Field School Programs in Archaeology and​ ​Historic Preservation





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

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

    In 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.

  • BHF - IFR Partnership Program

    BHF - IFR Partnership Program

    Explore the opportunities to get a scholarship and earn up to 8 US semester credit units (equivalent to 12 quarter units) awarded through Connecticut College, USA attending the Balkan Heritage Field School thanks to the partnership with the Institute for Field Research, USA


  • 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 is now offering an MA program in Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology. The program is a new path for graduate students to explore in depth the history and culture of the Balkans and includes the possibility of a continued PhD degree.

  • BEMA Online Seminars

    BEMA Online Seminars

    Our platform for lectures in archaeology, anthropology, heritage conservation and management centered on the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. Since 2021 we have been offering both local and international scholars an opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise with the global audience.


  • 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 & 125 field school projects conducted
  • Over 2000 students from approx. 70 countries attended the BHFS
  • Field schools in 2024 take place in Bulgaria, Greece and North Macedonia.
  • 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/ Chalcolithic - 5th millenium BCE
  • Submerged areas of an ancient city on the Black Sea coast - 1st millenium BCE - 1st millenium CE  
  • Cemetery of an Ancient Greek city on the Black Sea coast - 5th century - 3rd century BCE   
  • Ancient Greek-Thracian trade-center/ emporion  - 5th century - 3rd century BCE
  • A Roman provincial capital city - 1st century BCE - 6th century CE   

Find your fieldwork opportunity

Historic preservation programs in:

  • Conservation of Ancient Greek pottery & Roman pottery, glass, mosaics
  • 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 5 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   
  • Opportunities to collaborate with us beyond the field school

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