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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Balkan Heritage Field Schools: Season 2011


The Balkan Heritage Field School organization will be conducting a series of very exciting field schools and projects in 2011. They are seeking students, volunteers and scholar/professionals to assist and learn in no less than 10 separate projects located in Macedonia and Bulgaria. Here is a listing with brief descriptions:



"FRESCO-HUNTING" PHOTO EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES


An expedition for documentation of medieval frescoes preserved in abandoned churches and chapels in remote areas of western Bulgaria In 2011. Beside the fieldwork activities, lectures,workshops and trainings in South East European Medieval History, Orthodox iconography, introduction to the Documental Photography and fresco conservation and restoration, graphic documentation (drawn and photographic record) and illustration (both drawing and using graphic software) of architectural features and frescos as well as guided tours to Sofia, Boyana Church and the Rila monastery (UNESCO world heritage sites) will be provided.


Dates: Core Field School Project: May 14 - 28, 2011

Extended Field School Project: May 7 - June 4, 2011


Academic credits available to students
: Up to 9



BIRTH OF EUROPE - EXCAVATION OF THE EARLY NEOLITHIC SETTLEMENT AT ILLIDENTSI


Excavations of one of the first Neolithic settlements in Europe (6200 - 5500 B.C.) near Ilidentsi in southwestern Bulgaria.

Dates: June 12 - 25, 2011

Academic credits available to students: 6



WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ROMAN POTTERY


The workshop will guide the participants through the history and technology of Roman and Late Roman pottery and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, restoration, documentation and study. It will take place in Stobi (the capital of Mecedonia Secunda). Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on Roman pottery found in the ancient city of Stobi. During the workshop participants will work with authentic Roman shards.

Dates: June 12 - 25, 2011

Academic credits available for students: 6



A BYZANTINE COLD CASE FILE: EARLY CHRISTIAN MONASTERY-STRONGHOLD EXCAVATIONS IN VARNA (ANCIENT ODESSOS)

Excavation of the Early Christian monastery-stronghold in Varna near the Black Sea, Bulgaria.

Two field school sessions are available:


Dates: July 2 - 16, 2011

July 17 - 31, 2011


Academic credits available to students: up to 9



HERACLEA LYNCESTIS EXCAVATIONS


Excavations of the ancient (Hellenistic, Roman, Late Roman) town of Heraclea Lyncestis in Bitola, Macedonia.

Two field sessions are available:


Dates: July 2 - 16, 2011

July 17 - 31, 2011


Academic credits available to students
: up to 9



APOLLONIA PONTICA EXCAVATIONS


Excavations at the sacred precinct (temenos) of the ancient Greek city of Apollonia Pontica on St. Kirik Island, Sozopol, Bulgaria. Periods of occupation: Archaic and Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Roman and Early Byzantine (seventh century B.C. to seventh century, A.D.).

Two field school sessions are available:


Dates
: August 3 - 17, 2011

August 18 - September 1, 2011


Academic credits available to students
: up to 9



STOBI (THE CAPITAL CITY OF MACEDONIA SECUNDA) EXCAVATIONS


Excavations of the ancient (late Hellenistic, Roman, Early Byzantine) city of Stobi, Macedonia.

Three field school sessions are available:

Dates: August 3 - 17, 2011

August 18 - September 1, 2011


September 4 - 18, 2011


Academic credits available to students
: up to 12



WORKSHOP FOR RESTORATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY


This workshop will guide participants through the history of ancient Greek pottery, its production and consequent stages of archaeological conservation, documentation, study and restoration. It will take place in both Emona and Sozopol (ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Black Sea Coast, Bulgaria. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on ancient Greek pottery found in Sozopol. During the workshop participants will be working with authentic ancient Greek shards.

Dates: September 5 - 18, 2011

Academic credits available to students: 6



WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF LATE ROMAN MURAL PAINTINGS


This workshop will guide the participants through the history, techniques and consequent stages of archaeological study, conservation and documentation of Late Roman/Early Byzantine mural paintings. Both the theoretical and practical courses will be based on authentic wall-painting fragments found in the ancient city of Stobi.

Dates: June 12 - 25, 2011

Academic credits available to students
: 6



"FRESCO-HUNTING PHOTO EXPEDITION TO MEDIEVAL BALKAN CHURCHES 2

An expedition for documentation of medieval frescos preserved in medieval churches and chapels of southwestern Macedonia.

Dates: September 4 - 18, 2011

Academic credits available to students: 6



More detailed information about these field schools can be obtained by going to the
website for the Balkan Heritage Field School.

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