek.org

Description: The workshop is designed as an intensive 6-day laboratory and field school in all aspects of ground penetrating radar investigation, from theoretical principles to survey design, field preparation, data collection, in depth analysis, report writing, and podium presentation. Our participants, in 2-3 person teams, will learn the theory and methods involved in GPR exploration in various environments. Our participants will explore a very complex archaeological environment, conducting original research, in a multilayered, target rich environment, ranging in human occupation from pre-Roman to modern periods. They will learn how to manipulate, optimize and analyze in-depth the data collected using SenSoft’s EKKO Project GPR analytical software package, in order to generate professional reports as well as present the research and its results in a scientific manner, in a podium presentation.

Program Fee: US$1085 per session (it includes full room and board as described on the project web page, lectures, training, all field gear, access to analytical software, local transportation to the sites when needed; not included: travel to and from Romania, medical insurance)

Web Site: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/gpr-exploration

Application Form: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/application-excavation-and-gpr

Our programs are available for both credit students and non-credit participants.

Fieldwork Opportunity: Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project

Blackfriary Archaeology Field School

The BAFS archaeological investigations are part of the award winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP) in the town of Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland.  The archaeology comprises the buried remains of the C13th AD/CE Dominican Friary and associated graveyard and is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds including archaeology, history, anthropology, forensics – or just students looking for a unique study abroad experience in general.  The program will include students of all ages and nationalities working and living in a community context, so students are actively engaged with a public archaeology project and integrate with the local community.

Our main field season typically take places from May to August, and includes four week and five week courses (BAFS Summer courses) as well as internship opportunities (BAFS Internships) for those with the requisite experience. Our five-week course includes a significant bioarchaeology component taught by Dr. Rachel Scott of DePaul University, Chicago, and myself.  We also host faculty led courses for a range of academic partners and have significant experience in providing services to students and faculty, ensuring an excellent educational and culturally rich study abroad experience.

For more information, visit www.bafs.ie and see attached flyer: BAFS-Flyer