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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Summer Field Schools

Roman Archaeology – Excavations at Carsulae, Italy
June 16 – July 27, 2013

We are now accepting applications from students and volunteers to
participate in our ninth season of excavations of the baths at Roman
Carsulae. Carsulae was a Roman city that developed in the late third
century BCE along the Via Flaminia, approximately 100 kilometers north of
Rome in modern Umbria. The major public buildings of Carsulae were
excavated from 1950 to 1970, but most of the ancient city still lies
undisturbed in what is now a beautiful archaeological park. The current
excavation of the public baths at Carsulae began in 2004. We plan to
dedicate the 2013 season to excavating the remainder of the areas beneath
the protective roof, and also to developing a longterm plan for the
conservation and partial restoration of the bath complex.
The field program welcomes both students and volunteers. No experience is
necessary, only an enthusiasm for archaeology and the ability to work hard
in rigorous conditions. Participants are instructed in excavation
strategies, techniques and recording, handling and conservation of
artifacts, drafting of site plans and analytical rendering.
The program cost is $850.00 per week. This includes a shared room as well
as breakfast daily, lunch and dinner five days a week. All equipment is
provided. We ask all students and volunteers to participate for a minimum
of three weeks.
Our field school has recently been given accreditation by Columbia
University. Students interested in receiving undergraduate credit for
their fieldwork should contact Ellen Stewart at the below email address
for further information. Please bear in mind that tuition and any related
fees are not included in our weekly program cost, and that a minimum
number of weeks of participation will be required.
We stay at the Albergo Duomo (three or four people to a room) in the
charming hill town of San Gemini, just three kilometers from Carsulae. All
rooms have private baths and air conditioning, and the hotel is equipped
with free wireless internet. Meals are eaten in the elegant dining room of
the hotel.
Participants work in the field Monday through Friday from 5 am to noon.
After lunch and a well-earned siesta, afternoons are spent in the lab
processing each day's finds and sometimes attending classes, expert
lectures, or working with our conservators. Weekends are open for travel
or relaxation. Group trips to nearby sites of interest are often
For further details and to apply, click here:

Inquiries may be sent to

Related Programs:: Our colleagues at the San Gemini Preservation Studies
offer a number of programs that also take place during the summer in San
Gemini. We encourage you to look at their website:

and consider taking one of their courses before or after your time spent
working with us. Of particular relevance to our project is the
Archaeological Ceramics Program, running from May 26 to June 22. This
course provides a excellent background in conservation and restoration
which may later be applied in the field and lab at Carsulae.


Sexuality Summer School – Queer Imaginaries
May 21-24, 2013, University of Manchester

This Summer School is an annual event intended for postgraduates and
researchers working in the broadly defined area of sexuality studies. The
Summer School addresses current debates within queer studies, emphasising
in particular its implication for the interdisciplinary study of culture.
It offers an opportunity for students to discuss queer debates with
researchers in the CSSC as well as international scholars brought in for
the event. Applications welcome from Doctoral and Masters' level students
from any university.
For more information about the Sexuality Summer School, including details
of previous events, see:, find
our page on Facebook:

or tweet us @SSS_Manchester. You can also find out more information by
contacting Clara Bradbury – Rance on


Athens: Heritage and Modernity June 23 – July 4, 2013

Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens
I would like to inform you about our program in Athens, Greece, this
summer. This 12 day visit of Athens will be a thoughtful exploration of
the history and preservation and conservation issues facing the city,
organized around a series of lectures and visits lead by some of the top
Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners
who have been dealing with the problem of preserving monuments and
cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city. Our deadline for
applying is April 30, 2013.
The faculty of our program includes Dr. Manolis Korres, Chief Architect on
the Acropolis Restoration Project, who will lead lectures and visits to
the Acropolis area. Please visit our website:

and syllabus to see a complete list of faculty, lectures and visits.
The program is intended for people studying, or professionally involved
in, the fields of: History, Archaeology, Architecture Art History,
Architecture, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Conservation and Historic
Preservation, but is also open for people with a general interest in
preservation. If you, or someone you know, are interested in this program
you can get further information at our website.

You may also be interested in our other field school programs this summer
in Italy, in particular our classes and workshop on the Conservation of
Archaeological Ceramics (May 26 thru June 22nd). The deadline for this
program has been extended to April 15th, 2013. Please visit our website:

for more information.

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