Student Papers on the Archaeology of Jordan
A Joint German-Jordanian Workshop to Promote Academic Writing in English for Students in Archaeology
All interested students are invited to join the Kick-off Meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2023, 16-18 c.t. in room K427 (Historicum, Schellingstraße 12, 4th floor).
This project brings together students from Jordan University in Amman and Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich to work on topics about the archaeology of Jordan and write short academic papers on them. The student papers can address any topic connected to the archaeology of Jordan, from any period of the country’s history. The main aim of the course is to promote the participants’ skills in writing academic texts in English. To this end, all participants will take part in a joint workshop at Munich between June 23 and June 30, 2023 that addresses the following topics:
- How to structure an academic paper?
- How to formulate research questions and theses?
- How to argue in archaeology (types of evidence and types of arguments etc.)?
- How to formulate an argument in English?
- How to cite correctly in academic texts?
The students practice these skills by writing themselves a short paper on a topic connected to the archaeology of Jordan. During this process they receive feedback, that helps them to improve their texts. Finally, the texts will be edited in a reader.
The project is conducted in cooperation with the Writing Center of LMU Munich and is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The course is open for seven students from the University of Jordan and seven students from LMU Munich. Participants need to be enrolled in a Bachelor (at least second year students) or Master degree programme in Archaeology or may be writing their PhD thesis in archaeology at LMU.
Participants for the course will be selected according to the following criteria:
- Previous achievements in the course of the study of archaeology;
- Personal motivation;
- Sufficient knowledge and command of English.
More detailed information on the contents, time-schedule, and else is provided in the Last call for participation.
Dr. Simon Halama (Project manager LMU): BA-Arch-Koordination@lrz.uni-muenchen.de