Binghamton University is offering an archaeological field school (Anth 372A/Anth 500T) at the sites of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival and the Bundy Museum of History and Art, a historic house museum in Binghamton. This is a 6 week/6 credit field school from June 2-July 13 offered for both undergraduate and graduate credit. The first two weeks will be at Woodstock with students staying at house on the grounds. The field school returns to Binghamton for the last 4 weeks at the Bundy Museum for which students will be expected to have local housing (Binghamton University summer housing is available in weekly increments at a rate of $259.00/week). Students will learn archaeological survey, mapping, and excavation techniques while working with museum staff to reconstruct, interpret, and preserve these historic sites. We will be focusing on leisure areas adjacent to the main stage at Woodstock and exploring the material traces of these ephemeral installation and the role they played in festival culture. The Bundy Museum owns several late 19th and early 20th century domestic properties and our excavations will focus on evidence for gender, class, and labor relations during this period. Community outreach and collaboration will be a major component of the field school.
Contact: Dr. Maria O’Donovan