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  • Conference “Stone Canvas”: keynote lecture by Prof. John C. Darnell

    The organizers of the “Stone Canvas” conference have the pleasure of announcing a keynote lecture accompanying the conference: “Stone Canvases, Rock Palettes, and the Minds of the Ancient Egyptians” by Prof. John C. Darnell (Yale University). Abstract: For over a quarter of a century, the work of the Theban Desert Road Survey and the Elkab […]

  • Conference “Stone Canvas” in Cairo – programme

    PCMA Research Centre in Cairo and Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) have the pleasure of inviting to the international conference STONE CANVAS: TOWARDS A BETTER INTEGRATION OF ‘ROCK ART’
 AND ‘GRAFFITI’ STUDIES IN EGYPT AND SUDAN. It will be held in Cairo on 10th–12th November 2019. The IFAO and the PCMA are organising a joint […]

  • Lecture on the archaeology of Jordan by Dr. Aktham Oweidi

    The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw have the pleasure of inviting to a lecture on the current developments in archaeological research in Jordan. The lecture: “Archaeology in Jordan: Activities of the Department of Antiquity, Ministry of Tourism and Archaeology, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” by Dr. Aktham Oweidi, […]

  • Old Nubian workshop – a few highlights

    The PCMA UW Research Centre in Cairo hosted a special event: an Introductory Course of Old Nubian. The two-week-long workshop was co-organized by the Institut français d’archéologie orientale and PCMA RC in Cairo, in co-operation with Fayoum University. The courses were held in turn at the IFAO and the PCMA and attended by over a […]

  • New director of the Nea Paphos mission

    The  PCMA UW mission at Nea Paphos (Cyprus) has a new director: as of the beginning of September 2019 the function has been entrusted to Prof. Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka. The previous director of the mission, Dr. Henryk Meyza from the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures of the Polish Academy of Sciences, headed the mission for […]

  • Lecture: Alwan Nubian and Alphabetic Writing

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture: Alwan Nubian and Alphabetic Writing in the Medieval Sudan by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, a specialist in the Old Nubian language who is currently teaching it during a workshop co-organized by the Institut français d’archéologie orientale and the PCMA Research Centre in Cairo. About […]

  • New project in Ethiopia: student internship

    The PCMA is glad to invite students of archaeology from the University of Warsaw or other Polish universities to take part in a new archaeological project in Ethiopia.  The project aims to investigate the Aksumite site of Debre Gergis in the northern province of Tigray. Fieldwork activities are planned for October–November 2019, with a possible […]

  • Changes in PCMA leadership

    As of the beginning of August 2019, dr hab. Tomasz Waliszewski resigned from the post of the Director of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw. The deputy director, Iwona Zych has also handed in her resignation. For the rest of this term, that is until August 2020, Dr Artur Obłuski will continue […]

  • PAM: deadline extension and new evaluation

    Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean editors are extending the deadline for paper submissions for the 28th volume of the journal until 31 August. On the latest list of scientific journals published by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, articles in the PAM journal received 70 points. The thematic fascicle of the issue will […]

  • Scholarships in Egypt 2019/2020: call for applications

    The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw offers scholarships for young scientists wishing to conduct research projects in Egypt. The scholarships have been awarded since the 1990s, and the funds for them are allocated by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. The application is open to students and graduates of Polish universities […]

  • Book on Dongola published in Open Access

    Book Dongola 2015–2016. Fieldwork, Conservation and Site Management is now available online. It has been published in PCMA Excavation Series, which also features a volume of reports from earlier seasons of work at the site. The royal city of Old Dongola was the political and economic center of Makuria, a medieval Christian kingdom in Nubia. The Polish Centre […]

  • New publication: Glass bead trade in Northeast Africa

    We present the tenth publication in the PCMA Monograph Series: Glass bead trade in Northeast Africa. The evidence from Meroitic and post-Meroitic Nubia. The volume is authored by Dr Joanna Then-Obłuska. Strings of colorful glass beads were a popular commodity traded throughout ancient Nubia in the earlier half of the first millennium AD. Combining macroscopic […]