Historic Preservation Field Schools – Summer 2012

Are you looking for a chance to learn about the field of historic preservation before committing to a degree program? Field schools are the perfect short-term opportunity to be immersed in many aspects of preservation, providing hands-on experience and often awarding college credit. Below we have listed all the historic preservation field school opportunity we’ve come across from United States to abroad. If your school or organization is offering a preservation field school, please let us know by emailing info@histpres.com with the details.

Field Schools

United States

Pacific Northwest Field School
Location: Malheur National Wildlife Refuge  and Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site, Southeastern Oregon
Offered by: University of Oregon
Apply by: Priority given to applications received before May 2012

Hawaii Preservation Field School
Location: Hawaii
Offered by: University of Hawaii Manoa

Preservation Institute: Nantucket
Location: Nantucket, Massachusetts
Offered by: University of Florida
Apply by: March 16, 2012

Old Salem Field School
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Offered by: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Newport, Rhode Island Summer School
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
Offered by: The Victorian Society in America
Apply by: March 1, 2012

Architectural Restoration Field School
Location: Forest, Virginia
Offered by: Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Apply by: April 13, 2012

Field School in the Methods of Vernacular Architectural History
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Offered by: College of William and Mary

Jamestown Rediscovery (Historical Archaeology)
Location: Jamestown, Virginia
Offered by: University of Virginia & Preservation Virginia
Apply by: April 20, 2012

Adventures in Preservation
International volunteer opportunities in hands-on preservation.
Location: Upcoming adventures in Gjirokastra, Albania; Glace Bay, Novia Scotia, Canada; and Gloucester, Virginia

Professional Development Workshops for Cultural Resource Management
Training in Architectural Historic Preservation, Museum Collections Care, and Conservation of Cultural Objects
Location: Mt. Carroll, Illinois
Offered by: Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies


Croatia Summer Conservation Field School
Location: Central Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Offered by: University of Oregon

Canova Field School
Location: Ghesc, Italy
Offered by: Willowbank School of Restoration Arts & Yestermorrow Design/Build School
Apply by: April 30, 2012

Falmouth Field School
Location: Falmouth, Jamaica
Offered by: University of Virginia
Apply by: March 1, 2012

San Gemini Preservation Field School
Location: San Gemini, Italy
Offered by: San Gemini Preservation Studies
Apply by: March 15, 2012

London Summer School
Location: London, United Kingdom
Offered by: The Victorian Society in America
Apply by: March 1, 2012

Archaeology Field Schools

Please visit http://www.shovelbums.org for more information on archaeological field schools.


You can keep up with all of the Summer 2012 internships and seasonal employment opportunities posted on HISTPRES by following the Summer 2012 tag. If you have an internship opening to add to HISTPRES, please fill out the form here. If you have a field school to add to our list, please email us at info@histpres.com or fill out the form here, posting is always free.

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