Ancient Technology and Crafts

when 29 June 2015 - 10 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 500

Progress and innovation in technology were of exceptional importance for the development of ancient societies. Ancient technology and crafts are of great interest to Archaeologists, Historians and a variety of scholars from many disciplines. The International Hellenic University Summer School in Ancient Technology and Crafts offers the opportunity to study different aspects of the technological advances of ancient cultures, mainly that of ancient Greece, revealing the unique technological level that in fact the ancient civilizations had reached.

Course leader

• Programme Director • Dr Anna Michailidou, Research Director Emerita, Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, Institute of Historical Research, The National Hellenic Research Foundation.

• Programme Scientific Coordinator • Dr Georgia Aristodem

Target group

The Summer School on Ancient Technology and Crafts welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants can be undergraduate students and graduates of related disciplines (Archaeology, Architecture, Engineering, Museology, Conservation Studies, History, Tourism, Political Science, Natural Sciences, etc.). Applications from other professionals with an interest in Archaeology and Ancient Technology will also be taken into consideration. Applicants should be well acquainted with the English language since all courses will be taught in the English language.

Credits info

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program to all participants who have fulfilled the course requirements. Students/graduates taking the course for credit at their home institutions will also have to deliver an Essay paper in order to obtain 5 ECTS credits. Essays should be between 4000 -7000 words in length. Since degree requirements vary among universities, students/graduates are advised to ensure, preferably in advance, that their college or university will recognize such certification and award the suggested credits.

Fee info

EUR 500: The tuition fees are 500 €. Participants will have to cover their travel, accommodation and everyday expenses. Participants can choose accommodation from a variety of options, with prices starting from 150 € for the 2 weeks. The additional tuition fees for the third week (optional excavation) of the Summer School are 100€.


10%: early birds (for registration until 10 April 2015)

For those who choose to prepay by May 20th, 2015, fees are only 350 €.