Barbarian tsunami Migration Period between the Odra and the Vistula

Exhibition Barbarian Tsunami is dedicated to dramatic events in the history of Europe which disturbed the civilization of Late Antiquity between the end of the 4th and the early 6th century, the time known as the Migration Period. Those were the days of intense migration of Barbarian tribes which invaded the Roman Empire with territories throughout Europe and North Africa and struck the final blow to the Western Roman Empire. They often established their own kingdoms over its ruins. Some of these tribes, recorded in Late Antique written sources, originated from the Odra and the Vistula river basin region which they inhabited in the first centuries AD. They played a crucial role in the events of the Migration Period creating the new order in medieval Europe. Evidence of their presence on the territory of Poland as well as contacts with other Barbarian communities and the Roman civilization is discovered in different regions between the Baltic Sea and the Carpathian Mountains. These are very often some of the most spectacular archaeological finds from the territory of Poland which are later of great value in museum collections of archaeological objects.

Barbarian tsunami Migration Period between the Odra and the Vistula

Applications through USOS

Dear Students,

if you submit applications via USOS, please remember to generate PDF version and send a copy to my email address when submitting. If you need an opinion/support, please ask the opinion provider/supporter to send it directly to me by email. Unfortunately, the system does not have the function of informing about the fact of submitting an application.

Dr. Wiesław Więckowski

Online Open Day at UW!

On 25th April at 10 am on the UW Facebook page, the University of Warsaw organises its Online Open Day.

Despite the current circumstances, UW invites for its Open Day during which prospective students will receive first-hand information on the UW educational offer and admission procedures, student organisations, social support, mobility possibilities, etc.

Organisers have prepared a part dedicated to international candidates. The UW Welcome Point and Admissions Office employees will present an educational offer and answer questions in English.

We invite all Candidates to participate in this event!

More information at site


IA Building new opening hours

The Institute of Archeology will be open on Wednesdays (April 15, 22, 29 and May 6 and 13 ), access may also be possible on Thursdays by appointment.
(The information relates to persons necessary to ensure the continuity of IA UW operations)

New guidance for studying and working during coronavirus outbreak

Dear Members of the UW community,

Please familiarize yourself with the new regulations of the UW rector as of 7th April regarding studying and working at the University of Warsaw during coronavirus outbreak. They concern the:

  • Extension of the period for conducting online lectures and classes for students, doctoral candidates, post-diploma learners (until 15th May);
  • Work limitations on the UW campuses (until 15th May);
  • Suspension of business travels abroad and participation in domestic conferences (until 30th June);
  • Cancellation of open events, e.g. conferences, symposiums or lectures (until 31st August);
  • Suspension of accommodating new students in residence halls and other facilities, and prohibition from visiting these places (until 30th June);
  • 50% reduction in accommodation fee (in May 2020) for students, doctoral candidates, postgraduate students of the School of Education of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the University of Warsaw, and participants of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange, who live in UW facilities.

Due to the changing situation, please follow our updated information about the UW operations in these exceptional times.


Take good care of yourself and stay healthy.

Best wishes,

UW Press Office

Excavations and remote classes

Dear Students,
despite the situation, we try to function and plan the nearest future.
1) field walking survey – as you know it did not take place in Spring due to the situation prevailing in the country. We will try to offer this training during excavations, so that everyone, for whom this class is obligatory, can participate.
2) excavations – the date of registration for excavations has now been extended to the end of April. Please contact the excavation organizators. If the situation allows, the excavations will take place normally. But please be prepared for any different information on the subject, and remain flexible in planning.
3) remote classes – I sent you an e-mail with a request to report problems with classes, contact with teachers, etc. Please, send this information to me – I will try to solve the problems occurring, as soon as possible.

With the best wishes of health
Dr. Wiesław Więckowski