Two lectures about the bioarchaeology of Nubia

Please join us on October 12th and 14th in the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw (Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28) for two talks focussing on bioarchaeology in Nubia and the use of stable isotopes to trace mobility in the past, presented by Dr. Michele Buzon of Purdue University.

On Tuesday October 12th from 15:00-16:30 in Room 118, Dr. Buzon will discuss her work from the site of Tombos and broader questions of burial traditions and bioarchaeology in the borderland region between New Kingdom Egypt and Nubia in a talk entitled “Intersectional identities and bodies: Exploring biological, geographic, and mortuary diversity at Tombos, Sudan”.

On Thursday October 14th, from 15:00-16:30 in Room 212, Dr. Buzon will deliver a talk entitled “Collaborative Research: Assessing the Impact of Holocene Climate Change on Bioavailable Strontium Within the Nile River Valley.” This presentation will focus on a collaborative project Dr. Buzon is undertaking to contextualize bioavailable strontium within several broader regions of Sudan, a process that will help researchers to gain more refined insights to potential instances of mobility among past populations inhabiting the various environs of Sudan, ancient Nubia.

Both talks will be delivered in person. Space is limited, so please register in advance if you are interested in attending by sending an email to Robert Stark at r.stark@uw.edu.pl. Given the ongoing Covid-19 situation, it will be mandatory to wear a mask during the entire duration of both presentations.

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

ATTENTION! Problems with USOS

Dear Students, Dear Colleagues,

Due to the inconsistencies in USOS class schedules reported today (October 4) by both students and lecturers, I would like to inform you about the problems we have no control over. It seems that your USOSweb incorrectly presents the users of the plan, while from the administrative USOS side, nothing has changed, and the data is correct. We will try to clarify the situation if it persists after the data migration tonight.

Nevertheless, I would like to remind you that classes are held following the information on the scheduled dates of classes (those in USOS seem to work correctly, errors are only in the weekly plans of students and lecturers). Any cancellations and changes to plans are announced via the website archeologia.uw.edu.pl and/or via university e-mail.

I sincerely apologize for this situation.

Sincerely,

Elżbieta Jaskulska
acting Vice-Dean for Student Affairs
The Faculty of Archeology of the University of Warsaw

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/

Delayed start of MA studies

Dear Students, Dear Colleagues,

Due to some organisational problems with finishing introducing the newly recruited students of Master-level studies in Archaeology (Studies in English) the courses for 1st year of MA will commence a week later, starting on 11th of October.

Sincerely,

Elżbieta Jaskulska

acting Vive-Dean for Students’ Affairs

Organization of the winter semester in academic year 2021/2022

Dear Students, Dear Colleagues,

On October 1, Order No. 4 of the Head of the Teaching Unit of the Faculty of Archaeology of September 30, 2021, on the organization of education in the field of archaeology in the winter semester of the 2021/2022 academic year, was published (link to the regulation – in Polish). Let me briefly present the basic information:

    • full-time classes in archaeology in Polish (both 1st and 2nd degree) are conducted in a stationary mode at the University’s premises indicated in the schedule, except for the announced list of classes that will be held fully or partially remotely;
    • classes in archaeology in Polish conducted in extramural mode are conducted in a mixed-mode, the exact system of teaching classes will be determined after consultation with the students during the first conference session (October 9-10), which will be held in a full-time mode);
    • courses in Archeology (Studies in English) for the year 2-3 of undergraduate studies are conducted in a stationary mode at the University premises indicated in the timetable, except for the announced list of classes, which will be held entirely or partially remotely;
    • courses in Archeology (Studies in English) for 1st year of bachelor’s studies and 1st year of master’s studies in October-November are conducted in a mixed-mode, i.e. online and at the University’s premises indicated in the schedule of activities.

At the same time, I would like to remind you that, by the decision of the rector’s authorities, students are required to cover their mouth and nose during classes in the classrooms, but they are not obliged to keep their distance. The lecturer is released from the obligation to cover his mouth and nose during classes, and in exceptional circumstances, he may also allow students to remove their masks. It is obligatory to register the names of people present in the room also during classes where attendance is not required – please leave the attendance lists in the box at the reception desk. In the corridors and other shared spaces of the Faculty of Archaeology building, apart from the lecture halls, it is obligatory to cover the mouth and nose and keep a distance of 1.5 meters in relation to all people staying in the building.

Yours faithfully,

Elżbieta Jaskulska

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

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