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Summer School - World Archaeology: Big Names and Great Places, 20 - 27 July 2019, University of Oxford, UK

Publish Date: Jan 16, 2019

Deadline: May 01, 2019

Event Dates: from Jul 20, 2019 12:00 to Jul 27, 2019 12:00

Overview

This course offers students an opportunity to encounter some of the major sites and civilisations discovered in the Old and New Worlds. It will be taught via some of the ‘big name’ archaeologists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Pitt Rivers, Gertrude Bell, V. Gordon Childe, Mortimer and Tessa Wheeler, Dorothy Garrod, Kathyleen Kenyon, Mary and Louis Leakey. Through the lens of these key figures, who pioneered excavation techniques and developed theories for understanding the human past, students will learn about some of the most important sites and significant developments within World Archaeology.

Fees

Programme Fee (No Accommodation - inc. Tuition, Lunch & Dinner): £820.00
Programme Fee (Standard Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1430.00
Programme Fee (Standard Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1200.00
Programme Fee (Superior Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1540.00
Programme Fee (Superior Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1295.00

Tutor

Eleanor Betts has taught archaeology and classical studies since 1999, at OUDCE, Reading and the Open University. Her particular interests are in the city of Rome and Iron Age Italy.

Course aims

This course aims to introduce an array of archaeological sites and past civilisations, through some of the famous archaeologists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Teaching methods

All summer school courses are taught through group seminars and individual tutorials. Students also conduct private study when not in class and there is a well stocked library at OUDCE to support individual research needs.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be expected to:

  • be able to discuss the methods and approaches used by archaeologists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

  • be able to compare a range of archaeological sites in the Old and New Worlds

  • be able to evaluate the contribution made by archaeologists to our understanding of the human past

Assessment methods

Students are assessed during the summer school by either a 1500 word written assignment or a presentation supported by individual documentation. To successfully gain credit (10 CATS points) students should attend all classes and complete the on-course assignment. There is also a pre-course assignment of 1000 words set. Although this does not count towards credit, it is seen as an important way of developing a student's ideas and therefore its completion is mandatory.

Application

Early enrolment is advised as many courses fill before February.

Enrolment Online

  • Prospective students may enrol online by navigating to the desired course page and then clicking the 'apply online' link at the bottom of that page.
  • Closing Date:
    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1 May 2019.

  • Payment:
    • Online enrolments require payment in full at the time of registering.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

  • Those who do not wish to register online or who have specific requirements (e.g. disabled suite accommodation) should contact the Programme Administrator directly.
  • They should complete the application form, link below, and send it to the Programme Administrator (address shown below).
  • Although we try to honour students' first choice of course, sometimes a course fills-up rapidly. Please therefore indicate a second choice of course on your application form.
  • Confirmation will be sent to you with an invoice which may be paid either online or by bank transfer, credit/debit card or cheque/banker`s draft.
  • Closing Date:
    • Enrolments will be accepted up to 1st May 2019
  • Payments:
    • Participants are required to pay the full fee within 30 days of the invoice date.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language you must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by a responsible body) that you have reached the Standard overall score, plus the additional requirement before you may be offered a place.

Confirmation and Further Information

Enrolment Online

Successful enrolments will be confirmed automatically.
The full description of the course, which includes recommended prior reading, is available on the website.

  • A 'Further Information' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment

Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email (or post if you do not use email), along with a copy of the full description of the course, which includes recommended reading.

  • A 'Confirmation of Enrolment' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write and your invoice. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.

Further Information

Joining Notes/Travel Advice Notes which provide information on how to get to Rewley House, arrival and departure times etc will be made available on our website. Those who enrolled through the Programme Administrator, and hence may not have access to the Web, will receive a printed copy by post when available.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.


This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/world-archaeology?code=O18I209MBR



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Disciplines

Anthropology

Archaeology

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Eligible Countries

International

Host Countries

United Kingdom