This course introduces students to the study of the archaeologists who have impacted on the study of the archaeological past and how we understand it today. Adopting a biographical and thematic approach, we consider the men and women who have shaped our knowledge of the archaeological record and how archaeology has been, and is, practiced. This will include a one day fieldtrip to Stonehenge and Avebury and fieldtrips to the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums in Oxford.
Programme Fee (No Accommodation - inc. Tuition, Lunch & Dinner): £900.00
Programme Fee (Standard Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1500.00
Programme Fee (Standard Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1280.00
Programme Fee (Superior Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1610.00
Programme Fee (Superior Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1375.00
Fay Stevens specialises in archaeological theory, ethics in archaeology, European prehistory and landscape archaeology. She has lectured at a number of Universities across the UK, currently lecturing at University of Notre Dame (London Global Gateway) and Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London) as well as University of Oxford, OUDCE and OUSSA.
This course aims to provide an introduction to the study of archaeology by focusing on the men and women who have contributed to the discipline, engaging with a wide range of case studies, varying interpretations and ideas about the discipline of archaeology.
- To demonstrate knowledge of the key thrinkers and practicioners in the field of archaeology
- To be aware of the breadth of the field of study
- To understand key issues and interpretations relevant to the study of the archaeological record
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.
By the end of the course students will be expected to understand:
- the key characterisics and contributors to the history of archaeology
- various approaches to understanding the production of knowledge in archaeology
- debates surrouding theory and practice in the intrepretation of the archaeological record.
And students will be expected to have gained and/or developed the following skills:
- critical engagement with the topic and issues of interpretation in the archaeological record
- critical thinking and reading
- discussion and debate.
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.
Early enrolment is advised as many courses fill before February.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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