Topic ID #36360 - posted 11/16/2015 5:21 AM

Balkan Heritage Field School Season 2016



BalkanHeritage

Dear colleagues, partners, students and friends, 
 

I am pleased to announce that the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) has opened the registration process ​and started accepting applications for field school season 2016!  

Check all the projects and courses that are offered in season 2016 below in this e-mail or at the BHFS website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org/projectThey are affiliated with ongoing research and/or conservation projects (such as excavations, expeditions, conservation workshops). The available projects/courses take place at different excavation sites and historic places
​. They are​ related to all major cultures and civilizations that once existed in the Balkans starting with the Balkan 
​Prehistory: ​Neolithic
​, Copper​, Bronze and Iron ages followed by Ancient Greek
​, Thracian​ and Roman, Byzantine and Medieval Balkan as well as Ottoman civilizations. Conservation 
​workshops/courses ​
​deal with ancient Greek pottery, Roman and Late Antique pottery and glassware, mosaics and wall-paintings
​ ​
based on authentic artifacts. 

Benefit from: 

1. Our Special Early Bird (15% by 20 December, 2015) and Early Bird (10% by 31 January, 2016) discounts off the admission fee​s​! 
2. The SPECIAL project packs combining up to three different projects located in up to two countries and providing a more comprehensive and longer (up to 8 weeks) experience as well as beneficial discounts off the admission fees
​ (available
​ 
​on our website after 20 November, 2015)​;
3.
​ Academic
​ ​credits
 awarded upon request
​ ​to students participating ​​in the ​BHFS
​ through ​
​our academic partners in EU, USA and Canada.
4. The BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans
​. Thanks to this Program students attending some of the Balkan Heritage Field School four- and five-week project sessions and packs can now earn 12 quarter credit units (equivalent to 8 semester credit units). These credit units are awarded by the IFR's academic partner – University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension, USA. In 2016 the BHF-IFR Program for the Balkans will award three merit-based scholarships– 1,200 USD each – for students attending the Program's projects. 
5. All the tours around the Balkans including Istanbul (Turkey), Athens, Delphi, Philippi, Pella and Vergina (Greece) as well as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia.

ARCHAEOLOG& EXCAVATION



NEW PROJECT!  BRESTO: DIGGING IN THE TIME OF TROY+ OPTIONAL TOUR OF PHILIPPI AND KAVALA (Greece) 

Major field school topics/activities: 

​​archaeological field techniques and methods ​for excavation and documentation
​;​
  archaeology and history of Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages
​;​ artifact biographies and cultural encounters
​;​
​ interdisciplinary studies related to archaeology​
​ ​(zooarchaeology, 
​p​aleobotanics, geoarchaeology etc.)
​; recording of prehistoric (Bronze and Iron Age) artifacts, finds and samples processing
​;​ excursions to significant heritage sites in Bulgaria and Greece. 
Season Dates: 26 July - 
​23 August, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 
​12​

THE BIRTH OF EUROPE - EXCAVATION OF THE NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT ILINDENTSI (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF PHILIPPI AND KAVALA (Greece)
Major field school topics/activities: archaeological field techniques and methods
​ for excavation and documentation​, archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean and Balkans during the Neolithic period, Neolithic ceramic studies and documentation of Neolithic pottery, finds and samples processing, excursions to significant heritage sites in Bulgaria and Greece.   
Season Dates: 12 June - 10 July, 2016
Academic credits available for students: up to 
​12

TELL YUNATSITE EXCAVATIONS - SEEKING EUROPE'S FIRST CIVILIZATION (Bulgaria)
Major field school topics/activities: archaeological field techniques and methods
​ for excavation and documentation​ (in regard of specifics of tell’s excavation)
​;​ Europe's first civilization in Chalcolithic
​;​ warfare in Prehistory
​;​ 3D intra-site modelling and documentation/GIS spatial analysis in archaeology
​; documentation of prehistoric (Copper and Bronze Age) weapons, tools and shards
​;​ finds and samples processing
​;​ excursions to significant heritage sites in Thrace, Bulgaria
Season Dates26 June - 24 July, 2016

Academic credits available for students: up to 12

STOBI (CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS (Republic of Macedonia) 

+OPTIONAL TOUR OF 
​ATHENS AND DELPHI (
​Greece)

Major field school topics/activities: archaeological field techniques and methods 

​for excavation and documentation​
​ (in regard of specifics of excavation of Roman and Late Roman 
​urban site); 
​​Roman and Late Roman Archaeology
​; 
​course on Photogrammetry and 3-D archaeological recording and modelling 
in collaboration with Queens University, Canada; finds processing
​;​ as well as excursions to significant heritage sites in
​ ​Republic of ​
Macedonia and Greece.  

Season Dates26 June - 10 July, 2016

Academic credits available for students: up to 
​12

ANCIENT GREEKS IN THE LAND OF DIONYSOS - EXCAVATION OF EMPORION PISTIROS, THRACE (Bulgaria)

Major field school topics/activities: archaeological field techniques and methods ​for excavation and documentation; Ancient Greek and Thracian archaeology; Trade and religious interactions between Ancient Greeks and Thracians; ​course on ​ Reflectance Transformation Imaging and Photogrammetry (with focus on documentation of archaeological artifacts) in collaboration with Queens University, Canada; documentation of Classical and Hellenistic finds; excursions to significant heritage sites in Thrace, Bulgaria.

Season Dates26 July - 
​23 August, 2016

​​Academic credits available for students: up to 
​12​

APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS (Bulgaria) + OPTIONAL TOUR OF ISTANBUL (Turkey)

Major field school topics/activities: 

Ancient Greek colonization, culture and religion 

archaeological field techniques and methods
​ ​​for excavation and documentation; finds and samples processing
​; ​documentation of archaeological pottery
​;​ 
conservation and restoration of ancient Greek pottery
​;​ 
​a​anthropological analysis of bone material
​; as well as excursions to significant heritage sites along the Western Black Sea Coast.

Season Dates26 June - 
​24​ July, 2016Academic credits available for students: up to 
​12

CONSERVATION & RESTORATION
​ & DOCUMENTATION​




WORKSHOP
​S​ FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN MOSAICS AND MURAL PAINTINGS (Republic of Macedonia)


The workshop will enable ​participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in both Roman mosaic and mural painting art conservation. 

Participants will be 
​introduced to the history and technology of Roman mosaics and mural paintings.
​ They will be guided through the consequent stages of study, conservation, restoration and documentation
​The workshops will be based on authentic Roman and Late Roman mosaics/mosaic and wall-painting fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi. SPECIAL TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)​.

Season ​Dates: 4-25 June, 2016

Academic credits available for students: up to ​9


WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY AND GLASS (Republic of Macedonia) 

The workshop will enable ​participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in both Roman and Late Roman pottery and glass conservation and documentation. Participants will be ​introduced to the history and technology of Roman 

​pottery- and glassware.
​ They will be guided through the consequent stages of study, conservation, restoration and documentation. ​The workshops
​ will be based on authentic Roman sherds ​/vessels​ found in the ancient city of Stobi and modern replicas of Roman glassware​. ​SPECIAL ​TOUR OF ANCIENT MACEDONIAN CAPITALS PELLA AND VERGINA (Greece)

Season ​Dates: 4-25 June, 2016

Academic credits available for students: up to ​9


WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY (Bulgaria)

The workshop will guide the participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of documentation, study, conservation and restoration. It will take place in Sozopol (ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Black Sea coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical classes will be based on Late Classical Greek and Hellenistic pottery found in the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica. During the workshop participants will work with authentic sherds.

Dates: 26 June - 10 July, 2016

Academic credits available for students: 6


"FRESCO-HUNTING" PHOTO RESEARCH EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES (Bulgaria/Serbia)

The project provides an unique opportunity to students to take part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria, to enhance their photography skills and learn about Reflectance Transformation 

Imaging 

, to gain knowledge about Orthodox Christianity and Byzantine and Medieval Balkan civilization as well as to visit many historic sites and museums in Sofia, Western Bulgaria and Eastern Serbia. 

Season Dates: 14 May - 4 June, 2016

Academic credits available for students: up to 9


EXPECT 
​THE FOLLOWING ​NEW PROJECT
S​ TO BE ANNOUNCED BY THE END OF THE YEAR!
  • ARCHAEOLOGY OF COMMUNISM - EXPEDITION
    ​ TO COMMUNIST MEMORIALS & MONUMENTS OF BULGARIA
    ​, ​Dates
    ​ in June, 2016 
  • EXCAVATIONS OF THE
    ​ ROMAN ROAD STATION BONA MANSIO
    ​, Dates
    ​ in​ 
    ​September, 2016 
  • EXCAVATIONS OF THE EARLY BYZANTINE MONASTERY IN VARNA ON THE BLACK SEA
    ​, Dates
    ​ in​ June, 2016 
More detailed information on all the Balkan Heritage Field School Projects in 2016 as well as our special discounts is available for viewing on our website at: http://www.bhfieldschool.org.



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