• ROMARCH: Archaeological Field School, Middle Strymon Valley and Parthicopolis, Summer 2016

    AMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA SUMMER ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAM, 2016

    AIA AFOB:
    https://www.archaeological.org/fieldwork/afob/20685.

    Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis with excursions to archaeological sites in Bulgaria and Greece

    Field School/Excavation Directors: Dr. Emil Nankov (ARCS), Vladimir Petkov (Archaeological Museum, Sandanski)

    Duration: May 30 (arrival to Sofia) – June 27, 2016 (departure from Sofia)

    Eligibility: advanced undergraduate and graduate students of universities based in North America and Europe in the fieldsof Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Ancient History and related studies

    The American Research Center in Sofia is pleased to announce its fifth summer season in the Middle Strymon Valley and the second Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis (Bulgaria).

    Students will arrive in Sofia on May 30 and will spend two days exploring the archaeology and history of its Roman predecessor, Serdica. On June 1, the Team will begin an archaeological journey, visiting sites and museums in Sofia and in Plovdiv. We will arrive in the city of Sandanski on June 3, the home base of the ARCS excavations at Parthicopolis. The excavation team will reside in a hotel in Sandanski during the 3-week excavation season. Archaeological work is conducted Monday-Friday with additional excursions to southwest Bulgaria and northern Greece on Saturdays. The Team will be accompanied back to Sofia on June 26, where they will stay one night, departing from Sofia on June 27.

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  • ROMARCH: Archaeological Field School, Heraclea Sintica, Summer 2016

    ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL AT HERACLEA SINTICA2016

    The Hellenistic and Roman city of Heraclea Sintica is located near the  city of Petrich (SW corner of Bulgaria) which is situated 180 km south  of Sofia (Bulgaria) and 130 km north of Thessaloniki (Greece).

    Heraclea Sintica was founded as a Macedonian colony in the end of 4th c. BC. It was the main settlement of the Middle Struma (ancient Strymon) River region till the end of 4th c. AD. Since 2007 systematic archaeological excavations have been carried out.

    The current ArchBulg Field School will focus upon Late Roman civilian basilica (3rd ‒ 4th c. AD) and an Early Hellenistic building (end of 4th c. BC).

    Details about the summer school and the site can be found at:

    www.archaeologia-bulgarica.com

    Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski
    director
    National Archaeological Institute with Museum
    BG-Sofia
    www.naim.bg

  • ROMARCH: 2016 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 gain fundamental skills in archaeological research and apply them to the project.
    Course Credit: 3

    The course ARCL 340: Archaeology in Central Italy: The Etruscan and Roman Heritageintroduces students to the region’s history and heritage, and provides context for the archaeological research project.
    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 on the project website: http://www.umbra.org/academics/archaeology-summer/

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  • ROMARCH: Summer 2016 Archaeology Program in Sofia, Bulgaria

    logoAMERICAN RESEARCH CENTER IN SOFIA SUMMER PROGRAM IN ARCHAEOLOGY, 201

    Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis with excursions to archaeological sites in Bulgaria and Greece

    Field School/Excavation Directors: Dr. Emil Nankov (ARCS), Vladimir Petkov (Archaeological Museum, Sandanski)

    Duration: May 30 (arrival to Sofia) – June 27, 2016 (departure from Sofia)

    Eligibility: advanced undergraduate and graduate students of universities based in North America and Europe in the fields of Archaeology, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Ancient History and related studies

    The American Research Center in Sofia is pleased to announce its fifth summer season in the Middle Strymon Valley and the second Archaeological Field School at Parthicopolis (Bulgaria).

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  • ROMARCH: New publications: Anatolia, Bulgaria, and Rome

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    Some recent publications:

    1. E. Lafli and S. Pataci (eds.), Recent Studies on the Archaeology of Anatolia, British Archaeological Reports, International Series 2750 (Oxford 2015). Recent discoveries from across Turkey, with an emphasis on Hellenistic-Byzantine material.
    2. Archaeologia Bulgarica ХІХ 2015 #2: from a Chalcolithic tell to Roman water-supplies to a Byzantine church.
    3. Molly M. Lindner, Portraits of the Vestal Virgins, Priestesses of Ancient Rome (Michigan 2015). Portraits of Rome’s Vestal Virgins as artistic documents and political vehicles.

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  • ROMARCH: 2016-17 American School of Classical Studies at Athens Programs and Fellowships


    THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL
    STUDIES AT ATHENS, STUDY IN GREECE 2016-2017

    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.
    Please click through to learn about more than twenty available programs and fellowship opportunities.

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