In the summer of 2016, Dr. Tom Levy led a group of students from the University of California, San Diego, to southern Greece…
This is what they experienced.
Digging in Desfina
Brandeis students see ancient Greece come alive with a combination of digital humanities technology and digging in the dirt. Getting hands-on experience in archaeology helps students develop original research topics and fully immerse themselves in classical studies.
ACCREDITATION PROCEDUREIt is equivalent to 5 ECTS that corresponds to:
- the field activities,
- an essay submitted on arrival to Desfina Village (Potential topics are proposed about Mycenean Culture in Central Greece and Peloponesse and relevant literature is recommended),
- an essay like a reflective journal or diary, written in situ, and submitted by the end of the Mycenean Fieldwork.
Transcript and diplomas are provided officially, signed by the University of the Aegean, and the grade is a combination of fieldwork performance (60%), initial essay (20%) and reflective journal/diary (20%).