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Fresco-Hunting Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches
Summer 2019
Take a part in an expedition for documentation of abandoned medieval churches/chapels and their frescoes in Western Bulgaria.
Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi
Summer 2019
Archaeological excavation at the village of Ilindentsi located of the majestic Pirin Mountains (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in Southwestern Bulgaria.
Apollonia Pontica Excavation Project
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Come and help the project team to reveal the secrets of the lost temple of Apollo!
Excavation at Tell Yunatsite
Summer 2019
Learn about the Rise and Fall of the Europe's Earliest Civilization in the Fifth Millennium BC
Excavation of Emporion Pistiros
Summer 2019
Discover the ruins of an ancient Greek trade center (emporion) in the heart of Thrace

Fresco-Hunting Photo Research Expedition to Medieval Balkan Churches

Balkan Heritage Field School
Project Type: field school (expedition) project.
Program Dates:                                                                Tuition
Standard Project:13 - 27 May, 2019                                    $ 2,550
Academic Credits: 6
Application Deadline: 10 April, 2019
Minimum length of stay: Two weeks
Minimum age: 18
Number of field school places available: 10
Project language: English
Note: The program fees include accomodation.
This project is suitable for students, young specialists and people with interests in medieval orthodox architecture and art as well as documentation of architectural monuments and frescos that involves architectural and iconographic drawing as well as digital photography and travel.
Site/s: two to three medieval Christian Orthodox chapels and small churches located in Western Bulgaria.
1. The Field School Project (13 - 27 May, 2019) is comprised of:
  • Fieldwork that entails the creation of both graphic (drawn) and photographic records of ecclesiastic edifices and frescos (two to three churches will be in the focus of study);
  • Educational course - specialized lectures in South East European Medieval History, Orthodox iconography, introduction to Documental Photography, Fresco Conservation and Restoration as well as Workshops for Graphic Documentation (drawn and photographic record) and Processing of Digital Images and Development of Digital Archives.

Free optional course in Illustration of architectural features and frescos (using graphic software);

  • Excursions/guided tours of Sofia and the Rila Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Bulgaria and the following 14th-century sites in Serbia: Poganovo Monastery, Sveti Nikola church in Stanichene, Momchilov Grad Fortress in Pirot (refer to the Field School Agenda!).    




Fresco Hunting Expedition

Price: 2,550 $
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