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Heritage Fieldwork at York 2014

Posted on 6 May 2014

First-year undergrads embark on 10 week heritage fieldschool

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The summer term has begun in the department which means that our Y1 archaeology and heritage studies cohorts are now invested in their 10-week-long field training courses. The programme for heritage students is an especially unique one in the UK, as it offers students the opportunity to learn the full spectrum of field practice, from excavation and recording through interpretation, collections handling, museological display, and audio-visual production, to archiving, audience evaluation, reporting and critical self-reflection.

As per last year, the students are working in partnership with the Yorkshire Museum, heritage practitioners from around the world, and media specialists based at the University of York and abroad. They are documenting their experiences and their in-development work on group blogs, which are open to constructive critique. We invite you to feed into their creative practice by viewing, sharing and productively commenting on these blogs and their related content. You can link to them here:

Head over Heels into Heritage:

Moving Forward into the Past: 

Please follow the students’ progress, offer your thoughts, and consider joining us at the end of the term when the fieldschool culminates in a digital exhibition at the King’s Manor on the afternoon of 19 June. We’ll circulate more information on time and exact location in the weeks to come.

We look forward to your contributions to the students’ developing work.