Greece, Thessaloniki

Ancient Technology and Ancient Economies

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 500

Progress and innovation in technology were of exceptional importance for the development of ancient societies and has been of great interest to many disciplines. This year, the International Hellenic University Summer School is focusing on Ancient Technology and Ancient Economies offering the opportunity to study how technological achievements of ancient cultures could regulate and promote commercial activities; subjects such as how the diffusion of improved infrastructural, organizational and mechanical technologies facilitated the production and distribution of agricultural and industrial goods, or how the transfer of technology provided enough motivation and a good impetus for ancient societies to reach high levels of economic progress and prosperity, will be discussed.
The series of lectures deploy around three interconnected topics.

1. INVENTIONS AND INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY

2. PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT AND TRANSFER

3. MODERN TECHNOLOGY AND ANCIENT ECONOMIES

In the course of the programme, the latest historical research along with state-of-the-art scientific techniques applied to the analysis of archaeological findings will be presented by senior academics and field archaeologists who are experts in their research areas.

Course leader

DR ANNA MICHAILIDOU; DR GEORGIA ARISTODEMOU

Target group

The Summer School on Ancient Technology and Ancient Economies welcomes applicants
from a wide range of educational backgrounds. Participants can be undergraduate students
and graduates of related disciplines (Archaeology, Architecture, Museology, Conservation
Studies, History, Tourism, Political Science, Engineering, Economics etc.). Applications from
other professionals with an interest in archaeology and ancient technology will also be taken
into consideration.

Course aim

The aim of this 2-week intensive School is to make the participants more acquainted with aspects of ancient technologies by providing up-to-date knowledge presented and discussed by the experts of the relevant fields.

Credits info

5 ECTS
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 own travel, accommodation and everyday expenses. Participants can choose accommodation from a variety of options, with, prices starting from 150€ for the whole 2 weeks.
The extra feesfor the optional 3rdweek of field project (excavation)are 100€.

Scholarships

10%: early birds (for registration by 10 April 2016)
Total fees of 350 € in case of pre-payment by 10 May 2016)