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

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)

Onboarding at University of Warsaw – online workshops

Dear Students,

Last academic year you participated in large numbers in our online workshops, for which we would like to thank you very much. Each time there were opinions that you would like to meet live on campus. We also miss you, which is why this academic year we are starting with the first stationary workshops: Onboarding at University of Warsaw.

The aim of the workshop is:

  • acquainting the participants with the structure of the University of Warsaw, especially with offices and units that address different issues connected with students life;
  • familiarizing participants with the rules and customs of communication in the academic environment in Poland, with particular emphasis on online communication;
  • presentation of the DIVE model facilitating communication in a multicultural environment;
  • familiarizing participants with the dimensions of culture that affect communication during classes at the university;
  • exchange of experiences and discussion on specific situations related to studying at the University of Warsaw.

WHEN?

30th September 2021, 10 – 4:30 pm – first-year long term students of the first-cycle (BA), students of 1st, 2nd, 3rd year of uniform master level studies and doctoral candidates

1st October 2021, 10 – 4:30 pm – long term students of 2nd and 3rd year of the first cycle (BA), long term students of the second cycle (MA), long term students of 4th and 5th year of uniform master level studies

Workshops hours include a break.

Please note that attendance during two days of workshops is required.

WHERE?

The Volunteer Centre of the University of Warsaw
address: Dobra 56/66 00-312 Warsaw (University of Warsaw Library Building – BUW)

To register to the course please fill in the form on our website: https://welcome.uw.edu.pl/onboarding-at-uw-2021-practical-workshops-for-international-students/

Application deadline: 21st September, 12 pm.

Please also join our FB event:
https://bit.ly/39cjVFP

Kind regards,
Welcome Point UW

Office hours of the Deputy Vice-Dean for the Students Affairs

Dear Students,

I would like to apologise for the late announcement, there were some organisational difficulties. As you were already informed from the 1st of September I was appointed a Deputy Vice-Dean for the Students Affairs.  The contact info and the information about office hours have been updated on the Faculty authorities webpage, but I’m attaching them below as well.

Contact:

for students (temporary email) – wa.studia.pl@uw.edu.pl;

for other matters – ejaskulska@uw.edu.pl;

Office hours:

In September (14th-30th Sept. 2021) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, online or in-person by appointment.

Appointment can be arranged by email or Google Calendar appointment page (using the University of Warsaw email account only). Do not forget to indicate your name and year of study as well as information if an online or in-person meeting is required.

Sincerely,

dr Elżbieta Jaskulska

Deputy Vice-Dean for the Students Affairs

‘The art of public speaking’ workshop

Dear Students,

Welcome Point would like to invite you to our new workshops:The art of public speaking: http://welcome.uw.edu.pl/6215-2/

The aim of the workshop is:

  • getting to know the structure of the presentation,
  • learning argumentation techniques,
  • formulating the purpose of the speech,
  • creating a speech plan,
  • influencing the audience by using appropriate argumentation techniques,
  • building audience engagement,
  • tailoring the message to the audience.

WHEN? 13th-14th July 2021, 10:00 am. – 1:30 pm.

Please note that attendance during two days of workshops is required.

WHERE? If you qualify for the workshop, we will send you a link to the
meeting.

Who can participate?

– 2nd and 3rd year students of first cycle (Bachelor’s degree)
– 4th and 5th year students of uniform Master studies
– students of second cycle (Master’s degree)

To register to the course please fill in the form: https://forms.gle/nnD3zyCsjqrMXugS9

Application deadline: 4th July (Sunday) 2021, 12 pm.

Please also join our FB event:
https://bit.ly/2U9aRNI

Kind regards,
Welcome Point UW

Invitation to an open lecture

Dear Colleagues, Dear Students,

On behalf of Dr Florian Matei-Popescu from the Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archeology in Bucharest, I would like to invite you to an open lecture entitled “Roman Camps in the Lower Danube area: how do we find them?”. During the lecture Dr Matei-Popescu will present recent discoveries of the Roman marching camps which were detected with the use of non-invasive surveying methods. The lecture will be held on June 8th at 11.30 online.

Link to the meeting: https://meet.google.com/ewa-shuy-usr

The lecture will be held in English.

The lecture given by Dr. Florian Matei-Popescu at the University of Warsaw are carried out under the University’s Integrated Development Programme (ZIP), co-funded by the European Social Fund.

Yours,

Agnieszka Tomas

Online meeting on legalisation of stay in Poland

Dear Students,
We cordially invite you to the online meeting on legalisation of stay in Poland, dedicated for non-EU students, which will be led by specialists from the Association for Legal Intervention.

The meeting in English will be held on 9th June at 3pm.

To participate in the meeting, you need to fill in the registration form available on our website:

http://welcome.uw.edu.pl/legalisation-of-stay-informational-meeting-online-june-2021/

Kind regards,
Welcome Point UW

Changes to the program of studies in Archaeology (Studies in English)…

We would like to remind you that only until the end of the weekend (until the 16th of May) we collect information on the proposed changes to the program of studies in Archaeology (Studies in English). Links to the forms are available below. On behalf of the teaching council, we would like to thank all those who wish to share their ideas and opinions (or have already done so).

Yours faithfully,

On behalf of the Teaching Council for the fields of archaeology and archaeology (Studies in English)

Karolina Blusiewicz
Elżbieta Jaskulska

Link to the form for lecturers and administration employees (Polish form):
https://forms.gle/kaLvsyfy2s9gfPuu9
Link to the form for students (Polish form):
https://forms.gle/LsA6f1MNwb2FttK1A
Link to the form for students and lecturers (English form):
https://forms.gle/tY2eYXmzHarbnhXA7