18th July 2016


Dear all,

We are very pleased to receive you at FASE BASIC WORKSHOP ON FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY which will be held, for the first time, in Portugal.

Registration will open on Wednesday, August the 30th, in the afternoon in case someone is arriving earlier. Otherwise, it will open at 8 am on September the 1st. Furthermore, we call you attention that the workshop will be at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra which is located at the building nearby Botanical Garden (Edificio de S.Bento).

The registration fee includes 2 coffee breaks a day, lunches and the social dinner. You will also receive a USB drive with some supporting material.

Updated program can be found here.

In case you need assistance please let us know.

Looking forward to see you in Coimbra

Best regards,

Eugénia Cunha


29th June 2016

Registrations for the basic workshop in forensic anthropology in Coimbra are now closed.

The workshop reached full capacity (40 applicants).


9th June 2016

New FASE newsletter (Volume 6, Issue 1) for Spring 2016 was issued!
You can find all information about new FASE Board members and future events, as well as calendar of upcoming meetings and conferences.

The eighth FASE Newsletter (Volume 6, Issue 1) Spring 2016: download

*Corrigendum: Pontestura Forensic Anthropology and Osteology Summer School



17th May 2016

5th ICFS 2016 : 18th International Conference on Forensic Sciences, August 22-23 2016 in Paris, France

More information here


16th May 2016

5th European Meeting on Forensic Archaeology August 11-12, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland

More information here


11th May 2016

FASE workshop at INPALMS

FASE workshop - Essentials on Forensic Anthropology will be held on 17th and 18th September 2016 at 12th Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science (INPALMS) Congress 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.

Information about the congress can be found on web page inpalms2016bali.com


4th May 2016

5th Summer School of Forensic Anthropology and Odontology - Pontestura, Italy  (4-9 July 2016)

This Summer School is organised for the fifth year by LABANOF (Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology and Odontology)of the University of Milan (Italy) for students and practitioners from different fields, including medicine, biology, archaeology, and anthropology , who are interested in learning more about osteological analysis of ancient and modern human skeletal remains in the forensic context.

If you are interested in participating at the Summer School please fill in the Registration Form (link) and email it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  along with your CV and a detailed information about your experience in anthropology (courses, workshops, exams, working experience). The registration fee is 250 Euro (except for students of specific degrees at the University of Milan).

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone +39-02-50315678 (Dr Pasquale Poppa). 



6th April 2016

List of accommodation

List of possible accommodation for participants of FASE workshop in Coimbra, Portugal with recommended hotels in bold:



11th March 2016

PROGRAM of Basic Course in Coimbra, 1-5 September 2016

You can find the program of Basic Course here.


05th March 2016


The deadline for FASE certification has been extended to 1st April 2016. You can check the certification propositions, including the updated payment information at this link.



In relation to the FASE basic workshop that will be held in Portugal in September, FASE decided to help two participants with a 50% decreased registration fee. The information how to apply to the FASE grant are available here.


17th February 2016


COIMBRA , 1-5 September 2016

***The information regarding the basic workshop in forensic anthropology in Coimbra, Portugal are now available online.***

You can register using the online form available here:




23th December 2015


The new issue of the FASE Newsletter (Vol5, issue1-2) has been uploaded to the Newsletter webpage and sent to all FASE members. You can download it here.

The new CERTIFICATION CALL  has been launched. All the details on the thrid round of certifications you can find here.


04th December 2015


04th November 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS - Panel "Forensic Anthropology and Human Identification in Relation to Natural Disasters" at the 2016 RAI CONFERENCE- 27-29 May 2016

You can find details of the conference and the website address for further information here.





 *** FASE wishes all of you a very happy and successful new year ***

Welcome to FASE, the first European Association of Forensic Anthropology. 

Since 2003 FASE, a subsection of the International Academy of Legal Medicine, has grown tremendously in the international scenario of forensic anthropology and forensic sciences in general, promoting training, scientific meetings, research and, in the past two years, certification in FA. 

The current political and social scenarios present new challenges to forensic anthropology: and FASE as one of the leading forensic anthropology societies in Europe will have to deal with these issues and promote novel solutions which come from the discipline of anthropology. Among others, the increasing number of unidentified dead in the Mediterranean is demanding new identification strategies and anthropology is becoming more and more a fundamental identifying discipline and we will need to work towards conceiving more powerful identification strategies in anthropology and devising algorithms by which to combine anthropology with non-anthropological biological data which will fulfill judicial standards. 

Eric Baccino and Eugenia Cunha are a hard act to follow as FASE Presidents – I will however try to do my best to keep up the excellent work. So let's roll up our sleeves and further cultivate and introduce forensic anthropology as a fundamental tool in the detection and prevention of crime as well as in the enforcement of human rights. I have no doubt that FASE in the next few years will promote all such challenging issues.

Prof. Cristina Cattaneo
President of FASE

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