Scholarships for Olympians – new edition

Students in their first year of unified master’s studies or first degree studies at the University of Warsaw who are laureates of national olympiads or participants of international olympiads may apply for special scholarships under the IDUB Programme.

Documents must be submitted by 15 November.

More information:

https://inicjatywadoskonalosci.uw.edu.pl/en/2021/10/scholarships-for-olympians-new-edition/

https://inicjatywadoskonalosci.uw.edu.pl/en/actions/iii-3-1/

Elections to the Students’ Council of the Faculty of Archeology, the Faculty Council, and the Teaching Council

Dear Students,
On October 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to 28th to 8:00 a.m., there will be remote elections to the Students’ Council of the Faculty of Archeology (5 seats), the Faculty Council (4 seats), and the Teaching Council (2 seats).

You will be able to vote by logging into the USOS system, going to the “for all” tab, then to “Elections” and the appropriate links for a
specific vote:

1. Elections to the Students’ Council of the Faculty of Archeology
2. Elections to the Council of the Faculty of Archeology
3. Elections to the Teaching Council No. 14

The presentation of the candidates can be found on the Faculty’s website

https://www.archeologia.uw.edu.pl/samorzad-studencki/
or on Fb website Rada Samorządu Studentów Wydziału Archeologii.

Every vote counts!
Aleksandra Jaszczurowska
Vice-Chairwoman RSS WA

Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills from Prehistory to the Classical Period in Greece

We welcome you to join the new educational project funded by the 4EU+ Alliance, the first archaeological project integrating teachers and students from four 4EU+ Universities: Heidelberg, Charles, Copenhagen and Warsaw. The project is entitled ‘Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills from Prehistory to the Classical Period in Greece. Communities of Learning in the Past and in Higher Education Today’ (ACTS) and it has been designed as a new platform of innovative research-based teaching among the four partner universities.

The main emphasis of the new project is on novel advances in archaeological theory and analytical methods for exploring human creativity, technology, and skills through artefacts in Greece from the Bronze Age to the Classical Period, a joint lecture and four seminar-courses are offered by Heidelberg (UH), Copenhagen (CPHU ), Prague (CU) and Warsaw (UW). The entire programme will end in the summer semester (online, hybrid and in person) and a summer school in Athens (with 5 places for students from each partner university who participated in the project).

The list of the winter semester courses is as following:

Join lecture: Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills from Prehistory to the Classical Period in Greece (invited specialists, UH, starting after October 18th)

Seminars:

Aegean Seals. Exploring a Class of Bronze Age ‘Strategic Artefacts’ (Prof. Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, UH, starting after October 18th)

Gender and sexuality in Bronze Age Greece (Dr Sarah Finlayson, UH, starting after October 18th)

The Narratives about the Late Bronze Age Aegean: Iconography and Burial Practices (Dr Filip Franković, CU, running)

(Re)sources, tools, techniques and craftspeople: introduction to textiles and textile production in the Aegean Bronze Age (Dr hab. Agata Ulanowska, UW, running, registration until October 10th)

For registration, please see:

https://4euplus.eu/4EU-239.html for the HU and CU,

and

https://usosweb.uw.edu.pl/kontroler.php?_action=katalog2%2Fprzedmioty%2FpokazPrzedmiot&kod=2800-4EU-PB-RESO&lang=en for the UW

 The course will be rescheduled to 9.45 on Tuesdays

Online Students’ Guide

 

To make your first steps in Warsaw and at our University easier, the Welcome Point team has prepared for you a Students’ Guide. You will find there all the necessary information you need – not only about the University of Warsaw and its structure, but also about public transport, health insurance and much, much more!

International Students’ Guide 2021_2022 internet

More information:

https://welcome.uw.edu.pl/online-students-guides/

Inauguration of the 2021/2022 academic year

On 1st October, at 2. pm, the solemn ceremony of the new academic year at the University of Warsaw will take place. Karol Husman, an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University, working on robotics and machine learning, will deliver the first academic lecture entitled “Unordered thoughts of machines”. The inauguration will be available on the UW website.

There will be the following order of the ceremony:

  • Singing the national anthem and “Ode to Joy”;
  • Prof. Alojzy Nowak, the University of Warsaw Rector, will address our academic community with a speech opening the new academic year;
  • Matriculation of first-year students of 1st and 2nd cycle studies, doctoral candidates from doctoral schools (who achieved the best results in the enrolment procedure);
  • Speeches of the representative of students and doctoral candidates;
  • The first academic lecture entitled “Unordered thoughts of machines” will be delivered by Karol Hausman, Adjunct Professor at Stanford University.

More information:

https://en.uw.edu.pl/inauguration-of-the-20212022-academic-year/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzuLE0r4D5I

Medieval archaeology in the Levant – invitation to new classes

 

Dear Students,

We invite you to take part in a new series of unique classes on the subject of Medieval archaeology in the Levant. During the Fall Semester, and in the framework of the Visiting Lecturer Programme (Programme ZIP, co-financed by Europejski Fundusz Społeczny PO WER, ścieżka 3.5”) dr. Micaela Sinibaldi, Director of the Islamic Baydha Project in Petra, Jordan, offers two OGUN lectures (General University Humanities Lecture): After Mohammed. The Archaeology of the Islamic and Crusader periods: an Introduction‘ (Fridays, 3PM-4.30PM) and  ‚Archaeology and Material Culture of the Islamic and Crusader periods‘ (Thursdays, 11.30AM-1PM). The first one will be a general introduction to the history and material culture of the Middle East in the period between the seventh and the ninetheenth century AD, including a section on the archaeology of the society  of the Crusader period. The second one, focused on the students‘ active participation, will treat selected case studies illustrating current scholarship on the medieval archaeology of the central Islamic Lands, and is an introduction to the methodology and research results on the theme of the material culture of Islamic societies. We want to stress that the subject of these two courses is not represented within the teaching offer of Polish universities, so it is well worth  being taken into consideration.

Another class, Between the Seas. Change in the Arabian Peninsula and the Levant in the first millennium C.E.‘ (Tuesdays, 3PM-4.30PM), will be given by prof. Tomasz Waliszewski, dr Micaela Sinibaldi and Jerzy Oleksiak. The classes, based on the most significant and up-to-dated English-language scholarly literature, will consist of an introduction to the archaeology of the lands stretching between the Eastern Mediterranean Coast, Persian Gulf, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. During the first millennium AD, this region, which saw the presence of a variety of people and languages, as well as of the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, was a melting pot of cultures. We want, together with the participants of the classes, to explore the most significant archaeological discoveries from this region, mastering English-language, professional terminology.

We also invite the students interested in such a subject to consult us during our office hours in Room 309.

Contact:

m.sinibaldi@uw.edu.pl

twaliszewski@uw.edu.pl

Micaela Sinibaldi (CV)