Dean’s Days 29th-30th April

Dear Students,
After consulting with the Dean of Faculty, I have decided to declare the 29th and 30th of April as holidays from classes held at the Faculty of Archaeology UW (note! This does not apply to classes held outside the faculty, such as OGUN, lectures, and PE—here, you should follow the guidelines of other units).
I hope you will return to your studies enthusiastically after the extended May holiday.

With best regards,

Elżbieta Jaskulska

Vice-Dean for Student Affairs
Faculty of Archaeology, UW

Organisation of field survey courses

Dear students,

Given the approaching date of the field surveys (8-12 April), I would like to remind you that students participating in the 30-hour field survey courses will receive an excuse for their absences, including absences from language courses and PE classes (sent to the relevant units after the lecturers have entered the grades in USOS system).

For planned multiple absences, lecturers may cancel classes in the affected groups.

If students are taking excavation exercises during the surface term, I remind you that the Vice-Dean for Student Affairs will excuse a maximum of three weeks of absences related to fieldwork activities during the course semester based on an application submitted in the USOS system.

New information on the organisation of excavation exercises in the academic year 2023/2024

Dear Students,

As a result of extensive consultations between the Dean’s group and the staff and students of the Faculty of Archaeology, the following modifications to the rules for the organisation of excavation exercises in the academic year 2023/2024 have been adopted:

Continue reading “New information on the organisation of excavation exercises in the academic year 2023/2024”

Invitation to the seminar ABC of European Heritage. Archaeology of the Byzantine Commonwealth.

At the request of the organisers, we are sending an invitation to participate in an online seminar entitled ABC of European Heritage. Archaeology of the Byzantine Commonwealth.

The invitation is addressed to both staff and students of WA UW.

The aim of this initiative is to popularise the study of Byzantium and its heritage in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It is made possible with funding from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. (Project Ex Oriente Lux – modernisation and internationalisation of heritage studies in eastern Poland; Science for Society programme no. NdS/543907/2021/2022).

Below are some organisational details:

1). only a seminar is organised, no publication is planned;

2). we are using the zoom platform;

3). of course, students from any country can register;

4). the meeting will be held in an online format. The lecture – 45 minutes – will be translated simultaneously into Polish and Ukrainian;

5). Power Point presentations (e.g. captions to figures) will be prepared in English;

6). three blocks of lectures will be organised (approx. 9:00 – approx. 15:00)

a). 26.-29.02.2024

b). 13.-16.05.2024

c). 10.-13.06.2024

7). The term Byzantine Commonwealth refers to Orthodox areas in the Middle Ages from Sudan to Novgorod and from Sicily to Armenia.

The entire seminar will be available in Polish. It will be translated by A. Jakimowicz translation service.

Those interested may contact Dr. Marcin Woloszyn.

Translated with (free version)

Applications to be added to class participant lists

Dear Students,

I would like to kindly remind you that in the case of obtaining the lecturer’s consent to be added to the list of participants for classes for which the limit of places has been reached, you should submit an application in the USOS system after the start of a new semester and the end of the registration deadline. The application submitted in USOS should include confirmation of the lecturer’s approval (this can be in the form of an email sent by the instructor from the official UW email account). Applications submitted before 24.02 will not be considered.

Best regards

Elżbieta Jaskulska

Vice Dean for Student Affairs WA UW

4th Edition of the WA UW Student Minigrants Competition

We announce the call for applications in the 4th edition of the WA UW Student Minigrants Competition in the academic year 2023/2024. The application should be submitted electronically with attachments by sending it from an account in the domain to: with the header containing the title “WA UW Student Minigrants Competition 4”. Competition details and template documents are available at: Applications must be submitted by 14.01.2024 until 23:59. The competition cut-off – date will be announced after the end of application collection.

PhD opportunity in archaeobotany

We got information on PhD opportunity to share with interested students.

We invite applications for a funded, full-time PhD position of 42 months duration under the ERC Consolidator Grant (101087964) project led by Prof. Giedre Motuzaite Matuzeviciute Keen titled PAST AND FUTURE MILLET FOODWAYS (MILWAYS) The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of History at Vilnius University (Lithuania). The project will be coordinated by Vilnius University, with work distributed across several countries in north-eastern and central Europe.

You can find detailed information at:

Presentation on the diploma process

Dear Students,

I am sending the promised presentation on the diploma process and the meeting recording from January 17th this year.

Diploma-process-for-students – presentation in pdf

Diploma process for students – recording of the meeting (provided by Google Drive, required to log in with a student account)

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Jaskulska

Vice-Dean for Student Affairs of the Faculty of Archeology of the University of Warsaw