Online Academy

Online Archaeology

Mission Statement

The purpose of the ARWA Online Academy is to utlize the resources available in the network of affiliated specialists to run a series of online thematic courses and training workshops and make them available to the public. The intention is to bring knowledge of the ancient and historic past of the ARWA regions to the broader public, expand access to younger students and to supplement the education of university students and advanced academics. Furthermore, the Online Academy seeks to provide international access to the entire range of multivocal perspectives on the past and cross regional, cultural and national barriers.

The ARWA Online Academy will provide educational materials to address each of the branches included in the ARWA organization.

The ARWA Online Academy will provide a continuum between state-of-the-art acedemic research, university education and general public engagement with the subjects related to ARWA. These self-contained courses can act as a formal or informal supplement to existing school and/or university programmes and can also be used by school teachers or university lecturers as supplemental materials addressing specific topics in ancillary studies. These courses can go toward personal enrichment for the avocational interested public, engaged with young people who have little access to information or guidance on these subjects or can align with ongoing courses at major universities filling gaps that might exist in current curricula.

Online Academy 2022 – Programme

Online Academy 2022 will consist of a set of ‘Introductions to…’ aimed to inform and teach BA-level students and the general audience.
Each module (corresponding to 6 sessions of 1h30’ each, for a total of 9h) will be under the responsibility of one, two or three teachers who will prepare the teaching units in close cooperation.
The OA Introductions will be organized on Saturday for not colliding with official courses or with AAA lectures. They will be archived and accessible later on.

Introduction to Landscape Archaeology (6 x 1,5h.)
Introduction to Ceramology & Ceramic Drawing (6 x 1,5h.)
Introduction to Dendrochronology, Radiocarbon & other Dating Methods (6 x 1,5h.)
Introduction to Art History & Visual Studies (6 x 1,5h.)
Introduction to Heritage Studies (Protection, Conservation, Restoration, Museology) (6 x 1,5h.)
Introduction to ancient Western Asian Language (6 x 1,5h.)
Introduction to Geoarchaeology (6 x 1,5h.)
Introduction to Bioarchaeology (6 x 1,5h.)

for a total of 48 events.