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Fieldwork Opportunity: Study Conservation in Italy this Summer

San Gemini Preservation Studies
Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer

We are accepting applications for our summer 2020 field school. The deadline is March 15, 2020

Our students are able to apply for and receive credit now through the West Virginia University Art History Department. You can apply online at their WVU Abroad page. The deadline for applying through WVU is April 1st.   Now in its 21st year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. We offer students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy where they acquire hands-on experience in restoration and conservation.

Session One (June 1 – June 26)
Building Restoration – Touching the Stones
Restoration of Traditional Masonry Buildings and Sketching and Analyzing Historic Buildings (Program includes lectures and restoration field projects*)
Archaeological Ceramics Restoration
Analysis and Restoration of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)
Book Bindings Restoration
The Craft of Making and Restoring Book Bindings Introduction to the Preservation and Preventive Conservation of Books (Program includes lectures and practical workshop*)  

Session Two (July 13 – August 7)
Paper Restoration
Restoration and Conservation of Paper in Books and Archival Documents (Program includes lectures and restoration workshop*)
Traditional Painting Techniques
Traditional Materials, Methods of Painting and Art Restoration Issues (Program includes lectures and painting workshop)
Preservation Theory and Practice in Italy
Restoration Theory, Ethics and Issues (Program includes lectures and discussion)
RESEARCH PROJECT: Carsulae Roman Baths Excavation Project
Architectural & Structural Survey of the Site (Program includes research and surveying field work*)   *Field Projects: Restoration of the façade of the Church of San Francesco (13th century) Analysis of medieval buildings in San Gemini as part of an urban study of the city Restoration and conservation of artifacts from the Office of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage for the Abruzzo Region Restoration of the Historic Archives of the Dioceses of Terni Archaeological research of the Roman Baths in the Ancient City of Carsulae  

Short Intersession Program (June 28 – July 7)
Preservation Field Trip – Italy
A ten-day trip visiting Siena, Florence and Rome: places of cultural interest, with emphasis on the urban and historical development of each town, including specialized visits to places of interest to restorers.

APPLY NOW

SGPS is a program of the International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies, based in New York. Our courses are open to students from various disciplines, both undergraduate and graduate. All lessons are taught in English. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020 (this may be extended if there is space in the program).

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