Archaeo-oriental Seminar

We kindly invite you to the penultimate – in this academic year – Archaeo-oriental Seminar. On 12th June, 2023 at 3:00 PM dr Tomasz Michalik (Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, UW) is going to present a paper entitled “Between mental and material heritage. Perception of medieval Nubian paintings by Sudanese and Western people – eye-tracking study”.

Link to the Zoom Meeting:

Abstrakt/ Abstract:

One of the tasks of archaeologists is to make archaeological heritage accessible to the wider audience. However, this task can be challenging, especially in a situation where the archaeologist belongs to a different culture than the one of the local community. One reason for this are culturally grounded cognitive differences, which may affects the perception of archaeological heritage. To address this problem an eye-tracking research was conducted in Monastery on Kom H in Old Dongola archaeological site (Sudan). During the speech, the differences and similarities in the perception and esthetic assessment of medieval Nubian paintings between Sudanese and Western visitors will be discussed. Results indicate among others that there are differences in the recognition of emotions in some paintings between people from different cultures and that there is the importance of the state of preservation of paintings when assessing their beauty. The study was important in understanding the needs of visitors from different social and cultural groups.

Official launch of the EuroWeb Digital Atlas of European Textile Heritage

We cordially invite you to join us for the official launch of the EuroWeb Digital Atlas of European Textile Heritage, which represents one of the primary outcomes of the COST Action CA 191931 ‘Europe through Textiles: Network for an Integrated and Interdisciplinary Humanities’ hosted at the Faculty of Archaeology UW.

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Meeting on legalizing stay in Poland

Welcome Point UW invites you to a meeting on legalizing your stay in Poland, dedicated to foreign students and doctoral students of the UW.

  • Legalization of stay in Poland (visa, temporary and permanent residence permit);
  • The procedure for applying for a residence permit;
  • Polish origins and rights of the holders of the Card of the Pole;
  • Special solutions for foreigners caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Meetings will be held on the Main Campus:

  • in Polish: Monday 22 May from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • in English: Thursday 25 May from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Registration via forms:

  • Meeting in Polish the application deadline is Wednesday 17th May, 11.00 am
  • Meeting in English the application deadline is Sunday 21st May, 11.00 pm

If you have any questions, please write to:

Help with the diploma thesis for a student from a friendly faculty of the UW

My name is Alicja Zaręba and I am a fourth year psychology student at University of Warsaw. As a part of my master’s thesis I am conducting research on development of place attachment among migrants in Poland and its links to wellbeing. The study consists of survey questions and filling them in should take about 10 minutes. All questions are written in English.
If you are a migrant living in Poland and would be kind enough to fill out my survey, I would be most grateful. It should not take much of your time and would help me immensely to finish my degree. It is voluntary and confidential. The collected data will be used solely for academic purposes. I enclose a link to the survey below.

Juvenalia 2023

Dear Students,

I would like to remind you that, according to the academic calendar, May 12 and 13 are days off from classes due to the JUWenalia organized on this date and the closure of the University of Warsaw in the evening on Friday. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the attractions the Students’ Council of the University of Warsaw offers.

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Jaskulska

Vice-Dean for Student Affairs
Faculty of Archaeology University of Warsaw

May 4 and 5 – days free from classes

Dear students, dear Colleagues,

Upon the application from the Students’  Council and after consultations with the dean’s team I decided to announce May 4 and 5 days free from classes and lectures at the Faculty of Archeology of the University of Warsaw (note! This does not apply to classes conducted outside the faculty, such as OGUN, foreign language courses and sports). I hope that after the extended May weekend you will return to learning with enthusiasm.

Yours faithfully,

Elżbieta Jaskulska

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

IAMS Archaeometallurgy Summer School

Registrations for the IAMS Archaeometallurgy Summer School are now open!
Please join us at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in London for two weeks of stimulating archaeometallurgy sessions sponsored by the Institute for Archaeo-metallurgical Studies. Leading experts will discuss a range of topics including mining, smelting, metalworking, field methods, and the analysis of metal objects. Sessions will consist of topical lectures and case studies as well as artefact handling, technical demonstrations, and museum visits. We will also take an excursion to Butser Ancient Farm for a weekend of experimental archaeometallurgy. The course is intended for professionals, academics, students, and enthusiasts alike.
The summer school will run weekdays 19-30 June from 10am to 5pm. However we will also be running an optional weekend of experimental archaeometallurgy from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July.
Please register your interest here.
A small number of bursaries will be available to students in financial need. To express an interest or request additional summer school details, please send an email to with the subject line:  IAMS summer school.