Structure of Institute

Welcome in the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University!

The current Dept. of Anthropology was founded in 1993 by Jan Beneš, Jaroslav Malina, Vladimír Novotný and their co-workers. The institute continues in the tradition of the Anthropological Institute of Faculty of Science of Masaryk University Brno (founded in 1923-1927 by Vojtěch Suk) in its original holistic constitution of study and research in a tight union of biological, social and cultural biology and of relevant medical disciplines. Thanks to this modern scientific trend – the transdisciplinary concept of „biological-socio-cultural anthropology“ – has our institute gained a respected status in the Czech Republic as well as in abroad. Among other this fact is reflected in the constant high numbers of applicants for anthropology study program and currently also in having acquired a research plan in A category and various projects in the framework of Grant Agency of the Czech Republic and Academic Development Fund, which enable long-term development of especially those fields of anthropology (skeletal anthropology, paleodermatoglyphics, anthropology of sexuality, anthropology of arts, anthropology of death, anthropology of the civic sector) in which our institute has had a long-time tradition and/or a priority status on the international scale. Actually, the Institute is directed by professor Jiří Svoboda, it is structured into three departments: Department of biological anthropology (guided by Petra Urbanová), Department of paleoanthropology (guided by Jiří Svoboda) and Department of social and cultural anthropology (guided by Jaroslav Malina).



Contact: Department of Anthropology at Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Vinařská 5, 603 00 Brno.
Detailed information about the institute
Malina, Jaroslav a kolektiv (2004): (Antropologie: Brněnská antropologie v českém a mezinárodním kontextu se zaměřením na Katedru antropologie Přírodovědecké fakulty Masarykovy univerzity v Brně). Folia Historica, svazek 73. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně. 320 stran, 320 ilustrací.

Department of Anthropology
Faculty of Science
Masaryk University
Kotlarska 2
611 37 Brno

tel.: +420 54949 1432

Located At:

Kotlarska 2
611 37 Brno

Vinarska 5
603 00 Brno