Location: Caesarea and area, Israel
From May 23-June 12 2016 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 Caesarea and other areas TBD. In addition, students will be able to get AAUS scientific diver certification under the auspices of a URI scientific diving instructor as part of the program at no extra cost.
This field school was formerly centered on AKKO but recent discoveries in Herod's harbor have prompted our relocation to Caesarea and the focus of the program is now underwater archaeology. The program is designed for advanced undergraduates, with individual research experience options for suitably qualified graduate students. 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. No archaeological experience is necessary but this program would best suit students with an interest in advancing their careers in underwater and coastal archaeology and marine science.
Total program cost (up to 6 URI credits, AAUS cert., accommodation, most meals, dive gear use in Israel, local enrichment activities) is $3500 for three weeks. This does not include airfare.
For information contact Prof. Bridget Buxton at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, follow the instructions at http://web.uri.edu/international/faculty-led-programs/summer/israel/.
Period(s) of Occupation: Hellenistic, Late Antiquity, Medieval-Crusades, Ottoman
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Negotiable
Room and Board Arrangements
To be arranged.