Summer school of Archaeology
Deserted castle 2011

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Summer school of archaeology 2011
Deserted castle and Peťuša

2nd Central European Summer School of Archaeology: Field surveys, excavation techniques and heritage presentation

Term: 04. 07. 2011 - 28. 10. 2011

Last event still to come:

Summer school - group 4 - 17. 10. - 28. 10. 2011 excavation practice and presentation of the medieval castle Peťuša

The project is supported by the Visegrad Fund.

Free accommodation and board for participants.

The International Summer School is organized by the Department of Archaeology, Constantine the Philosopher University Nitra Slovakia.

1. Aim and objectives of the project

The Summer School aims at teaching and training students from the fields of archaeology, classical archaeology, history and art history, in techniques of archaeological site excavation and non-invasive field archaeology, as well as finds documentation and forms of heritage presentation in museums and galleries.
The School will be held during summer months July and August in 2011 at the Slovakian National Cultural Monument Deserted castle in Zvolen and the last two weeks in Oktober at the fortified medieval castle in Peťuša.
The project is intended as a summer school for university students under a professional leadership, and with a connection to the public, especially local inhabitants, visitors and tourists. The programme will be run and financed (accommodation and board) in accordance with the terms and conditions of the International Visegrad Fund – Standard grant program. Students do not need to be fluent in the native language of the country; English-language support can be guaranteed.

2. Place of realization

• National cultural monument Deserted castle in Zvolen (medieval castle and prehistoric fortified settlement) – July and August
• 15th century fortified castle Peťuša - October
• museums in Zvolen, Banská Bystrica and Detva
• Zvolen base of the Archaeological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Site supervision
Institute of Archaeology Slovak Academy of Sciences (J. Beljak)
Department of Archaeology Nitra (N. Pažinová; O. Žaár)
Central Slovakia Museum Banská Bystrica (M. Kvietok)

3. Target groups and groups benefiting from the project:

The project targets all groups and persons interested in archaeology, history and monuments presentation.

The most important target groups are:
  • students of archaeology and history;
  • tourists and active citizens within the region;
  • population of town of Zvolen
  • professional archaeologists and archaeological companies;
  • users from diverse branches (conservationists, artists, educational material designers, researchers and knowledge users, ...)

Last but not least, the project participants themselves are an essential target group of the project.

© 2011 Department of Archaeology, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra