The American Excavations at Kenchreai, directed by Professor Joseph L. Rife (Vanderbilt University), with the support of the Center for Hellenic Studies and Sunoikisis, announces the 2017 Archaeological Field School at Kenchreai.

This four-week summer program introduces students to the archaeology, history, and culture of Greece through participation in a field school and accompanying seminars and excursions. The program provides a unique opportunity to learn about the past first-hand at one of Greece’s most spectacular seaside archaeological sites – Kenchreai, the port of Corinth in southern Greece. The program takes place from May 24 to June 17, 2017. The application deadline is February 15, and the recommendation deadline is February 22, 2017.

Participants will learn about important components in archaeological fieldwork such as data analysis, artifact processing, and conservation, in addition to on-site exploration, architectural survey and stratigraphic documentation. Students will also attend a series of seminars by leading experts in several fields, from ancient religion to ceramic analysis, numismatics, the digital humanities, GIS, and biological anthropology. They will also join excursions to major sites and museums in the region, such as Corinth, Perachora, Mycenae, Nemea, Epidauros, and Nafplio.

The program cost is $4,200.00 and includes lodging, most meals, and program costs. Participants are responsible for their airfare. Some scholarship support will be awarded to applicants on the basis of merit. Applicants are automatically considered for scholarship upon application submission.

For additional information, such as eligibility criteria and the online application, please visit the CHS dedicated webpage.