Croatia Field School accepting applications through March 1

Croatia field school students measure a structure
Croatia field school students measure a structure

Applications are being accepted to the University of Oregon’s 2013 Croatia Conservation Field School, a hands-on experience in the conservation of vernacular settings and more.

The field school will accept applications through March 1 for the program on Croatia's central Dalmatian Coast June 21-July 19. Registration priority will be give to students in historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, and other A&AA majors and programs.

The field school gives students exposure to cultural landscapes, with a focus on sustainable design. Students will explore villages from the 16th-18th centuries while learning the history of the area, documenting and analyzing structures, and learning local building skills.

The field school will start in Trogir, a World Heritage site dating from Roman times. Next, the school will work in the village of Radosic, collaborating with a local nongovernmental organizations dedicated to the conservation of the cultural landscape.

The field school will then relocate to the island of Brac, where students will participate in classes at the Klesarska Skola stone carving school, learning how to dress stone. Application materials can be found at the UO International Affairs Study Abroad website.

The field school is sponsored by the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program, the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and the Ministry of Culture in Trogir.