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Current issues in Classical and Near Eastern archaeology (RMA level)


Yes, both for the Current Issues Seminar and Current Issues Workshops.

Admission requirements

Degree students (including Dutch BA graduates): BA degree (or equivalent) in Archaeology or a relevant discipline.
SAP and Exchange Students: BA degree. Admission only after formal application.


This course centres of preparation for, active participation in, and subsequent critical reports on, the Current Issues Seminar and associated occasional Current Issues Workshops.

Course objectives

The purpose is to inform the class of current research directions, methods and theories, and encourage students to formulate and express their own views in class and on paper.


Course schedule details can be found in the RMA time schedule.

Mode of instruction

Students will study set reading material for each seminar or workshop, prepare questions for the speakers, and then for the following event write a short review (ca. 1,000 words) of the seminar or workshop preceding.

Assessment method

All the discussion papers through the year will be assessed. Two weeks after each event the papers must be submitted.

Reading list

Will be provided individually for each seminar or workshop.


Register for this course via uSis.
Instructions for registration can be found in the uSis manual.

Contact information

For more information about this course, please contact prof. dr J.L. Bintliff.