Balkan Heritage Field School

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The Balkan Heritage Field SchoolBalkan Heritage Field School (BHFS, started in 2003) is a program of the Balkan Heritage Foundation (Bulgarian public, non-profit, non-governmental organization) for practical education in the field of archeology, history and art history of South-Eastern Europe, as well as documentation, conservation and restoration of historic artifacts and monuments, taught in English, currently in three Balkan countries: Bulgaria, Montenegro and Republic of Macedonia. The Program has involved a number of academic and research institutions, museums and heritage specialists from Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, USA, Canada, Germany and Japan.

Three universities award academic credits to students who participate in the BHFS projects: New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria; Queen's University, Canada and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension, through Institute for Field Research, USA. Participants who are not interested in academic credits are not expected neither to pay any tuition fee nor to take part in any activities related to academic curriculum (exams, academic reports etc.).

Since 2003 the BHFS has implemented 85 field school projects/courses (with durations ranging from 1 to 8 weeks) attended by more than 1500 students from 55 countries.

Our Mission

The BHFS is not only a school but also a platform for social solidarity in benefit of cultural heritage. Based on this, our students, heritage specialists, institutions and local communities interact and help each other to achieve positive outcomes for all involved and for the cultural heritage of South Eastern Europe.

What are the benefits for everyone?

  • BHFS students – Education & Experience & Opportunity to work with professionals in a real ongoing cultural heritage project & New friends and contacts.
  • Heritage specialists (archaeologists, conservators etc.) and institutions (museums, institutes) involved with the BHFS – Additional Funding & Support for their work to study and preserve cultural heritage sites/monuments/artifacts.
  • Local communities, where the BHFS projects/courses take place – New incomes & New jobs & New perspective and view over the local heritage & Increased promotion of the local tourist potential & Intercultural experience for locals.

Considering this, we are always happy to inform each participant in any of our projects that joining the BHFS s/he becomes not only a student, but also:

  • a Volunteer in either a scientific research or a conservation-restoration project;
  • a Sponsor of the local economic growth;
  • a Benefactor to the local cultural heritage.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Summer courses

Summer Archaeology Course in Bulgaria

Campus Full time 2 - 4 weeks October 2017 Bulgaria Sofia

Participation in the project is not recommended for individuals with solar allergies or other special illnesses that might be exacerbated during the intensive outdoor activities. The average September temperatures in the area are 25-30⁰ C or higher. All participants should bring clothes and cosmetics suitable for hot and sunny weathervbut should also prepare for possible rainy, windy and chilly days. [+]

Via Diagonalis (Via Militaris) became the most important road through the Balkan Peninsula in Roman times when it connected the city of Singidunum (today’s Belgrade, Serbia) on the Danube River with Byzantium (Istanbul) – the city which would later become the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. The road is ca. 1000 km (600 miles) long and passes through large important Roman cities like Naissus, Serdica, Philippopolis and Hadrianopolis. It is the fundamental connection between the western part of the Empire and the East. It was also the official route for armies moving throughout the provinces. Mansio Lissae, later renamed Bona Mansio (Lat. Good Station) is one of the few archaeologically identified Roman road stations on the route of Via Diagonalis. The initial name of the site derives from the nearby Thracian settlement of Lissa. Mansio Lissae was a fortified structure, one of many, intended to safeguard the main road. It is situated in the Thracian Valley, between the Roman cities of Serdica (modern Sofia) and Philippopolis (modern Plovdiv). The station is in the form of an irregular tetragon, surrounded by thick walls with corner towers. The ruins of the fortification are still visible high above ground. During the Ottoman period it was reused and renamed “Assar”- which in Turkish means “Fortress”. The very first investiagtions of the site were limited sounding trenches dug in 2002 within a Bulgarian-French archaeological campaign which sought to research the ancient legacy of the region. The trenches have revealed a thick cultural layer of over 3 meters in depth. The ruins of fortification walls as high as 4 meters were also unearthed. The archaeologists discovered Roman pottery and coins from the 2nd and 3rd CE. Nevertheless, the chronology and characteristics of the structure still remain unclear. Although no modern construction threatens the Roman cultural legacy, the site is considered endangered. Since Roman archaeological valuables attract the interest of many people, during the last decades the site has turned into a training range for treasure hunters. The hazard of further destruction, as well as scientific interest in the site, have set this project into motion. With the first in 2016 archaeological campaign BHF aimed also to draw the attention of the local community and the interest of the surrounding municipalities to put this endangered site on their priority list for protection of cultural heritage. Until the current moment BHF is still the only sponsor of the excavations and the entire income from the field school participation fees for the 2017 season will be spent on financing the archaeological campaign! Project type: Field school & archaeological excavation.The variety of activities and the team's professionalism and flexibility make this project suitable for both beginners and those advanced in either Field or Classical Archaeology. Individual program and task assignments are available to advanced students. NB! The project is especially appropriate for who would like to gather intense experience with practical archaeological work: mainly technical documentation (drawing & photography), filling of context sheets and inventory cards, pottery reading and statistics, as well as completion of official field reports! The field school started: 2016 Site: Mansio Lissae – Roman Road Station, situated between the small towns of Septemvri and Vetren, southern Bulgaria. Project venue: "Villa Terres" is a newly built tourist complex including a spa hotel and a winery. It is located in the southern part of the village of Karabunar, 8 km from the motorway exit "Trakia" on the road to Velingrad. During the project work days all participants will be taken from the hotel to the site (which is located 8 km away) and back. Period(s) of occupation: Roman, Late Roman, Medieval Major field school topics/activities: Archaeological field techniques and methods for excavation and documentation; Roman and Late Roman fortification and architecture; documentation and conservation of Roman and Late Roman finds (mainly pottery), excursions to significant heritage sites in Thrace, Bulgaria. BHF partners in this project: Archaeological Museum "Prof. Mieczyslaw Domaradzki", Septemvri, New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria) Dig director & field school coordinators: Alexander Manev (PhD Candidate in Archaeology, Department of Classical Archaeology, National Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences); Angela Pencheva (PhD Candidate in Archaeology, Humboldt University, Berlin; Balkan Heritage Foundation & Fieldschool Programm Coordinator) Dates Spring season NEW!!!: Two-week session 1: 29 April - 13 May, 2017 Three-week session 2: 29 April - 20 May, 2017 Fall season: Two-week session 3: 26 August - 9 September, 2017 Two-week session 4: 9 September - 23 September, 2017 Three-week session 5: 26 August - 16 September, 2017 Four-week session 6: 26 August - 23 September, 2017 Application deadlines: until the places are filled or 1st of April for Spring season and 1st of August for the Fall Season, 2017 Minimum length of stay for participants: two weeks Minimum age: 18 (16, if the participant is accompanied by an adult family member) Number of field school places available: Maximum 18 Project language: English Experience required: None Special requirements: Participation in the project is not recommended for individuals with solar allergies or other special illnesses that might be exacerbated during the intensive outdoor activities. The average September temperatures in the area are 25-30⁰ C or higher. All participants should bring clothes and cosmetics suitable for hot and sunny weathervbut should also prepare for possible rainy, windy and chilly days. All participants are also expected to prepare for the dig by reading (at least) the BHFS handbook chapter about archaeological excavation techniques and methods (reading materials will be sent by e-mail to all registered students before the beginning of the project)! Participants will use the tools and equipment available at the site and are not expected to bring any additional equipment. The Program Two-week field school sessions provide a minimum of 85 hours of fieldwork and training, workshops, lectures and guided tours as follows: Field Work Practicing basic excavation techniques; Use of tools and working techniques; Creating of field documentation - field journal, context sheets and labels, ground plans and cross-sections, photographs, etc. Identifying and sorting of archaeological finds; Workshops Archaeological documentation of pottery (drawing, graphic reconstruction, photographing, description, etc.); Cleaning of pottery. Lectures Introduction to the History of the Balkan Peninsula and Thrace in the Roman and Late Antique Periods (I-VI c. CE); Mansio Lissae. Sources and evidence; Roman settlement network and road system in Thrace; Pottery production in Thrace during Roman and Late Antique periods (I-VI CE); Development and characteristics of the fortification system in Thrace in the Roman and Late Antique Periods (I-VI CE); History and Archaeology of Plovdiv; Field Instructions Stratigraphy and Chronology; Dating Artifacts and Materials; Three Dimensional Positioning of Finds, Features and Structures; Basic Field Methods and Practices for Excavation and Documentation; Introduction to the Field Journal, Context Sheets, Log Book and Other Forms Excavation Preparation. Preliminary Indoor Research; Excavation Completion. Post-Excavation Work and Analyses; From the Field to Storage: Review of Basic Methods for Uncovering, "First Aid", Consolidation in Situ, Cleaning, Sorting, Labeling, Documenting and Storing Ceramic Artifacts; Guided Tours Tour of the city of Plovdiv (the ancient city of Philippopolis) including the Archaeological Museum, Old Town Quarter and major Roman monuments; The Roman fortress “Trajan’s Gate” - the military outpost on the edge of Thrace. NB! Please note that agenda for the second two-week session (9 -23 of September) is going to be the same as the agenda for the second two weeks of the four-week session! The three-week session provides a minimum of 120 hours of fieldwork and training, workshops, lectures and guided tours incorporating all those of the two-week session in addition to the following: Additional and more comprehensive field work training and practices; Lectures: Roman numismatics in Thrace (I - VI CE); History and Archaeology of Diocletianopolis; Workshops: Roman & Late Roman Pottery Conservation (3- day course); Guided tours to: Tour of the Roman city and ancient spa complex of Diocletianopolis; The Late antique fortress "Peristera", near the town of Peshtera. The four-week session provides a minimum of 180 hours of fieldwork and training, workshops, lectures and guided tours incorporating all those of the three week session in addition to the following: Additional and more comprehensive field work training and practices; Lectures: History and Archaeology of the Roman city of Serdica (the modern Bulgarian capital - Sofia); Workshop: Conservation of Metal Artifacts (3-day course) Guided tours to: the Roman city of Serdica (the modern city of Sofia); [-]

Summer Expedition to Communist Monuments of Bulgaria

Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2017 Bulgaria Sofia

The end of Second World War (1939-1945) marks a turning point in the history of East Europe. The Iron curtain and the Cold War divides Europe in two parts. The new socialist, pro-Soviet regimes to the East put the region in isolation from political and economic consensus of Western Europe – the so called Eastern Bloc is created. [+]

The end of Second World War (1939-1945) marks a turning point in the history of East Europe. The Iron curtain and the Cold War divides Europe in two parts. The new socialist, pro-Soviet regimes to the East put the region in isolation from political and economic consensus of Western Europe – the so called Eastern Bloc is created. The ideology of communism is imposed in all spheres of public life and it lasts almost half a century. As in all any other eras, culture and art are a mirror of social processes and for 45 years in East Europe they remain highly subordinate to the communist ideology and controlled by the ruling Communist parties. Today the most visible and intriguing evidences of this period are the giant monuments and monumental complexes built to last along with the Communist states. After the collapse of the socialist regimes in East Europe many of these monuments lost their meaning but still deserve attention for their monumental aesthetics and artistic value. Being abandoned and left with no or poor maintenance they slightly crumble down and disappear from the public memory while the ongoing debate about their destiny in East European countries has not finished yet. During the Cold War Bulgarian art culture exists on the curious border of overlapping multiple centres. Between East and West, local and global, Bulgarian art and architecture create their most successful projects in the period as domestic interpretations of the global trends at the time. As a result one can witness peculiar reflections of Socialist Realism followed by the late Modernism. The monumental memorials are no exception to these tendencies. They are to commemorate iconic figures and important dates and events in the national and Communist party's history. The mass construction of large-scale monuments in the country starts right after the Communist coup d'etat in September, 1944 and follow the historic anniversaries in the next decades. The peak is the nationwide celebration of the 1300 anniversary of the founding of the Bulgarian state in 1981, seen by some historians as an effort to intertwine the history of the Communist party with that of the Bulgarian nation. Probably most iconic symbol of this celebration is the Memorial House of the Bulgarian Communist Party on the peak of Buzludzha. The sudden change in the political system from socialism to democracy after the 1989 places these material traces of the past period in an ideological vacuum - they are deprived of their ideological charge and of the official public admiration. Nowadays they have become interesting and valuable double documents of two successive epochs in the history of Europe and Bulgaria in particular. That is why there is a growing interest towards these sites from a wide range of specialists: sociologists, culturologists, art historians, architects, etc. as well as artists and travelers from around the world. The topic is getting more and more attractive and popular for student researches, graduate theses and doctoral dissertations in foremost colleges and universities. Project type: Field school & series of field trips for acquaintance with cultural heritage of the Socialist (Communist) period in Bulgaria with focus on monumental art and architecture. Suitable for adults (18 +) interested in arts, history, art history, architecture, cultural anthropology of East Bloc between 1945 and 1990 as well as photography (documentary, artistic and architectural). Participants' profiles can vary from students and professionals to connoisseurs. Site/s: eight to ten monuments and monumental complexes located in Bulgaria, from the capital Sofia in the West to the Black Sea Coast to the East. The travel arrangements to these sites will be organized by the Balkan Heritage Field School. Period in the Project's Focus: The socialist period in Bulgaria (1945-1989) Project venues: Sofia, Buzludzha, Stara Zagora, Shumen, Varna BHF partners in this project: New Bulgarian University Major field school topics/activities: A comprehensive introduction to the Communist-era history, art and architecture in Bulgaria and the role of photography and propaganda. Field trips to and photo-sessions at significant and impressive Bulgarian sites from the period located in spectacular urban and natural environment, behind-the-scene visits and meeting with artists and historians all the way from the capital Sofia to the Black Sea Coast. Directors: Emilia Kaleva, architect; Nikola Mihov, photographer Dates: 17 June to 1 July, 2017 Application Deadline: Until the places are filled or 10 May, 2017 Minimum length of stay: Two weeks Minimum age: 18 Number of field school places available: 12 Project language: English Experience required: None. Special requirements: The project is not recommended for individuals with special illnesses that might be exacerbated during the outdoor activities. Participants should bring clothes and cosmetics suitable for warm and sunny weather but should also prepare for rainy, windy and chilly days. They are also expected to prepare for the field school by reading as many recommended readings as possible before the beginning of the project. Bringing a personal laptop (with mouse and an USB flash drive) and a personal camera is recommended but not mandatory (DSLR, compact, a smart phone with recent generation photo camera). All participants will be asked to release the copyright on all graphic materials they create/ work on during the expedition (maps, drawings, photographic images etc.) to the Balkan Heritage Foundation for non-commercial use. Note, citizens of EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand don't need entry visa for Bulgaria! Citizens of countries not mentioned above should check in advance, whether they will need entry visa for the country! The Field School This field school provides a unique glimpse into the history and art of the Communist Bulgaria. It aims to open the door towards the heritage from the socialist period in Bulgaria and the Balkans before international audience and contribute to the balanced evaluation in the ongoing public debate around its preservation or demolishing all over Eastern Europe. It is not to support any political ideology but to support the objective valorization of Communist-era monuments regarding both the historical context and contemporary values. The provocative project title: Archaeology of Communism considers the current condition of the monuments in focus - deteriorating and disappearing many of them look rather like archaeological than like historical sites. The field school will take place for the first time in 2017. It is envisioned as the initial phase of a long-term project around the former socialist countries in the Balkans. It will be led by: 1. Emilia Kaleva, architect. She deals with cultural heritage preservation and re-integration of communist-era architectural sites. In 2006 she completed a research projects on the architecture and art of the largest Bulgarian Communist-era monument on the peak of Buzludzha; and 2. Nikola Mihov, freelance, award-winning photographer whose work combines artistic approach with archive research. His first photo-book "Forget Your Past - monumental monuments of Communism" (2012) became a reference on the field school topic. The book was selected among the best photobooks of the year by The British Journal of Photography and nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography prize (2014) – one of the most prestigious prizes in the world of photography. He is is co-founder of the virtual museum of the socialist era graphic design in Bulgaria. Both of them play significant role in growth of public interest towards the Communist-era heritage and the related debate about its evaluation and preservation among academic and artistic circles. The Archaeology of Communism - Expedition to Communist Monuments of Bulgaria Field School Project includes the following modules: 1.Lectures and talks (introductory and specialized) on cultural and historical context of socialism in Southeast Europe; art, propaganda,architecture and monuments of socialist Bulgaria, etc. 2. Screenings of thematically related documentaries that will be combined, when possible, with meetings with their authors. Lectures and screenings in Sofia will be held at iconic venues of Sofia cultural scene. 3. Study visits to sites/ monuments (in Sofia and the country) combined with specialized lectures on the spot about their history, context and artistic value. 4. Photo-documentation sessions under professional supervision of Nikola Mihov for student interested in documentary photography. It is an opportunity for all to learn and apply methods of documentary, artistic and architectural photography when "meetings" the monuments. All participants will receive: The photo album FORGET YOUR PAST by N. Mihov; Balkan Heritage Field School Certificate specifying the fieldwork hours, educational modules, and sites visited; T-shirt. The Program Topics of presentations and study-visits during the field school: Introduction to the Historical and Political Context of Communist-era Bulgaria; Introduction to the Cultural and Artistic context of Communist-era Bulgaria; The Communist-era Monuments as Part of the Visual Propaganda of the Time; Introduction to Bulgarian Communist-era Architecture; Themes and Approaches in Monumental Architectural Complexes in Bulgaria between 1945 and 1989 Тhematic Lectures on the Spot. History and Specifics of: The Monument of the Soviet Army, Sofia, 1954 The National Palace of Culture Complex and Monument “1300 Years Bulgaria”, Sofia, 1981 The Monument “Banner of Peace”, Sofia, 1979 The Monument on the Peak of Buzludzha, 1981 The Monument “Defenders of Stara Zagora”, Stara Zagora, 1977 The Monument “1300 Years Bulgarian State”, Shumen, 1981 The Park-monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship, Varna, 1978 [-]

Summer Underwater Archaeology in the Black Sea

Campus Full time 1 month May 2017 Bulgaria Sofia

The main goal of our project is to provide education and training in underwater archaeology through participation in ongoing research projects. The first of these will focus on shipbuilding in the Ottoman Era and seafaring in the area of the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean. Our research aims to fill in the gaps in our scientific knowledge in this field. [+]

The main goal of our project is to provide education and training in underwater archaeology through participation in ongoing research projects. The first of these will focus on shipbuilding in the Ottoman Era and seafaring in the area of the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean. Our research aims to fill in the gaps in our scientific knowledge in this field. The main tools of the research will be excavation as well as the accurate recording of an actual shipwreck. There is a high number of Ottoman shipwrecks discovered along the Western coast of the Black Sea but only one of them has been excavated so far. The research will cover several important scientific areas such as: technology and tradition of Ottoman shipbuilding, shipbuilding centers, trading routes etc. Our second research project is aimed at the study of terrestrial and marine interactions of humans living in the region in prehistory. Its goals will be achieved through a variety of instruments, including a geophysical survey, mapping and 3D reconstruction of submerged ancient landscapes; in prehistory the entire seafloor of the Black Sea was dry land that was submerged during the Holocene. More than twenty submerged prehistoric settlements have been identified in Bulgarian waters until this day; some are associated with the highly complex Varna Copper Age culture. The main focus of this line of research will be the ancient coastal landscapes and the changes that took place there; an attempt at their reconstruction will be made. Our goal is to broaden the knowledge of our participants, to refine their skills and thus to propel them further in their career in Maritime Archaeology. The field school is suitable for beginners in the field and will introduce students to a range of underwater archaeological techniques for research, recording, conservation, monitoring etc.; among them are: shipwreck excavation, underwater photography, photogrammetry and 3D modeling, scale drawing, diving field surveys, marine geophysics and remote sensing. All participants will receive Balkan Heritage Field School Certificate specifying the topics and the hours of the field school activities (fieldwork, lectures, workshops, educational trips, etc.). The Venue and Sites The base of the field school is located in the coastal town of Kiten on the Southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The town is recognized as a key location for archaeological projects in the Black Sea. The shipwreck chosen for our field work lies in the bay south of Kiten, at a depth of 8 – 9 meters. The bay is rich in archaeological finds and so far at least seven other shipwrecks have been discovered. Of those one has been excavated and recorded, and the others have not been studied up to the present moment. Another archaeological site of interest in the area is the submerged settlement from the early Bronze Age (late 4th – early 3rd millennium BCE); it has been partially excavated but a large portion still remains untouched. Several stone and iron anchors and lead stocks from wooden anchors, as well as pottery fragments from different periods have been found in the sea around Kiten. As a result of the abundance of important discoveries and found artefacts a Museum of Bulgarian Underwater Archaeology was founded in the town of Kiten. The dynamic archaeological landscape of the Bay of Kiten makes it an ideal location for the exploration of multiple aspects of nautical archaeology, human adaptations to changes in the environment, site formation processes etc. As such it can also serve as the perfect education base for the teaching and training of archaeology students. Project type: Field school & underwater excavations & marine geophysical survey About the project: The field school provides education and training in underwater archaeology through participation in three parallel ongoing research projects: excavation of a post-medieval (probably Ottoman period) shipwreck in the South Bay of Kiten; geophysical survey of the submerged prehistoric landscapes along the Southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. field survey, monitoring and mapping of archaeological sites in the South Bay of Kiten; The field school is suitable for beginners in the field and will introduce students to a range of underwater archaeological techniques for research, recording, conservation, monitoring etc. Participants in the field school receive training in shipwreck excavation, underwater photography, photogrammetry and 3D modeling, scale drawing, diving field surveys, marine geophysics and remote sensing. Project venue: Participants and staff stay in family hotel located in the resort town of Kiten, Southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Accommodation is in in rooms with two to three beds, with air conditioning, wi-fi, bathroom with WC, etc. Partners in this project: The field school is organized by the Balkan Heritage Foundation (BHF) in colaboration with National Center for Underwater Archaeology (CUA), Bulgaria and Institute for Field Research, USA Academic credits available: Students who study in Europe can receive up to 9 ECTS credits through New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria. Students who study outside Europe can obtain 8 semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter units) through IFR’s academic partner the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Extension. Field school coordinator: Dr. Nayden Prahov, archaeologist at the National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Balkan Heritage Foundation Program Director Dates: 25 May - 22 June, 2017 Number of field school places available: Maximum 8 Application deadline: until the places are filled or latest 1st of May, 2017 Project language: English Minimum age: 18 Requirements: Applicants should have at least SCUBA Open Water Certificate issued by any world-wide recognized training organization; Participants should have up-to-date DAN insurance. Participants should provide evidence (log book) for at least four dives within a year before the field school. In case they don’t have they should do at least two to four extra dives in Bulgaria before the field school beginning with the partnering diving center Marina on their own expenses.Participants should provide their own diving equipment (diving suit (5 mm wet suit recommended), BCD, regulator, mask, fins, snorkel, knife, booties, etc.). If the participants don’t bring their own diving gear they could rent such from the partnering diving center at a price up to 15 euros per day (depending on the items rented). Participants should provide their own diving equipment: diving suit (5 mm wet suit recommended), BCD, regulator, mask, fins, snorkel, knife, booties, etc.). If the participants don’t bring their own diving gear they could rent such from the partnering diving center at a price up to 15 euros (approx. 15 USD) per day (depending on the items rented). Аir tanks and diving weights will be available at the site. All participants are expected to prepare for the field school by reading the required readings listed below on that page. Rеadings can be provided by the project staff upon request. Participants should bring clothes and cosmetics suitable for warm and sunny weather, but should also prepare for rainy, windy and chilly days. Special considerations: The project is not recommended for individuals with solar allergies or other special illnesses that might be exacerbated during the intensive outdoor activities. The average May-June temperatures in the area are 25-30⁰ C (77 - 86 ℉ ) or higher. The average water temperature in the area in late May - June is 17-23 ⁰ C (62 - 73 ℉). The depth in the Southern Bay of Kiten, where the excavations and diving survey will take place, is 8 - 15 m (26 - 49 ft). The Program The field school provides a minimum of 95 hours of fieldwork and training (minimum 15 dives), workshops, lectures and guided tours as follows: Field Work Practicing basic excavation techniques; Creating of field graphic documentation - ground plans, cross-sections; Underwater photography; Marine geophysical survey; Archaeological dive survey; Manipulation with ROV. Workshops Archaeological Documentation of Pottery (drawing, graphic reconstruction, photographing, description, etc.). Lectures Archaeological Heritage of the Western Black Sea Coast. Bulgarian Underwater Archaeology. Underwater Photogrammetry and Photography. Introduction to Nautical Archaeology. Basic Ship Architecture. Shipbuilding and Seafaring along the Western Black Sea Coast in 18 – 19 Century. Underwater Geophysics and Remote Sensing. Conservation of Artifacts from Marine Environment. Guided Tours Visiting the Archaeological Museum and the Old Quarter of Nesebar; Visiting the Archaeological Museum and the Old Quarter of Sozopol. [-]

Videos

BHFS STUDENT TESTIMONIALS: Workshop for Conservation of Ancient Greek Pottery, 2016

BHFS STUDENT TESTIMONIALS: Workshop for Conservation of Ancient Greek Pottery, 2016

BHFS STUDENT TESTIMONIALS: Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project, 2016

BHFS STUDENT TESTIMONIALS: Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches, 2016

Contact

Balkan Heritage Foundation & Field School

Address ulitsa "Tulovo" 7
Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
Website http://www.bhfieldschool.org/
Phone +359 87 772 5052