Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex, Russia

History of Ceramics

when 21 August 2017 - 3 September 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee USD 50

The programme encompasses both prehistoric and medieval ceramic studies through historical and cultural approaches, including structural analysis of pottery production, methods of shaping, decorating, glazing and firing. The course is delivered through lectures, lab sessions, workshops and experiments. The lab sessions focus on statistical processing and microscopy, while workshops and experiments aim to equip students with an understanding of the main prehistoric and medieval pottery techniques.

Working languages: Russian and English. The programme is delivered in Russian with interpretation and translation to English provided by a certified interpreter.

Application via website
Applications dead-line: May,1 2017

Course leader

Programme convenor: Dr Natalya Salugina (associate professor, Department of Theory and History of Culture, Samara State Academy of Culture and Arts)

Academic staff: Dr Yuriy Tsetlin (senior research associate, Department of Theory and Methods, History

Target group

This programme is for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, regardless of nationality. Recent graduates up to the age of 35 are also welcome.

Credits info

All students receive a certificate of additional training issued by Kazan Federal University
The duration of the course is 72 academic hours

Fee info

USD 50: The registration fee of $50 for international students cover Moscow-Kazan-Moscow transfer and visa support
USD 0: No tuition fee


Food, and accommodation are provided thanks to generous support of Khalikov Institute of Archaeology and Bolgar State Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve