A National Science Center grant for Artur Obłuski

The Polish National Science Center awarded a Sonata Bis 11 grant to the project of Assist. Prof. Artur Obluski from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. The Sonata Bis projects are aimed at establishing a new research team.

The project is entitled “Kyriakós oíkos? A diachronic conceptualization of space and function in medieval Nubian churches”. The Greek phrase kyriakós oíkos means “house of the Lord,” that is, a church. The project aims to answer questions about the form, function, and conceptualization of the church in Nubia (in modern Sudan) between the 6th and 14th centuries AD. The project also aims to verify existing theories and concepts regarding changes in medieval church architecture in the region. The project has been granted PLN 2,954,046.