Field School & Study Abroad Opportunities

Empire & Colonial Process (May to June 2025)

Study in Britain! Spring (May to June) 2025

Empire & Colonial Process

Embark on a journey through Britain's history from a distant outpost of Ancient Rome to the hub of a global economic and military Empire.

Uncover the past, explore the present, and be part of a transformative experience at Harlow Campus - where history comes to life!


  • ARCH 3710: From Colony to Empire I: Colonizing Britain to 1066
  • ARCH 3711: From Colony to Empire II: the British Empire to 1945
  • ARCH 3712: Collecting the Colonies: The Past and Future of British Museums
  • ARCH 4360: British Landscapes Through a Postcolonial Lens

(No prerequisites needed, and open to students in any program)


  • Oxford
  • York
  • Bath
  • Bristol
  • London

Interested? Please reach out to:

Dr. Lisa Rankin
Dept. of Archaeology, Memorial University

Dr. Barry Gaulton
Dept. of Archaeology, Memorial University

Empire & Colonial Process Poster (PDF)

Poster describing a study abroad opportunity for Spring 2025 at Harlow Campus titled Empire & Colonial Process

Archaeology Field School 2024

Second Information Session: Wed., Mar. 6, 2024 in QC 2024

Deadline for Motivation Letters & Transcripts: Mon., Mar. 18, 2024.

General Information on Archaeology Field School 2024:

  • The Department of Archaeology’s 2024 field school will take place in Little St. Lawrence on the Burin Peninsula.
  • Excavations take place on Turpin’s Island (CfAu-05).
  • This site was occupied between the 16th and 20th centuries, and according to historic records the site was occupied by Basque, French, English and Newfoundlander fisherfolks.
  • The 2024 field school will be the first longterm archaeological excavation on Turpin’s Island.
  • This year’s field school will teach students a variety of skills crucial to the practice of archaeology including archival research, survey, excavation, conservation and cataloguing.


  • ARCH 1000 (Introduction to Archaeology)
  • ARCH 2480 (Principles of Archaeology)
  • If you do not have all the prerequisites, there might be a possibility to do some arrangements. Please contact Dr. Losier.

Field School:

  • You have to register to three different courses in order to participate to the field school.


  • ARCH 2583 (Applied Methods in Archaeology): on campus, Intercession 2024, May 6 to June 14, 2024.
    • This course takes place 2 times a week, each lecture last 3 hours (therefore the class meets 6 hours each week).
    • This course is a prerequisite for the field school.
    • You can also just take this course and not do the field school (e.g., use ARCH 2583 towards your Archaeology Major or Minor).
    • You can register for this course by yourself via MUN Self Serve.
  • ARCH 3585 & ARCH 3586 (Archaeology Field School): Little St. Lawrence, Summer Term 2024, June 24 to July 19, 2024.
    • Note that the semester ends on August 2nd, assignments and lab work in Queen’s College might take place between July 19th and August 2nd.
    • The field class meet each day from 8am to 5pm.
    • At this moment (dates may change, but it is very unlikely as the houses are already rented):
      • In Little St. Lawrence: June 24th to July 19th 2024.
      • On St. John’s Campus: July 19th to August 2nd 2024.
      • You'll be registered for both courses.
      • There is a selection process for the field school and the instructor is signing you in. You cannot register by yourself.
      • To get considered: You need to submit a 1 page motivation letter, submit your transcript and you will have an interview with Dr. Losier.
      • The letter is due Mon., Mar. 18, 2024. The letter and your grades should be brought to the interview which will take place the first week of the field school orientation class.

At the end of the summer you have done the equivalent of 3 courses (9 credits)

For more information, please contact: Dr. Catherine Losier,

Poster for the second information session for the 2024 Archaeology Field School on March 6th, 2024 at 11:45 am