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Fieldwork Opportunity: BATULYA ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL

Archaeological field school in Bulgaria 2020

The archaeological excavations will be carried out at Batulya fortress – a Byzantine stronghold, situated in Stara planina (Old Mountain). This is relatively new archaeological site – the archaeological excavations here started in 2017. The fortress is registered for the first time in 80s but never has been studied. Nowadays on the terrain can be seen the remains of old fortification wall as well as some of the buildings inside of the stronghold. The protective walls have thickness of 1,5 meters and are preserved along about 100 meters at the Northern part of the fortification. The dimensions of the fortified area are about 1500 sq.m. The walls fence an area with rectangular layout. At the Eastern part on the terrain are traced ruins of square tower.

Session 1: June 23 – July 11, 2020
Session 2: July 12 – July 25, 2020

To join us you should simply fill in our Application form. In the time of applying we required 30% of the participation fee to be paid in advance. This amount is not refundable! Your place is considered reserved only after the payment of the fee.

After receiving of your application we will proceed your documents and will contact you within three days with further instructions. The rest of the fee is payable 4 weeks before beginning of the field school. This amount is fully reimbursable but in case of cancellation you should inform us not later than one week prior beginning of the digs. After this deadline the amount is not refundable!

Any additional questions concerning application procedure and field school you can send to heritage.svoge@gmail.com

Find more information at: http://heritage.svoge.bg/en_excavations.html

Fieldwork Opportunity: Blackfriary Archaeology Field School

Blackfriary Archaeology Field School

The Blackfriary Archaeology Field School has been providing training and internships to third level students globally (see www.bafs.ie) since 2010.  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. We hope to be able to offer 10 ECTS credits for these courses and can confirm this with you in the New Year.

Our main field season typically take place from May to August, and includes four 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, as well as general excavation techniques.  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.

Visit our website for more information: http://bafs.ie/

Fieldwork Opportunity: Institute for Field Research 2020 Projects

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2020 Field Schools are now open!

Disciplines including archaeology, heritage conservation, environmental studies …and many more!
Head to our website to find the field school for you: Find a Field School

Where in the world are the 2020 field schools?

Apply to these winter field schools before enrollment closes:
Ireland: Experimental Archaeology
Vietnam: Hue Urban Design & Environmental Studies
Ireland: Ferrycarrig Anglo-Norman Archaeology

Don’t forget to apply to our scholarships, open December 1st!

Fieldwork Opportunity: Wiener Lab Field School

The Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science (ASCSA) in collaboration with the ASCSA Excavations at the Athenian Agora offers a full week-long Field School on Site Formation, Stratigraphy, and Geoarchaeology in the Athenian Agora. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, director of the Wiener Laboratory and Paul Goldberg, Professorial Research Fellow University of Wollongong, will supervise the intensive field school. The course will take place from May 30 to June 6, 2020.    

Deadline: February 15, 2020  

Registered students will be involved in interdisciplinary field research in the Athenian Agora primarily focused on archaeological context, geoarchaeology, and material sciences. Through field observations, laboratory analysis, and lectures, the students will receive instruction in the study and analysis of archaeological sediments and deposits, as well as gain experience in the recording of stratigraphy, and the understanding of site formation processes. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for the course. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences as well.   

The cost for Room and Board is 350 euros for the entire week. Travel costs to Greece and to the site are not included.   

Applications should be submitted no later than February 15th via the online application form at: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/international-field-school-on-archaeological-science  

Application materials include one paragraph explaining why the candidate is interested in participating in the course, a CV, a list of grades (unofficial transcript), and names and email addresses of two referees. Participants who successfully complete the course of instruction will receive a certificate detailing the content of the field school.   

Textbooks: Reconstructing Archaeological sites 2019 by Panagiotis Karkanas and Paul Goldberg (Wiley Blackwell), Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology 2006 by Paul Goldberg and Richard I. Macphail (Blackwell) and Microarchaeology 2010 by Stephen Weiner (Cambridge University Press).   

A syllabus will be emailed 3 weeks before the start of the field school.   

For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas at tkarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr

Fieldwork Opportunity: Summer Study-abroad Program in Athens, Greece

Greek Studies on Site offers intensive seminars on Greek literature, history, philosophy and culture, including visits to all the major archaeological sites and museums in Athens and beyond. All instructors hold Ph.D.s in Classics or Philosophy.

SEMINARS OFFERED IN 2020:

Greek History: A Survey
June 8-24, 2020
This seminar surveys Greek history from the Persian Wars, through the prolonged crisis of the Peloponnesian War, all the way to the rise of Macedon and the transition to the Hellenistic era.
We will read Herodotus, Thucydides and Xenophon, visit battle sites such as Marathon, Thermopylae, and Plataea, and eventually move to Northern Greece. In Macedon, we will read essays on Alexander the Great, and visit major Macedonian sites.

Ancient Greek Mythology
June 28-July 19, 2020
Read some of the most important mythological narratives while immersed in their material and social context.
This class surveys the central stories, gods, and heroes of Greek myth. We will study a variety of ancient literary and mythographical sources and interpret them in their cultural context. Many of the readings relate directly to the sites that we will visit. 

Ancient Greek Philosophy in Context
June 28-July 19, 2020
Walk in the footsteps of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics! 
This course introduces students to the foundational texts of Western philosophy and to the socio-political contexts in which they were written. Through visits to archeological sites and museums, students will have the rare opportunity to take a contextual approach to the study of philosophy.

SYLLABI AND FURTHER DETAILS may be found at www.greekstudiesonsite.com

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