Wow, time flies! In 2010, we put together a brief video to tell folks a bit more about what we do during our field school. 2010 Walhain-St-Paul Project Video In this clip, principal investigator Bailey Young and WSP alums Adam Correll and Rob Wallace share their thoughts on the program. Things have changed a bit … Continue reading The Walhain-St-Paul Experience: 2010 Style
Recruiting continues for our 2018 field season at Chateau Walhain! Eastern Illinois University's Summer Archaeology in Belgium Program will run this summer from June 30 - July 28. The deadline of February 14th is fast approaching, so please express your interest to Prof. Bailey Young (email@example.com) as soon as possible! Begun in 1998, the program … Continue reading Recruiting for the 2018 Field Season!
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
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.
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
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
The German city of Aachen is one of those places that just about anyone even vaguely interested in the Middle Ages dreams of visiting. It’s associated with one of the most well-known men of the period, Charles the Great, (better known as Charlemagne). He styled himself the first Holy Roman Emperor, and appropriately enough in … Continue reading In Charlemagne’s Footsteps: Visiting the Palatine Chapel at Aachen
In 1806, the legendary French artist Ingres was commissioned to paint an official portrait of Napoleon I of France in his coronation robes. Through the visual language of power, Napoleon and the artist interwove recognizable symbols of Frankish and Roman imperial history in order to solidify his own shaky claims to authority over France. The … Continue reading The Bees’ Knees: Napoleon’s Use of Archaeology, Theft, and the Trappings of French Monarchy