I hope you are doing well and look forward to returning to the normality as much as I do. Realizing that many of you are concerned not only about the situation in the country and the world, but also about the situation in your studies, I would like to provide you with a handful of information from the authorities of the University of Warsaw, the Faculty of History and the Institute of Archeology:
– in accordance with the guidelines of the University of Warsaw authorities, all classes taking place remotely are also to end in the same way. I would like to remind you that they are treated in the same way as”normal” classes, with all the consequences. Credits and exams should also be conducted remotely. All Instructors make their decisions about how to carry them out individually. The University of Warsaw authorities do not provide any special, summer mode of passing the classes, and the exam session as well as the re-sit session at the Institute of Archaeology will most likely take place on dates designated by the academic calendar;
– classes with elements of practice (e.g. laboratories, archaeological and documentary drawing, workshops with material, etc.) are taking place remotely in some part, but after 24 May “regular” classes at the Institute building are also planned. They will have a block character (they will last for several hours, but for one or two days). You will be notified soon about the dates of specific activities;
– you will probably soon be able to use the library and work with the material to the extent necessary to complete the writing of theses (bachelor’s or master’s). I will give you precise information soon;
– classes such as “objazdy” (scientific tours), as well as field training (surveys and excavations) – I will provide information on them as soon as decisions regarding their implementation are made. Certainly, third-year undergraduate and second-year masters students will be able to complete them in one way or another, so that they can complete their studies and defend their theses.
Soon, a regulation regarding detailed solutions for the end of the academic year of the Rector of the University of Warsaw should appear. As soon as it appears, as well as when decisions about field training are made, I will provide you with this information immediately.
With wishes for perseverance and a quick return to normality.
Dr. Wiesław Więckowski