• ROMARCH: American Academy in Rome Summer School in Roman Pottery 2015

    AAR Summer Program in Roman Pottery, 2010

    The Howard Comfort, FAAR’29, Summer School in Roman Pottery

    The Howard Comfort FAAR ’29 Summer School in Roman Pottery at the American Academy in Rome is accepting applications for its session to be held for five weeks from 22 June to 24 July 2015.

    Potential candidates should be aware that this program is now offered every two years and will be repeated in 2017.

    The program’s aim is first to introduce the participants to the study of Roman pottery and then for them to apply their knowledge under the guidance of the director and the assistant in processing a ceramic assemblage, which the participants may work up for publication.

    It is assumed that the participants will have some grounding in classical studies (and hopefully archaeology) but not specifically in pottery studies. The program is directed toward graduate students, as well as advanced undergraduates and practising archaeologists. The program is open to all citizens of any country with a sufficient knowledge of  English, which will be the working language.

    For further information: archer.martin@alice.it.

    Prof. Archer Martin
    Director

  • ROMARCH: 2015 Archaeological Field School: Trasimeno (Italy)

    The Trasimeno Archaeology Field School of the Umbra Institute in Perugia provides a curricular concentration in Archaeology and History based in Castiglione del Lago on the shores of Lake Trasimeno between Umbria and Tuscany.

    The Site

    Castiglione del Lago is a charming medieval town in Umbria, located on top of a small peninsula along the southwestern shores of Lake Trasimeno.  A member of the prestigious I Borghi più Belli d’Italia Association (The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, www.borghitalia.it), Castiglione lies among renowned historical cities, such as Orvieto, Chiusi, Arezzo, Cortona and Perugia. All Field School participants will stay in Castiglione during the summer term, only a few miles away from Perugia and easily accessible either by bus or train.

    The Academic Program

    The Field School consists of two courses, one theoretical and one practical, both held in Castiglione del Lago. The program aims to provide students with a comprehensive overview of up-to-date theories and methods of archaeological research and fieldwork as applied to the civilizations that shaped the history and culture of central Italy. The Field School runs for 6 weeks, from the beginning of June through mid-July. Program dates for the summer 2015 will be May 29th (arrival in Italy) to July 11th (departure). 

    The course ARFW 350: Archaeological Field Workshop is an archaeology practicum. Students will work alongside professional archaeological staff to uncover artifacts and learn essential excavation and cataloging skills.
    Course Credit: 3

    The course ARCL 340: Archaeological Heritage of Lake Trasimenothe program’s theoretical component, introduces students to the region’s excavation history and provides context for the archaeological initiatives of today.
    Course Credit: 3

    Both courses are non-prerequisite and mandatory. They include fieldtrips to various archaeological and cultural sites, including an overnight trip to Rome. Fieldtrips are designed to enhance student understanding of the territory’s history, while also providing the opportunity to study and visit neighboring archaeological sites and major museum collections.

    Click below for more information or download this (PDF) flyer; the project website is located here: http://www.umbra.org/academics/archaeology-summer/

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  • ROMARCH: Programs and Fellowships at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 2015-16

    AVAILABLE at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens:

    STUDY IN GREECE;
    ASCSA PROGRAMS AND FELLOWSHIPS

    The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today, over 130 years later, it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the Greek world after the end of antiquity.

    Membership application to the ASCSA must be made online at http://www.ascsa.edu.gr at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School.

    Click more below for a list of Program and Fellowship Opportunities, or download this flyer (PDF):

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  • ROMARCH: 2015 Archaeological Field School: Troia (Portugal)

    The CEAACP – Tróia Summer School is a Summer archaeological fieldschool program offered by the Centro de Estudos de Arqueologia, Artes e Ciências do Património (Centre of Archaeological, Arts and Heritage Studies), Portugal – www.uc.pt/uid/cea), Unity of Research 281 of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) of the Ministry of Education and Science (Portugal) – www.fct.pt in collaboration with Troiaresort – Investimentos Turísticos, S.A. – www.troiaresort.pt, the company that has the safeguard of the Archaeological Roman Site of Tróia, Portugal.

    The CEAACP – Tróia Summer School proposes the second edition of a Summer archaeological fieldschool at Tróia, Portugal, offering students the opportunity of participating in a scientific archaeological project in the largest fish-salting production center known in the Roman Empire, today known as the Roman Ruins of Tróia and a National Monument since 1910.

    The fieldwork campaign will take place in June and is opened to undergraduate as well as graduate students, from all majors.
    The fieldschool includes archaeological excavation, lectures, workshops, pottery washing and study visits. English will be the language employed in all situations.

    Prof. David Soren (University of Arizona) and Prof. Inês Vaz Pinto (CEAACP) will be the coordinators of this summer program and the excavation will be directed by Prof. Inês Vaz Pinto, Dr. Ana Patrícia Magalhães and Dr. Patrícia Brum, responsible for the site of Tróia.

    University of Arizona (UA) credit will be available for students applying through the UA Office and Study Abroad and Student Exchange.

    Read more below, or click here for the program brochure.

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  • ROMARCH: 2015 Archaeological Field School: Athienou (Cyprus)

    The Athienou Archaeological Project (AAP) is pleased to announce its 2015 Archaeological Field School, sponsored by Davidson College and generously supported by Davidson College, the National Science Foundation and the town of Athienou. The 2015 season, our 25th(!), will run from June 7, 2015 through July 27, 2015.

    See the website below for details regarding dates, costs and applications for the seven week undergraduate field school. A grant from the National Science Foundation (REU) will provide the top ten applicants with full scholarships covering tuition/program fees, room/board, air travel and a $3500.00 stipend. NSF fellows must be US citizens who are enrolled as undergraduate students for the duration of the program; there is no separate application for the NSF-REU–all applicants who meet the criteria will be considered.

    General information about AAP can be found at our www site:
    http://sites.davidson.edu/aap/
    Students are also encouraged to follow AAP on Facebook.

    To apply:
    https://davidson.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=37617
    Participants in the program join AAP in its 25th campaign year. The Project involves excavation at the site of Malloura (occupied from the Geometric through Ottoman periods – 8th century B.C. to 19th century A.D.) and field survey of the surrounding valley in south central Cyprus. The site’s long occupation period, coupled with the diversity of archaeological remains encountered — domestic, religious, and funerary — make it an ideal training ground in archaeological methodology.

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  • Castel Rigone: End of Watch

    Pedar W. Foss:

    Re-blogging from Shades of Umbria, 10 Sept 2014. This is the 20th and final entry in a series of posts on the ethics of competition, focusing on Castel Rigone Calcio, and part of the ‘Ethics of Combat‘ category on quemdixerechaos. This blog series completes a DePauw University Faculty Fellowship that examines how and why rules and customs develop for, and in, combat and competition.

    Originally posted on Shades of Umbria:

    Blizzard14imageThere is an ending to the story of Castel Rigone Calcio. And it is an unexpected one. Maybe. Well, perhaps it represents a final twist, then. The tale is told in The Blizzard, issue 14, Sept. 8, 2014, pages 122-128: “Rise and Fall of Castel Rigone: The entrepreneur, the village team and the experiment in humanistic capitalism”…

    “This story does not end with dramatic victory from a penalty. It begins that way — in Florence, at a quarter to five on a Sunday afternoon, 5 May 2013. Banks of dark grey clouds jostle over the Apennines along the Arno River. Tourists shuffle along to glimpse Botticelli’s Allegory of Spring at the Uffizi Gallery. And at Stadio Turri, fourteen men crowd in along a torn white arc to watch Dario Pietro Tranchitella place a ball carefully on the ground…”

    You’ll have to go to The Blizzard’s website to find out the rest.

    I’m a…

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