Category Archives: Fieldwork Opportunity

Fieldwork Opportunity: Society of Black Archaeologists Fieldwork webpage

Check the Fieldwork Opportunities page of the Society of Black Archaeologists for a number of internships and field schools!

Applications for the Preservation Archaeology Field School in Southwest New Mexico are due March 6.

Applications for the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials are due March 9.

Applications for the 2020 Montpelier Field School are ongoing.

Fieldwork Opportunity: University of Bristol Field School

Are you looking or an experiential learning opportunity that combines theory with practice? Our 2-week field-based summer school offers a unique opportunity to excavate a recently discovered site from the Medieval Anarchy period.
https://www.bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/at-bristol/summer-school/archaeology/

Who?
This summer school is designed for students with or without previous site-based experience. We welcome applications from all majors, but it is particularly suited to anthropology, archaeology, history, sociology, conversation and, heritage museum studies students.

What? 
A field school that will help students develop their anthropological and archaeological excavation skills, supervised by our expert faculty, with constant reference to the historical and geographical landscape.

When?
Arrivals day: 5th July 2020
First day of teaching: 6th July 2020
Last day of teaching: 17th July 2020
Departures day: 18th July 2020

Why?
Students will earn credit as they gain invaluable and career-ready skills. Work alongside current University of Bristol students to uncover a time of turbulence, unrest and civil war.

Price 
£2,745

Credit
10 unit credits, suggested as equivalent to 3 US semester credits or 5 ECTS.

Early bird application deadline (for guaranteed consideration)
1 March 2020

Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis, and applications may close early.

Find out more here: https://www.bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/at-bristol/summer-school/archaeology/about/

Fieldwork Opportunity: Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology Course

DEADLINE: March 15, 2020
Apply online: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/154931/archaeological-soil-and-sediment-micromorphology-course

An intensive week-long course in Archaeological Micromorphology is offered by the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science. Dr. Panagiotis (Takis) Karkanas, Director of the Wiener Laboratory, and Dr. Paul Goldberg, Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Wollongong, will lead the course, which will primarily focus on deciphering site formation processes and micro-stratigraphy. Students will receive instruction in optical mineralogy, description of micromorphological thin sections, and analysis of soil fabrics and sedimentary microstructures. 

The course will take place from June 22-26, 2020. Applications will be submitted no later than March 15, 2020 via the online application form

Fieldwork Opportunity: Dumbarton Oaks 2020 Byzantine Greek Summer School

June 29–July 24, 2020
Intensive four-week course in medieval Greek and introduction to paleography and Byzantine book culture. Approximately ten places will be available, with priority going to students without ready access to similar courses at local or regional institutions. Applications due February 1, 2020
Visit: https://www.doaks.org/research/byzantine/scholarly-activities/2020-byzantine-greek-summer-school

Course Offerings

The principal course will be a daily 1½-hour session devoted to the translation of sample Byzantine texts. Each week, texts will be selected from a different genre, e.g., historiography, hagiography, poetry, and epistolography. Two afternoons a week, hour-long sessions on paleography will be held. In addition, each student will receive a minimum of one hour per week of individual tutorial. Approximately eleven hours per week will be devoted to formal classroom instruction. In the remaining hours of the week, students will prepare their assignments.

Students will also have the opportunity to study inscribed objects in the Byzantine Collection, and view facsimiles of manuscripts in the Dumbarton Oaks Rare Books Collection, as well as original manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection. Any extra time may be used for personal research in the Dumbarton Oaks library, but support for the summer school is intended first and foremost for study of Byzantine Greek language and texts.

Faculty

Alexandros Alexakis, University of Ioannina
Stratis Papaioannou, University of Crete

Accommodation and Costs

No tuition fees will be charged. Successful candidates from outside the Washington, DC, area will be provided with housing at no cost and lunch on weekdays. Local area students will not be offered accommodation but will receive free lunch on weekdays. Students are expected to cover their own transportation expenses.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must be graduate students in a field of Byzantine studies (or advanced undergraduates with a strong background in Greek). Two years of college-level ancient Greek (or the equivalent) are a prerequisite; a diagnostic test may be administered to finalist applicants before successful candidates are selected. 

Application Procedure

Applicants should send a letter by February 1, 2020, addressed to the Byzantine Studies Program, describing their academic background, career goals, previous study of Greek, and reasons for wishing to attend the summer school. The application should also include a curriculum vitae and a list of all Greek authors and/or texts previously read in the original. Two letters of recommendation should be sent separately, one from the student’s adviser, and one from an instructor in Greek, assessing the candidate’s present level of competence in ancient or medieval Greek. Principles of selection will include three considerations: previous meritorious achievement, need for intensive study of Byzantine Greek, and future direction of research. Awards will be announced in late February 2020, and must be accepted by March 15, 2020.

Please send all required materials to:
Dumbarton Oaks
Byzantine Studies Program
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Tel.: 202-339-6940 FAX: 202-298-8409, Email: Byzantine@doaks.org

Fieldwork Opportunity: Tel Qedesh in Israel

The Hebrew University Excavations at Tel Qedesh

Tel Qedesh is one of the largest biblical mounds in northern Israel. The site that was a major cultural, economic and political hub for over four millennia is now nestled peacefully in the quiet, green scenery of the Upper Galilee of Israel, waiting for archaeologists to uncover its treasures.

Join Us to the fifth Season – July 12 – August 6, 2020. Registration is now Open! Find more info here: https://sites.google.com/view/huqedesh/home

Dig Directors
Dr. Uri Davidovich
Dr. Ido Wachtel

Geographic Location
Upper Galilee, Israel

Periods of Occupation
Early Bronze Age – British Mandate Period

Dates of the Dig
July 12, 2020 – August 6, 2020

Minimum Stay
Two weeks

Application Due
May 1, 2020

Cost
$300 for two weeks, $600 per four weeks

Academic Credit
Optional

Contact
Uri Davidovich
The Institute of Archaeology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus
Jerusalem 91905
Israel
Email: huqedesh@gmail.com
Phone: +972-546604676

Apply now: Online Registration Form