Topic ID #37690 - posted 11/30/2016 4:03 PM

Bulgaria & Macedonia: Conservation Field School 2017 - Academic Credit through UCLA


Project Overview

This is a bi-national field school, beginning at Stobi (R. of Macedonia) and concluding in Apollonia on the Black Sea (Bulgaria)

This unique field school allows students to conduct research in two different European countries: The Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria. It is focused on conservation and restoration of ancient pottery and glass. This program consists of two parts: (1) examining Roman Pottery and Glass in The Republic of Macedonia; and (2) examining Ancient Greek Pottery in Bulgaria. Students will work with pottery recovered from two emblematic sites on the Balkans where the field school takes place: Apollonia Pontica- an ancient Greek colony on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast (present-day Sozopol), and Stobi- a Roman and Late Roman city in Central Macedonia. The Workshop’s main goal is to provide students with comprehensive training and hands-on experience in pottery and glass conservation. All of this while exposing students to a unique intercultural experience in two South-East European countries. This field school will support archaeologist’s effort to preserve, restore, and exhibit valuable artifacts from collections recovered from both sites. Excursions to important historical sites in Bulgaria, The Republic of Macedonia, and Greece, will provide cultural context and an invaluable perspective regarding the objects studied.

Program Directors: Dr. Daniela Cherneva, Dr. Silvana Blazhevska
Course Dates: June 3-July 8, 2017
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Tuition: $5,500
Credit: 12 UCLA Credit Units

Accommodations: In Stobi (Republic of Macedonia): Participants will stay at renovated air-conditioned cabins at the archaeological base next to the ancient ruins of Stobi. Students will be housed in rooms with 2-3 beds each. Each cabin has four bedrooms, a living room and two bathrooms with showers. A washing machine and Wi-Fi are available for free.

In Sozopol (Bulgaria): Accommodation will be either at the Dom Mladenovi guest house or at the VMK Military Club, both of which have comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, refrigerators, TV and Internet. The hotels are located close to the town beaches, the Old Town Quarter, the Archaeological Museum and the archaeological labs (10-20 minute walks). MEALS: Three meals (fresh, homemade food) per day are covered by the tuition fee. Meals, except for lunch packages during excursions, usually take place at the field house premises in Stobi and in a family tavern in Sozopol. This field school can accommodate vegetarians, vegans and individuals with lactose-intolerance diets. Kosher and gluten-free restrictions are impossible to accommodate in these locations.

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