US-CO: Amache Community/Ethnography (IFR)

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Location: Granada, CO, US

Session Dates: June 16-July 13, 2024

Application Deadline: April 1, 2024

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Institute for Field Research (IFR), University of Denver

Project Director:
Dr. Bonnie Clark, Dr. April Kamp-Whittaker

Project Description:

The Amache Archaeology and Heritage Management Field School is part of a long-term community collaborative project at Amache, a World War II-era Japanese American confinement camp in southeastern Colorado. This project provides a rare opportunity for students to work with survivors in synergistic investigations of the past and its meaning in the present at a National Historic Landmark. Working on-site and in the Amache museum, participants in the field school, gain hands-on experience in intensive site survey, historic artifact analysis, ground penetrating radar, landscape archaeology, collections management, public interpretation and outreach, and community-based research.

Period(s) of Occupation: Field Archaeology, Historical, Community/Public, Heritage Management

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Students are expected to stay the full length of the program.

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
The field school operates out of a crew house located on the grounds of the Granada School and the Amache Preservation Society Museum. The Crew House contains restroom/shower facilities, a kitchen, large communal room, an office, and 1 sleeping space reserved for visiting researchers, and a room for students to keep valuables. There are also laundry facilities on site that can be used weekly. Students will be camping behind the Crew House in a shaded lawn space. Individual tents will be provided to students, or you may choose to bring your own small tent. All meals will be communal and food for lunch and breakfast is provided in a serve yourself system. For breakfast and lunch a range of simple options are provided and specific food needs or allergies can be accommodated. Evening meals will be prepared by a cook who can accommodate specific food needs or allergies.

Academic Credit:
8 semester (12 quarter)

Contact Information:

Instiute for Field Research

1855 Industrial St. Unit 106

Los Angeles




Phone: 424-209-1173

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