Dobrochna Zielińska

Phd Dobrochna Zielińska


duty hours:
Monday: 15:00-16:30
Wednesday: 11:30-13:00

research interests:
Archaeology of Egypt and Nubia.

The art of the Nile Valley in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Material and immaterial aspects of wall painting, with particular reference to the Nubian wall paintings.


Zielińska, D., „Faras Cathedral: A Witness of Art Development in the Nubian Kingdoms of Nobadia and Makuria”, Journal of the National Museum in Warsaw 5(41), 2016, 46–53

Zielińska, D., „Painted Decoration of the Central Hall: Preliminary Inventory”, [w:] D. Dzierzbicka, W. Godlewski (eds.), Dongola 2012-2014. Report On Excavations, Conservation Work And Site Management, Warsaw, 2016, 25–42

Zielińska, D., „Painted decoration of Building V (Royal Church) on the Citadel: state of research”, [w:] D. Dzierzbicka, W. Godlewski (eds.), Dongola 2012-2014. Report on excavations, conservation work and site management, Warsaw, 2016, 103-110

Zielińska, D., „The Iconography of Power – The Power of Iconography: The Nubian Royal Ideology and Its Expression in Wall-Painting”, [w:] The Fourth Cataract and Beyond Proceedings of the 12th International Conference for Nubian Studies, Anderson J.R., Welsby D.A (eds.)[=British Museum Publications on Egypt and Sudan 1], Peeters, Leuven, 2014, 943–950

Zielińska, D., „The painted decoration of the church at Sonqi Tino in the context of the iconographical program of Nubian churches”, Scienze dell’Antichità 18(2013), 413–418

Zielińska, D., „Hawarte 2007. Reconstruction project of the painted decoration”, Polish Archaeology in Mediterranean XIX [=Reports 2007], Warszawa, 2011, 527–535

Zielińska, D., „The Iconographical program in Nubian churches: Progress Report Based on a New Reconstruction Project”, [w:] Between the Cataracts. Proceedings of the 11th Conference for Nubian Studies, Warsaw University, 27 August – 2 September 2006. Part two, fascicule 2 [= PAM Supplement Series 2.2/2], Warszawa, 2010, 643–651

Zielińska, D., „Edifice without parallel: the Cruciform Building on the Citadel in Od Dongola”, [w:] Between the Cataracts. Proceedings of the 11th Conference for Nubian Studies, Warsaw University, 27 August – 2 September 2006. Part two, fascicule 2 [= PAM Supplement Series 2.2/2], Warszawa 2010, 695–703

Zielińska, D., 2004, „The Painted Decoration of the Cruciform Building (B.III) in Dongola. Preliminary Report”, Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean XV: Reports 2003, 216–223

Innemée, K.C. Zielińska, D., „The King and the Cross, the iconography of a painting in the throne hall of Dongola” [w:] Proceedings of the 13th International Conference for Nubian Studies (1-6 September, 2014), Peeters Publishers, 2018, 615–624

Danys, K., Zielińska, D., „Alwan Art: Towards an Insight into the Aesthetics of the Kingdom of Alwa through the Painted Pottery Decoration”, Sudan & Nubia 21, 2017,177–85

Łajtar, A. Zielińska, D., „The northern pastophorium of Nubian churches: Ideology and function (on the basis of inscriptions and paintings)” [w:] A. Łajtar, A. Obłuski, I. Zych (eds.), Aegyptus et Nubia Christiana. The Włodzimierz Godlewski Jubilee Volume on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday, Warsaw, 2016, 435–457

Wagner M., Zielińska D. (eds.), Hawarte. Last Masterpieces of Ancient Painters, Wagner M., Zielińska D. (eds.),Warszawa, 2012, “A Roman mithraeum in virtual space”, [w:] The Last Masterpieces of the Ancient Painters: The Mithraeum of Hawarte, Warszawa,  2012, 89-93

Godlewski, W., Obłuski, A., Zielińska, D., 2005  „Uli Island. Preliminary Report”, Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean XVI: Reports 2004, 339–356

Syta, O., Wagner, B., Bulska, E.,  Zielińska, D., Żukowska, G.  Z., Gonzalez, J., Russo, R.,  „Elemental imaging of heterogeneous inorganic samples by means of simultaneous laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry measurements” , [w:] Talanta. The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry, 179, DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2017.12.011

Syta, O., Rozum.,K., Choińska, M., Zielińska, D., Żukowska, G. Z., Kijowska, A., Wagner, B., „Analytical procedure for characterization of medieval wall-paintings by X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry and Raman Spectroscopy”, Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, Elsevier, 10.1016/j.sab.2014.08.003

Williams, B.,  Danys-Lasek, K., Heidorn, L., Obluski, A., Then-Obluska, J., Reshetnikova, N., Tsakos, A., Zielińska, D.,  „The Oriental Institute Nubian Expedition Publication Project” [w:] Oriental Institute 2012-2013 Annual Report [ /files/uploads/shared/docs/ar/11-20/12-13/12-13_OINE.pdf]

Aleksander Bursche

Aleksander Bursche
prof. Aleksander Bursche


duty hours:
Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00

research interests:
I am a full professor specializing in Roman and Barbarian numismatics and relationships between the Classical World and the Barbarians. My other areas of interest include popularisation and public relations in archaeology, cultural heritage management and experimental archaeology. I have been visiting professor at the Christian-Albrecht University in Kiel (Germany), Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University and American Numismatic Society in New York.
I am Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (Frankfurt am Main), a Research Fellow at the Wolfson College (Oxford), Research Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, correspondent member of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), member of the Scientific Board of the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw ( and a President of the Board of the Digital Humanities Consortium DARIAH-PL ( I am also member of the board of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur Archäologie der Sachsen und ihrer Nachbarvölker in Nordwesteuropa” (
I have participated in many international scientific projects, including: “Atlas of Greek and Roman World” (coordinated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Princeton) and Groupement de Recherche Européen: “Trouvailles monétaires” (coordinated by CNRS in Paris). Recently I have coordinated (as PI) three interdisciplinary and international research projects: 6 years Maestro “Migration Period between the Oder and the Vistula” financed by the Polish Science Center (, 6 years “FRCPL: Recording Roman Coin Finds from Poland and Territory Associated Historically with Poland” within the frame of the National Program of Humanities Development (, as well as 4 years “IMAGMA: Imagines Maiestatis, Barbarian Coins, Elite Identities and Birth of Europe together with the German Archaeological Institute within Beethoven program (
In 2014 the President of Poland  has awarded me with the Polonia Restituta order „for outstanding achievements in research and education in archaeology and on merits in protection and promotion of Polish cultural heritage” and in 2015 the Royal Numismatic Society (London) has awarded me with the Gilljam Prize for Ancient Numismatics.
Since 2015 I am a member of the Committee of the International Numismatic Council ( and the chief organizer of the XVI International Numismatic Congress, which will take place in 2021 in Warsaw (

Aleksander Bursche

Tradition and Innovation in Textile Technology in Bronze Age Europe and the Mediterranean

It is our pleasure to announce that volume LVI of the “Światowit” journal has been published!

The present volume of the “Światowit” journal, edited by Agata Ulanowska and Małgorzata Siennicka, discusses topics examined so far in two separate fascicles devoted to Mediterranean archaeology, and prehistory, protohistory and archaeology of Poland. The papers collected in this monographic volume examine developments in textile production in the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age Europe and the Mediterranean by tracing traditional and innovative elements in textile technology. The issue comprises eleven original contributions that resulted from the session ‘Tradition and Innovation in Textile Technology in Bronze Age Europe and the Mediterranean’, organised in 2016 by both editors during the 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Vilnius. The papers discuss available archaeological evidence of textiles, textile imprints, textile tools and textile iconography, as well as botanical and faunal remains related to textile manufacture and dyeing. The papers examine the types of social relations and cultural and economic processes which may have enhanced developments in textile technology, cross-cultural transmission of textile knowledge and skills, and distribution of raw materials and textiles.

The entire volume is available in Open Access at the Index Copernicus platform . For contents and introductions see here.

The editors
A. Ulanowska & M. Siennicka

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