Fieldwork

Boston University Field School in Archaeological Heritage Management

Location: Alaior, ES

Season: June 8, 2017 to July 14, 2017

Website: http://www.bu.edu/abroad/programs/menorca-field-school-in-archaeological-heritage-management/

Program Type:
Field school

RPA Certified:
no

Affiliation:
Boston University

Project Director:
Drs. Ricardo Elia and Amalia Pérez-Juez (Boston University)

Project Description:

Boston University’s Menorca Field School in Archaeological Heritage Management is a five-week, intensive introduction to the principles and practice of preserving the world’s cultural heritage. Students will study issues on heritage management first-hand through study tours of archeological, historical, and natural sites, hands-on heritage related projects, and class lectures.

The eastern most of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Menorca is a UNESCO biospheres reserve, and a candidate for World Heritage status. The island’s rich cultural legacy, together with its impressive and diverse natural settings, makes Menorca an outstanding laboratory for studying cultural heritage management.

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COURSES

Students enroll in two 4-credit courses. Students must enroll for a total of eight credits.

AR580 Studies in Archaeological Heritage Management: Cultural Heritage of Menorca

Introduction to global heritage management in the context of the history and heritage of Menorca, Spain. Students will explore heritage management topics through supervised field trips to museums, historical sites and historic monuments. 

AR556 Archaeological Field Research Experience

Field study program in heritage management. Through hands on projects, students engage in real challenges of preservation, management, and tourism of cultural and national sites.

DIRECTORS

The program is co-directed by Drs. Ricardo J. Elia and Amalia Pérez-Juez. Meredith Langlitz is the program’s assistant director. Together they have many decades of experience in heritage management, archaeology, and Menorca.

ADMISSIONS

• Open to undergraduate and graduate students

• Refer to our policy on eligibility/admissions at: www.bu.edu/abroad/admissions

• No previous field work is required

Period(s) of Occupation: Talayotic, Punic, Roman, Islamic, Colonial, Spanish Civil War

Notes:
Boston University’s Menorca Field School in Archaeological Heritage Management is a five-week, intensive introduction to the principles and practice of preserving the world’s cultural heritage. Students will study issues on heritage management first-hand through study tours of archeological, historical, and natural sites, hands-on heritage related projects, and class lectures. The eastern most of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Menorca is a UNESCO biospheres reserve, and a candidate for World Heritage status. The island’s rich cultural legacy, together with its impressive and diverse natural settings, makes Menorca an outstanding laboratory for studying cultural heritage management.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Students must stay for the duration of the 5 week program.

Experience Required: No experience is required.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Students and staff will stay in shared apartments in a complex near the beautiful beach of Sonbou.   Cost: Room and board included in program fee.

Academic Credit:
Students enroll in two 4-credit courses. Students must enroll for a total of eight credits. credits offered by Boston University. Tuition is Summer 2016 Program Fee: $9,175. Financial Aid available. Program fee includes tuition, housing, meals, field trips, entrance fees, transportation on the island, international health insurance (HTH worldwide), and emergency travel assistance coverage. BU Study Abroad arranges a trans-Atlantic group flight that is not included in the program fee. .

Contact Information:


Ricardo Elia

675 Commonwealth Ave

Boston

MA

2215

United States

elia@bu.edu

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