The Pompeii Quadriporticus Project (PQP) selected
five new Five College students to join us for the project’s 2013 season (see People).
During the three week season, these students will learn the principal methods
for studying and documenting ancient architecture and applied those
skills to an important monumental building within the World Heritage
site of Pompeii, Italy. The ultimate focus of the PQP is to conduct
genuine and serious research on Pompeii. At the same time, we aim to
develop each team member’s archaeological skills, knowing that
by training students in the very best archaeological methods, we will
produce research of the highest order. We firmly believe that the best
learning opportunities come from being centrally involved in first class
research. Our staff has more than thirty-five years of combined field
experience in Pompeii and with four students and three primary staff
members, our faculty to student ratio (nearly 2 to 1) ensures that
each student has a personal stake in the project’s success.
Dates and Working Schedule:
The 2013 season of the PQP will begin on Monday, July 15th and ended on Friday, August 2nd.
Our work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM, with an hour
for lunch each day. Students are free to explore Pompeii after work
(the project pass will allows access to much of Pompeii beyond our
work schedule), and to explore the Bay of Naples area (e.g., Herculaneum,
Naples, Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast) on weekends. Pompeii is a
great place to work with countless cultural attractions and opportunities.
Interest and inquiries from scholars in the field
should be directed to Dr. Eric Poehler at email@example.com.