Workshop for Physicochemical Analysis of Metal Objects and Ceramics 2024 (Balkan Heritage Field School/ Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology)

Location: Athens, Гърция

Season: June 24, 2024 to July 5, 2024

Session Dates: “Workshop for Physicochemical Analysis of Metal Objects”: June 25 - 29, 2024; “Workshop for Physicochemical Analysis of Ceramics”: June 1 - 5, 2024

Application Deadline: January 19, 2024

Deadline Type: Rolling


Discount for AIA members: 5%

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:

Balkan Heritage Field School, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN) at the National Centre for Scientific Research ˊDemokritosˋ and New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria

Project Director:
Dr. Angela Pencheva (Balkan Heritage Foundation & Field School Program Manager) & Dr. Adamantia Panagopoulou - Conservator of Antiquities; Post-Doc Researcher in archaeological materials at Barcelona University in Spain with 'NCSR' Demokritos in Greece; Leiden University in the Netherlands

Project Description:

In 2024, the workshops about ‘Physicochemical Analysis of Ceramics’ and ‘Physicochemical Analysis of Metal Objects’ will be hosted by the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN) at the National Centre for Scientific Research ˊDemokritosˋ in Greece. They provide a unique opportunity for students and experts to gain comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience on physicochemical analysis of pottery and metal objects. During the project weeks, participants will work with authentic ceramics and metal objects. The project includes three modules: theoretical and practical part in the physicochemical analysis of ceramics or metal objects; training, study visits to the Acropolis Museum, Byzantine and Christian Museum and excursion at the Salamina Island.

By the end of the workshop the participants will:

– get acquainted with the basic methods of documentation and physicochemical analyses of objects;
– learn about the necessity of physicochemical analyses on archaeological objects;
– learn about shapes, types and technology of of metal objects and pottery and improve their knowledge on history and archaeology in Greece;

Period(s) of Occupation: Middle Ages, Modern

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 1 week

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
The reimbursement fee does not include accommodation and fee except the coffee breaks during the workshop. Athens is a tourist city, so you can easily find different kind of accommodation depending to your budget. The city is well connected with relatively cheap metro and bus system. The prices of the inexpensive and mid-ranged restaurants vary between 15 - 25 Euros for a three-course menu.

Academic Credit:
3/6 ECTS credits from New Bulgarian University for an additional tuition fee. Participants who are not interested in academic credits don't need to pay the tuition fee.

Contact Information:

Balkan Heritage Field School

Tulovo 7, 4th Floor




Phone: (359) 988-2509

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