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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Payment Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 06/24/2018 ** Rolling Admission 07/01/2018 08/01/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Discipline: Archaeology Language: English
Sub Discipline: Field Archaeology
Program Description:
In this field school students have the opportunity to participate in the historical and ongoing "Battle for Madrid” research study. This is part of a long-term project examining the archaeology of conflict in Spain, covering the civil war (1936-1939) and the Franco dictatorship (1939-1975). The project aims to understand the social experience of institutional and non-institutional violence and political repression using material culture as its main source. The project, which started in 2006, has examined a variety of war and postwar scenarios, from battlefields to social housing. The Spanish Civil War is the perfect place to understand modern mass violence through its archaeological signatures. The 2017 season intends to deploy a variety of state-of-the-art archaeological techniques to document and analyze the remains of the war and postwar period in and around Madrid. Among other places, we will be excavating two 19th-century buildings that saw heavy action between international pro-government soldiers and rebel troops in 1936. These buildings were bombed out and never reconstructed, thus offering a unique archaeological window into the war. This project excavates literally and metaphorically the myths of the Spanish Civil War that captured the worlds imagination and those of the dictatorship that followed. 
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