Effects of the first fieldwork season in Old Dongola
The team of ERC Starting Grant "UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city", headed by Dr. Artur Obłuski, organized a workshop to summarize the results of the first fieldwork season in Old Dongola. The archeologists have developed the urban plan of the city.
ENGHUM project as an example of success story
The European Commission published an article on the results of the “Engaged humanities in Europe: Capacity building for participatory research in linguistic-cultural heritage” project. Dr. Justyna Olko from the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” was a project coordinator. According to the European Commission, ENGHUM is an example of success story from EU research.
Fieldwork for the ERC grant “UMMA” project has begun
The first excavation season of the “UMMA – Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capitality”project has just begun. It is founded by the European Research Council. In 2017, Dr. Artur Obłuski from UW won a ERC grant in order to analyze the transformation process of the city of Dongolafrom an important Christian centre, the capital of the kingdom of Makuria, into a Muslim city.
A conference on the cult of saints
From 27th to 29th September the Institute of History of the University of Warsaw will host a final conference of the ERC project entitled “The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity”. The ERC Advanced Grant project is based at the University of Oxford with an offshoot at the University of Warsaw and partnership at the University of Reading.
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