Department for Underwater Archaeology

Crimea Project
Crimea Project (Crimea, Ukraine), photo: Underwater Expedition IA UW

Address: 00-927 Warsaw, 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście St., Szkoła Główna, room 3.18, phone: 55 22 801

Head of Department:

Professor Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti (2018/2019 – Sabbatical)

Employees:

Marta Żuchowska, Ph.D. (acting Head of Department)
Artur Brzóska, M.A.
Magdalena Nowakowska, M.A. (Department co-operator)

Ph.D. students:

Małgorzata Mileszczyk, M.A.

Aleksandra Chołuj, M.A.

Department for Underwater Archaeology was established in 2012, and since 2014 it has been a full-member of UNESCO UniTwin Network for Underwater Archaeology. Its Head, from the very beginning, has been Professor Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti, whose main research interest is the ancient trade in the area of the Mediterranean. Studies of trade routes are also the main activity of Marta Żuchowska, Ph.D. Artur Brzóska, M.A., concentrates on the methods of underwater research. The Ph.D. candidate of the Faculty of History, Małgorzata Mileszczyk, is studying lake grid dwellings from the north-eastern Poland. Aleksandra Chołuj, M.A., investigator within the “Harmonia” grant, focuses on studies of ancient glass. The regular co-operator of the Department is also Magdalena Nowakowska, M.A.  The activities of the Department involve the classes in archaeology of ships and boats, methods of underwater research, protection of underwater cultural heritage and ancient trade issues.

Grants:

Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti: NCN (Harmonia) „Commercial Contacts the Region of Murcia (Spain) with the Mediterranean World in Antiquity on the Basis of Archaeological and Historical Sources”
UMO-2015/18/M/HS3/00248

Marta Żuchowska: NCN (Opus) “Tkaniny w ikonografii Palmyry” (01.02.2017 – 30.01.2020)
UMO-2016/21/B/HS3/00934

Aleksandra Chołuj, Małgorzata Mileszczyk, Magdalena Nowakowska, the Explorers Club
„3rd Warsaw Seminar on Underwater Archaeology”
959/P-DUN/2018