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Interviews

Behind the Scenes: an Interview with Prof. Israel Finkelstein

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015

Behind the Scenes: an Interview with Prof. Israel Finkelstein

Prof. Israel Finkelstein is a leading archaeologist who has been active in the field of Biblical archaeology for more than 40 years. He has co-directed the Megiddo excavations since 1994 and has been teaching in the International MA Program since it opened in 2011.  I recently had the pleasure of meeting Prof. Finkelstein and interviewing him about his work as a Biblical archaeologist and as co-director of the Megiddo excavation: You have been active as an archaeologist for over 40 years.  I’d like to talk to you about how the field has changed or remained the same – during...

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Behind the Scenes: an Inteview with Lecturer Ido Koch of the International MA Program in Archaeology

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015

Behind the Scenes: an Inteview with Lecturer Ido Koch of the International MA Program in Archaeology

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Ido Koch, a lecturer in the International MA Program, who has been teaching and escorting its students from its very first year. We chatted about his journey into the archaeological world, his field of study, and his experience teaching our program. Here is a glimpse into our conversation: Congratulations Ido for having just submitted your PhD thesis. Your study has been on the archaeology of the Judean lowlands, you work in the field at Tel Azekah, study and teach archaeology at Tel Aviv University. Do you remember the defining moment...

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Behind the Scenes: an Inteview with Dr. Alexander Fantalkin of the International MA in Archaeology Program

Posted by on Dec 25, 2013

Behind the Scenes: an Inteview with Dr. Alexander Fantalkin of the International MA in Archaeology Program

 I recently sat with Dr. Alexander Fantalkin, a lecturer at Tel Aviv University, and our Pottery Typologies professor, to discuss his work in the Archaeology Department, and to get some expert advice to archaeology students. Alex, who did his BA, MA, and PhD at TAU along with additional training and research at King’s College in London, the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and his post-doctorate in Berlin, specializes in the nature of connections between the ancient Levantine, Aegean, and Egyptian cultural spheres during the Iron Age. Alex’s projects often pursue...

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Behind the Scenes: an Inteview with an International MA in Archaeology Student

Posted by on May 27, 2013

Behind the Scenes: an Inteview with an International MA in Archaeology Student

One of the greatest parts of the college experience is the people you meet and the friends you make, and that is even truer when you are studying abroad. The International Master’s Program is great in that it allows us to meet and work with students from around the world. This month I thought it would be interesting to let you meet someone else from the program. Meet Sabine, a first year MA student from Germany.   What other schooling have you done before this Master’s Program, Sabine? I went to Heidelberg University and did my diplom in theology. A diplom is a combined...

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