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.

AEA Virtual Spring Conference 2023

Registration open for the AEA Virtual Spring Conference 2023

The AEA Virtual Spring Conference will be taking place online on 13 May 2023, with optional Basic R training sessions on 14 and 15 May 2023.

Title: Data Science in Environmental Archaeology

Organisers: Emma Karoune, Matt Law

More info:

Lecture by Prof. François-Xavier Fauvelle

We cordially invite you to a lecture by Prof. François-Xavier Fauvelle (Collège de France in Paris). Lecture “Cultural Diversity, Ecological Thresholds, and the African Middle Ages” will take place on April 3, 2023 (Monday), at 17:00 in the Column Hall of the Faculty of History of the University of Warsaw. In addition, there will be a discussion about the book “Penser l’Histoire de l’Afrique”.


Africa is a surprisingly diverse continent in terms of cultures, as is illustrated by the diversity in languages, traditional systems of social organization, political systems, techniques, or traditional food production economies. Why is it so? What can we make of this diversity in terms of history? A closer look into the history of several regions of Africa suggests that this diversity is a social response to the environmental diversity of the African continent: in Africa probably more than elsewhere, societies had to adjust to very constraining milieus and to find new opportunities in them. It is thus interesting to observe that many African polities in the Middle Ages had their capital on ecological thresholds. Based on documented examples from the Horn of Africa (the sultanate of Ifât), West Africa (the kingdoms of Ghâna and Mâli) and East Africa, it is suggested that such environments worked as places of both ethnic differentiation and commercial interfaces with the broader medieval world.

Bio François-Xavier Fauvelle

François-Xavier Fauvelle is the Professor of Ancient African History and Archaeology at the Collège de France in Paris. A former director of several research institutions in France and abroad, he organized and hosted the biennial meeting of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists in 2016. He was the coordinator of several research programs in Africa, mainly in Ethiopia and in Morocco. He is the author or editor of around 20 books and the author or coauthor of around 150 academic articles. His book The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages, originally published in French in 2013, received the main French award for academic history books; it was published in Polish (Złoty nosorożec : dzieje średniowiecznej Afryki, Dialog, 2018). He recently published Penser l’histoire de l’Afrique (2022) et Les Masques et la mosquée : l’empire du Mâli (2022).


“Chiara e Giuseppe Feltrinelli” International courses of italian language and culture”
The Italian language and culture summer school will be held in the amazing location on Palazzo Feltrinelli in Gargano (Brescia), directly on Lake of Garda.
The call for participation will close on 16.04.2023 at 12.00.
– 1 st round from Monday, 3 rd July to Saturday, 22th July 2023;
– 2 nd round from Monday, 24th July to Saturday, 12th August 2023.

There are up to 50 seats available on a self-funded basis by paying a participation fee which is equal to EUR 550.00 and covers the following expenses: 
– the cost of the Italian course (90hrs),
– three meals per day,
– accommodation in single, double or three bedded bedrooms directly at Palazzo Feltrinelli or Casa Bertolini,
– transport Milano Centrale / Gargnano with a bus stop at Milano Bergamo Airport,
– cultural activities.
We inform you that the Gargnano Scholarship 2023 is compatible with any other grant.

Invitation to the lecture

Department of Archaeology of Barbaricum and the Roman Provinces invites to the lecture presented by Dr Alexander Sarantis from the Faculty of History University of Warsaw. The lecture entitled “Avar-Slav Raiding Warfare and the Balkan ‘Dark Age’, 581-750: An Archaeological Survey” will take place on 22nd March 2023 (Wednesday) at 9.45–11.15 a.m. in the Faculty of Archaeology UW, room 2.06. Invitation with summary of the lecture

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS – Sympozjum Egejskie: 9th Conference in Aegean Archaeology

We would like to remind you that the call for papers is still open for Sympozjum Egejskie: 9th Conference in Aegean Archaeology, which will take place in Warsaw and online on June 19th and 20th 2023!

Please send your abstracts (in English, max. 250 words), your personal details (title, full name, affiliation, email address) and a short personal biography (max. 100 words including ORCID number and/or research webpage links) to by March 20th 2023.

For more information please follow this link:

Sympozjum Egejskie 9: Call for Papers

Workshop on Career Planing

Dear Sir/Madam,

Welcome Point invites UW long-time students to join a training Career Planning for UW Students”.

The training takes place on 22nd March, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, on Faculty of Modern Languages.

To sign up click the link below:

the registration link

In case of any doubts, please email us:

Best regards,

Welcome Point Team – Katarzyna, Ewa, Małgorzata, Maria, Mila, Olga

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