Category Archives: Fieldwork Opportunity

UMass Amherst Field School at Akko: Archaeology, Conservation, and Heritage

UMass Amherst Field School  at Akko: Archaeology, Conservation, and Heritage

The Anthropology Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is offering a 6-credit field school in Akko, Israel. Students can choose to focus on archaeological excavation, field survey, geographic information systems (GIS), conservation, heritage studies, public archaeology, or underwater archaeology/science diving. 

Located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on the only natural harbor in the region, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Akko (Acre) is the focus of this unique and cutting-edge archaeological field school. Akko was first settled 5000 years ago, and throughout its history Akko has served as a major trading center for the region. During the Bronze and Iron Ages, Akko appeared prominently in ancient Egyptian, Ugaritic, Assyrian, Classical, and Biblical documents.

The UMass archaeological field school at Akko is led by Michael Sugerman. The larger Tel Akko Total Archaeology Project is co-directed by Ann Killebrew of Pennsylvania State University, and Michal Artzy of Haifa University.

Balkan Heritage Field School

The Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) is currently accepting applications from students, scholars and volunteers for eight field school projects in 2012 including four Archaeology Excavation Projects, Workshops on Ancient Greek and Roman Pottery, Workshop for Conservation of Roman Mosaics, and a “Fresco-hunting” Photo Expedition, with a wide variety of periods from the Early and Middle Balkan Neolithic (6200-5500 BC) through the Archaic Greek, Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine periods to the Medieval and Late Medieval ages.
 
Thanks to the partnership with the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria, 6 academic credits (for the two-week projects) and 9 academic credits (for the four-week projects) will be granted upon request to students who attend to these projects.

Affiliated partner institutions/organizations: New Bulgarian University, Blagoevgrad Regional Museum of History, Archaeological Museum of Sozopol (Bulgaria), Youth Cultural Center – Bitola, National Institute of Stobi, National Institute and Museum – Bitola (Macedonia), Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Nanterre (France), Queen’s University (Canada).  Balkan Heritage (BH) Field School (est. 2003) functions as a legal part of Balkan Heritage Foundation – a Bulgarian public, non-profit, non-governmental organization. It implements various educative projects in the areas of Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, Folklore, Art History, Restoration and Conservation of artefacts and monuments, Fine Arts and Theology with participation of students, scholars and volunteers from all over the world. The Balkan Heritage Mission is to support study, protection, restoration and promotion of sites, artefacts and practices belonging or related to the cultural heritage of South-Eastern Europe.

“FRESCO-HUNTING” PHOTO EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (WESTERN BULGARIA)

An expedition for documentation of medieval frescoes preserved in abandoned churches and chapels in remote areas of Western Bulgaria. The task of the expedition envisioned for 2012 is to enhance the database created during the previous seasons by documenting frescoes and their condition as well as collecting new data on history, architecture, artefacts and environment of the ecclesiastical buildings they belong to. In 2012, for the first time the “Fresco Hunting” Photo Expedition will expand the existing iconographic schemes of imaging the Medieval Churches in Western Bulgaria by adopting Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and Near Infrared Reflectroscopy (IRR).Standard Field School Session: 12 – 26 May 2012 Extended Field School Session: 12 May – 2 June, 2012Academic credits available for students: up to 9

BIRTH OF EUROPE   –   EXCAVATIONS OF THE EARLY NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT ILINDENTSI

Excavations of one of the very first Neolithic settlements in Europe (6200-5500 BC), near Ilindentsi, Southwestern Bulgaria. Two field school sessions are available: Session 1: 17 June – 1 July, 2012Session 2: 2 – 16 July, 2012 Academic credits available for students: up to 9 new project

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION ANDDOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS

The workshop will guide the participants through  the history, techniques and consequent stages of archaeological study, conservation and documentation of Roman and Late Roman (first – sixth century AD) mosaics. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic Roman mosaics / mosaic fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi – the capital of Macedonia Secunda. Dates: 16 – 29 June, 2012Academic credits available for students: 6

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION  AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY

The workshop will guide the participants through the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman pottery and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman shards. Dates: 16 – 29 June, 2012Academic credits available for students: 6 HERACLEA LYNCESTIS EXCAVATIONSExcavations of the ancient (Hellenistic, Roman, Late Roman) town of Heraclea Lyncestis in Bitola, Macedonia.
Two field school sessions are available: Session 1: 30 June – 14 July, 2012
Session 2: 15 – 29 July, 2012Academic credits available for students: up to 9 

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS 

Excavations at the sacred precinct (temenos) of the Ancient Greek city of Apollonia Pontica on St. Kirik Island, Sozopol, Bulgaria. Periods of occupation: Archaic and Classical Greek and Early Byzantine (seventh – fifth century BC and fifth – seventh century AD). Two field school sessions are available: Session 1: 1 – 15 August 2012
Session 2: 16 – 30 August 2012Academic credits available for students: up to 9 

STOBI (THE CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS

Excavations of the impressive ancient (Late Hellenistic, Roman, Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Macedonia. Two field school sessions are available: Session 1: 29 July – 12 August 2012
Session 2: 13 – 27 August 2012Academic credits available for students: up to 9

WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY

The workshop will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study, and restoration. It will take place in Emona and Sozopol (ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Black sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Ancient Greek pottery found in Sozopol. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Ancient Greek shards.Dates: 3 – 16 September, 2012Academic credits available for students: 6

Detailed Course Syllabus of each Balkan Heritage Field School Project is available upon request! For more information please contact the BHFS Admissions Officer via e-mail at: bhfs.admissions@gmail.com !

Detailed information about all Balkan Heritage Field School Projects in 2012 is available on their website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/ !  On-line applications can be submitted at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/apply.php

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Kind regards,
Anna Parmakova
BH Admissions Office
 
Admissions Office
Balkan Heritage Field School
www.bhfieldschool.org
204 Sveta Troitsa Str.
BG-6004 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Phone/fax: +359 42 235 402
Phone: + 359 898 681 366

Office of International Programs Summer Grants for Brown Students

The Office of International Programs is pleased to offer OIP Summer Grants for Brown summer study abroad programs. This year, there are five programs eligible for this grant, including “Archaeology and History in Ancient Rome” and programs in Comillas, Hong Kong/Providence, St. Petersburg, and Greece/Turkey.  More information on summer programs can be found at http://www.brown.edu/Administration/OIP/programs/summer/2012overview.php

Eligibility requirements for grants include:

  • Current continuing undergraduate Brown student receiving University Scholarship
  • Financial Aid application on file
  • Good academic standing
  • Applying to an eligible Brown sponsored summer study away program


Awarding OIP Summer Grants

OIP Summer Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis by program. Eligibility for the OIP Summer Grant is based on the financial aid award from the current academic year. OIP has established a fund, allocated across summer programs, to help make these programs accessible to students on financial aid. Once the funds have been exhausted, additional students will be put on an OIP Summer Grant waitlist.

When you submit your application for the summer study away program to OIP, you will automatically be considered for the OIP Summer Grant based on your current level of financial need.

Brown University UTRA Summer Application Deadline: February 8, 2012, 5pm

Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs) provide faculty and students with opportunities to work closely on a research or course development project during the summer or academic year.

The summer UTRA Online Application is now available. To start an application, faculty and students must each log-in at https://apps.college.brown.edu/utra/ to complete a series of faculty- and student-specific questions, respectively.

Each portion may be submitted INDEPENDENTLY (faculty need not wait for student submission to get started). Be sure to complete ALL REQUIRED QUESTIONS in order for the SUBMIT button to become available. Both portions must be submitted by the deadline. Incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed.

For more information, visit the Online Application Guide at http://www.brown.edu/utra or contact Janice_Rego@brown.edu.

2012 Summer Programs at the American Academy in Rome

Throughout most of its history the American Academy in Rome has sponsored summer programs. Consistent with the Academy’s mission, these programs are intended to provide American scholars, teachers and academically advanced students the opportunity to experience and draw upon the resources of Rome. The four programs being offered in 2012 are listed below. Click here for full program details.

Classical Summer School
18 June – 27 July 2012
This six-week program is designed to provide qualified graduate students, mature undergraduates, and middle school, high school, and two-year college teachers with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.
Application deadline: 13 January 2012 More information

Summer Program in Archaeology
4 June – 24 July 2012
Since 1991, this program has provided graduate students in all areas of Classical studies with an overview of current developments in archaeological method and theory, focusing on ancient Italy and the ancient Mediterranean world. The seven-week course teaches participants the objectives and methods of archaeology through instruction and hands-on experience in active archaeological research.
Application deadline: 15 January 2012 More information

The Howard Comfort, FAAR’29, Summer Program in Roman Pottery
11 June – 8 July 2012
This four-week program is designed to present the basics of Roman pottery studies, which can be gained only through direct contact with ceramic assemblages. As Rome had the most diversified pottery supply among sites in the ancient world, the AAR is well placed, through its own collections and other material deposited there, to teach the subject.
Application deadline: 15 January 2012 More information

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar
“Communication, Empire, and the City of Rome”
25 June – 27 July 2012
This program is designed for teachers of American undergraduate students. Qualified independent scholars and those employed by museums, libraries, historical societies and other organizations may be eligible. Participants work with leading scholars on a given topic in the humanities with the goal of furthering their teaching and scholarship.
Application deadline: 1 March 2012 More information