Studies on the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Heritage and Science/Technology offer the great potential of a modern and balanced educational syllabus; they also produce an ideal platform for holistic approaches that are guaranteed by the creative mixing of up-to-date methodologies with archaeological science, archaeometry and cultural heritage technologies.
CultTech operates within the Peloponnese, an advanced natural and cultural environment that host a plethora of historical, archaeological sites and monuments. A key issue for CultTech is its orientation towards hands-on research thus offering post-graduate research training and the potential of the implementation of a diploma dissertation closely related or within ongoing research projects.
The programme is oriented from the Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management, University of the Peloponnese and operates in collaboration with the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos, the Navarino Environmental Observatory (through the National Observatory of Athens) and key lecturers from other academic institutions in Greece.
The official language of the programme is English. The duration is 3 semesters (two semesters of taught courses and one for the implementation of the dissertation thesis).
During the Academic Year, a two-days educational visit at National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos and National Observatory of Athens is scheduled for MSc students as well as two field trips in Mystras, Sparta and Navarino Environmental Observatory , Costa Navarino Pylos.
Students from the fields of archaeology, cultural heritage management, conservation, materials science and engineering are welcomed to apply.
The programme takes place in Kalamata, Greece.