We are now accepting deposits for the 2016 Field School. You do not need any previous experience in archaeology or human osteology to participate. In addition to living in Tirana, Butrint, Corfu, and Bucharest, this year we will spend one full day in Transylvania visiting Dracula's Castle and the medieval city of Brasov. Visit our web page at www.utica.edu/butrint to learn more about our expedition, the 2016 schedule, and how to apply.
Last September, UC Professor Ted Orlin was awarded the Civic Medal of Honor by Albanian President Bujar Nishani at the presidential palace in Tirana, Albania for his two decades of human rights work in the country. The Butrint field school is a direct result of Professor Orlin's pioneering work. Course Co-Directors Thomas Crist and John Johnsen were honored to attend the ceremony.
Our field students discuss their experiences in Albania and at Butrint National Park:
Join our guided tour of the magnificent archaeological site at Butrint National Park:
In 2014, UC Professor David Chanatry, Chair of the Journalism Program, accompanied the field school in Albania. He has produced four videos that highlight the Butrint experience from our faculty members' and students' perspectives.
Deposits are now being accepted for the 2015 Field School. You do not need any previous experience in archaeology or human osteology to participate. In addition to living in Tirana, Butrint, Corfu, and Bucharest, this year we will spend one full day in Transylvania visiting Dracula's Castle and the house in Sighisoara where he was born in 1431. Visit our web page at www.utica.edu/butrint to learn more about our expedition, the 2015 schedule, and how to apply.
WRVO, National Public Radio's affiliate in upstate New York, has broadcast a segment about the 2014 field school presented by David Chanatry, Director of the New York Reporting Project at Utica College. Listen to Professor Chanatry's story at:
Outside Magazine has just posted a very interesting story about traveling in Albania:
This year, we will live at Butrint for almost two weeks studying the remains of people who lived and died there over the past 2,000 years. Explore the site and the surrounding national park online at: www.butrint.org.
Albanian Coast Named #4 on New York Time's list of "52 Places to Go in 2014"
As part of our 2014 field school we will live for 12 days at Butrint National Park, located along Albania's riviera coast south of the city of Saranda and near the village of Ksamil.
During the 2013 field school, J.T. Travis from Illinois State University produced three entertaining videos featuring him and his fellow participants that are now available on YouTube at:...
Enjoy watching them!
Course director Dr. Thomas Crist was recently named a "Top Forensic Science Professor" by ForensicsCollege.com.
See the news story at:
Thank you to our Albanian friends for liking our field school page! We look forward to returning to Albania for our 11th consecutive year in May 2014. Tom