27 March-7th of April 2018 – Death in the Greek World

27 March – 7th of April 2018
Intensive Course ‘Death in the Greek World’
NIA Athens

The intensive and interdisciplinary course on the Archaeology of Death will take place in Greece in spring 2018. The aim of the course is to treat in depth various themes related to the study of death in the Greek world. The course will adopt a diachronic approach, starting from prehistory and ending with 19th century neoclassical funerary monuments and 20th century military cemeteries – but will also address current issues such as the controversy surrounding the introduction of cremation or the cemeteries of refugees and migrant workers. The course will integrate different disciplines –archaeology, history, ancient literature, epigraphy, social theory, anthropology, sociology –  and will combine both methodological (e.g. recent advances in excavation methodology, the bioarchaeological analysis of human remains, the study of inscriptions) and theoretical discussions (discussions on memory, grief and consolation, personhood, age and gender, interpretation of ritual, death and religion, the politics of death, etc.) in order to reach a more global understanding of changing attitudes to death.

ARCHON offers a limited number of student and PhD members of the school compensation for their travel costs up to €250. Archon members can send a motivational letter to the ARCHON office (secretary@archonline.nl) before the 20th of December, giving an overview of the total travel costs and stating why you think you should receive the subsidy.

For more information, see the website of the NIA.