Marek Tycjan Olszewski

Marek T. Olszewski, PhD with “habilitation”
Marek T. Olszewski, PhD with “habilitation”

e-mail: m.t.olszewski@uw.edu.pl

duty hours:
Wednesday 13.00-14.30

research interests: 1. Archeology of Hellenism (but also of classical Greece), Archeology of Rome and Roman Provinces, Early Christian Archeology; Archeology of Late Antiquity (III-VII century); 1.1. I am interested in geographic areas covering the Hellenistic Monarchies, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire as a whole; 1.2. I am particularly interested in monuments of visual arts: ancient mosaics, but also Hellenistic and Roman paintings, and monuments of funerary art in the context of the architecture of private constructions of the Hellenistic and Roman elites (houses, villas, seaside villas, tombs). I treat the artifacts of visual arts as a pretext for a broader understanding of the historical, social, economic, cultural and religious issues of Hellenistic, Roman and late antique societies; 1.3. I use several methods in my researches: pluridisplinarism, microhistory, and the cognitive method.

bibliography:
PROFESSIONAL RESUME PROFILE – CV OLSZEWSKI
A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF MY EDUCATION, SKILLS AND WORK EXPERIENCE – CV OLSZEWSKI
https://uw.academia.edu/MarekTitienOlszewski

RECENT SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES:
1. Discovery of the exact date of the foundation of Pella / Apamea in Syria, one of the largest and most important urban centers in the Hellenistic and Roman period. Discovery and description of the hitherto unknown historical context of the circumstances of the foundation of Pella / Apamea in the early autumn of 320 BCE See author’s articles in French, English and Italian: https://www.academia.edu/38354542 ; https://www.academia.edu/34559128 ; https://www.academia.edu/39501634 ; see articles in the Polish media: https://www.academia.edu/40526115 ; https://naukawpolsce.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news,78036 ; https://www.uw.edu.pl/skradziona-mozaika-zrodlem-wiedzy-historycznej/?highlight=olszewski ; see articles in the English media: https://www.academia.edu/40536908 ; https://www.academia.edu/40593760 ; https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/node/78097 ; https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/08/photos-of-looted-mosaics-help-pinpoint.html ; see articles in the Greek media: http://www.tapantareinews.gr/2020/02/blog-post_567.html.

2. Identification of the unknown and first portraits of Alexander the Great’s successors: Antipater, Cassander, but also Apama and Archippos; see author’s articles in French, English and Italian: https://www.academia.edu/38354542 ; https://www.academia.edu/34559128 ; https://www.academia.edu/39501634 .

3. Identification of the oldest water wheel, so-called nori, in Roman iconography; the mosaic is from the first half of the 4th century AD; see author’s article in French: https://www.academia.edu/38354542 ; see articles in the Polish media: https://naukawpolsce.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news,84916,polski-badacz-odkryl-wczesne-przedstawienie-mozaikowe-rzymskiego-kola ; https://www.academia.edu/44721187 ; https://www.uw.edu.pl/odkrycie-najstarszego-kola-wodnego-na-rzymskiej-mozaice-z-apamei/?highlight=olszewski ; in English: https://www.academia.edu/44901704 ; in the Turkish media: https://arkeofili.com/mozaikte-antik-roma-su-carkinin-en-eski-temsili-bulundu/ ; https://arkeonews.com/interpol-tarafindan-aranan-mozaik-yasadisi-satis-icin-cevrimici-yayinlandi/ .

4. Discovery of an important historical fact that the founder of Pella / Apamea was not a legendary figure, as previously thought, but a historical figure, namely the former archon eponymus of Athens – Archippus, who held his office from 321 to 320 BC; see the conference announcement from Vienna of the author’s article in English: https://www.academia.edu/44690524.

5. Discovery and explanation of the narrative and complex iconological program of five mythological and allegorical tales in the House of Aion in Cyprus. The mosaic is an anti-Christian polemic and for this purpose it uses numerous rhetorical figures. Most likely it adorned one of the rooms rented by the Neoplatonic society; see author’s articles in English: https://www.academia.edu/5403368 in French: https://www.academia.edu/43058571 ; see articles in the Polish media: https://www.uw.edu.pl/rozwiazanie-zagadki-rzymskiej-mozaiki-z-pafos/?highlight=olszewski ; https://naukawpolsce.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news,83915 ; https://archeologia.com.pl/starozytna-mozaika-z-pafos-byla-krytyka-chrzescijanstwa/ ; in English: https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/node/84026 ; https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1339647 ; https://en.mogaznews.com/collection/1583263 ; in the French media: http://decouvertes-archeologiques.blogspot.com/2020/10/une-ancienne-mosaique-dans-une-maison.html ; in Italian: https://www.danielemancini-archeologia.it/studi-sul-mosaico-della-casa-di-aion-a-paphos-cipro/ ; in the German media: https://antikewelt.de/2020/09/28/kritik-am-christentum-in-form-eines-mosaiks/ .

6. Discovery of eight unknown sundials on Roman mosaics. These new identifications contributed to the completion of the catalog of sundial representations on mosaics to fifteen, as only seven were known previously; see author’s article in French: https://www.academia.edu/19421274; see articles in the Polish media: https://naukawpolsce.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news,79854 ; https://www.uw.edu.pl/nowe-odkrycia-zegarow-slonecznych-na-mozaikach-rzymskich/?highlight=olszewski ; in English: : https://www.archaeology.org/news/8303-191218-ancient-mosaic-sundials ; https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/node/79958 ; https://en.uw.edu.pl/new-discoveries-of-sundials-on-roman-mosaics/ .

Katarzyna Pyżewicz

PhD Katarzyna Pyżewicz
PhD Katarzyna Pyżewicz

e-mail: k.pyzewicz@uw.edu.pl

duty hours:
online via Google Meet: Monday 13.30-15.00, Tuesday 12.00-13.00, the link to the meeting will be sent after the student’s e-mail request

research interests:
Paleolithic and Mesolithic archaeology/ use-wear analysis/ lithic studies/ experimental archaeology

bibliography:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katarzyna_Pyzewicz
https://uw.academia.edu/KatarzynaPy%C5%BCewicz

Agnieszka Tomas

Agnieszka Tomas
dr hab. Agnieszka Tomas
e-mail: agnieszka.tomas@uw.edu.pl (only for lecturers and students attending my classes)

  • Out of the office 9-21.02.2021 
  • vice-dean office hours Monday 10.00 a.m. – 12. 00 p.m.
  • meeting hours for the students attending the classes: Tuesday 3.30-5.00 p.m.
  • e-mail for the students: wa.student@uw.edu.pl

Meetings during the office hours only online after prior appointment via e-mail wa.student@uw.edu.pl.

Other activities:

Employee of the Institute (now the Faculty) since 2007. Participant and coordinator of non-invasive and excavation research in Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary. Participant of excavations in the Crimea, Russia and Poland. Scholarship holder of the S. Batory Foundation, the Foundation for Polish Science and the Brzezia Lanckoroński Foundation.

The Head of the Faculty of Archeology Archaeological Expedition of the University of Warsaw in Novae. She is currently managing two research projects at the Roman legionary camp in Novae (northern Bulgaria).

Research projects:

Novae 2016-2021. Extramural settlement near the Roman legionary fortress at Novae (Lower Moesia) and its fate in Late Antiquity (A. Tomas)

Novae 2017-2021. In medio castrorum. Sculptural and epigraphic landscape of the central part of the legionary fortress at Novae

Novae 2012-2015. Research on settlement structures near the Roman legionary camp at Novae (Lower Moesia) using non-destructive prospection methods (A. Tomas, completed)

Selected publications:

  1. Inter Moesos et Thraces. The Rural Hinterland of Novae in Lower Moesia (1st – 6th centuries AD), Archaeopress, Oxford 2016 (29 ark) ISBN 9781784913694
  2. Living with the Army I. Civil Settlements near Roman Legionary Fortresses in Lower Moesia, Warszawa 2017. ISBN 978-83-61376-35-4
  3. Reading Gender and Social Life in Military Spaces, Światowit 49/A, 2009-2010 (2011), 139–152.
  4. Connecting to Public Water: The Rural Landscape and Water Supply of Lower Moesia, Archaeologia Bulgarica 15/2, 2011, 59–72.
  5. Canabae legionis I Italicae: state of research on civil settlements accompanying the legionary camp in Novae (Lower Moesia) compared to relevant Lower Danubian sites, Światowit L/A, 2011 (2012), 155–168.
  6. A Roman site in the Sarviz River Valley (Pannonia Inferior). Preliminary results Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 66/1, 2015, 203–215. (with Z. Kis)
  7. A New Dedicatory Inscription from Novae (Lower Moesia), Światowit 52/A, 2013 (2014), 79–86.
  8. A Six-century pottery kiln from Novae (Moesia secunda). A contribution to the local pottery manufacturing, Archaeologia Bulgarica 19/3, 2015, 63–74.
  9. Life on the Frontier: Roman Military Families in Lower Moesia, Studia Europaea Gnesnensia 16, 2017, 225-257.
  10. Castra et canabae legionis. Organizacja przestrzeni i administracja cywilnych osiedli przy rzymskich obozach legionowych [w] Między murami miasta a ścianami koszar – garnizony i historia miejska na przestrzeni dziejów [=Zeszyty Naukowe UJ. Prace Historyczne 145 (4)], Kraków 2018, 665–
  11. Novae – castra, canabae, vicus, 2013-2015. Preliminary report on the Excavations and Prospection Surveys of the University of Warsaw Archaeological Expedition, Archeologia 65, 2016, 177–203 (z:T. Sarnowski, L. Kovalevskaja, P. Zakrzewski, T. Dziurdzik, E. Jęczmienowski)
  12. Marcus Aurelius Statianus from Lower Moesia. A Note on His Origin, Status and Business [in] The Lower Danube in Antiquity (VI BC-VI AD), Tutrakan, Sofia 2007, 231–234 (z: T. Sarnowski).
  13. Dionysus or Liber Pater? The Evidence of the Bacchic Cult at Novae (castra et canabae legionis ) and in its Hinterland [in] Ad fines imperii Romani. Studia Thaddaeo Sarnowski ab amicis, collegis discipulisque dedicata, A. Tomas [ed.], Warszawa 2015, 257–275.
  14. The Mithreum at Novae Revisited [in] Ad fines imperii Romani. Studia Thaddaeo Sarnowski ab amicis, collegis discipulisque dedicata, A. Tomas [ed.], Warszawa 2015, 227–247 (with M. Lemke)
  15. Female family members related to soldiers and officers of the legio I Italica. A case study [in] Colonization and Romanization in Moesia Inferior. Premises of A Contrastive Approach, L. Mihailescu-Bîrliba [ed.], Kaiserlautern 2015, 93–124.
  16. Pre-Roman Settlements in the Hinterland of Novae in Lower Moesia: a re-assessment of the displacements of the conquered tribes by the Romans [in] Romans in the Middle and Lower Danube Valley: Case Studies in Archaeology, Epigraphy, and History, first century BC – fifth century AD, E. de Sena, C. Timoc (eds),A.R. Int. Ser. 2882, 2018, 13–22.

Stephanie Aulsebrook

Stephanie Aulsebrook
PhD Stephanie Aulsebrook

e-mail:
s.aulsebrook@uw.edu.pl

duty hours:
Tuesday 12:00 – 14:00

research interests:
Aegean Late Bronze Age, metal artefacts, object biographies

Forging Society at Late Bronze Age Mycenae

Aegean Metalware – Collaboration with Dr Christina Clarke (ANU)

bibliography:

Aulsebrook, S. 2019. Crisis at the Cult Centre: Evidence from the Megaron Basements, in K. Żebrowska, A. Ulanowska and K. Lewartowski (eds.) Sympozjum Egejskie. Papers in Aegean Archaeology 4 and 5. Warsaw: University of Warsaw Press: 111-121.

Aulsebrook, S. 2019. Materialising Mythology: the Cup of Nestor from Shaft Grave IV at Mycenae, in K. Żebrowska, A. Ulanowska and K. Lewartowski (eds.) Sympozjum Egejskie. Papers in Aegean Archaeology 4 and 5. Warsaw: University of Warsaw Press: 79-89.

French, E.B. and S. Aulsebrook. 2018. Italy and Mycenae, in M. Bettelli, M. Del Freo and G.J. van Wijngaarden (eds.) Mediterranea Itinera. Studies in Honour of Lucia Vagnetti. Rome: CNR – Istituto di studi sul Mediterraneo antico: 67-76.

Demakopoulou, K. and S. Aulsebrook. 2018. The Gold and Silver Vessels and Other Precious Finds from the Tholos Tomb at Kokla in the Argolid. Annual of the British School at Athens 113: 119-142.

Aulsebrook, S. 2018. Chicken or egg? Rethinking the relationship between the silver and tinned ceramic vessel assemblages. Annual of the British School at Athens 113: 75-118.

Aulsebrook, S. 2018. Rethinking standardisation: the social meanings of Mycenaean metal cups. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 37: 147-163.

Aulsebrook, S. 2017. Repair, recycle or modify? The response to damage and/or obsolescence in Mycenaean metal vessels during the Prepalatial and Palatial Periods and its implications for understanding metal recycling. Studi Micenei ed Egeo-Anatolici NS 3: 7-26.

Aulsebrook, S. 2017. Late Bronze Age manipulation of light and colour in metal, in C. Duckworth and A. Sassin (eds.) Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art. London: Routledge: 35-45.

Aulsebrook, S. 2016. Placed with care: interaction with decorated Mycenaean metal vessels, in M. Mina, Y. Papadatos, and S. Triantafyllou (eds.) An Archaeology of Prehistoric Bodies and Embodied Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean. Proceedings of a conference held 10-12 April 2012, Nicosia, Cyprus. Oxford: Oxbow Books: 71-77.

Aulsebrook, S. 2015. Retrieving capacity data from crushed lead vessels: an example from the House of Lead, Mycenae. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 15.3: 201-211.