FASE 2024 Basic Workshop and Symposium – Amsterdam, 26-31st of August

FASE 2024 Course & Symposium


The Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) will be hosting its biannual one-week Basic Course in Forensic Anthropology and Symposium at the Department of Medical Biology, Amsterdam University Medical Center (UMC), Location AMC, the Netherlands, from August 26 – 31, 2024.

FASE Basic Course

The course is intended for students and starting practitioners with a background in (biological) anthropology, biology, forensic medicine, archaeology etc. taking their first steps in the field of forensic anthropology.

The course will encompass a combination of activities including lectures, practical sessions and guided tours facilitated by senior FASE members and faculty of the Amsterdam UMC and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). The lectures will include a review of human osteology and odontology and will cover basic topics in forensic anthropology such as the biological profile estimation, trauma analysis, human taphonomy, cremated remains etc. During the practical sessions participants will, amongst others, be working with juvenile- and adults skeletal remains from an archaeological collection with known demographic information and modern prosected and cremated remains obtained through the body donation program of the Department of Medical Biology, Amsterdam UMC, Location AMC. See the program page for a detailed description.

The course will accept a maximum of 32 participant

FASE Symposium 2024

Following the five-day basic course, the FASE annual symposium will be hosted by the Department of Medical Biology of the Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, on Saturday August 31, 2024. During the symposium, keynote lectures will be given by renowned researchers focusing on forensic isotope analysis, and mass graves encountered in forensic anthropology. During the symposium students and researchers will also be given the opportunity to present their research and/or interesting case studies.

See the symposium page for more information on the symposium program, the keynote speakers and guidelines for abstract submission for poster and podium presentations.

Click here for more info and registration : https://fase2024.zomercursusantropologie.nl/

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