IHC – the initiative for heritage conservation
The Initiative for Heritage Conservation was established in Greece in 2008. The IHC is a research and training organization focused on realizing the full potential of the world’s cultural heritage as a source of learning, community identity and long lasting economic development. IHC achieves its aims through tapping highly trained human resources, developing educational programs at all levels, fostering research, facilitating access to relevant information, as well as stimulating discourse. The Initiative's cutting edge programs have received high international accolades. In order to ascertain the quality of IHC’s academic decisions, an international academic committee advises the Initiative.
The IHC, in striving to achieve its mission by fostering research and good practices in heritage management, offers many opportunities for learning new skills or developing the skills and knowledge you may already have.
Our field school programs are designed for students new to a respective field, but also for professionals already in a field who wish to pursue research, training, and professional development.
We have a lot to offer! Explore the IHC today and don’t miss out on an opportunity to join in helping us further our mission by participating in our field school programs and projects.
Digital Tools for Heritage Management: 3D Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry
Timeline: 22 may – 16 june
The digitization field school introduces students to a broad range of 3D recording and mapping techniques and mainly 3D laser scanning and Photogrammetry. Students are provided with hands-on instruction in these methods on site in the historical structures of Nafplion. Students record the towns extensive architectural remains using terrestrial laser scanning, GIS and GPS. The skills learned should allow students to work in digitization of any other site thereafter. An introduction to GIS and Drone technology are also given in this summer program.
An Introduction to Heritage Management
Timeline: 22 may – 16 june
With two bases in Attica and the Argolid key concepts of heritage management will be introduced whilst numerous sites around the two bases will be visited. This program aims to build awareness and the ability to assess experiences in a critical and constructive way. If you come to this class you will be a discerning heritage management enthusiast; by the end you will be able to visit a heritage site and assess it professionally.
Engaging local communities in heritage asset management through Archaeological Ethnography
Timeline: 19 june – 15 july
Our Archaeological Ethnography field school, aims to closely investigate the involvement of locals with their material and intangible heritage in general, and the remains of various heritage sites scattered around the area of our lab-area, Gonies, Crete. We address the issues arising in the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of cultural heritage through our research and our public engagement with the village of Gonies, as well as local and national stakeholders. Our goal is to develop a public archaeology program that will contribute to the sustainable development of the area, engage with the locals and render them more active in the protection of their own heritage.
Program Fees & Course Credit
The participation cost for this program is $5000. This covers all course costs including: registration; tuition; program materials; shared accommodation; one meal per day (excluding free days). Airfare and optional trips on free days are not included in the program cost.
There is a number of post-graduate tutorial half-fellowships available for this field school– they are awarded after acceptance into the program, so please apply early for eligibility. Please contact us for more information
If you would like to take this course for credit, the suggested credit amount for this program is equivalent to one nine credit semester / term course, based on contact hours, field work, and course content. We prefer to allow students’ home institutions to calculate credit hours and award credit accordingly. We will support your request for credit by supplying any relevant documentation and or supporting materials.
Students will be housed in rooms at the Maria Radou Foundation in Nafplion’s center. Rooms are shared and full board meals are catered (some special dietary needs may be accommodated, please contact us for details).
Information or enquiries:
Initiative for Heritage Conservation
Kimonos 11 & Panagalou
Elefsina 19200 GREECE
Tel: +30 210.556.5605
Fax: +30 210.556.5606
For more information click "Further official information" below.