• Workshop on pottery from the Bayuda desert

    An international workshop on the pottery from the Bayuda desert in Sudan will take place in Gdańsk this July. The event is organized by the Gdańsk Archaeological Museum, the Heritage Protection Fund and the PCMA Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum.  The three-day workshop will focus on presentations of actual ceramic materials and discussions of their chronology, […]

  • Conference: Poles on the Nile, season 2017/18

    The annual conference „Poles on the Nile”, will be held at the University of Warsaw on 11–13 June 2018. As usual, it will be co-organized by the Department of the Archaeology of Egypt and Nubia (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw) and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. Regist Most of the […]

  • Conference: Poles in the Near East, 2018

    For the third time we would like to invite scholars involved in Polish archaeological and related projects in the Near East to take part in the annual conference “Poles in the Near East”. This year’s edition will take place on 8th and 9th of June. The event is co-organized by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean […]

  • Call for Papers: Annual Archaeobotany in Egypt Meeting

    The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Centre in Cairo (PCMA-RC) and Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) are organising the second annual meeting of archaeobotanists working in Egypt, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 26 and Thursday, 27 September 2018. Archaeobotanists and specialists in related disciplines are invited to present their ongoing research. For the […]

  • Conference on approaches to studying food and drink in past societies

    The Institut français d’archéologie orientale and Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Center in Cairo are organizing an international conference on food and drink in Egypt and Sudan throughout history, focusing on the continuity and innovations that have occurred at times of change. Whether political, religious, cultural or environmental, drastic transformations have often left their […]

  • Workshop: Monasticism in the Nile Valley

    The focus of the workshop will be on the results of projects involving Polish researchers: Monks and monastic communities in the Eastern Mediterranean (4th–8th century), headed by Prof. Ewa Wipszycka, and Nubian monasticism. Religious institutions on the peripheries of the Byzantine World headed by Dr. Artur Obłuski, both funded by the National Science Centre, Poland. […]

  • Workshop “Arabian Red Sea Route”

    The workshop will be held at the University of Warsaw on 3 July. It aims at providing an opportunity to exchange ideas on the ancient trade in the region in order to integrate Northern Arabia and its harbours into the network. The workshop has been instigated by the PCMA Aynuna Project directed by Prof. Michał […]

  • Conference Red Sea 8: incense, beads and Indian steel

    During the 4-day long event, presentations will be grouped in thematic sessions related to the circulation of natural resources, Indian steel (including a live metalurgic experiment), jewlery from the western Indian Ocean basin and ancient trade in incense and frankincense. The opening lecture by Dr. Eivind Heldas Seland (Bergen University) will be an overview of […]

  • Smelting Indian steel – an archaeological experiment

    An attempt at reconstructing the process of smelting ancient Indian steel will be made during an experiment at the State Archaeological Museum in Warsaw. It will be held as part of the metallurgic panel during the Red Sea 8 conference  organized by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. The panel will take […]

  • PCMA Seminar: Naqlun 1986–2016

    A one-day workshop will present the results of 30 years of research in the monastery in Naqlun on the outskirts of the Fayum Oasis in Egypt. The themes of the presentations will cover various aspects of the mission’s work – from archaeology, through anthropology and epigraphy, to conservation of the discovered structures and artifacts. The […]