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[6-10 April 2014, Jordan] Conservation, Documentation and Management of Archaeological Sites: Challenges and New approaches

"Conservation, Documentation and Management of Archaeological Sites: Challenges and New approaches"

Hashemite University, Jordan,  6-10 April 2014

For the full programme of this training event, please click **HERE**

1. Title of course: "Conservation, Documentation and Management of Archaeological Sites: Challenges and New approaches"

2. This NARNIA training course is organised for:

– NARNIA fellows and other researchers, academics and employees of NARNIA partner institutions

– students, young scholars, experienced researchers, academics and policy makers outside the NARNIA network

Note: First priority will be given to NARNIA fellows. Second priority will be given to external applicants with background in Conservation, Archaeology, Archaeometry, Cultural Resources Management, photogrammetry, engineering, or other similar subjects.

3. What is it about?

The objectives of this training course are:

– To offer a number of theoretical and practical experiences in the field of conservation practices on archeological sites and materials.

– To offer a basic knowledge of the principles of 3D documentation techniques for stone buildings sites, using new and very advanced technologies

– To present a number of international and national conservation projects conducted in Jordan: Strategies, challenges and main achievements.

– To offer a practical hands-on-training of advanced documentation technology in situ at Amra stone castle, one of the World Heritage Sites in Jordan

– To present a number of comprehensive and advanced research techniques in material engineering, archaeometry and geo-archeological studies

– To offer the opportunity to visit a number of World Heritage Sites in Jordan, where conservation and management challenges and achievements will be examined in situ

– To present the conservation and management practices of one of the leading museums in Jordan: The Jordan Museum.

4. Where?

The course will be held at the Hashemite University, Jordan. The Hashemite University is located in the vicinity of Zarqa, in a strategic site parallel to the international highway that links Amman with Mafraq.  Buses will be provided for the transportation of the participants from and to their accommodation in Amman.

5- Dates: The course will start on Sunday, the 6th of April 2014 and it will end on Thursday, the 10th of April 2014.

6-No. of participants: The number of participants is restricted to 30 participants outside Jordan. First priority will be given to NARNIA fellows and partners. However, the course is open to interested individuals outside the NARNIA network.

Note: This NARNIA training event is offered free of charge, even though participants are expected to assume their own travel and accommodation expenses.

7. Language

The training course will be offered in English. This holds for all activities, including lectures, fieldwork visits, workshops, as well as panel discussions.

8. Short description of course:

The training course entitled “Conservation, Documentation and Management of Archaeological Sites: Challenges and New approaches" is a 5-day training event coordinated by the Conservation Science Department at the Hashemite University, Jordan. It is organised to provide basic information about current theories, principles, policies and practices, challenges, and new approaches related to the conservation of stone building sites and monuments. This training event will bring together students, young scholars, experienced researchers, academics and policy makers to present and discuss problems encountered in the conservation and management practices, in a number of a well known archeological sites and monuments.   The course will also provide a basic practical training on highly advanced technologies in the field of documentation of stone building sites and monuments. The training course will also include a number of fieldwork activities. Twenty lectures by distinguished scholars in the field of conservation and cultural resources management will take place on the issues of archaeological conservation and documentation as well as management practices, followed by field activities and museum visits.

9. Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Fadi Bala’awi, Head of the Conservation Science Department, Queen Rania Institute of Tourism and Heritage, the Hashemite University, Jordan.

10. Registration procedure for interested individuals

If you are interested in attending this course, please contact Dr Fadi Bala’awi (fadi.balaawi@hu.edu.jo or fadi.balaawi@gmail.com) in order to secure a place.

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