This five-day course provides an introduction to archaeological glass, its typology, technology, composition and chronological development. It will be of interest to students, early career researchers and others who wish to engage with current research on ancient glass. It comprises daily lectures (20 hours), glass handling sessions, workshops/demonstrations on chemical analysis and scanning electron microscopy of glass, as well as a museum visit (10 hours).
The course co-coordinators and instructors are Dr Yael Gorin-Rosen (Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem) & Prof. Ian Freestone (UCL Institute of Archaeology, London) with contribution by Dr Carlotta Gardner (Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens).
Course Fee: The course fee includes tuition, teaching materials, daily coffee and biscuits, and a welcome and a farewell meal, plus BSA membership for a month including 24 hour access to the superb library and entry to archaeological sites and museums in Greece. The fee is £460. Self-catering shared accommodation (twin rooms, including breakfast; £18.00 per night) at the BSA Hostel will be available for booking for a limited number of successful applicants. Please check here for further information. Travel to and from Athens and health insurance are the sole responsibility of the course participant.
The course is limited to 12 places. The successful candidates will be informed by mid February 2019. Post-graduate students are recommended to apply to their universities for financial support; limited funding will be available (to cover part of the fees) only for students who would otherwise be unable to attend and they should express their interest in such financial support in their application.
For more details please check the advert below.
Applications should be submitted to the Fitch Laboratory administrator, Ms Zoe Zgouleta via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Closing date: 28 January 2019. References must also be received by then through e-mail: it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the references are sent.