10 July – 23 July
Optional arrival 9 July and departure 24 July
€100 discount for partner universities
About summer programme
The course is based on practical using of various types of microscope. It presents the range of microscopic methods used in archaeology to collect analytical measurable data from the archaeological finds.
This programme is designed as a part of our Intensive 2 Week Summer School, where multiple courses from a wide of Masaryk University study programmes and departments will be offered. These courses will be arranged in an intensive and dynamic form, each working day there will be an academic session, and these may take the form of a lecture, seminar, company visit or practical field work.
In addition to the academics, cultural and social programming will be offered, including the option of a one-day excursion to Vienna and/or Prague.
Classes take place Monday-Friday (usually) in the mornings. The site visits and learning outside the classroom takes place in the afternoons. Culture/social activities will take place in the afternoons/nights.
- Theory - microscopy in archaeology. Methods, types of microscope, description and function of microscope devices.
- Practice – operation of various types of microscopes
- Theory - Immerse method in lithic raw-materials determination
- Practice - Determination of raw-material of lithics using Immerse method
- Theory - the Use-wear methods
- Practice - Use-wear analysis of lithic chipped tools
- Practice - Use-wear analysis of bone and antler tools
- Practice – Use-wear analysis of metal tools and artefacts
- Theory - Micrometric analysis of metal work decoration
- Theory and Practice – Microscopy of ceramics using thin sections and polished sections
Cost: The cost of this program is €1000, with a €100 discount for partner universities. The cost breakdowns as follows:
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation in Brno (10-23 July)
- Opening and Closing receptions
- Culture activities around Brno
- Day trip to Prague or Vienna
- 24/7 support
- Social programme
Students should budget an additional €200-500 depending on their spending habits for food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno.
Brno is a great place to live, even if just for a short period of time. As a student city (1/5 of the population are students) and an international city there is always something to do, and the Czech language isn’t a barrier. This means that exploring cafes, teahouses, restaurants and the local sites is easy, even without our amazing assistants. However, because we want you to get the most out of your experience, we have a team of local Czech students to show you their favourite things in Brno!
The team of professional and local students provides the 24/7 assistance from the practical and safety arrangements to creating a rich cultural program helping the participants to understand better culture of Moravia and Central Europe in general. Moreover the staff is trying to assist with creating social activities that aims at enhancing the mutual cultural exchange and understanding.
Students in this program are housed in one of our Residence Halls where both international and Czech students live during the school year. This is a great opportunity to see how student housing is different all around the world (or is similar, depending on what country you are from!). In Brno, students share a room with one other student, while on trips, students are three per room.
Bedding is provided; however, students should bring their own towels. Students will have an opportunity to cook their own meals, some cooking supplies will be provided, as supplies last.
This course is targeted for bachelor, master and PhD students.
Please follow this link and choose the correct "Intensive Summer School..." programme. You might apply to more than one course to ensure you have a backup plan in case the course of your first choice does not open (the minimum enrollment for a course to be offered - unless specified differently - is five students). Do not forget to include all the necessary information (and documents if requested) including writing a short statement of purpose. We will contact you afterwards to tell you if your application was successful and to discuss the further steps (including the deposit payment) with you.
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summer school manager
Erin Anna Smith
summer school manager