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									The Herculaneum Centre’s VESUVIAN ARCHAEOLOGY STUDY PROGRAMME 2012
          Discover the ancient Romans in
                   the shadow of Vesuvius
The Vesuvian Archaeology Study Programme has been        exploration of the site will also allow discussion of
specifically designed to meet the needs of university    heritage management in a dense urban context.
students. The programme content is suitable for          Naples: a half-day will be dedicated to exploring the
students of Roman history, archaeology, architecture,    material culture of the Vesuvian sites through the
history of art and material culture. Students of         exceptional collection housed in the National
heritage management and conservation will find the       Archaeological Museum. Participants will have a free
programme offers stimulating case studies that           half-day to explore the surrounding World Heritage
explore the role archaeological sites play in the        Site of Naples city centre.
modern world and the challenges of conserving them.      Vesuvius: a visit to the area’s natural heritage at the
                                                         Vesuvius National Park and to the top of the volcano’s
                                                         cone completes understanding of events that took
                                                         place in AD79 and which led to the destruction of
Programme:                                               Roman sites across a large area of the Bay of Naples.
                                                         Site orientations: introductory presentations to the
A typical programme will include:
                                                         sites will be given in a classroom so that participants
Pompeii: two days are dedicated to this iconic site so   are prepared for their visits and familiar with
that both public buildings and private life will be      complementary archival material and material culture
explored in depth.                                       that is not available during site visits.
Herculaneum: the study visit will complement the
Pompeii tour through a comparison of the differently
preserved archaeological remains; in addition, an
introduction to the work of the Herculaneum
Conservation Project, Europe’s most ambitious
conservation initiative, will offer insights into the
challenges of preserving sites for future generations
and how new approaches to site management offer
unique archaeological results.
Oplontis: the study tour will explore this luxurious
imperial villa, where elite living contrasts to the
houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum and is vividly
illustrated though its world-famous wall-paintings.
Villa Sora: a special opening can be arranged for this
largely unknown elite villa and bath complex that was         The ancient city of Pompeii seen from the air
also destroyed by the AD79 eruption of Vesuvius;
Who we are:
This study programme is organized by the
Herculaneum Centre which has a mission to facilitate                       Course leader: Dr Joanne Berry
public involvement in Herculaneum’s heritage – going
                                                                           Joanne has been working at Pompeii for
beyond the archaeological site to include the 22
                                                                           the past 20 years. She is the author of The
eighteenth-century Vesuvian Villas, the historic centre
                                                                           Complete Pompeii (Thames and Hudson,
of Resina, natural heritage (Vesuvius and the sea), and
                                                                           2007) and founder of Blogging Pompeii
all the living traditions of music, dancing, eating,
                                                                           (www.bloggingpompeii.blogspot.com), a
storytelling and celebrating that make this such a
                                                                           discussion forum for scholars who work at
vibrant place to be.
                                                                           Pompeii and the other sites on the Bay of
                                                                           Naples. She has led study tours to Rome
We bring together the best of our three partners: the
                                                                           and the Vesuvian sites for various
Comune di Ercolano (the town council) offers us a
                                                                           institutions including the British School at
network of local partners and resources, the
                                                                           Rome and the Intercollegiate Center for
Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di
                                                                           Classical Studies. She has taught
Napoli e Pompei (the local heritage authority) ties us
                                                                           archaeology and ancient history courses
to the archaeological site which is used as an open-air
                                                                           at the universities of Reading, Royal
classroom, and the British School at Rome offers
                                                                           Holloway (London), Swansea and Oxford.
connections to international and research
communities.



Dates:
The next study programmes will be organized for the
following dates:
Monday 10 – Friday 14 September 2012
Monday 17 – Friday 21 September 2012
Monday 4 – Friday 8 March 2013
Monday 11 – Friday 15 March 2013



Why choose this study programme?
You will gain first-hand experience of the
                                                                 Students who wish to add additional accompanied site visits or day
archaeological sites of the Bay of Naples.
                                                                 courses in archaeological skills, for e.g. building survey, 3D laser
You will be introduced to the latest research about                             SWAP courses, should OF JO ON further
                                                                 scan survey, osteology WITH PHOTO enquire for SITE? details.
these sites, including unpublished materials, by means           Those who wish to undertake voluntary work should enquire to
of guest presentations and visits to on-going                    find out about opportunities and which course dates are most
                                                                 compatible. These options (plus accommodation) are at additional
archaeological projects. The courses will give you the
                                                                 cost.
opportunity to meet scholars and practitioners active
in the field.                                                    Should a programme not reach the minimum number of
                                                                 participants (10) within three weeks of its start date, it will be
Details of the study programme are subject to change, although   cancelled. Registered participants will be offered a place on
the main themes and type of content will remain the same.        another programme or a refund.
                                                       You will be actively involved in discussions on the
                                                       significance and interpretation of evidence relating to
    Guest specialists:                                 a range of themes relevant to the study of the ancient
                                                       world, such as: urbanization, public life, domestic life,
    Presentations will be given by guest               the ancient economy.
    lecturers who specialize in the heritage of
    the Bay of Naples. Guest lecturers on each         You will be asked to consider the role these sites play
    course are yet to be confirmed, but may            in the modern world and discuss issues regarding their
    include specialists such as the                    management: what problems have affected the sites
    Herculaneum Centre’s President, Prof.              in the past? what problems do they face today? what
    Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (below) a well-             can be done to address these problems? and what
    known Vesuvian scholar; Pompeian bone              impact has this had on how we study the sites?
    expert Dr Estelle Lazer; or active
    professionals, such as Dr Domenico                 You are welcome to contact us to organize a
    Camardo who has carried out                        programme for your university/school group, tailored
    archaeological research at Herculaneum             to your specific needs and interests at a similar cost,
    for the past decade.                               and to discuss possible dates. We can also arrange
                                                       programmes for groups wishing to bring their own
                                                       teachers.

                                                       In addition to providing site experience, we will
                                                       organize presentations in our headquarters in the Villa
                                                       Maiuri. This Art Nouveau villa is located only a few
                                                       minutes’ walk from Herculaneum archaeological site
                                                       and was given to the archaeologist Amedeo Maiuri so
                                                       that he could create an international archaeology
                                                       school. The Herculaneum Centre team is proudly
                                                       continuing this tradition and is pleased to welcome
                                                       you.
    Other specialists you will meet are Italian
    and international practitioners and
    academics in Vesuvian and Roman
                                                       Cost:
    archaeology, heritage management and
                                                       Each study programme costs €980 per participant.
    conservation.
                                                       Included in this are all entrance tickets, transport
                                                       to/from study visits, expert course leader and guest
                                                       speakers, study materials, meals, shared
                                                       accommodation in a luxury hotel.
You will be introduced to the full range of evidence
                                                       The cost does not include travel to/from the
used by historians and archaeologists working at
                                                       Vesuvian area at the beginning and end of the
these sites. You will be taught to read the
                                                       programme. In addition, participants are expected to
archaeological remains and begin to assess the value
                                                       organize their own travel insurance.
of the evidence and possibilities for their use.
Frequently asked questions:                               Is the course suitable for people who speak English
                                                          as a foreign language?
What makes these courses unique?                          The course is entirely in English. Those who speak
The course leader and guest lecturers are all research-   English as a foreign language are welcome if their
active in the Bay of Naples, and able to present the      English is of university standard.
very latest information about Pompeii and
Herculaneum, based on the most up-to-date research        What do I need to bring with me?
and fieldwork. Participants will be exposed to material   You will need the usual items you would take on a day
that has not yet been published, or to new                trip, including sensible shoes (not open-toed or with
interpretations of the archaeological remains. They       heels), sunscreen and sunhat. We’ll give you a more
will see the work of the Herculaneum Conservation         detailed list when you sign up.
Project up close, and be given the opportunity to visit
lesser-known archaeological sites. After some courses     What materials will I receive?
there will be an optional opportunity to volunteer on     You will receive study materials, including maps of the
a field project at Pompeii or Herculaneum or add on       sites, plans of buildings discussed in detail, and
additional day courses in archaeological field skills.    relevant bibliography for future study. You will be
                                                          encouraged to take notes!
I am a student. How will these courses complement
my existing studies?                                      What is the accommodation like?
If you have completed, or are planning to take,           Accommodation is usually arranged for our groups in
modules that include material from the Bay of Naples,     one of two 4-star hotels, both in beautiful 18th-
these courses will give you first-hand knowledge of       century villas within walking distance of the
the sites and of current research. You will also study    archaeological site of Herculaneum: the Miglio d’Oro
themes that are relevant to the whole of the Roman        Park Hotel www.migliodoroparkhotel.it or Villa
world, making these courses of benefit to anyone          Signorini www.villasignorini.it. Prices are based on
pursuing a degree in ancient history and/or               shared rooms, although single rooms are available for
archaeology. If you are studying heritage                 a small additional fee. Participants will be asked for
management, you will be introduced to challenges          details of any special dietary requirements at the time
facing the Vesuvian archaeological sites and              of registration.
internationally-recognized approaches to their
conservation. These sites provide very stimulating
case studies with useful parallels to elsewhere in the
Mediterranean, Asia and Latin America and are
regularly used by ICCROM as part of their
conservation training.

I’ve never formally studied at university, is this
course suitable for me?
The Herculaneum Centre also runs a course for
Lifelong Learners, which is also suitable for adult
learners who have not studied at university. Please
enquire for details.
                                                               Roman houses surviving with upper floors at
                                                                            Herculaneum
                                                            the nature of archaeological sites, some disabilities
                                                            cannot be catered for.

                                                            Is there anything else I should know?
                                                            You will need to arrange for your own travel
                                                            insurance. The Herculaneum Centre can take no
                                                            responsibility for accidents or theft of any belongings.



                                                            How to apply:

    World Heritage Site of Naples with Vesuvius             In order to apply for this programme you will need to
                                                            1) complete the form below, 2) send an academic
                                                            reference and 3) write a motivational statement. This
How will we get around?                                     will all need to be sent by email to
With the exception of the special visit to Vesuvius, we     courses@herculaneumcentre.org.
will travel to each site on the local train network,
                                                            Your application should reach the Herculaneum
which connects Naples to all the Vesuvian towns and
                                                            Centre at least one month before your chosen course
main archaeological sites.
                                                            starts. No application will be processed after the
                                                            established deadline.
How many people will be on the course with me?
There will be a minimum of 10 participants and a            Once we receive your completed form we will email
maximum of 20 so that we can enjoy fruitful                 you a full registration form and a PayPal request for a
discussions within the group. We reserve the right to       deposit of €200. Once your payment is made, we will
cancel a course if the minimum number of                    confirm your registration.
participants is not achieved by three weeks before the      Any other queries can also be sent to
start date and you will be offered an alternative or a      courses@herculaneumcentre.org.
refund.

Do I need to come with a group?
No, we hope to involve participants from different
countries and institutions in each course. However, if
you want to come with a group you are encouraged to
contact us for more information about the range of
courses and services we can provide that are tailored
to your needs.

What level of fitness is required for the course?
You will need a reasonable level of fitness for this
course because it will involve lots of walking.
If you have a disability, please contact us to discuss
the suitability of the course. The Herculaneum Centre
is proud to be an equal rights provider and will take all
                                                                     One of our international courses on site at
reasonable steps to meet student needs – but due to
                                                                                   Herculaneum
Application form:                                                                         Please select the course dates that you prefer (tick
                                                                                          more than one, if you are flexible):


First name ......................................................................                 Monday 10 – Friday 14 September 2012
                                                                                                  Monday 17 – Friday 21 September 2012
Surname .........................................................................                 Monday 4 – Friday 8 March 2013
                                                                                                  Monday 11 – 15 March 2013
Nationality ......................................................................
                                                                                          How did you hear about the Vesuvian Archaeology
Male                    Female
                                                                                          Study Programme?
Date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY) .........................................
                                                                                                  Internet (which website? )
University .......................................................................                Email
                                                                                                  University department
Course/programme........................................................                          Other (please specify)

Email address .................................................................
                                                                                          .......................................................................................
Postal address ................................................................
                                                                                          Tick if you require further information about any of
.......................................................................................   the following:

.......................................................................................           Additional accompanied site visits
                                                                                                  Course in building survey
.......................................................................................
                                                                                                  Course in 3D laser scan survey
.......................................................................................           Course in osteology
                                                                                                  Opportunities to volunteer
Phone number ...............................................................

                                                                                          Please attach to this form a reference from one
                                                                                          academic referee and give their details below
Is English you first language?                    Yes                      No
                                                                                          Referee’s name department..........................................
If not, what level is your English?
                                                                                          Institution/department..................................................
Poor           Good             Very good                Fluent

Please list any English language certificates gained:                                     Email address of referee ................................................

……………………………………………………………………………………
                                                                                          Referees may email references directly to
                                                                                          courses@herculaneumcentre.org. Places on the
                                                                                          programme will not be confirmed in without a
                                                                                          reference and it is the responsibility of the applicant
                                                                                          to ensure they arrive before the deadline.
In the space below, please write a brief statement explaining your interest in the Vesuvian sites, why you would
like to participate in the Vesuvian Archaeology Study Programme, and what you hope to gain from it. Please
include details of your current or future study plans. This statement should be no more than 300 words.

								
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