Flinders Field School


2015 Flinders University In-Situ Conservation Field School

28 September – 2 October 2015

Adelaide, South Australia

incoming tide

This course is an intensive introduction to materials science, deterioration processes in marine environments, pre-disturbance conservation surveys, in-situ conservation and stabilisation, recovery, initial storage, stabilisation and transportation of artefacts, and the storage and display of conserved artefacts. It is designed to provide students with a general theoretical and practical background to archaeological conservation for both marine and terrestrial environments. It should also equip archaeologists with the appropriate conservation knowledge and skills necessary for the effective management of submerged cultural heritage.


Expert Visit of Athens Heritage Program


Athens: Heritage and Modernity

Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens, Greece

  • June 28 – July 9, 2015 (check-in Saturday, June 27 – check-out Friday, July 10)

This 12 day visit of Athens is a thoughtful exploration of the history, 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 surveying, planning, and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city.


Torre d’en Galmés Summer Programs


Torre d’en Galmés Archaeology Courses and Field School

The Amics del Museu de Menorca, in Menorca, on the Balearic Islands in Spain is running its annual Torre d’en Galmés field school and archaeological courses.

The Archaeological Field School organised by Amics del Museu de Menorca continues the excavation of two domestic spaces on the archaeological site of Torre d’en Galmés. The objective of the excavation is to improve knowledge of the prehistory of the West Mediterranean. At the same time, the team helps students to learn how an excavation works, and allows students to put into practice what they have learnt in university.


  • 3 weeks: from the 6th to 25th
  • 2 weeks: from 6th to 18th, or 13th to 25th
  • 1 week: from 6th to 11th, from 13th to 18th, or from 20th to 25th


Flinders Uni Field Schools 2015


Flinders University are accepting applications for field schools that will be run in 2015.  The field schools run as short courses for those who are not enrolled in a degree at Flinders.

Upcoming field schools for 2015 include:

Advanced Archaeology Field School

13-17 April 2015.  Held at Sturt’s Gorge, Adelaide.

The excavation of a nineteenth century ruin located beside Magpie Creek.



Athens Program Courses 2015


The Athens Program, from the International Institute for Restoration & Preservation Studies, has 2 programs for this summer of interest to archaeologists, historians and classicists:

  1. Athens: Heritage and Modernity
  2. Analysis and Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics in Italy

Athens: Heritage and Modernity

Exploration of the coexistence between historic and modern Athens, Greece, June 28 – July 9, 2015 (check-in Saturday, June 27 – check-out Friday, July 10).


Italy Preservation Field School


San Gemini Preservation Studies Field School 2015

San Gemini Preservation Studies is a summer field school that organizes lectures, research, fieldwork, workshops and fieldtrips in the disciplines of historic preservation, restoration and conservation. It is located in Central Italy in the city of San Gemini.

These programs focus on the study of architectural survey and restoration, traditional methods of painting, conservation of archaeological ceramics, and the restoration of books and works of art on paper. The field projects involve the survey and restoration of medieval buildings, the archaeological excavation in the ancient Roman city of Carsulae, as well as work on local archival material.

The program is a collaboration between scholars from various universities and local preservation groups, fostering a multidisciplinary approach to historic preservation. All academic activities are held in English.

Applications for the summer 2015 field school are now open. The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 16th year, is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offering students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy.


Çatalhӧyük Artefact Recording Volunteer Opportunity


Jana Rogash of Flinders University, and team, are looking for motivated volunteers to help with artefact recording in the 2015 season at Çatalhӧyük (Turkey) in July/August 2015. The possibilities are to work in either ground stone; pottery; or animal bone recording.

Their team is one of the many teams working at the early farming village of Çatalhӧyük (https://www.catalhoyuk.com). After 8 years of excavation, they are now in their study phase. They have large amounts of material to get through and need your help!

You would be working in a lab on site under the supervision of specialists in the relevant research fields and learning various recording techniques. Previous knowledge is great, but not a necessity. You would be working directly with one of Jana’s team colleagues, early career researchers that are fun to work with, very experienced in their materials, and use state of the art recording techniques. The assemblages are large (3t of pottery!), well preserved and therefore rewarding to work with. You would have to commit to a minimum of 3 weeks of lab work, but can stay longer if your schedule (and ours) permits.


Maritime Archaeology Field School Phillip Island, Feb 2015


Maritime Archaeology Field School Phillip Island – Victoria

1st-15th February 2015, The Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School will run as a two week intensive course from the 1st to the 15th of February, 2015. The Maritime Archaeology Field School (ARCH3309/8152) provides students with an introduction to the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography, recording, excavation and conservation.  Some lectures and videos will be provided on the various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists. The Field School will include practical exercises, field work and associated lecture/seminars.

The Maritime Archaeology Field School was held on Phillip Island, Victoria in 2012 and 2014. Both times, the topic was run in cooperation with Heritage Victoria. Phillip Island is located about 140km kilometres south/southeast of Melbourne and forms a natural barrier for the waters of Western Port. The 2012 and 2014 Flinders University maritime archaeology field schools included a shipwreck survey of McHaffie Reef plus a study of a land-based shipwreck Speke (1891–1906) and maritime infrastructure around the island.


Gabbie Kylie Field School Program – Western Australia’s South Coast


The Gabbie Kylie Foundation runs an field school internship program offering the opportunity to experience the cultural heritage, seascapes, outback, and wildlife of Western Australia’s south coast.

The program provides practical field training, cultural activities, and workshops, centered on:

  • Traditional Culture and Life Styles
  • ‚‚Indigenous and Maritime Archaeology Methods and Fieldwork
  • ‚‚Human-Environment Interactions over the last 10,000 years
  • ‚‚Methods of archaeological survey, mapping, recording, and excavation
  • Wildlife surveys and threatened species monitoring
  • Practical experience in heritage conservation and rehabilitation
  • ‚‚Bush survival, hiking and navigation