International School in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Free Maritime Archaeology Access and Learning Workshop, Other News


International School in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

ETH Zurich, the University of Siena, Italy, the FBK Research Centre,Trento, Italy and the University of California Merced are organising an International School in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage to take place in May 2008, in Ascona, Switzerland.

The School will face the problem of modern technologies in the heritage field, giving participants the opportunity to obtain a detailed overview of the main methods and applications to archaeological and conservation research and practice.

Furthermore, our School will give the chance to participants to enter in a very short time the kernel of the scientific discussion on 3D technologies – surveying methods, documentation, data management and data interpretation – in the archaeological research and practice.

The School is open to approximately 60 participants at graduate level, to those carrying out doctoral or specialist research, to established research workers, to members of State Archaeology Services and to professionals specialising in the study and documentation, modeling and conservation of the archaeological heritage.

Grant application and registration forms are available online

The deadline for any grant applications is 15th February, 2008.

Grants are provided by UNESCO and ISPRS will be available for students with limited budgets and travel possibilities.

The deadline for registration is 31st March, 2008.

The School is to be held in the congress centre Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland. The centre is an ETH-affiliated seminar complex located in a superb botanical park in the historic and cultural Monte Verità area, which also contains accommodation for participants in the integrated hotel and restaurant.

Any questions can be sent to info@3darchaeology.org . Download further details for the Ascona school.

Free Maritime Archaeology Access and Learning Workshop

The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology still have a small number of places left on their free Maritime Archaeology Access and Learning Workshop below! The previous two courses have been extremely popular and feedback has been very positive. The courses are particularly useful for:

  • Education Officers in museums
  • Teachers
  • Young Archaeology Club leaders
  • Marine Wildlife Rangers and Officers
  • Diving professionals looking to organise new and exciting events
  • Education Officers within the aggregate industry
  • Anyone involved in organising events for children and families who would like to have a maritime archaeology focus
  • Education Officers in archaeological organisations

The course will be held near Southampton on the 6th-7th Feb 2008. Accommodation is provided. Please feel free to contact HWTMA at alison.hamer@hwtma.org.uk for more information, Please feel free to circulate this to anyone you think might be interested.

Other News
Underwater survey of “lost city” of Dunwich

Campaign to protect River Severn hulks

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