Topic ID #37725 - posted 12/1/2016 2:15 PM

Ireland: Inishark Field School 2017 - Academic Credit through UCLA


Project Overview

This field school offers students the opportunity to learn about the rich history, heritage and archaeology of Ireland. Excavating on the uninhabited island of Inishark, Co. Galway, Ireland, fifty miles west of Galway along the coast of Connemara, the Cultural Landscapes of the Irish Coast project (CLIC) has been working for 10 years to understand post 18th century island life. The fishing village of Inishark, placed in the protected corner of this small 2 by 1 mile island, was home to 300 people in 1830. Although the last remaining 25 islanders left in 1960, their history provides insight into island life before and after the Irish Famine. This field school involves four weeks of practical instruction in the methods and theory of archaeological excavation in Historical Archaeology, field survey, and laboratory analysis of ceramic, glass and metal objects.

Program Director: Prof. Ian Kuijt and Prof. Meredith Chesson 
Course Dates: June 1-June 29, 2017
Application Deadline: May 30, 2017
Tuition: $4,420
Credit: 12 UCLA credit units

Accommodations: While on Inishbofin, County Galway, Ireland, students will stay at the Doonmore Hotel. This is a small family run hotel ( Located on the shoreline of western Inishbofin, has been owned and run by the Murray family for three generations, has a fantastic view of the shore and islands, serves excellent food, and is an internationally known location for traditional Irish music. While staying on Inishark, students and staff stay in personal tents. The camp facilities include large tented area for eating and lab work, and students and staff eat excellent food prepared by a chef employed for two weeks.

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