Department of Middle East Studies

The Department of Middle East Studies is engaged with scientific research based on the results of fieldwork, laboratory and archival-library studies in the field of archaeology, history, conservation and related sciences concerning the areas of cultures and civilizations developing in Trans-Caucasia, the Tigris and Euphrates basins, the Iranian Plateau and the Arabian Peninsula.

Department members:

Current field projects:

  • Metsamor; expedition head: Assoc. Prof. Krzysztof Jakubiak (Faculty of Archaeology UW)

Current grant projects:

  • The role of copper mining in shaping Bronze Age settlements in northern Oman – POB IV: New Ideas 3B; grant no. BOB 622-321/2023; P.I.: Dr. Agnieszka Pieńkowska
  • The development of settlement in the mountains of northern Oman in the Bronze and Iron Ages – HARMONIA 10, panel: HS3; 2018/30/M/HS3/00635; P.I.: Prof. Piotr Bieliński
  • The Urartian palace ware in Transcaucasia. The analysis of regional production, distribution and evolution of Urartian luxurious vessels, as well as their role in provincial society – PRELUDIUM 20; panel: HS; 2021/41/N/HS3/ 02388; P.I.: Dr. Mateusz Iskra