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Discover the Holy Land

Historical Geography (Field Trips)

Spring 2024

Overview

This course aims at providing students coming from different branches of Humanities with basic notions on the history and geography of the Holy Land. Visits of sites will serve as case studies illustrating phenomena such as the encounter between the Semitic and the Hellenic cultures, the transition between the classical civilization and the Islamic world, etc.

Preparation sessions will deal with major historical and geographical landmarks of the sites visited during the field trips. Short readings from primary or secondary sources may be asked to complete the information. During the field trips, in addition to the explanations of the instructor, students will often be asked to read primary sources describing a specific site in their original language (Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Arabic, Aramaic), and to assess the evolution of buildings with the help of plans and maps.

 

Enrollment

Open

Program Dates

Mar 6 – Jun 21, 2024

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem

The Instructors

Henri Gourinard

Historian and Tour Guide (licensed by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism)

Courses

Field Trips (Historical Geography)

Total Hours

20 Academic Hours

Schedule

Preparation session: Wednesday 9:00 - 10:30 // Friday all day field trip

Tuition

ILS 1,775

More Information

1. At the foot of the Temple Mount/ Haram ash-Sharif: Davidson Archaeological Center; easter wall (the "Seam", the "Golden Gate"…).
2. The Sea of Galilee: Hammat Tiberias, Tabgha, Magdala, Capernaum, Kursi…
3. Beth She'an from the Roman period to the early Muslim period (+ Beth Alpha Synagogue).
4. Tel Hazor & Tel Dan: Bible and Archaeology.
5. Roads and Pilgrimage in Judea: Abu Ghosh and Emmaus-Nicopolis.
6. The Road to Damascus: Banias and Qala'at al-Subeibeh (Nimrod).
7. Roman and Byzantine Jerusalem (Ecce Homo, Cardo, Nea…).
8. Caesarea Maritima: from Herod to St. Louis.

Notes:

  • Each unit includes a preparation session and a field trip.
  • The price covers the transportation costs back and forth from the Polis institute when a bus is needed
  • The price does NOT include any meals during the field trips
Entry Requirements
How to Apply
Fees

Entry Requirements

  • Please send an email to [email protected] to request registration. In the email please provide details about your academic background and about why you are interested in this course.

Admissions

  • Please send an email to [email protected] to request registration. In the email please provide details about your academic background and about why you are interested in this course.

Fees

Early Registration Discount

ILS 200

Discount is available for students who register and pay in full by February 22, 2024.The early registration discount applies only to courses that cost more than 1300 shekels.

Tuition Fee

ILS 1775