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  • 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 […]

  • New Roman mosaic floor from Alexandria

    Once again, the Kom el-Dikka site in Alexandria was a scene of an important discovery: a new mosaic was found by a team of Polish archaeologists. The site located in the heart of the ancient city has been excavated archaeologically since 1960 by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw expedition in cooperation […]

  • Workshop: ERC Starting Grant UMMA

    Team of ERC Starting Grant „UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city”  holds a workshop to summarize the results of the first fieldwork season. In the 2018–2019 season, PCMA UW mission spent four months at Old Dongola. The primary focus of their fieldwork was on localizing and investigating the […]

  • The Monasteries and Monks of Nubia — a new book by Dr Artur Obłuski

    The monograph was published in the „Journal of Juristic Papyrology Supplement” series and is available in open access. Its aim is to present the material record of Nubian monasticism in a systematic manner and to conduct a comparative analysis of this phenomenon. This book also addresses several fundamental issues, e.g. the presence of various forms […]

  • Guest lecture: Spanish archaeological activities in Tyre

    The organizers of the  “Poles in the Near East” archaeological conference have the pleasure of announcing a guest lecture accompanying the conference. Dr Francisco J. Núñez will present the results of over 20 years of excavations in Tyre, Lebanon. Dr Núñez specializes in the study of Levantine pottery from the Iron and late Bronze Age. […]

  • Call for Papers: PAM 28

    The Editors of Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean are calling for papers for the 28th volume of the journal, which is to be published in 2019. It will include a thematic fascicle dedicatied to the subject of ancient lightning devices and related issues. The editors invite research articles on finds from a broadly understood Mediterranean […]

  • Mustis Summer School 2019 (Tunisia)

    The Faculty of History and the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology University of Warsaw cordially invite students to take part in the summer archaeological school at the Mustis in Tunisia. WWW: https://zip.uw.edu.pl/szkola-letnia-w-tunezji Contact: summerschoolmustis@uw.edu.pl Term: 20–30 September 2019 Deadline extended till: 28th May, 2019 Download the application form For more information see the pdf (in […]

  • Conference “Stone Canvas”

    PCMA Research Centre in Cairo and Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) are co-organizing an international conference Stone canvas: towards a better integration of ‘rockart’ and ‘graffiti’ studies in Egypt and Sudan. Terminology, approaches, and research issues. It is scheduled to take place in Cairo on 10th–11th November 2019. The call for contributions is now open. […]

  • Archaeological student training in Mustis (Tunisia)

    Polish-Tunisian Archaeological Mission to Mustis invites students of the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw to apply for fieldwork training in the 2019 season (26th August–6th October). The mission is co-organized by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw Candidates are kindly asked to send completed […]

  • PolAr lecture in Cairo: Recent ethnohistorical research on the site of Kwiha in Tigray

    The PCMA Research Centre in Cairo invites to an open lecture: Recent ethnohistorical research on the archaeological site of Kwiha in Tigray, from the Gembela-Hypothesis to the history of the Be’algada – a Mekelle University project by Wolbert G.C. Smidt. Abstract: The archaeological site of Kwiha is known to scholars since the early 20th century, […]