Field School Programs in Archaeology and​ ​Historic Preservation

  • 2019 Applications Now Open!

    2019 Applications Now Open!

    Learn, travel, discover the past and support the cultural heritage with the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) programs in ARCHAEOLOGY and HISTORIC PRESERVATION / HERITAGE CONSERVATION while making an unforgettable journey to the most ancient civilizations of the Old world. Choose from different programs in 4 European countries.

  • The Balkan Heritage Field School receives 'Special Mention' at Europa Nostra Awards

    The Balkan Heritage Field School receives 'Special Mention' at Europa Nostra Awards

    The 2018 Europa Nostra Awards Jury awarded 'Special Mention' to the Balkan Heritage Field School for its extensive contribution to education in archaeology and conservation through multinational collaboration.

  • Balkan Heritage Field School celebrates 10 YEARS

    Balkan Heritage Field School celebrates 10 YEARS

    Balkan Heritage Field School turned 10 in 2018 thanks to more than 1500 students and 200 heritage specialists from around the globe. Join us in our next decade and enjoy learning about archaeology and conservation while preserving Balkan cultural heritage. 

  • ​Archaeology is not only dirt. Live well while digging!

    ​Archaeology is not only dirt. Live well while digging!

    Make the most of your Archaeology or Conservation experience while on the Balkans! Have a look at the BHFS accommodation options and choose between cozy guest houses, hotels and even villas & SPA!   

  • Why the Balkans?

    Why the Balkans?

    Find out what makes the Balkans a unique part of Europe with more than 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – a legacy of 1,6 million year old human history and almost all ancient civilizations present at the Old Continent!

Learn, Travel, Discover and Support cultural heritage with Balkan Heritage Field School

Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) at a glance:

  • Started in 2008 & 101 field school projects conducted
  • 1750 students from over 60 countries attended BHFS
  • Field schools take place in Bulgaria, Greece, R. of Macedonia and Montenegro
  • Credit hours awarded through Connecticut College (USA), New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria) and Queen’s University (Canada)
  • International pool of instructors & Instruction in English
  • Excursions to historical and archaeological sites including UNESCO world heritage sites

Read more about BHFS

BHFS archaeological digs & archaeological field schools at:

  • Prehistoric tell and one of Europe’s first proto urban centers in the Final Neolithic/ Chalcolitic - 5th mill. BCE
  • Sacred area of an Ancient Greek & Byzantine city on the Black Sea coast - 7th c. BCE - 7th c. CE
  • Ancient Greek trade-center/ emporion in Ancient Thrace - 5th- 3rd c. BCE
  • Two Roman provincial capital cities - 1st c. BCE - 6th c. CE   
  • Roman Road Station and Medieval Fort - 3rd - 12th c. CE
  • Early Christian Byzantine monastery on the Black Sea coast - 5th -6th c. CE

Find your fieldwork opportunity

Historic preservation programs in:

  • Conservation of Ancient Greek pottery & Roman pottery, glass, mosaics, mural paintings
  • Byzantine / Medieval and Post-Byzantine/ Postmedieval ecclesiastical architecture & mural paintings   
  • Historic metal & paper & textiles

Training courses in surveying & recording:   

  • Archaeological recording practices    
  • Archaeometry   
  • Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) & Computational photography & Digital illustration  
  • Geomatics: photogrammetry & GPS & total station & GIS etc.  

Find your spring & summer school program

Why choose BHFS?

  • High quality education, service and intercultural experience
  • Great variety of field school projects and packages in 4 countries
  • Participation in real ongoing research or conservation projects
  • Work in small groups
  • Fast, easy and safe application and enrollment
  • Affordable admission fees & various discounts
  • Academic credits and scholarships for university & college students
  • Internships & volunteer placements for alumni
  • Safe countries & environment
  • Comfortable lodging & flexible menu for various dietary needs

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