Department for Underwater Archaeology

Crimea Project
Crimea Project (Crimea, Ukraine), photo: Underwater Expedition IA UW

Address: 00-927 Warsaw, 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście St., Szkoła Główna, room 3.18, phone: 55 22 801

Head of Department:
Professor Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti
duty hours:
meetings on the “google meet” platform (request for prior e-mail contact:
Tuesday: 13:00 – 13:45
Friday: 13:00 – 13:45

Artur Brzóska, M.A.
duty hours:
Thursday: 11:00 – 12:00
Friday: 13:00 – 14:00

Magdalena Nowakowska, M.A. (Administrative Director of Faculty of Archaeology)

Karolina Trusz, M.A. (Ph.D. candidate at IAIE PAN)

Ph.D student:
Małgorzata Mileszczyk, M.A.
Academia, ResearchGate, ORCID
Available for consultations via e-mail:


Department for Underwater Archaeology was established in 2012, and since 2014 it has been a full-member of UNESCO UniTwin Network for Underwater Archaeology. Its Head, from the very beginning, has been Professor Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti, whose main research interest is the ancient trade in the area of the Mediterranean. Studies of trade routes are also the main activity of Marta Żuchowska, Ph.D. Artur Brzóska, M.A., concentrates on the methods of underwater research. The Ph.D. candidate of the Faculty of History, Małgorzata Mileszczyk, is studying lake grid dwellings from the north-eastern Poland. Aleksandra Chołuj, M.A., investigator within the “Harmonia” grant, focuses on studies of ancient glass. The regular co-operator of the Department is also Magdalena Nowakowska, M.A.  The activities of the Department involve the classes in archaeology of ships and boats, methods of underwater research, protection of underwater cultural heritage and ancient trade issues.


Iwona Modrzewska-Pianetti: NCN (Harmonia) „Commercial Contacts the Region of Murcia (Spain) with the Mediterranean World in Antiquity on the Basis of Archaeological and Historical Sources”

Marta Żuchowska: NCN (Opus) “Tkaniny w ikonografii Palmyry” (01.02.2017 – 30.01.2020)

Aleksandra Chołuj, Małgorzata Mileszczyk, Magdalena Nowakowska, the Explorers Club
„3rd Warsaw Seminar on Underwater Archaeology”