The Signum Vortumni Project 2020

Summer Season V: 15 June – 24 July, 2020

ISAR is proud to announce our 2020 summer field school season! This year we will be presenting a sequence of lessons, both in the classroom and on-site, to provide students with the basic skills necessary to  discern and document the multiple phases of site use present at the Horrea Agrippiana, located at the base of Rome’s Palatine Hill. Lessons will address the history, topography, and architecture of ancient Rome with the aim of helping students recognize and identify architectural elements and material culture through hands-on training. Further lessons will focus on helping students understand the techniques of stratigraphic investigation, the use of topographic instruments, hand-drawing, and digital documentation.

Specific lessons will also focus on ceramic, stone, and other small finds from Roman, Medieval and Renaissance periods which may come to light during the excavations. Each of these pedagogic components will combine clear, illustrated instruction by experts in the field with readings, interactive discussions, and practical applications.

For more information on the excavations and past seasons click here!

Located within the confines of the Horrea Agrippiana in the Roman Forum, at the base of the Palatine Hill, this 6-week field school will provide:

  • Classroom lessons and visits to archaeological sites and museums in Rome and Lazio
  • Classroom and field lessons on stratigraphic excavation techniques, artefact identification, archaeological documentation, and site mapping
  • Hands-on experience at a prestigious excavation site with a respected team of international archaeologists and architects
  • Lodging in central Rome

Project Direction

Dr. Dora Cirone (ISAR):  Project Director

Dr. Alessio De Cristofaro (ISAR): Project Co-Director 

Dr. Matthew J. Mandich (ISAR): Field School Director 

Schedule

Field work will be conducted 5-days/week (Monday-Friday) from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

There will be a one-week orientation with visits to sites and museums in Rome as well as several days of classroom instruction prior to starting fieldwork.

Download Field School Brief: click here to download!

Cost

Field School Cost:  $4,500.00

Fee covers:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation in shared apartments in central Rome for six weeks
  • Public transportation within the city of Rome
  • Entry fees for archaeological sites and museums visited during the Week 1 orientation
  • Equipment and safety measures
  • Personal trowels
  • Printed materials
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Snacks provided on-site from Monday to Friday

Apply

Deadline: 1st of March 2020

Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome to apply – no previous experience necessary!

To apply please complete the form below.

Please supply Passport number, place of issue, and expiration date
Please supply the name, relationship, and contact information for your emergency contact
Please address your motivation to participate in this program, your academic and personal preparation for this program, and what strengths you will bring to the group of participants (c. 500 words)

Please send all questions and queries to info@isarome.org