Department of Aegean and Textile Archaeology


ACTS Summer School at Athens, July 2022





00-927 Warszawa, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, Szkoła Główna, tel. 55 22 814 pok. 3.14

dr hab. Agata Ulanowska

dr Stephanie Aulsebrook
dr hab. Aleksander Dzbyński
prof. dr hab. Kazimierz Lewartowski
dr Marta Żuchowska

Doctoral Students:
mgr Kinga Bigoraj
mgr Anna Filipek
mgr Katarzyna Żebrowska

About the Department:
The research of the Department involves the archaeology of Bronze Age Greece, in its broadest sense, and textile archaeology, specifically textile production in Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean and Sicily, as well as cognitive and experimental archaeology.

The Department’s programme of studies reflect the research interests of its staff and doctoral students. We offer courses, seminars and specialised lecture series on Greek, textile and cognitive archaeology in Polish and English. One of our most innovative contributions to the teaching of the WA UW is a course in textile archaeology with elements of hands-on teaching. The Department occasionally organises student trips to Crete and the Mainland that offer participants an introduction to the archaeology of Greece via direct contact with archaeological sites and landscapes, as well as with Greek modern history, traditions and customs.

Conferences and Publications: The Department organises a series of international Aegean conferences titled ‘Sympozjum Egejskie’, targeted at early career researchers. Since 2017, it has been publishing the peer-reviewed series ‘Sympozjum Egejskie. Papers in Aegean Archaeology‘  (please contact us for copies of the previous volumes).


We warmly welcome you to Sympozjum Egejskie: 9th Conference in Aegean Archaeology!

We invite you to join us online or in person at the University of Warsaw from June 19th to 20th for two days of exciting cutting-edge research from early career researchers working in a wide range of different specialisms within Aegean Archaeology, with a keynote lecture by Prof. Joseph Maran (University of Heidelberg).

For more information and to register to attend remotely (via Zoom) please click here.



Stephanie Aulsebrook
2019 – 2022 Forging Society at Late Bronze Age Mycenae: the Relationships between People and Metals.
Research project at the Faculty of Archaeology UW, financed by the programme SONATA 14 of the National Science Centre in Poland (UMO-2018/31/D/HS3/02231, 736,310 PLN)

Agata Ulanowska
2020 – 2024 EuroWeb. Europe through Textiles. Network for the integrated and interdisciplinary Humanities. COST Action CA 19131 (AGA-CA19131-1-13422; 2020/21: 55 000 EUR; 2021/22: 171 600 EUR; 2022/23: 197 500 EUR).

Educational project 2021 – 2022: ‘Artefacts, Creativity, Technology, and Skills from Prehistory to the Classical Period in Greece. Communities of Learning in the Past and in Higher Education Today, ACTS’, project alliance 4EU+ and programme Erasmus Plus ref. no. 612621.

2018 – 2022 Textiles and Seals. Relations between Textile Production and Seals and Sealing Practices in Bronze Age Greece
Research project at the Institute of Archaeology UW, financed by the programme SONATA 13 of the National Science Centre in Poland (UMO-2017/26/D/HS3/00145, 637 052 PLN).

2015 – 2017 Textile Production in Bronze Age Greece – Comparative Studies of the Aegean Weaving Techniques
Post-doctoral internship of The National Science Centre in Poland to the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre for Research on Ancient Technologies in Łódź (UMO-2015/16/S/HS3/00085, 300 000 PLN).

Katarzyna Żebrowska
2017-2019 “Sicilian Textile Tools from the Bronze Age: Examination of Finds and Comparative Studies on Their Functionality”
Research project (ref. nr 2016/21/N/HS3/02926) financed by PRELUDIUM 11 program of the National Science Centre, Poland.

Research in Greece – The Polish Archaeological Institute at Athens

Former employees:

Dr Małgorzata Siennicka, now University of Göttingen,  ORCID ID: