Master's Degree in Archaeological Materials Science (ARCHMAT)

General

Program Description

ARCHMAT is a 2-years EMJMD course (120 ECTS) within a consortium of 3 Program Country degree-awarding HEIs (Evora-UEVORA, Thessaloniki-AUTH, and Sapienza Rome -UNIROMA1), 5 Program Country (Avignon-UAPV, Palermo-UNIPA, Turin Polytechnic - POLITO, Burgos - UBU, Gent, UGENT) and 2 Partner Country (Ben Gurion Negev - BGU, Al Farabi Kazakh Nat. University - KAZNU) HEIs, 5 Program country (Human Evolution Museum, Burgos -MEH, Museo delle Civilta, Rome - MUCIV, Centre for Archaeology, Lisbon - CAL, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Sao Paulo, Br - MAE-USP, Institute of Mater. Science of Aragon, Zaragoza - ICMA, Ormylia Art Diagnosis Center, Ormylia Gr - ORM) and 2 Partner Country Museums and Research Centers (Israel Museum Jerusalem - IMJ, GuoWenYan Cult. Heritage Conserv. Center, China - CHCC), 1 NGO (Fondazione Flaminia, Ravenna - FF), 1 Civil Society Organization (WATCH, Rome), 1 Association of SMEs in Archaeometry sector (Archeomed®, Arles - ARC) and 1 accreditation agency (CIMEA-NARIC) as associated partners.

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Why?

Aims are to provide students with specialized skills in archaeology and analytical characterization of materials from prehistory (Megalithic) to classical times (Greek and Roman). The study and conservation of Cultural Heritage materials is a research area with a strong multidisciplinary connotation and requires skills that span across the Humanities and Science research fields. ARCHMAT provides a common, integrated platform for excellent students coming from either Science or Humanities educational backgrounds to understand the advanced scientific methods used to investigate archaeological materials and aims to form highly specialized professional experts in the emerging field of Archaeometry, i.e Physico-Chemical Sciences applied to the study of Archaeological and Cultural Heritage materials.

How?

Classes will be delivered at UEVORA (coordinator), AUTH, and UNIROMA1. Associated members from HEIs will provide seminars/practical and field classes on Archaeometry specialized aspects/techniques and case studies and offer internships, joint supervision, and topics for Thesis projects. Non-HEI Museum Associated partners will provide archaeomaterials for Thesis Projects, host internships, and Museum exhibitions on main Thesis project results (MEH, MUCIV, MAE-USP, CAL, IMJ). NGOs (FF, Archaeomed®, WATCH) will deliver transversal skills training in Project Management and Entrepreneurship in the Cultural Heritage sector. CIMEA plays a joint degree and quality assurance advisory role. Seminars by top invited scholars in Archaeometry and Conservation Science will complement the curriculum. Call for online applications for each edition of ARCHMAT are published on the dedicated website (www.erasmusmundus-archmat.uevora.pt) in October each year with a deadline in January of the following year. The start of each edition of ARCHMAT Master Course is scheduled in September of the same year.

When?

Call for online applications for each edition of ARCHMAT are published on the dedicated website (www.erasmusmundus-archmat.uevora.pt) in October each year with a deadline in January of the following year. The start of each edition of the ARCHMAT EMJMD Course is scheduled in the second half of September of the same year.

Last updated Nov 2020

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