Department of Aegean Archaeology


www.uw200.pl



address: Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa

email: egea@uw.edu.pl


 Staff:

prof. Kazimierz Lewartowski - head of the Department of Aegean Archaeology, professor

office hours:  Mon. 14.00-15.00, Wed. 13.00.-14.00.

e-mail: k.lewartowski@uw.edu.pl

research interests: Aegean archaeology, computers in archaeology

 

Małgorzata Siennicka, PhD – assistant professor

2013-2014 - Marie Curie Fellow at Centre for Textile Research

research interests: Aegean archaeology (mainland Greece), Bronze Age Aegean textile production

 

Agata Ulanowska, PhD – senior lecturer

1/10/2015 - 30/09/2017: FUGA post-doctoral internship of The National Science Centre in Poland to the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre for Research on Ancient Technologies in Łódź.

Project: Textile production in Bronze Age Greece - comparative studies of the Aegean weaving techniques

e-mail: agatula@uw.edu.pl

profile: https://pan-pl.academia.edu/AgataUlanowska

research interests: Bronze Age Aegean textile production, experimental archaeology, Minoan archaeology

 

PhD students:

Kinga Bigoraj, MA

Katarzyna Żebrowska, MA


Conferences

Call for Papers. DYNAMICS AND ORGANISATION OF TEXTILE PRODUCTION IN PAST SOCIETIES IN EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, Łódź, 21-22 June, 2017


Preliminary Programme


Call for Papers for THE 5TH YOUNG RESEARCHERS’ CONFERENCE IN AEGEAN ARCHAEOLOGY, 1-2 June 2017, Warsaw, Poland

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Call for papers. THE 3rd YOUNG RESEARCHERS’ CONFERENCE IN AEGEAN ARCHAELOGY

Siennicka M., Ulanowska A., Rahmstorf L. 2015, Textiles in a social context. Textile production in Europe and the Mediterranean in the 4th and 3rd millennia BCE (Session report), TEA 43, 41-44


Publications

Syndesmoi 5

Syndesmoi 5

Syndesmoi 5: International Course in Archaeology. “Papers in Mediterranean Archaeology”, edited by Marianna Figuera and Katarzyna Żebrowska, is dedicated to the scientific activity and interests developed by former participants of the International Course organized by the University of Catania (Italy), which since 2009 has involved also the University of Warsaw (Poland). It contains several articles related to the Bronze Age and Ancient Aegean. The volume has been published in 2016 in the Italian Syndesmoi series.

Syndesmoi 5 can be downloaded from here: Syndesmoi 5


Syndesmoi 4

Syndesmoi 4

The proceedings of the 2nd Aegean Conference, organized by the Department of Aegean Archaeology, have been published in 2016 in the Italian Syndesmoi series as "Sympozjum Egejskie. Proceedings of The 2nd Students’ Conference in Aegean Archaeology: Methods – Researches – Perspective, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland, April 25th, 2014". The volume was edited by Pietro Militello and Katarzyna Żebrowska.

Syndesmoi 4 can be downloaded from here: Syndesmoi 4


Workshops

Autor: A. Ulanowska

“Aegean Bronze Age Textile Techniques – Spinning and Weaving. 3rd Experimental Archaeology Workshop in Warsaw”, 13-17 June, 2016, announcement


"Aegean Bronze Age Textile Production Techniques - Spinning and Weaving", 2nd Experimental Archaeology Workshop in Warsaw, 15-19 June 2015, short report


"Aegean Bronze Age Textile Production Techniques - Spinning and Weaving", 2nd Experimental Archaeology Workshop in Warsaw, 15-19 June 2015, programme


AEGEAN BRONZE AGE TEXTILE PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES - SPINNING AND WEAVING. 1ST EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY WORKSHOP IN WARSAW, READ MORE…


Autor: A. Ulanowska


 

 Aegean Bronze Age weaving techniques and experimental archaeology in the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology

 Studies of the Bronze Age Aegean weaving techniques are one of the research projects carried out in the Department of Aegean Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. In those studies experimental archaeology is used as a valuable research tool as well as a teaching method.

One of the main aim of performed tests is to understand and describe weaving as a chain of consecutive activities of different difficulty, attention-required level and time-consumption level. The experimenters are mostly students attending a teaching course about textile technology in Bronze Age Greece. The tests are designed to meet two different needs:

1/ experimenters learn by practice textile terminology and the basic know-how of weaving on different kinds of looms which were known/might have been known in the Aegean Bronze Age;

2/ experimenters observe and document weaving process, woven textiles and their subjective feelings associated with weaving, using a system of documentation cards.

The performers gain the so-called “kinaesthetic” or “body” knowledge of weaving (otherwise inaccessible) which is entirely different from the academic knowledge obtained by reading and lectures. The skill they acquired helps them to adopt the perspective of a craftsmen from the past in their perception of ancient textile production.

A small textile workshop has been setup in the Department of Aegean Archaeology. There are two warp-weighted looms of Scandinavian type, several sets of looms with a rigid heddles, tablets and weaving frames. We use sets of loom weights weighting from 120 g to 600 g, which are copies of the Aegean Bronze Age artefacts replicated by students. In addition to weaving students practice plaiting, chosen carpet-weaving techniques, bead-working and sprang.

Since social aspects of weaving are of a great importance, students are encouraged to act in common and share the work – if possible. The cooperation, friendly atmosphere, talks and jokes are inseparable parts of our experiments!

Agata Ulanowska


POLISH-ENGLISH-GREEK-ITALIAN GLOSSARY OF TEXTILE TERMINOLOGY

I am proud to present our first Polish-English-Greek-Italian glossary of the textile terminology. Since the textile terminology is so difficult (in Polish especially) and mostly forgotten nowadays, we have got the idea of creating a concise glossary comparing terms in four languages. The authors: Kinga Kopańska, Tomasz Skocki, Agata Ulanowska, Monika Wesołowska, Katarzyna Żebrowska do invite everybody to add and to correct the glossary!

Special thanks for Sofia Tsourinaki for her very helpful and learnd revising the Greek terminology!


POLISH-ENGLISH-GREEK-ITALIAN GLOSSARY OF THE TEXTILE TERMINOLOGY


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