Welcome to the new and (hopefully) improved Walhain-Saint-Paul Project website! We're messing around a bit, so please pardon our dust. Also, I have yet to figure out why the pictures in previous posts are now all wonky. This is not the fault of the posts' authors. I blame the computer.
Abstract title Castle and Landscape in the Longue Durée: an Introduction to the Walhain Project Author: Young, Bailey K., Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL , United States of America The ruins of Walhain Castle, located at the edge of the medieval core of a village which has kept its agricultural character to this day, has … Continue reading Sneak preview of our 2017 EuRHO panel “Walhain: Modernizing a Medieval Lordship in Brabant, 1530s-1820s”
Work on the Walhain-St-Paul Project doesn't begin and end with the summer field school, it continues all year round for the members of the research team. A significant part of our jobs as archaeologists is to report and interpret of our findings. Excavation is (usually) fun, but it doesn't do much to further our knowledge … Continue reading Sharing Our Research: The Site Open House and Professional Conferences
Although we'd originally planned to be in the field this summer, we recently found out that our Belgian partner, the Centre de Recherches Archeologiques Nationales (CRAN), will be relocating their operations to a more central location in Louvain-la-Neuve. The CRAN will be plenty busy with the move this summer and unable to host and co-sponsor an excavation. … Continue reading Plans for 2017
We are now recruiting students for the 2016 season of Eastern Illinois University's Summer Archaeology in Belgium Program (begun in 1998). The dates are not firm yet, but will be either June 25 – July 23 or July 2 – July 30, 2016. The program is headed by Dr. Bailey Young, Distinguished Professor of History at … Continue reading Now Recruiting!!! Walhain-St-Paul Project 2016 Summer Archaeology Field School in Belgium
What does it mean to be a student of archaeology? I'm not sure, my degree is in English. However, being a part of this dig is teaching me a lot. A fellow student and I thought of making our own memes to describe some of the struggles of being on an archaeological dig. Example: "I … Continue reading Digging up Answers and Questions, by Alicia Arnold (WSP15)
A few years old now, but still interesting. The first one is from 2010 featuring Prof. Bailey Young talking about the program, its history, and the satisfaction a teacher gets when he sees students really take to what they are learning and make it part of who they are going forward. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzPsvqAQaBk And … Continue reading Summer Archaeology Program at Walhain Videos
Walhain-St-Paul Project 2015 We are now recruiting students for the 2015 season of Eastern Illinois University's Summer Archaeology in Belgium Program (begun in 1998). The dates are June 27- July 25, 2015. The program is headed by Dr. Bailey Young, Distinguished Professor of History at EIU, and centers on the excavation of Walhain Castle, near our partner university, … Continue reading Announcing the 2015 Field Season!
Just a quick update of what we've been up to during our first week back on American soil: Sleeping. And not sleeping. But mostly trying to sleep at normal times. Apparently jet lag is worse losing time (going to Belgium) than it is gaining time. In any case, hopefully everyone is feeling more alert by now … Continue reading Home again, home again
I am a solar powered individual, so naturally rainy days are the bane of my existence. On the morning of July 22nd, I peeled back my curtains to reveal my worst enemy: grey clouds. The day would not be ruined by them, though! I slapped a smile on and made some seriously strong coffee. When … Continue reading Viva la Vida? No, Villers la Ville!