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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

Europe - Greece - Athens - IHC.Public Heritage Interpretation: Kerameikos *2016*

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates


Start Date 2016-06-01
End Date 2016-06-26

Multiple Sessions Na
Multiple Session information N/A
Archaeology Field School Location
Athens, Greece
Academic Credit
The suggested credit amount for this program is equivalent to one semester / term course, based on contact hours, field work, and course content.
Archaeology Field School Tuition
4500 Euros. This fee covers all course costs including. There are multiple scholarships available -- apply soon!
Archaeology Field School Room and Board
Shared rooms and one meal per day (excluding free days).
Archaeology Field School Travel
travel costs to and from the field school are extra
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs
Fee covers all course costs including: registration; tuition; program materials; shared accommodation; one meal per day (excluding free days). Airfare and optional trips on free days are not included in the program fee.

Archaeology Field School Description


*coming JUNE 2016*

How does heritage communicate? What messages does the heritage profession create about its sites, monuments and artefacts? This course critically examines approaches to interpretation and communication of the past, and explores the theory and practice of heritage communication for multiple audiences and purposes. Heritage is an active force in society and its use and adaptation is dynamic, changing and inconsistent. A key focus of the module will be a critical examination of interpretation and communication of heritage and conservation, and a consideration of the complexity of multiple values, perspectives, and voices within the construction of heritage on all levels, from the personal to the international. The module will include practical development of interpretation tools and techniques, using the Athenian site of the Kerameikos as a case study. Research Questions: Key research questions for this field project include: - What is heritage interpretation? - What are the main challenges and opportunities in interpreting the heritage of Greece for multiple audiences? - What are the hidden histories and stories of cultural heritage? Field School Objectives: - To explore definitions of interpretation - To critically examine and assess heritage interpretation approaches (applied methods) - To critically examine case studies and identify best practice - To survey Keramikos and create an interpretation strategy and plan – for the site and the museum - To study and where possible develop main interpretation tools (eg. labels, panels, guides, trails, etc) Learning Outcomes: In the course of the field school students will develop an interpretation strategy and action plan for the site of Kerameikos. They will work on developing a range of interpretation tools that could be applied – including content, images, trails, activities and required training. Where possible these will be produced (for example, designed panels, trails, guided tours, audio scripts). Students will need to base their output on clear evidence of impact and suitability, and will incorporate an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, any risks, and a clear understanding of the target audience. Where possible this will be done with the involvement of stakeholder groups, like heritage managers from the site and its museum.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type
Heritage interpretation and management; classical archaeology
Time Period
Classical period
Field School Setting/Conditions
This is an intensive on-site field school. Students should be prepared to do on-site field work in the Greek summer sun.
How is the project area accessed each day
Access to the site and field work will be by foot and or with some short public transportation
What is the daily schedule for the field school
Typically Monday through Friday, but some weekend days may be included
Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
N/A
Is there a professional certification for this field school
N/A
Directors and Instructors
Diana Walters, PhD, International museum and heritage consultant Dimitris Ioannidis, Architect and heritage manager
Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn
In the course of the field school students will develop an interpretation strategy and action plan for the site of Kerameikos. They will work on developing a range of interpretation tools that could be applied – including content, images, trails, activities and required training. Where possible these will be produced (for example, designed panels, trails, guided tours, audio scripts). Students will need to base their output on clear evidence of impact and suitability, and will incorporate an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, any risks, and a clear understanding of the target audience. Where possible this will be done with the involvement of stakeholder groups, like heritage managers from the site and its museum.
On rain days will there be lab work?
Yes
Will there be additional organized activities?
N/A
Will there be additional organized activities?
There may be some evening or weekend lectures.
Is travel restriced during free time?
Free-time travel is not restricted, though due to the intensive nature of this course free-time may be limited.

Other resources students will find useful
Program's webpage: http://www.inherity.org/programs/ihc-public/heritage-interpretation-kerameikos.html

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.inherity.org/programs/ihc-public/heritage-interpretation-kerameikos.html

Field School Contact Information



Initiative for Heritage Conservancy - IHC inherity.info@gmail.com www.inherity.org

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