Field School Programs in Archaeology and​ ​Historic Preservation

  • 2020 Season Postponed For 2021

    2020 Season Postponed For 2021

    In the interest of the health and safety of our participants, colleagues and staff, the Balkan Heritage Field School Board has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 season.

  • MA Program in Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

    MA Program in Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology

    In partnership with the Balkan Heritage Foundation, New Bulgarian University will now offer an MA program in Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology. The program is a new path for graduate students to more deeply explore the history and culture of the Balkans and includes the possibility of a continued PhD degree.

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

    The Balkan Heritage Field School received '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.

  • ​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 & 116 field school projects conducted
  • Almost 2000 students from over 60 countries attended BHFS
  • Field schools take place in Bulgaria, Greece, R. of North 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

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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, LGBTQ+ and seniors friendly
  • Comfortable lodging & flexible menu for various dietary needs

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Barbara Remedios

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