Bolgar International Archaeological Field School

In 2014 A. Kh. Khalikov Institute of Archeology of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences jointly with the Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University decided to hold an annual International Archaeology Field School on the basis of the  State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve in Bolgar, Republic of Tatarstan.

The purpose of organizing the school is to consolidate domestic and foreign scientific and educational resources for the introduction of the latest achievements of world science into the practice of studying and preserving the historical and cultural heritage of the peoples of Eurasia.

In the course of the school, field scientific-practical laboratories were organized in the following areas:

– archaeological methods
– archaeological glass
– geographic information systems in archeology
– the history of ancient ceramics
– history of ancient metallurgy and metalworking
– history of iron metallurgy and blacksmithing
– costume as an archaeological source for the study of ancient societies
– metalworking of the early Iron Age and the Middle Ages
– paleoanthropology
– experimentally-trasological study of ancient tools
– experimental archeometallurgy
– jewelry craft of the Middle Ages

Along with the scientific and practical work in the laboratories in the areas of the school program involves a general course of lectures on the theory and methodology of preserving and studying the historical and cultural heritage, as well as modern technologies of field research.

School participants also have the opportunity to conduct research projects at specialized school sites under the guidance of leading Russian and foreign teachers, as well as publish the results of their research in the collection of materials of the International Archaeological School, which is included in the RSCI.

The school traditionally ends with a final conference where participants have the opportunity to present the results of their research projects.

Students, young scientists and specialists from Russia and foreign countries can become participants of the school by filling in an electronic registration form.

I Bolgar International Archaeological Field School (August 18 – August 31, 2014)
II Bolgar International Archaeological Field School (August 17 – August 30, 2015)
III Bolgar International Archaeological Field School (August 15 – August 28, 2016)
IV Bolgar International Archaeological Field School (August 21 – September 3, 2017)
V Bolgar International Archaeological Field School (August 20 – September 2, 2018)