The Archaeology Field School at the Bader International Study Centre is an amazing opportunity for students interested in archaeology, or any student who wants to experience British archaeology and history! Over six weeks online you will take CLST 408/6.0 Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum. You can also choose to register in an additional course or in CLST 594, an independent study option for students who are interested in researching British archaeology further.
- 5 x $900 DRAGEN Lab Scholarships available for registered Queen’s students
- 5 x $900 DRAGEN Lab Scholarships available for registered University of Waterloo studies
To be considered for this award, students must register for CLST 408 prior to April 15th, 2021. Please note the course may reach capacity before this date.
Award recipients will be determined based on a student’s cumulative GPA and be applied directly to the students SOLUS account prior to the session start date.
You can find all other relevant financial information on our Fees page.
CLST 408/6.0 is an intensive six-week introduction to archaeological methods and interpretation. Over the course of the summer, you will study both Roman and Medieval Britain, and receive training in basic archaeological theory and techniques - all while virtually taking part in over 60 hours of live excavation. Students enrolled in the BISC's Archaeology Field School can also choose an additional 3.0 course from our robust summer offering, including Research 594, an independent study course in which you can undertake personal research under a supervisor. With a variety of courses available, applicable to a number of Majors, this is an outstanding opportunity to gain 6.0 credits or more in just six weeks and free up your Fall semester.
There is also the opportunity for 3rd and 4th year students to take an Archaeology 594 research course, in which they undertake personal research projects under a supervisor (subject to Classics departmental approval). Any students interested in taking Archaeology 594 are advised to contact the Classics Department at Queen's as soon as possible.
Dr. Amelia Fairman
Our Field School Director – pictured here on an excavation in Luxor, Egypt – is archaeologist Amelia Fairman, MA who joins the BISC with a wealth of experience in both research and commercial archaeology. Under her direction, Field School students will:
♦ Receive training in basic archaeological theory and techniques
♦ Be introduced to experts and receive insights into archaeology as a profession
♦ Visit an archaeologists' office to understand how finds are processed and preserved
♦ Visit the British Museum virtually to see to see world famous archaeological finds
♦ Present your work at an End of Term conference and share your findings with the local community as you curate a cabinet in the BISC's Visitor Centre
♦ Learn key intercultural skills as well as research skills
♦ Add vital experience to your resume to give you the edge in applying for graduate school, or future employment
♦ Your fees cover 9.0 tuition creditsl, virtual experiential learning opportunities and accommodation PLUS all BISC services
♦ A generous Financial Aid package is available. Contact us for more information on how to apply. (The Castle's Summer + term fits OSAP loan criteria for most students)