Occasional Master Classes in Archaeology and Heritage Management 

Each year, the Archaeology Department coordinates a series of specialist masters classes. These classes are intended as a supplement to formal topics, offering students the chance to learn about specialist topics that they may not ordinarily have much exposure to. The series is occasional and reflects the availability of specialist speakers throughout the semester, so there will be weeks where there are no classes scheduled. All Graduate students are welcome to attend these classes, while some are also available to Undergraduates. Enrolments are essential.

Certificates of completion will be provided to all participants. These will be emailed to students who attended the week after the class in question.

If you have feedback about classes, or want to suggest a topic for a future class, please email Dr Mick Morrison.

Series Coordinator: mick.morrison@flinders.edu.au
Administration: archaeology.mastersclass@flinders.edu.au

Please Note:
1. Enrolments close two days prior to the advertised class time;
2. Classes are subject to change at short notice (e.g. time, room location). Please check your email the day before any class to ensure that you have the most up to date information;
3. Please notify us if you are enrolled but are unable to attend. Please provide at least 24 hours notice so that we can make your place available to other students. If you do not do this you may be excluded from the next two (2) classes, except where there is a genuine emergency.

Master Classes - Semester One 2016

Torrens Island Quarantine Station Master Class - 6 May 2016
by Britt Burton, South Australian Maritime Museum

The Quarantine Station was built in 1879 to stop passengers bringing diseases such as small pox into Adelaide. Today, the site is remarkably intact and evokes the experiences of passengers placed in quarantine from the 1880 to the 1950s. Most of the buildings on the site date from 1912 to 1916 but parts of the original nineteenth century station remain. Our tour will lead you through the site with plenty of time to peer in windows, photograph the buildings and explore the site. We will lead you through the process that passengers undertook as they arrived at the jetty, their luggage was fumigated, they bathed in diluted carbolic acid and were either taken to the bungalows or the isolation hospital. You will see the bathing blocks that separated first and second class passengers, the boiler house used to power fumigation, the morgue and isolation hospital. The character of the buildings, the history of the site and the ambience of the natural environment make Torrens a very evocative place.

We will reach Torrens Island by van and walk through the Quarantine Station. Visitors need to be able to walk over grass fields and gravel paths. Closed toe shoes are compulsory. Mosquito repellant is also a good idea!
All students are welcome to register, though there is a limit of 11 students for this master class.

Date: Friday 6 May 20016
Time: 10:00-14:00
Location: Meet at Humanities 114 for 9:00 departure
Cost: $15 pp (i.e. transport, tour, and entry into the Museum and Lighthouse) Click here to pay
Contact: Wendy van Duivenvoorde
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Ways of Thinking About Publishing
Gillian Dooley and Liz Hall, Central Library, Flinders University

In this workshop we will look at the why, what, where and how of publishing. We’ll help you think about a publishing strategy, about the various types of material you can publish, about the best journals, magazines, websites, publishers and so on to target for different types of material, and about the mechanics of academic and non-academic publishing.

The class is oriented towards students currently working on a thesis (at all levels), recent graduates, early career researchers or others with an interest in publishing.

Date: Friday 17 May 20016
Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Humanities 112 (Archaeology Research Lab)
Cost: There is no cost
Contact: Mick Morrison
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Packing Gallery and Museum Objects for Storage and Travel - 3 June 2016
Justin Gare - Artlab Australia

This workshop is presented by Artlab South Australia, a State Government business that aims to provides conservation, preservation and restoration services for artworks and cultural materials. In this workshop, Senior Objects Conservator Justin Gare will walk participants through the practical dimensions of packing a wide variety of object types for transport, including initial risk assessment and the archival packing of materials. It is an excellent opportunity to better understand how to pack fragile cultural materials for storage or transportation (e.g. from the field to the laboratory).

Date: Friday 3 June 20016
Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Humanities 112 (Archaeology Research Lab)
Cost: There is no cost
Contact: Mick Morrison
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See the details of previous Master Classes