Akko and the Crusades


Location: Akko, Israel

Season: 
May 23, 2016 to June 12, 2016

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Deadline Type: 
Rolling

Discount for AIA members: 
Contact the Director for more information

Program Type

Field school
Volunteer

no

Affiliation:

University of Rhode Island

Project Director:

Bridget Buxton and Joelle Rollo Koster

Project Description

From May 23-June 12 2016 (to be confirmed), the History Department and Underwater Archaeology Laboratory at the University of Rhode Island, in collaboration with our local partners in Israel, will be offering a 6-credit multi-disciplinary summer school in Akko (Acre) designed for advanced undergraduates, with individual research experience options for suitably qualified graduate students. There will be both a land-based option and underwater archaeology option for scuba divers. Students will experience total immersion in the world of the Crusades: their history and historiography, literature, art, architecture, and archaeology; instruction will also cover the broader history of the Holy Land from prehistory to the present.

Please check back regularly for further information as we will be adding more details to this announcement including a call for applications, or contact Prof. Bridget Buxton at babuxton@uri.edu to be advised of updates.

 

Period(s) of Occupation: Hellenistic, Late Antiquity, Medieval-Crusades, Ottoman

Notes: 
Land and Underwater fieldwork options

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Negotiable

Minimum age: 
18

Experience required: 
None for land project; scuba and AAUS cert. for underwater

Room and Board Arrangements

To be arranged.

Cost: 
To be determined.

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
University of Rhode Island
Number of credits offered 6
Tuition: 
Including in program cost

Location

Contact Information
Dr. Bridget Buxton
History Dept. University of Rhode Island
Kingston
RI
USA
02881
Telephone: 
401 874 4085
Fax: 
401 874 2595