Thursday, 20 June 2013

Liverpool Ancient Worlds 2013 Summer School

If you are struggling with hieroglyphics I seriously suggest that course. I did it last year and it was brilliant i finally "got it".


With the Liverpool Ancient Worlds 2013 Summer School fast approaching, make sure you book soon if you haven't already.

Our courses are delivered by experts at the University of Liverpool, and lectures will be combined with practical sessions, giving you the opportunity to make use of our world class facilities.

This year's Egyptology culture course (29th July to 2nd August) is 'Investigating the Past: Current Research in Egyptology at Liverpool'. As well as our experts giving you privileged access to their current research through lectures, you have the opportunity to handle and discuss Ancient Egyptian objects from the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, and to try your hand at epigraphic recording (copying hieroglyphic inscriptions from genuine artefacts (for which no knowledge of the language is required)). Each day is themed, and topics to be covered include Egyptological history, museum collections of the North West, Ancient Egyptian technology and innovation, magic and ritual, and recording and interpreting inscriptions. 

In the second week, our Ancient History and Archaeology course (5th August to 9th August) is 'Approaches to the Ancient World'. This course will focus on the different avenues of study available to the archaeologist. As well as the more traditional lecture and seminar format, our staff will deliver a series of hands-on and practical workshops in flint knapping, cave painting, and exploring how we can 'read' the past through human remains (osteoarchaeology). As ever, use will be made of our unique collection of artefacts in the Garstang Museum of Archaeology. 

Our ever popular Hieroglyph courses are filling up fast. We are offering Beginner Hieroglyphs (5th August to 7th August), Intermediate Hieroglyphs (7th August to 9th August) and Reading Hieroglyphs (7th August to 9th August), with all three being taught by our undergraduate language teaching staff, ably assisted by our team of PhD students.

Further details on all of our courses, including full schedules, can be found at http://sace.liv.ac.uk/ancientworlds/2013-liverpool-ancient-worlds-summer-school/course-details/

Cost
One week: £150
Two weeks: £260
Three day language courses: £90 each or take Beginner and Intermediate together for £150

Accommodation
Delegates have the option of staying on campus at the new University Vine Court Residence, where rooms are reserved for participants. Accommodation at Vine Court costs £45 per night, bed and breakfast.
For more detail on the accommodation, see http://www.liv.ac.uk/facilities-management/campus-development/vine-court-residences/. Vine Court has also recently received four star status. See the press release here https://news.liv.ac.uk/2013/02/08/vine-court-achieves-4-status/

How to book
The online booking system and a downloadable booking form can be accessed here: http://sace.liv.ac.uk/ancientworlds/2013-liverpool-ancient-worlds-summer-school/general-information/

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