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Research Unit Islamic Archaeology

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Research Professor of Mamluk Studies
Bonn University
Research Unit Islamic Archaeology
 
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Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Forschungseinheit Islamische Archäologie
Brühler Str. 7
53119 Bonn
Germany
 
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Heussallee 18-24
53113 Bonn
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ISLAMIC ARCHAEOLOGY

  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL ON TALL HISBAN, JORDAN, IN EARLY SUMMER 2018

 

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Course Highlights
Participate in a archaeological research project with an international and interdisciplinary team!
• Learn to excavate in a medieval castle and Roman ruins
• Explore and map caves
• Learn aerial photography and other survey
methods
• Learn or brush up Arabic language skills
• Expand your knowledge through weekend
excursions to sites in Jordan including the
Petra Archaeological Park and Wadi Musa,
the Castles of Shoubak and Al Kerak, the historic towns of Jerash, Ajlun, Gadera, Pella, Salt and Amman and enjoy an afternoon swim in the Dead Sea
 

Schedule & Itinerary
The schedule consists of a 5-day work week,
dedicated to field work during the mornings, afternoon labs for pottery washing and reading and artifact processing, and three evening lectures per week. The tours are held during the weekends (Friday to Saturday).
 

Requirements
All majors are welcome!
There are no prerequisites for the Field School, although previous coursework in World History, Middle Eastern History, Middle Eastern Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, or Arabic Language is highly recommended.
Students should be of good health.
No previous field experience is necessary since students will receive their training in the field in Jordan.
 

Fees
The Course Fee of 2500 USD has to be paid by the participant.
It includes all in-country expenses, hotel, full boarding, weekend excursions, entrance fees to archaeological sites and museums.
It excludes airfares, passport and visa fees, vaccinations, and other personal costs.
Students may apply for German Scholarships or for those from ASOR and ACOR; see websites: www.asor.org and http://acorjordan.org

 

More information: Archaeological Field School on Tall Hisban, Jordan 

 

  • THE NEW M.A. PROGRAM IN ISLAMIC ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BONN IS NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT FOR WINTER SEMESTER 2017/2018

 
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The M.A. in ISLAMIC ARCHAEOLOGY is mainly taught by PROF. BETHANY J. WALKER, an international highly recognized researcher and expert in ISLAMIC ARCHAEOLOGY, publisher and editor of numerous groundbreaking publications as well as head of several excavations in the Middle East. Her classes are taught in English.

It includes modules such as

  • INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC MATERIAL CULTURE

  • THEORY AND METHODS IN ISLAMIC ARCHAEOLOGY

  • RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN ISLAMIC ARCHAEOLOGY TODAY 

  • INTERNSHIP IN ISLAMIC ARCHAEOLOGY.

The newly established M.A. in ISLAMIC ARCHAEOLOGY provides the unique opportunity for students to study in Bonn not only the Islamic culture in general but its archaeology in particular and is supported by the possibility of hands-on trainings in the Laboratory of the RESEARCH UNIT OF ISLAMIC ARCHAEOLOGY which contains thousands of artifacts from the Middle East, especially pottery but also glassware, metal objects, lithics and bones.

The students may also seize the opportunity to participate in one of the international research projects or to be part of an international Field School at Tall Hisban, Jordan, a multi-component Tell Site in Central Jordan with Roman ruins and a medieval castle, situated in the Madaba Plains.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Prof. Dr. Bethany J. Walker

Research Professor of Mamluk Studies at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn,
(1) Research Unit of Islamic Archaeology, Brühler Straße 7, 53119 Bonn, Gemany
(2) Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, Heussallee 18-24, 53113 Bonn, Germany
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Tel: +49 228 73 60 237 or +49 228 73 4187 or +49 228 73 62951

 

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