Master Degree in Archaeology in Asia

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Archaeology studies the history and culture of past civilizations by examining the artifacts and structures left behind, including their tools, artwork, religious relics, and physical remains. Advanced students will typically pick a focus of interest, such as a type of society, a particular region or a specific period in time.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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MA In Literature And Biblical Archeology

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Israel Jerusalem Spain Salamanca + 2 more

The Bible is primarily a religious book. It contains a series of writings in which the first Jewish tradition and Christian have since recognized the word of God. [+]

Masters in Archaeology in Asia 2017. Program Description The Bible is primarily a religious book. It contains a series of writings in which the first Jewish tradition and Christian have since recognized the word of God. But the Bible is also an important historical source of the cultural roots of the West. This master, taught in Salamanca and in Jerusalem, offers the possibility of being familiar with biblical texts and their vital context through direct contact with the scenarios in which they were born. GOALS Provide a critical and rigorous access to the Bible through an instrumental mastery of their languages, the practice of exegesis of his texts and knowledge of the context in which they were born. Special emphasis on knowledge of the context, especially from the point of view of archeology Professional profiles Historians and historians of antiquity Archeologists and archeologists of the ancient Middle East Pilgrimages guides Teachers of religion Curriculum The first semester courses in Salamanca: language courses and exegesis. The second in Jerusalem (in Italian language) courses exegesis and archeology tours (http://sbf.custodia.org/) In both cases, the students, according to the director of the master, choose the subjects developing a customized program. Throughout the course, students prepare the final report under the guidance of a specialist teacher in the field. During the first semester, those students or students who do not possess a knowledge of the Italian language should perform on their own an Italian language course to enable them to follow the classes of the second semester in Jerusalem. Methodology Face, through lectures and seminars archaeological visits Development of a memory Duration and price First semester: September / October 2016 Second semester: according to the schedule of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem Duration: One academic year following the annual academic calendar Price: 1,500 € Places available 10 Location: Salamanca Contact: sguijarroop@upsa.es [-]

M.A. Program in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

Rothberg International School
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Israel Jerusalem

This two-year program is designed for students who wish to study contemporary Biblical (Hebrew scriptures) studies, providing grounding in Biblical as well as Modern Hebrew. Students specialize in one of two tracks, "The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context" and "The Bible and the Ancient Near East" [+]

M.A. Program in the Bible and the Ancient Near East Offered in conjunction with the Department of Bible and the Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient Near East This two-year program is designed for students who wish to study contemporary Biblical (Hebrew scriptures) studies, providing grounding in Biblical as well as Modern Hebrew. Students specialize in one of two tracks: The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context. In this specialization, students study the historical, cultural, and geographical context in which the Bible was composed, as well as its impact on later cultural and historical contexts and events. The Bible and the Ancient Near East. In addition to studying the Bible in its immediate regional context, students acquire a sound knowledge of the history and culture of the Ancient Near East, including the study of Akkadian. (Students may also choose to study other ancient languages, such as Egyptian, Ugartic, or Greek.) Courses from the M.A. program are also open to visiting graduate students on a one year or semester basis. Course of Study Track One "The Bible: Cultural and Historical Context" The M.A. program consists of 42 credits over four consecutive semesters, including required coursesin Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian, History and Culture of the Ancient Near East and Introduction to Biblical Literature, as well as elective courses and tutorials. Group tutorials are offered in Biblical Aramaic andTargum Onqalos. First-Year Studies During the first year of studies, students will be expected to take courses that fulfill the following distribution: Biblical Hebrew – Intermediate Reading Courses in Biblical Texts History and Culture of the Ancient Near East Introduction to Biblical Literature and Culture Second-Year Studies During the second year of studies (20 credit hours), students will take the following courses: Biblical Hebrew – Advanced Archaeology of the Biblical Period Exegesis (Midrash/Medieval Commentators) or The Bible in Western Culture Reading courses in Biblical Texts Track Two "The Bible and the Ancient Near East" First-Year Studies During the first year of studies (22 credit hours), students will be expected to take courses that fulfill the following distribution: Biblical Hebrew – Intermediate Akkadian Reading course in Biblical Texts History and Culture of the Ancient Near East Introduction to Biblical Literature and Culture Second-Year Studies During the second year of studies, students will take the following courses: Biblical Hebrew – Advanced Second-Year Akkadian Reading courses in Biblical Texts Archaeology of the Biblical Period Students in either track who wish to study an additional ancient language will, in consultation with their advisor, be able to reduce the above credit load. Hebrew Requirements Students will be expected to attain a sufficient command of the Hebrew language by the beginning of the second year of study (i.e., completion of level Heh) so that they may read scholarly publications and sources in Hebrew during their second year. Students will be expected to complete level Vav by the end of their second year of study. The Hebrew exemption examination (p’tor) is optional for all students and is not a requirement of the M.A. degree. Admission Requirements Qualified students with a Bachelor's degree from accredited institutions of higher education are eligible for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and is based on transcripts and letters of recommendation. Students must have: A minimum of 3.2 ("B") grade-point average or the equivalent A relevant background in Bible studies Biblical Hebrew: at least one year of Biblical Hebrew. Students lacking knowledge of Biblical Hebrew must attend the intensive elementary-level summer course offered at the RIS before commencing the program. Modern Hebrew: be elgilble to enroll in at least level Gimel Hebrew at the beginning of their first year of study. Students who have minimal or no knowledge of Hebrew (levels Aleph-Bet) must attend the Summer Ulpan. Students lacking knowledge of Biblical Hebrew must attend the intensive elementary-level Biblical Hebrew summer course offered in the language at the RIS before commencing the program. Knowledge of English: Applicants are required to submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or Amir scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 573 on the paper-based test, 230 on the computer-based test and 89 on the internet-based test. The minimum IELTS score is 7. The minimum Amir score is 220 Exempted from this requirement are applicants who have completed a full degree (a minimum of four years) taught solely in English at a recognized institution of higher education. Applicants who have completed a B.A. in English Language and Literature may request an exemption provided that they submit documentation from their university stating that the language of instruction is English. Note: Official documents or test results may be scanned and emailed to Gradmiss@savion.huji.ac.il official documents must be submitted upon arrival. Program ID: Duration: 2 Academic Years See Academic Calendar Application Open: January 1- May 15, 2017 (late applications accepted) See Apply Here Diploma Type: M.A. Degree ... [-]

Masters in Historical Studies

Nalanda University
Campus Full time 4 semesters August 2017 India Delhi

The School of Historical Studies (SHS) is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students, engaged in a systematic and rigorous enquiry into some of the fundamental questions that concern historical experiences within and beyond Asia. The five thrusts of the School, Archaeology, Asian Interconnections, Art History, Global History and Economic History, are built on the foundation of ancient Nalanda, chiefly its role as a conduit of India's vibrant intellectual, religious and economic linkages with the world, and the aim of the School Of Historical Studies is to open new frontiers of knowledge on interconnections between history, memory and time in Asian and non-Asian cultural, historical and philosophical contexts is also inspired and sustained by the glorious scholastic legacy of ancient Nalanda. [+]

Masters in Archaeology in Asia 2017. The School of Historical studies The School of Historical Studies (SHS) is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students, engaged in a systematic and rigorous enquiry into some of the fundamental questions that concern historical experiences within and beyond Asia. The five thrusts of the School, Archaeology, Asian Interconnections, Art History, Global History and Economic History, are built on the foundation of ancient Nalanda, chiefly its role as a conduit of India's vibrant intellectual, religious and economic linkages with the world, and the aim of the School Of Historical Studies is to open new frontiers of knowledge on interconnections between history, memory and time in Asian and non-Asian cultural, historical and philosophical contexts is also inspired and sustained by the glorious scholastic legacy of ancient Nalanda. Students in the School of Historical Studies will gain an incisive knowledge of comparative and trans-regional history as well as global history, and develop a thorough understanding of methodological and theoretical issues, critical for multidisciplinary historical research. The overriding aim of SHS is to equip students with the required skill and capability to carry out original and innovative research based on archaeological findings, archival sources in classical and modern languages and field research. The School of Historical Studies encourages collaborative research with students and faculty from affiliated universities and institutions, study abroad experience, and training in an Indian and/or a foreign language. Students are expected to pursue interdisciplinary research, choose courses relevant to their research interests in other disciplines/schools and study a classical and modern language to enhance their research skills. Focus areas The thrust areas of the School are: Asian connections Archaeology Art history Global history Economic history Master’s Programme The School Of Historical Studies currently offers an internationally competitive M.A. programme, and will soon develop a Ph.D. programme, focused on global and comparative history. All Master’s students are required to obtain a minimum of 48 credits spread over 4 semesters. The curriculum comprises a mix of core and elective courses. The first two semesters cover core courses, elective courses and one basic Language course; while third and fourth semesters emphasize more on infusing research skills in the master’s students by stressing more on specialized elective courses, advance language courses and thesis components. Each student may choose from an array of languages being offered at the School, viz. Sanskrit, Pali, Korean and Chinese. The research focus of the School is well supported by supervised readings, dissertation writing and field works. The School believes that interdisciplinary studies enhances the educational experience and allows the student to challenge one’s own beliefs through learning not only different ‘facts’ of information from different disciplines but crucially, different methodologies and ways of thinking. Many courses of the SHS and the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions (SBS) are cross listed with each other. Career Opportunities In addition to teaching, research and academic careers Nalanda Students are finding employment in corporate and government sectors ,media and journalism, diplomacy, international organizations and museums. Collaborations The School has established connections for collaborative research links with institutions around the world. Some of the major ones are: Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) Peking University (China) Archaeological Survey of India (ASI, India) European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF, France) International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Netherlands) Courses at the School Core Courses Imagining Asia Research Methodologies Critical Readings in Historical Studies Electives Exploring Indo-Persian Histories History and Philology in Pre-modernity Evolution of Islamic Thought: Concepts, Peoples, Spaces Intellectual Histories of India in Early Modernity Publics and Patrimonies: Heritage, History, and Memory in the Global Worlds of South Asia Topics in East Asian Religions and Thought Understanding Sufism Visualizing South Asia: Sites and Mediums Rivers of Monsoon Asia: Natural Environment, Society and Economy along the Ganga and Irrawaddy South Asian Buddhism(s) Cultural Exchanges between Pre-modern South and Southeast Asia: From ‘Greater India’ to the ‘Sanskrit Cosmopolis’ (and Beyond) Buddhism in Global Contemporary Art, from West to East Introduction to Visual Culture in Colonial India Pre-modern Korean History The Indian Ocean Interconnections: Movements of People, Goods and Ideas across East Africa and the Indonesian Archipelago Language Courses Introduction to Sanskrit I Introduction to Sanskrit II Intermediate Sanskrit I Introductory Korean Pali Faculty Pankaj Mohan: {Dean} Pankaj Mohan studied East Asian languages, history and cultures, initially at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and subsequently at Peking University, Beijing, Seoul National University, Seoul and the Australian National University, Canberra where he received his Ph.D. degree in East Asian history. He taught Korean language, Classical Chinese and various courses in Korean and East Asian history at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and the University of Copenhagen between 1991 and 2009. In July 2009 he was appointed Professor and Dean of the Faculty of International Korean Studies, the Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea, and he held this position until January 2015 when he moved to Nalanda University. Aditya Malik: {Professor } Aditya Malik was trained in philosophy, archaeology, history, social anthropology and religious studies at St. Stephen's College (Delhi), Deccan College (Pune) and the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg (Germany) from where he received his Ph.D. in the History of Religions, and Habilitation (professorial degree) in Modern Indian Studies. He has been a Senior Fellow of the German Research Council (Heidelberg); Visiting Faculty, Institute for Advanced Study, Hebrew University (Jerusalem); Visiting Professor, Cluster Innovative Centre, University of Delhi; Fellow, Max-Weber-Centre for Advanced Social Science Research (Erfurt/Germany); Deputy Director, New Zealand South Asia Centre (NZSAC); Associate Director, New Zealand India Research Institute (NZIRI); and Head of Religious Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Sraman Mukherjee: {Assistant Professor} Sraman Mukherjee completed his Ph.D. from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and the University of Calcutta. Trained as a historian of colonial and early post-colonial South Asia, his work explores the politics of heritage looking at modern biographies of sites, objects, monuments, and disciplinary and institutional histories of archaeology and museums. Sraman has held post-doctoral research positions at the International Institute of Asian Studies (Leiden), in the Department of Art History and the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV, Leiden), and a full term teaching position at the Presidency University (Kolkata). Kashshaf Ghani: {Assistant Professor} Kashshaf Ghani received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Calcutta. His dissertation explored Sufi rituals and devotional practices in South Asia across Sufi orders, connecting it to areas beyond South Asia. His fields of interest include Sufism, Islam in South Asia and Muslim societies with a focus on pre-modern India (1000-1800). He has held research positions at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata; the University of Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris, and at the Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. Samuel Wright:{ Assistant Professor} Samuel Wright received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research combines intellectual, political, literary, social, and linguistic contexts with the study of history in early modern India (15th to 18th centuries). His publications span the domains of social, political, literary, and intellectual history. Ranu Roychoudhuri: {Assistant Professor} Ranu Roychoudhuri received her graduate training and PhD (2015) at the University of Chicago. She is a historian of photography and specializes in the documentary genre. Her doctoral research focused on aesthetic conventions and sociocultural consequences of mass-circulated photographs in twentieth-century India. Her areas of research and teaching interest include media archaeology, art market, film history, contemporary art, and history of photography. Murari Kumar Jha {Assistant Professor} Murari Jha received training in historical research at Leiden University, the Netherlands (2006–2013) and also at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1999–2006). He has a PhD from the Institute of History, Leiden University and another PhD from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. In the Netherlands, Murari learnt the Dutch language and did research based on the Dutch East India Company’s (VOC) records in the National Archives, The Hague. His study in the Netherlands was supported by the prestigious ENCOMPASS programme funded by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and during his PhD, he received the highly competitive fellowship –AIO (Assistent in Opleiding)– from LUF (Leiden University Fund). From Leiden Murari moved to Singapore where he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at History Department, NUS Christine Vial Kayser {Visiting Assistant Professor} Christine Vial Kayser studied Art history at University of Paris-Sorbonne, and subsequently qualified as museum curator from Institut National du Patrimoine in Paris. After several years as museum curator, she attended Goldsmiths college in London, earning an Mres and then a PhD from Paris-Sorbonne in contemporary art history. Coming from a Western background, she focuses on Asian art, which she examines from a comparative perspective, with a special interest on the spiritual, and the phenomenological. Abhishek S. Amar: {Visiting Associate Professor} Abhishek S. Amar specializes in the archaeological history of South Asian religions especially Buddhism and Hinduism. After completing his Ph.D. in History from SOAS, University of London, he received a fellowship from Kate Hamburger Kolleg at Ruhr University, Germany in 2009 to conduct research on inter-religious interactions in the early medieval India. Amar has co-edited Cross-Disciplinary Perspective on a Contested Buddhist Site: Bodhgaya Jataka (2012) and also published articles in leading scholarly journals and edited collections. FAQs Can you send me more information about this program? Full information about all the programs offered at Nalanda University can be found on the following url: http://www.nalandauniv.edu.in/schools/ When is the application deadline for this program? Aspirant candidates can apply for the programs offered at Nalanda University throughout the year. The University follows Rolling Admissions. We evaluate the Applications as they arrive, by shortlisting and interviewing the candidates at regular intervals. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed from January 2017 onward. The candidates appearing in their final examination of their Bachelor’s degree in 2017 may also register for Admission. The seats are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Early applications help in securing the seat in the School and accommodation of choice. To avoid disappointment on these fronts it is advisable to apply for admissions at the earliest. The last date for applications for the first round of admissions in the 2017 Academic year is Apr 1. How much does this program cost? The program costs Fee Details Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Tuition Fees 28,000 INR 28,000 INR 28,000 INR 28,000 INR $470 $470 $470 $470 Admission Fees 6,000 INR NIL NIL NIL $100 NIL NIL NIL Security Deposit (Refundable) 6,000 INR NIL NIL NIL $100 NIL NIL NIL Total 40,000 INR 28,000 INR 28,000 INR 28,000 INR $670 $470 $470 $470 ... [-]