Available Courses

Anthropological/Advanced Field Training: Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility in Belgrade, Serbia & Pula, Croatia

Department of Anthropology


April 29 - May 31, 2019 


Belgrade, Serbia & Pula, Croatia

Field-trips to the Serbian countryside outside of Belgrade and to the interior of Istria (Croatian province where the city of Pula is situated) will be organized.

Class Details

ANTHR 397 Lec 800 or 573 Lec 800

Course description

The course is aimed at anthropologists who want to develop their ethnographic sensibility with the particular focus on non-verbal, embodied patterns of everyday life, artists who want to explore the convergences between ethnographic and artistic training, and designers, architects, urban-planners and others interested in engaging with their practice in a culturally sensitive way. While some exposure to anthropology, sociology or history is welcome, the course is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline. Students from sciences, art, humanities and a wide variety of social sciences were quite successful in the course without any prior training in anthropology.

Accommodation and travel

Students are responsible for arranging their own travel to Belgrade, Serbia. They will spend the first week together in a centrally-located hostel, and the next three weeks individually in host families. The class will then move to Pula, Croatia for the last week. Accommodation will be in a hotel and field trips in the interior of Istria (the Croatian province where the city of Pula is situated) will be organized.

Anticipated costs

In addition to the regular University of Alberta tuition, or international student tuition for a 6-credit spring course, the students will pay the MSISF (Mandatory Student Instructional Support Fee) of $2,500 CAD. The MSISF will cover:

  • Housing in a hostel or home-stay
  • Two one-day trips outside of Belgrade
  • Organized tours in Belgrade
  • Public transportation in Belgrade
  • Use of classroom and facilities at the program venue (UK Parobrod)
  • Workshops with local instructors
  • Occasional group meals
  • Transportation from Belgrade to Pula, Croatia
  • Accommodation in Hotel Galija, Pula

Transportation to Belgrade is not included. Hostel or host families may provide breakfast or other meals, but students should expect to make their own arrangements for meals. Learning the Serbian food culture will be an important opportunity for fieldwork training.