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.


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:

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.


Micaela Sinibaldi (CV)

Student’s Rights and Obligations – meeting with Students’ Union of UW

Welcome Point would like to invite all newly-admitted students for the online meetings about student’s rights and obligations, which will be conducted by the Students’ Union of University of Warsaw.

During the meeting you will be able to ask a question and get an answer from the Students’ Union representative. You will also receive a lot of practical information from your peers about course registration, ECTS points, student’s discount and more.


1st of October, 10:30 a.m. – link to the meeting will be provided soon

6th of November – 6 p.m. – link to the meeting will be provided soon

More information:

Organization of the academic year 2021/22

Dear Students,

We are planning hybrid classes during the first two months (October and November) of the academic year 2021/22 for BA 1st and MA 1st-year students. From the 1st of December, all classes will be held on-site.

For BA 2nd and 3rd-year students, all classes from the 4th of October will be held on-site.

Schedule for the winter semester of the academic year 2021/22 you can find here:


Katarzyna Pyżewicz