Bar Ilan University: Israel – From the Past to the Present
The program will provide a broad, multi-disciplinary view of the history, culture and politics of ancient and modern Israel, from various perspectives.
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The program will consist of two 4 week courses on ancient and modern Israel, and a two week intensive practicum on an archaeological excavation During weeks 1-2, the students will commence the two courses on ancient and modern Israel, given by Leading researchers in the fields, and relevant figures from the Israeli public, four days a week (Sunday-Wednesday), two classes of two hours each a day. On Thursdays, they will go on field trips. In weeks 3-4, the students will participate in the excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath, directed by Prof. Aren Maeir, and will join the academic field school conducted on site. During weeks 5-6, the students will continue the two courses on ancient and modern Israel, given by Leading researchers in the fields, and relevant figures from the Israeli public, four days a week (Sunday-Wednesday), two classes of two hours each a day. On Thursdays, they will go on field trips.
It will provide tools and knowledge to build a broad and balanced perspective on the current political and cultural situation in Israel, based on a knowledge of the history, archaeology and culture of the past. Students will learn basic concepts in the history and archaeology of Israel, from antiquity until modern times; plus about theory and method in archaeology and history of Israel; will get practical experience in field archaeology; and will visit major sites and meet public and political figures in Israel.
Archaeology and History of the Ancient Land of Israel ·Biblical Archaeology field methods · History and politics of Medieval and modern Israel · Geography of Israel and the Middle East · Geopolitics of the modern Middle East
This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between Onward Israel and Bar-Ilan University (The Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology).
Students officially registered at Bar-Ilan will receive an official transcript; students registered through the project will receive a letter from the Bar-Ilan Dean of Students testifying that they have earned the credit.
Sunday, June 23, 2019 – Friday, August 2, 2019
$2,100 for eligible students who have received a stipend from Onward Israel of up to $1,940.
The full cost is $4,040.
Are you a student, healthy, and willing to work? Apply! This program is intended for undergraduate students in any field.
Meals during the days of the dig