II Warsaw Maya Meeting

II Warsaw Maya Meeting is an expansion of a long standing tradition of Maya epigraphy course and the annual Maya Hieroglyphic Workshops held at the University of Warsaw under the auspices of the Centre for Precolumbian Studies and Institute of Archaeology of University of Warsaw in cooperation with the Institute of Anthropology and Archaeology of Americas of the University of Bonn. It is also a continuation for the first event the 2010 Warsaw Maya Meeting designed and organised by Jan Szymański.

The 2019 conference consists of two separate events: a symposium (8th of March) that focuses mainly on the archaeoastronomy and epigraphy, aiming to bridge the two separated disciplines, and an introductory workshop (9th of March) on methods of archaeoastronomy. The idea for this year’s theme comes from Nikolai Grube. The theme of the conference is not only rare and provides the venue for the highly needed meeting of Maya archaeostronomy and epigraphy, but also fits the Warsaw setting for this event. Warsaw was home to two great figures: prof. Elżbieta Siarkiewicz (who recently died in 2018), one of Poland’s first Mesoamericanists, whose one of the major research interest was Maya archaeoastronomy and archaeoastronomist and historian of astronomy Robert Sadowski (1947-2010), who conducted archaeoastronomical research and was as well succesful translator, who delivered to the Polish audience number of important books on Maya, Nahuatl and Archaeoastronomy.

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The activities of the Documentation Center. The past, the present, and the future

The Department of Archeology of Egypt and Nubia of the Institute of Archeology, University of Warsaw and Center for Mediterranean Archeology, University of Warsaw invites you to a lecture on:
“The activities of the Documentation Center. The past, the present, and the future”, which will be given by Dr. Hisham el-Leithy, Director of the Documentation Center at the Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt. The lecture will take place on January 25 at 16.00 in room 210 of the Institute of Archeology, University of Warsaw (Szkoła Główna), Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28.

Interesting courses in department of Geography

Department of Geography and Regional Studies has prepared an offer of interesting courses in English dedicated to foreign students, including Erasmus. Offer details in the appendix.

There are a few places available, registration at usos extended to October 20.
If the offer interested students – welcome!
For trouble with registration, please contact us at: Dr. Aneta Afelt akafelt@uw.edu.pl

List of classes, Faculty of Geography

Free intensive Polish langugae course

Dear Students,
the University of Warsaw is offering a free intensive Polish langugae course for students of MA studies from 17 – 28 September 2018 at the Main Campus. The course is aimed at preparing international students for living, learning, working and enjoying in Poland. Participants of the course will explore at the elementary level secrets of the Polish language and acquire knowledge of Polish culture essential to reside in Poland. Details are in the file attached below. Dr hab. Agnieszka Tomas Polish language course 2018

Travel Award for Master students of archaeological disciplines and Egyptology

Dear students,

The Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) offers a Travel Award for Master students of archaeological disciplines and Egyptology. The Travel Award is linked to participation in the “International Autumn School: Economic landscapes and their natural and social interdependence in precapitalist societies” of BerGSAS, which will take place from 22-26 October 2018 in Berlin.

A detailed call for applications with details of the required application documents can be found in the attached tender file.

Deadline for applications for the Travel Award is 29 June 2018.

Applications should be sent to: carmen.marcks-jacobs@berliner-antike-kolleg.org