University of Rochester

Research in ATHS

Summer Program in Italy

Accommodations and Meals

Participants live in dorm-style accommodations, with one or two people in each room. Rooms are equipped with bathroom and shower. Breakfast and lunch are provided during the week. Breakfast is self-service, with milk, fruit, cookies, coffee, and tea available. Lunch is taken picnic-style in the field. Note that participants are responsible for their own dinner (with some exceptions) and meals on weekends. Participants will have access to a small shared kitchen. Occasional meals out are provided as a part of the program as well. 

Academic Program Highlights

  • Pre-departure lectures on the engineering of Roman aqueducts
  • Pre-departure lectures on geophysical prospection
  • Instruction on site in Italy and hands-on experience in geophysical prospection
  • Instruction on site in Italy and hands-on experience in archaeological excavation
  • On-site lectures about the archaeology of Arezzo and the surrounding area
  • Visit to Arezzo’s Museo Archeologico Gaio Cilnio Mecenate and the remains of Arezzo’s Roman amphitheater
  • Field trip to Cortona and visit to the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona
  • Other visits to archaeological sites and cultural attractions in and around Arezzo as opportunities are available

Instructors and Collaborators

  • Cynthia Ebinger, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Rochester
  • Elizabeth Colantoni, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Rochester
  • Renato Perucchio, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester
  • Derek Keir, Lecturer in Earth Science, University of Southampton
  • Gabriele Colantoni, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Classics, University of Rochester
  • Amedeo Ademollo, Accademia Petrarca
  • Remo Chiarini, Studio Chiarini Associati and Accademia Petrarca

Program Costs

All participants must enroll in the course:

EES 298/CLA 301: The Ancient Roman Aqueduct of Arezzo. Six credit hours. Estimated program fee: $3800

The program fees include tuition and all expenses (room, board, program-related transportation within Italy, museum admissions) for the duration of the program, with the exception of evening and weekend meals. Airfare to Italy is not included in the fee, and participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements to Italy.

The actual program fees will be communicated to applicants once they have been officially established with the university administration.

Some limited scholarship money may be available for University of Rochester students with demonstrated financial need. UR students who have demonstrated financial need and wish to be considered for these scholarships should indicate their interest on the program application form. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit within the pool of students with demonstrated financial need.

Program Dates

Meetings in Rochester: Saturday, April 27 and Friday, May 3, 2013
Fieldwork in Arezzo:
Monday, June 17 – Friday, July 5, 2013

Participants are expected to arrive in Arezzo by the evening of June 16, and they are expected to remain on the program until the end of the work day on July 5.

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