Summer School – Baptism of Fire: A Holistic Approach to the Anthropology of Cremation

Article published on 4 February 2023 | Catégorie(s) : Formations

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the two-week summer course entitled “Baptism of Fire: A Holistic Approach to the Anthropology of Cremation”, to be held on July 9-22, 2023 at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

A broad overview of theories and methodologies applied to the study of cremation is waiting for attendees from all levels and backgrounds in
this summer school course.

The course will discuss:

  • The genesis of cremation
  • Fire experience and pyrotechnology
  • Archaeological and forensic sciences applied to cremation and fire
  • Anthropology and bioarchaeology of cremation
  • Beyond cremation deposits
  • Current research in the anthropology of cremation

The course is fully in English. (For students, you will be awarded 4 ECTS for the course).

Registration fee is €1,100 and includes :

  • Accommodation in Brno (July 8-23)
  • Tuition fees, Opening and Closing receptions
  • Culture activities around Brno
  • Day trip to Vienna
  • 24/7 support
  • Social programme

Link for registration : select “Intensive Summer School

Deadline for applications : May 15, 2023.

Contact (for questions) : Dr. Kevin Salesse at

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