Affiliation: Balkan Heritage Field School, Ionian University - Division Conservation of Antiquities & Works of Art (I.U) and New Bulgarian University
Notes: The workshop will enable participants to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience in textile, paper and metal conservation. Documentation and scientific analysis (optical microscopy & XRF, XRD analysis) will also be presented. The participants will document original materials and work on replicas.
Notes: This summer course introduces students to archaeological fieldwork methods and theory through active participation in the systematic excavation of the sanctuary of Apollo situated on the uninhabited islet of Despotiko, the most important sancturary after Delos, west of Antiparos, in the center of the Cyclades in the Aegean.
Notes: A travel intensive and hands on course with behind the scenes visits. Students will gain a deep insight into the cultures of Greece, from the Bronze Age to the Classical period, and will comprehend better and deeper the material culture through actual contact with prehistoric artefacts. Distinguished scholars and specialists of Greek archaeology will be teaching throughout the course and share with the participants their academic interests and excitement. Class will be taught on-site at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens; at the site of Akrotiri, “the Pompeii of prehistoric Aegean” on the island of Thera (Santorini); at the palace of Minoan Knossos on the island of Crete; and on the citadel of Mycenae in the Peloponnese.
Affiliation: The Helike Society and the University of Patras
Notes: A unique Early Bronze Age proto-urban center preserved with its contents intact, a rare Early Hellenistic Dye-works site preserving all dyeing installations (tanks, vats, basins) intact, impressive architectural Geometric remains and pottery.