Summer course in Archaeology in Italy

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Summer courses provide a convenient way to earn credit between the spring and fall semesters. This can be especially advantageous for students needing to retake a course. Students considering early graduation can also benefit for summer courses.

The study of artifacts and buildings of past civilizations to understand their culture and history is known as archaeology. Items examined can include religious relics, physical remains, artwork and tools. Students typically choose a focus such as a time period, a geographic area or a type of society.

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

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Summer School PRAEDIA. Pompeii Residential Architecture - Environmental, Digital, Interdisciplinary Archive

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Pisa

The goal of the summer school is to provide the participants with a broad overview of current strategies for the study of Roman housing, gardens and urban landscapes. Fundamental questions are: Which methods for the collection of data contribute to the scientific reconstruction of built environments? Which technologies for the visualization of data allow retrieving the sensory dimension of urban landscapes? How can archaeological data be accessible to the specialists of other disciplines involved in the research, conservation, and management of built heritage? Which tools are expedient to the sharing of data with a view to sustainable preservation? Pompeii provides an ideal case in point, thanks to the unparalleled availability of contextual archaeological data, as well as the centuries-long history of exploration, research, and restorations. [+]

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The goal of the summer school is to provide the participants with a broad overview of current strategies for the study of Roman housing, gardens and urban landscapes. Fundamental questions are: Which methods for the collection of data contribute to the scientific reconstruction of built environments? Which technologies for the visualization of data allow retrieving the sensory dimension of urban landscapes? How can archaeological data be accessible to the specialists of other disciplines involved in the research, conservation, and management of built heritage? Which tools are expedient to the sharing of data with a view to sustainable preservation? Pompeii provides an ideal case in point, thanks to the unparalleled availability of contextual archaeological data, as well as the centuries-long history of exploration, research, and restorations. In particular, the Summer School focuses on one specific case study: the architectural complex known as Praedia of Iulia Felix at Pompeii. Work on site includes a survey of the extant structures, archival research, and possibly limited excavations in the garden area. Activities include: (1) classes on Roman art and architecture, current methods for archaeological research, the study of artefacts and archaeological materials, the history of the discipline, history of restoration, the collection, visualisation and interrogation of archaeological data in immersive virtual environments; (2) archaeological fieldwork in the Praedia of Iulia Felix; (3) guided tours of neighbouring sites and museums such as Herculaneum, Stabiae, Oplontis, Naples (National Archaeological Museum), Paestum.... [-]


Summer School Diagnosis in Heritage Science: 2. Focus on organic materials in archaeology

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Campus Full time 5 days September 2019 Italy Pisa

The Summer School includes a program of multi-disciplinary studies within one week. The School will be held at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pisa and is designed to train graduate students (Master’s degree), in particular, PhD students, with interests in Heritage Science. The Summer school aims at providing students from different educational backgrounds (graduates in the fields of technical-scientific and humanistic) the specific skills to start and develop projects for proper diagnosis and conservative management of Cultural Heritage. [+]

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The Summer School includes a program of multi-disciplinary studies within one week. The School will be held at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Pisa and is designed to train graduate students (Master’s degree), in particular, PhD students, with interests in Heritage Science. The Summer school aims at providing students from different educational backgrounds (graduates in the fields of technical-scientific and humanistic) the specific skills to start and develop projects for proper diagnosis and conservative management of Cultural Heritage. The school provides lessons to transmit knowledge for the characterization of materials, for the techniques suitable for their characterization, for the assessment of their state of alteration. Special attention will be paid to the study of products and technologies to be used in conservation. Each year the School will be dedicated to a different topic within Heritage Science. In 2019, the school will be focused on the study of organic materials in archaeology.... [-]


Summer School Vada Volaterrana Archaeological Field School

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2019 Italy Pisa

Stratigraphic excavations of the Roman buildings located in the harbour quarter of Vada Volaterrana; Classification of the buildings and finds, Non-destructive diagnostic techniques applied to the archaeological research (in particular the georadar surveys conducted by Dr. A. Ribolini Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, UNIPI),Digital management of the documentation [+]

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Stratigraphic excavations of the Roman buildings located in the harbour quarter of Vada Volaterrana; Classification of the buildings and finds, Non-destructive diagnostic techniques applied to the archaeological research (in particular the georadar surveys conducted by Dr. A. Ribolini Dipartimento Scienze della Terra, UNIPI),Digital management of the documentation

Aim

Teaching methodology of Archaeological research in Roman towns and landscapes

Who can apply

Students from European and extra European Universities

Language

English

Program Intensity

Full time

Admission Requirements

Knowledge of ancient History and Cultures

ECTS

6

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Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2019 Italy Pisa

The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology is an academic program aimed at attaining students in anthropological and paleopathological laboratory methods. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field. [+]

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The Summer School in Osteoarchaeology and Paleopathology is an academic program aimed at attaining students in anthropological and paleopathological laboratory methods. It is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a bioarchaeological investigation by working side-by-side with leading researchers in the field. The lab-activities and lectures will be carried out at the Laboratory of Paleopathology (within the Medical School of Pisa). The Summer School will take place over the course of 3 weeks, in order to provide students with the basic knowledge of skeletal anatomy, physical anthropology, and paleopathology necessary to approach osteological analyses. The skeletal materials under examination includes samples from Tuscan excavations dating back to the medieval ages. The activities will be completed under the supervision of an experienced staff of the Division of Paleopathology, with the supervision of Professor Gino Fornaciari.... [-]


Summer School Field School Pozzeveri in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 Italy Pisa

The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri (Lucca, Italy) is an academic program aimed at training students in the archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods. Excavations will take place at the church of “San Pietro a Pozzeveri” in the municipality of Altopascio. Badia Pozzeveri is located approximately 10 miles east of the city of Lucca, capital of the Tuscan province of the same name. San Pietro’s church was once part of a Camaldolese monastery, which was founded in the 11th century on the shores of Lake Bientina. [+]

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The Field School in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri (Lucca, Italy) is an academic program aimed at training students in the archaeological and bioarchaeological field and laboratory methods. Excavations will take place at the church of “San Pietro a Pozzeveri” in the municipality of Altopascio. Badia Pozzeveri is located approximately 10 miles east of the city of Lucca, capital of the Tuscan province of the same name. San Pietro’s church was once part of a Camaldolese monastery, which was founded in the 11th century on the shores of Lake Bientina. The medieval lake, now entirely dried up, extended between Lucca and the Arno River. The monastery flourished during the 12-13th centuries thanks to its location along the Via Francigena, a major trade and pilgrimage route, which connected France and Northern Europe with Rome throughout the entire Middle Ages. The monastery’s decline started in the 14th century and eventually led to its dissolution in the 15th century. San Pietro’s church remained as the village’s center of worship and is still in use.... [-]


Summer School of Archaeology in Abruzzo

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2019 Italy Pisa

The Summer School of Archaeology in Abruzzo is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa in collaboration with the superintendence of Archaeological heritage of Abruzzo. Students will receive intensive cross-disciplinary training, with lectures, laboratories, two different excavations activities. To complete the program we planned a weekend visit to the archaeological site. With our school, students will develop the basic framework of knowledge and skills for their future professional work in archaeology. [+]

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The Summer School of Archaeology in Abruzzo is an academic program offered by the University of Pisa in collaboration with the superintendence of Archaeological heritage of Abruzzo. Students will receive intensive cross-disciplinary training, with lectures, laboratories, two different excavations activities. To complete the program we planned a weekend visit to the archaeological site. With our school, students will develop the basic framework of knowledge and skills for their future professional work in archaeology.

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With our school, students will develop the basic framework of knowledge and skills for their future professional work in archaeology.... [-]