An Introduction to Heritage Management


An Introduction to Heritage Management

Southern Greece

May 22, 2017 to June 16, 2017

An intensive immersion into the key concepts of heritage management,  coupled with visits to numerous heritage sites of all periods in southern Greece. This program aims to build awareness and the ability to assess experiences in a critical and constructive way. At the end of this program you will become a discerning heritage management enthusiast; you will be able to visit a heritage site and assess it professionally.

With a number of guest lectures on various aspects of heritage management and Greek history/heritage students you will visit heritage sites in southern mainland Greece and you will assess them. You will be asked to complete questionnaires about the way experience is managed after each visit and create a portfolio of notes that will allow you to understand all the main issues in heritage management.

Themes on stakeholder analysis, excavation, survey, conservation, visitor management, heritage values, sustainability and many other will be introduced during the course of this program.

Field School Objectives

This field school will immerse students to a broad range of topics in heritage management in a historic setting. Students will be provided with hands-on on-site instruction and questionnaires that they will have to fill for every site they visit about the quality of management of each experience.  At the end they will submit their notes , answered questionnaires and proposals in portfolio format to be assessed.


There are no prerequisites. Students should be aware that this is an archaeological project and work will be done mostly outdoors; weather conditions, therefore, will have an impact on work and students should come prepared for any weather conditions, especially hot, dry, and sunny.

The language of instruction is English.

Program Fees & Course Credit

The participation cost for this program is $5000. This covers all course costs including: registration; tuition; program materials; travel, shared accommodation; one meal per day (excluding free days).  Airfare and optional purchases are not included in the program cost.

There are two post-graduate tutorial fellowships available for this field school-they are awarded after acceptance into the program, so please apply early for eligibility. Please contact us for more information.

If  you would like to take this course for credit, the suggested credit amount for this program is equivalent to one nine-credit semester / term module, based on contact hours, field work, and course content.  We prefer to allow students’ home institutions to calculate credit hours and award credit accordingly. We will support your request for credit by supplying any relevant documentation and/or supporting materials.


Students will stay in adequate, clean and basic accommodation in Elefsina (near Athens) and in Tolo (near Nafplion). Rooms are shared and full board meals are catered (including breakfast, sandwich lunch, and dinner – some special dietary needs may be accommodated, please contact us for details).

Project Directors

Dr. Jeffrey Collins| HMO, Oglethorpe University, USA

Dr. Lena Stefanou| HMO. Public, The Heritage Management Organization

Please find an indicative Syllabus here

Application Deadline (for 2017): 14 April, 2017

Please apply for 2017 or 2018 and visit again for updates!

You may fill out an application form here!

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