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Nea Paphos – PCMA UW Research Centre in Cyprus
- University of Warsaw, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
- Jagiellonian University, Institute of Archaeology
- Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography
- in cooperation with the University of Hamburg, Institute of Classical Archaeology
Members of the organizing committee:
- Dr. Artur Obłuski – Director of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw
- Prof. Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka – Director of the PCMA Research Centre in Cyprus
- Dr. Paweł Lech – Director of the AuAr 2023 International Summer School
University of Warsaw, “Excellence Initiative – Research University (2020–2026)”
Priority Research Area IV, “The Humanities: Crossing Borders, Extending Capabilities”
PLN 90 000
International Summer School Augmented Archaeology. Archaeological research projects and modern science (AuAr 2023)
The course combines formal lectures given at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Centre in Paphos (Cyprus) with field practice during excavations and non-invasive prospection. Excavations are conducted in the framework of the “MA-P Maloutena and Agora in the layout of Paphos: modelling the cityscape of the Hellenistic and Roman capital of Cyprus” grant implemented by the consortium of the Jagiellonian University Institute of Archaeology (leader), PCMA UW and Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography. All field workshops will be conducted in the area of Nea Paphos Archaeological Park.
Participation in AuAR 2023 is free of charge.
Participants have to cover travel costs, accommodation & travel insurance. There is a possibility to stay at the PCMA Research Centre in Paphos without a fee.
AuAr 2023 classes cover topics such as:
• Project funding, building a research team, and managing an interdisciplinary scientific project.
• Coordinating and conducting archaeological fieldwork in cooperation with an interdisciplinary team.
• Conducting non-invasieve geophysical surveys.
• Acquisition and application of remote sensing and photogrammetric data.
• Preparation of concepts of data management plans, including spatial data (GIS and WebGIS).Lecturers and Project Collaborators:
- Prof. Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka, Jagiellonian University, Institute of Archaeology and University of Warsaw, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
- Prof. Martina Seifert, Universität Hamburg, Archaeological Institute, Department of Archaeology and Cultural History of the Ancient Mediterranean
- Dr Urszula Wicenciak-Núñez, University of Warsaw, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
- Dr Wojciech Ostrowski, Warsaw University of Technology, The Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography
- Dr Łukasz Miszk, Jagiellonian University, Institute of Archaeology
- Dr Paweł Lech, University of Warsaw, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
- Nikola Babucic, M.A., Universität Hamburg, Archaeological Institute, Department of Archaeology and Cultural History of the Ancient Mediterranean
- Łukasz Wilk, M.Eng., Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography
- Paulina Zachar, M.Sc. Eng., Warsaw University of Technology
Prof. Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka is a specialist in the archaeology of Greece, Cyprus, and the Black Sea region. She has an extensive experience in the exploration of Nea Paphos. In the years 1988-2010, she was a regular member of the University of Warsaw mission that explored the villa district known as Maloutena. She was the director of the Paphos Agora Project of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków between 2011-2019 and supervisor of students’ field training in Paphos. Director of many grants including the Polish National Science Center: OPUS for 2011-2014 and MAESTRO for the years 2015-2019, both for financing Jagiellonian University research in the Agora of Paphos. Since 2019 she also is the director of the Warsaw mission in Paphos, two missions have been joint and now they implement the new project „MA-P Maloutena and Agora in the Layout of Paphos: Modelling the Cityscape of the Hellenistic and Roman capital of Cyprus” in the cooperation with the Warsaw University of Technology (NSC grant OPUS 18). Since 2021, the director of the Research Centre of the Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (RC PCMA) in Cyprus.
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Prof. Martina Seifert is a full professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Hamburg since 2010 and head of the Institute of Archaeology and Cultural History of the Ancient Mediterranean. Her research focus is on image studies, archaeometry, maritime archaeology, and non-invasive geophysical prospection. She is a leader of the Hamburg team, which is conducting geophysical research in Nea Paphos since 2015. She has participated in foreign archaeological missions in Germany (Xanten), Italy (Lilybaeum), and in Cyprus (Nea Paphos).
Since 2021 Vice Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Humanities, University of Hamburg.
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Dr. Urszula Wicenciak-Núñez has been an adjunct at the Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology (PCMA) at the University of Warsaw since 2015. Her specialization focuses on ceramics, with particular emphasis on the production, distribution, and function of ceramic vessels from the Hellenistic to Byzantine periods in the Levant region. Her research interests encompass everyday life vessels and transport vessels, such as amphorae, which are a key source for studying ancient economies through analyzing regional and interregional trade in the Mediterranean basin. Since 2018, Dr. Wicenciak-Núñez has been involved in research conducted in Paphos, where she currently focuses on the analysis of undecorated ceramics produced in Cyprus.
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Dr. Paweł Lech is a Research Assistant at the Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology (PCMA) at the University of Warsaw since 2019. He specialized in the application of GIS in archaeology and Hellenistic and Early Roman Table Pottery (Ph.D.). Dr. Paweł Lech is a director of the International Summer School AuAr 2023. Since 2018 he has been involved in research conducted in Paphos, first as a volunteer (2018) and since 2020 as a contractor in MA-P Maloutena and Agora in the layout of Paphos: modeling the cityscape of the Hellenistic and Roman capital of Cyprus grant. He is a member of the international organization: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA).
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Dr. Łukasz Miszk is a Research Assistant at the Department of Classical Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University. An employee of the Institute of Archaeology of the Jagiellonian University since 2012. He specializes in the issues of urbanism and architecture of ancient cities with a particular focus on modern methods of field research. In addition, his interests include issues of interpretation and reconstruction of everyday life in antiquity. He has participated in foreign archaeological missions in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Italy, and Cyprus.
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Nikola Babucic M.A. is a Research Associate at the Archaeological Institute of the University of Hamburg and a specialist in geophysical prospection methods in archaeological fieldwork. My knowledge ranges from geodetic surveying using total station and differential GPS to non-invasive prospection methods such as geomagnetic, ground penetrating radar, and electrical resistivity measurements, in which I have years of experience in methodological, practical, and teaching activities. In addition, I am currently finishing my Ph.D. project in Classical Archaeology, which deals with the geophysical prospections in Colonia Ulpia Traiana (Xanten). Since 2015, I have also been the main conductor of the geophysical prospections in the Nea Paphos Archaeological Park, where we have mapped a large part of the areas with geomagnetic and a part with ground penetrating radar. These prospections subsequently led to verification excavations, which have given new insights into the infrastructure and layout of the ancient city.
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Wojciech Ostrowski M.Eng. is an employee of the Department of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Systems at the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Warsaw University of Technology. Provides courses in photogrammetry and remote sensing. Actively involved in national and international archaeological research projects (including UNESCO, the National Science Center, and the National Program for the Development of the Humanities). He is engaged (since 2011) in the subject of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as photogrammetric platforms. He is a member of international organizations working at the intersection of archaeology and photogrammetry: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), and Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG).
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Łukasz Wilk, M.Eng. is a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Systems at the Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography, Warsaw University of Technology and a member of UAV GeoLAB scientific group. His research work focuses on developing new algorithms for processing photogrammetric data acquired using UAVs. As an additional activity, he is involved in research related to modeling of small-scale cultural heritage objects using RTI technique. His teaching activities mainly relates to computer vision and photogrammetry classes.
Paulina Zachar, M.Sc. Eng., is a Ph.D. student and research-teaching assistant at Warsaw University of Technology. She graduated with her bachelor and master degrees from the faculty of Geodesy and Cartography (Department of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and GIS). Her research spans the problem of object detection in photogrammetric data (mainly in oblique aerial images) using AI technologies, specifically convolutional neural networks. Her other current research interests are related to application of photogrammetry and GIS in archaeology. These include spatial analyses of ancient cities, as well as implementation of computer vision and image recognition methods for numismatic studies. She is involved in several research projects financed by the Foundation for Polish Science, National Centre for Research and Development and the National Science Centre.AuAr2023 Schedule:
- Online recruitment: 5th June–18th June
- Announcement of recruitment results: 3rd July
AuAr 2023: 8th September–21st September
Day 1 – 8.09, Friday
PM Participants’ arrival
Day 2 – 9.09, Saturday
AM – (Class 1): Introduction to Paphos, field trip around Nea Paphos archaeological site
Day 3 – 10.09, Sunday
Days 4 to 8 – 11.09–15.09, Monday–Friday
Didactic days. Participants divided into smaller groups. Work in thematic blocks:
AM – Archaeological fieldworks
PM – (Class 2): the management of scientific project;
– (Class 3): application of geophysics in archaeology;
– (Class 4): photogrammetry in archaeology;
– (Class 5): work with archaeological material.
Day 9 – 16.09, Saturday
AM – Archaeological fieldworks
Afternoon free – optional tour of nearby archaeological sites
Day 10 – 17.09, Sunday
Days 11 to 13, 18.09–20.09, Monday–Wednesday
Continuation of previous work in smaller groups.
Day 14 – 21.09, Thursday
AM – cleaning up the work space (archaeological site, PCMA UW Research Centre)
PM – end of AuAr 2023 schoolRegulations and Registration:FAQ:
Location of PCMA Research Centre in Cyprus:
How far is it from PCMA Research Centre in Cyprus to the archaeological site and work area:
A 20-minute walk, about 2 km.
What is the standard of accommodation at PCMA Research Centre in Cyprus:
The participants can stay at our Research Centre, which is currently before the beginning of renovation. There will be places for around 25 people staying in our Research Centre. There are separate rooms, each for 3-5 people. Rooms are located in three different buildings at Georgiou Christoforou Street. There are two toilets and one big bathroom in each building. There are no beds, only mattresses. If participants want to stay at the Research Centre, they must take their own bed linen or sleeping bag. In the first house, there is a fully equipped, large kitchen and a dining room. In front of each house, there is a large, shaded terrace. There is no air conditioning in the houses.
Staying at PCMA Research Centre in Cyprus is free.
Which place do you recommend for staying in Paphos, in case of not staying at PCMA Research Centre in Cyprus?
We recommend staying at Crystallo Apartments. This place is located close to the archaeological site and working area.
Do I need to bring linen or a sleeping bag?
If participants want to stay at Research Centre, they must take their own bed linen or sleeping bag. There are no beds, only mattresses.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, you do. We do not provide insurance for participants, so please be sure you have a proper one.
Is there AC in the PCMA Research Centre?
There is no air conditioning in the houses.
How can I get to Paphos?
By plane to Paphos International Airport or Larnaka International Airport. There are plenty of buses connecting Paphos with other cities in Cyprus. The Research Centre is located close to the main bus station. The local buses website: https://www.cyprusbybus.com/
What are the weather conditions in Paphos in September?
Days are usually hot with warm evenings, so participants should pack light and cool clothing. The average daily maximum temperature is 30 degrees, but still, there are days with temperatures around 35 and 40 degrees. Protection from the sun’s rays (UV cream, head cover) is a necessity.
Do I need a personal laptop?
Owning a personal laptop will be necessary for participating in photogrammetry classes.
How much time will be spent on site each day?
Each working day is from 6 am to 5 pm. The working week is Monday-Saturday. Sunday is free unless a voluntary field trip is planned. There are three breaks during the working day, a morning breakfast and refreshment break, and an afternoon lunch break. Excavation is carried out in all weather conditions so participants should be suitably attired to be outside for the full day.
What the daily schedule looks like?
We work at the excavation site from 6 am to 1 pm. In the afternoon, thematic training sessions are held either at the Research Centre or at the site.Gallery: