Newsletter week 9
1 March - 7 March 2012.
- 30 March: Master day
- ARCHON research day
- Register for papers in uSis
- News from the Education Committee
- Allard Pierson lecture
- Course in Geophysics
- Underwater treasure hunting
- Siberian summer
In March, the Faculty of Archaeology is organising the next Master Day, where all master specialisations will be presented.
You will be informed about the Master and Research Master programmes, application, procedures and job opportunities.
There will also be stands for each specialisation, and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions or discuss your programme.
For students who have started their MA programme in February 2012 this Master Day can be particularly helpful in choosing courses for your supporting discipline etc.
See the programme for all details about time and location.
On 9 March, ARCHON is making a new start with a presentation-day of research currently carried out at the member institutions of ARCHON (Universities in Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden and the State Service for Cultural Heritage/Rijksdienst Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE) in Amersfoort).
ARCHON started as a national research school in 1995, and was generously financed by N.W.O. and the universities. In the past decade, however, local Graduate Schools took over the role of research schools in many respects and universities reallocated their funds accordingly.
In 2010 the national convent of deans of Arts & Humanities Faculties (DLG) signed an agreement which regulated a new financing model of inter-university research schools, and ARCHON has now come back to life. To celebrate this new kick-off, ARCHON is organising a research day, to hear about what inspires and motivates researchers.
Read all about the programme, or see the ARCHON website for more information.
Registration for lectures and exams via uSis has been possible for some time now. But registration does not only concern written examinations, you can also register for other assessment methods such as papers and essays.
In the exam schedule you can find an overview of all deadlines for papers and essays. Study activity numbers needed for registration in uSis are also stated in this list.
Last February, Cohort evaluations have taken place. One of the issues that resulted from this meeting was the fact that students would like to receive more feedback when they have participated in evaluations.
Therefore the results from the evaluations of past November and February have been published online. You can read the PowerPoint presentation with the results and the course of action on the Blackboard module Studentensite > Opleidingscommissie > Evaluatie resultaten.
Next week, the 8th Allard Pierson lecture will be given by Edhem Eldem:
Empire and archaeology: The evolution of Ottoman perceptions of antiquities in the "long" nineteenth century.
You can read all about the programme, the lecture, and Allard Pierson in the flyer (information is in Dutch).
Due to the limited number of available seats, please apply in advance via e-mail.
Date: 8 March 2012.
Time: 3.15 pm (venue opens at 2.30 pm).
Location: Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam.
The Instituut voor Permanente Vorming at the University of Gent is organising the course
Geofysische bodemsensoren voor archeologische prospectie (in Dutch).
This course aims to give an overview of the basics of geophysical prospective methods, and to highlight the most recent developments in various geophysical sensors.
The lessons are meant for those students who want to gain insight in available geophysical sensors, and how their use is applied to archaeology.
- Bodeminventarisatietechnieken en bodemsensoren: 15 May 2012
- Magnetometrie: 22 May 2012
- Grondradar: 29 May 2012
- Elektromagnetische inductie: 5 June 2012
- Landschapsarcheologie en toekomstvisie: 12 June 2012
- Velddemonstratie en oefening: 23 June or 30 June 2012 (depending on weather conditions)
All the details can be found on the University of Gent website.
The Etruria Nova foundation is organising a summer school in Magna Graecia, in southern Italy. This is a perfect opportunity to gain experience in archaeological research in Calabria, a region rich in archaeologically significant sites.
The summer school Underwater archaeology off the coast of Magna Graecia will take place from 3-17 June 2012.
You can find all the information about the programme, application and costs on the Etruria Nova website, or request information by e-mail.
Have you always wanted to visit Siberia, but you let the winter cold stop you? Now you get the chance to spend a slightly less cold summer there, for the summer school Exploring Siberia.
The summer school takes place from 5-25 August 2012. Classes consist of lessons in Russian (at various levels), lectures about local culture, and excursions to museums and nature reserves.
If you want to participate, please apply by 15 May. More information about the programme, accommodation and costs is in the flyer.