10th October 2012

Vesuvian Archaeology Lifelong Learning Programme: applications now being accepted for intensive study programmes

New courses for university students: Discover the ancient Romans in the shadow of Vesuvius

The Herculaneum Centre  is very pleased to announce the launch of a new series of university-level courses related to Vesuvian archaeology that will take place in March 2013, with learning taking place at the sites themselves.

 

The Vesuvian Archaeology Study Programme has been specifically designed to meet the needs of university students. The programme content is suitable for students of Roman history, archaeology, architecture, history of art and material culture. Students of heritage management and conservation will find the programme offers stimulating case studies that explore the role archaeological sites play in the modern world and the challenges of conserving them.

 

Participants will visit Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis, lesser known sites such as Villa Sora, as well as exploring the Vesuvius National Park and the National Archaeology Museum in Naples. This rich programme will be led by former BSR award-holder, Dr Joanne Berry, author of The Complete Pompeii (Thames and Hudson, 2007) and founder of Blogging Pompeii, with input from a range of other scholars and practitioners active in the field.

 

We bring together the best of our three partners: the Comune di Ercolano (the town council) offers us a network of local partners and resources, the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei (the local heritage authority) ties us to the archaeological site which is used as an open-air classroom, and the British School at Rome offers connections to international and research communities.

 

For more information and an application form, download our leaflet here.