Republic of North Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria

CONSERVATION OF ANCIENT POTTERY PACK

Period: Greek and Roman Antiquity
Code: CAP. PACK 19
Session 1: 1 June - 6 July, 2019
Session 2: 1 June - 21 June, 2019
Session 3: 22 June - 6 July, 2019
Academic credits available: up to 18
Admission fee starting from: 2250 EUR (approx. 2550 USD)

The Project and Course


General Information

Description: The project packages are combination of two or three Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects focused on conservation, restoration, documentation and analyzes of Ancient Greek and Roman pottery. It provides to both students and people interested in conservation and archaeology comprehensive learning, lab and intercultural experience for four to six weeks while working at two or three labs in two or three countries. Additionally, the program has amazing travel opportunities including tours of archaeological sites and historic towns in Republic of North Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria.

Package type: Field school & pottery conservation. Suitable for both beginner and advanced students as well as those interested in Ancient Greek and Roman archaeology. Individual program and task assignments are available to advanced students.

Artifacts & monuments in the project's focus: Ancient Greek pottery from the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica, Bulgaria and Karaburnaki in Greece and Late Roman pottery and glass from the Roman city of Stobi in Republic of North Macedonia.

Periods in the project's focus: Classical Greek and Hellenistic (5th century BCE - 3rd century BCE) and Roman and Late Roman (2nd century - 6th century CE)

Projects' partners: Balkan Heritage Foundation, Museum of Archaeology - Sozopol, Bulgaria, NationaI Institution Stobi, Republic of North Macedonia, "Athena" Research & Innovation Center in Information, Communication & Knowledge Technologies/ Xanthi Division, Greece, New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria.   

Venues of the projects in the Pack: Stobi, R. of North, Macedonia, Xanthi, Greece and Sozopol, Bulgaria   

Minimum age: 18 (16, if the participant is accompanied by an adult family member)   

Minimum length of stay: four weeks

Pack sessions available:   

Session 1: 1 June - 6 July, 2019   

Session 2: 1 June - 22 June, 2019   

Session 3: 14 June - 6 July, 2019

Application deadline: Until the places are filled, or latest 1 May 2019

Number of field school places available: 8

Project language: English

Experience required: No

Special requirements: Good physical condition and command of manual operations. All participants should bring clothes and toiletries suitable for hot and sunny weather, although the weather might be sometimes chilly and rainy.    

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with at least 20 GB free disk space and a mouse. Operating system recommended: Windows XP or newer, Mac OSX or newer.    

All participants are expected to prepare for the workshop by reading at least the BHFS handbook ( the BHFS e-handbook will be sent by e-mail to all registered students before the beginning of the project ) and other recommended readings.   

Participants will use the tools and equipment available at the labs and are not expected to bring any additional equipment.


The Project Package

The CONSERVATION PACK combines the following Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects:

Please visit the project web pages above for all the details concerning each site, excavation and field school project as well as each field school's program, recommended readings, travel & accommodation information and other practicalities!

Our admission officer is ready to answer all your questions concerning the CONSERVATION OF ANCIENT POTTERY PACK!  BHFS can provide alumni contacts for further feedback about the field school projects in the package.

The Pack Details

 

Conservation of Ancient Pottery Pack 1 (CAP. PACK 1)

Content and Dates:

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION OF ROMAN POTTERY - Two-week session (1-14 June)   

WORKSHOP FOR ARCHAEOMETRY AND 3D DOCUMENTATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY (14-22 June)

WORKSHOP FOR CONSERVATION OF ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY - Two-week session (22 June - 6 July)

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 3350 EUR* (approx. 3790 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

Number of credit hours available: up to 18

Conservation of Ancient Pottery Pack 2 (CAP. PACK 2)

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 2250 EUR* (approx. 2550 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

Number of credit hours available: up to 12

Conservation of Ancient Pottery Pack 3 (CAP. PACK 3)

Fees and Credits:

Admission fee: 2250 EUR* (approx. 2550 USD. Check current exchange rates!).

Number of credit hours available: up to 12


Travel & Accommodation   


Travel

Venues of the projects in the Pack:

  1. Archaeological site of Stobi, Republic of North MacedoniaThe Hellenistic, Roman and Late Roman city was a significant urban center in Antiquity and capital of the Roman province Macedonia Secunda in the Late Antiquity. Stobi was included in the 2012 World Monuments Watch list among the monuments with universal significance - Read more here.   
  2. Xanthi in Northern Greece.    
  3. Summer resort town of Sozopol (Ancient Apollonia Pontica) on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.

The nearest air terminal:

  1. To Stobi: Skopje, North Macedonia (80 km/50 mi), Thessaloniki, Greece (160 km/100 mi) and Sofia (Bulgaria, 300 km/186 mi). If participants arrive at the first two airports, a transfer to Stobi can be arranged by request. Individual or group transfers' price may vary depending on both distance and number of passengers from 30 to 110 EUR.   
  2. To Xanthi: Kavala International Airport (KVA) "Alexander the Great", located 40 km from Xanthi. In order to access Xanthi from Kavala Airport, participants should either get one of the taxis situated outside the airport (price varies between 60 – 70 Euros) or rent a car from the airport.
  3. To Sozopol: Burgas (40 km/ 24 mi), Varna (150 km / 93 mi), Sofia (400 km / 250 mi.)  Transfers can be arranged by request. Individual or group transfers' price may vary depending on both - destination and number of passengers from 30 to 210 EUR

How to get there:   

Stobi is located in the center of the Republic of North Macedonia. It can be easily accessed by: 1.  bus or car on the highway E-75 (from Athens, Greece to Belgrade, Serbia and Central Europe across North Macedonia) - the highway exit STOBI is just in front of the site's entrance; 2. catching a bus/train from Skopje (North Macedonia), Thessaloniki (Greece) - the stop is at Gradsko (5 km. away from Stobi), from there participants/visitors could get a taxi to Stobi or request a free pick-up available from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm on the arrival day (please ask for details); 3. from neighboring towns of Negotino (15 km) and Kavadartsi (20 km) participants could get on a bus to Gradsko or on a taxi directly to Stobi.   

The closest airport to Xanthi is the Kavala International Airport (KVA) "Alexander the Great", located 40 km from Xanthi. Normally tourists arrive in Xanthi by car (via the Egnatia motorway) or by bus (via KTEL Xanthi http://www.ktelxanthis.gr/). In order to access Xanthi from Kavala Airport, participants should either get one of the taxis situated outside the airport (price varies between 60 – 70 Euros) or rent a car from the airport.

   

Travel between the field school projects in the Pack: Stobi - Xanthi - Sozopol

Stobi, North Macedonia is located about 350 km/220 mi from Xanthi, Greece. The latter can be reached by:

  1. (train/bus) Stobi (i.e. Gradsko) - Thessaloniki, Greece - 2 hrs then
  2. (train/bus) Thessaloniki - Xanthi - 5 hrs then
  3. (bus) Xanthi - Sofia or Plovdiv 5 hrs
  4. (bus / train) Sofia / Plovdiv - Burgas - Sozopol (NB! Change buses at Burgas!) - 5 hrs.

Travel costs between project venues aren't covered by the admission fee. Participants will be fully supported by the BHFS staff for their trip between the pack's locations.

Accommodation & Meals & Free Time & Practicalities

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are fully covered by the admission fee in Stobi. Accommodation and breakfast are covered in Xanthi and Sozopol. Please visit each field school project's page for all the details about accommodations, meals, free time and other practicalities.   

  1. Workshops for Conservation of Roman Pottery and Glass  
  2. Workshop for Archaeometry and 3D Documentation of Ancient Greek Pottery
  3. Workshop for Conservation of Ancient Greek Pottery

The Admission Fee   

 

The Admission fee includes: Educational and work activities, full-board accommodation (accommodation + 3 meals per day) in Stobi and bed & breakfast accommodation in Xanthi and Sozopol, tools, materials, project handbook, issue of Certificate of Attendance, excursions/sightseeing tours/entrance fees.  The fees in USD are approximatePlease check current exchange rates!

   

The Admission fee for Conservation of Ancient Pottery Pack 1 (six-week pack) is 3350 EUR / approx. 3790 USD   

The Admission fee for Conservation of Ancient Pottery Pack 2 or 3 (four-week packs) is 2250 EUR / approx. 2550 USD


Admission Fee Transfer Options:

- Bank transfer
- On-line transfers via the Balkan Heritage virtual POS Terminal VISA, MASTERCARD & MAESTRO cards are accepted.
- TransferWise money transfer

For further information contact Admissions Office at [email protected]

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