Supervisors from Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology




Alfred Twardecki (born 1962) is an adjunct at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS. He graduated in 1986 from the Department of History of Warsaw University and served as an assistant in the Chair of Ancient History of the Warsaw University from 1986 until 1992, when he started at the National Museum in Warsaw. He received his PhD in Historical Sciences at 2011 Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. He worked 2012-2018 as chief curator at the Department of Ancient and Eastern Christian Art in the National Museum in WarsawHe was 1994-2014 director of the Cooperation Program between the Warsaw National Museum and the Kerch Republican Historic-Cultural Museum (Crimea, Ukraine). In 2015-2018 he was director of the project “Antiquities of the Black Sea” at the Warsaw National Museum. Since 2019 he is the head of this project affiliated at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS. In 2008-2014 he was also director of Polish Archaeological Mission Tyritake of National Museum in Warsaw. Since 2016 he is also director of Polish Archaeological Mission Olbia (Pontic Olbia) until 2018 affiliated at the National Museum in Warsaw, since 2019 at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS 

Research Interests: 

Classical Archaeology, Archaeology of the Northern Shores of the Black Sea (Bosporan Kingdom, Olbia Pontica), greek epigraphy, ancient history 


Major Publications: 

Adam ŁajtarAlfred Twardecki, Catalogue des inscriptions Grecques du Musée National de Varsovie, Supplement II, The Journal of Juristic Papyrology, Varsovie 2003, on-line version  

Matkovskaya,A. Twardecki, S. Tokhtasev, A. BekhterBosporan Funerary Stelae 2nd century BC – 3rd century AD, From the Collection of the Kerch History and Culture Reserve, Lapidary Collection, vol. III, book 2, part 1=Supplement I Bulletin of the National Museum in Warsaw, Kiev-Warsaw 2009 (Russian-English bilingual edition).  

Tyritake, Antique Site at Cimmerian Bosporus; Proceedings of the international conference, Warsaw, 27-28 November 2013, Warsaw 2014, academic editor Alfred Twardecki 




Dominika Czarnecka is an associate professor at the Centre for Modern Ethnology and Anthropology at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. She received her PhD (2013) in History from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and obtained undergraduate and MA (2009) in Cultural Anthropology and MA (2006) in Law from the same University. Her book Monuments in Gratitude to the Red Army in Polish People’s Republic and the Third Republic of Poland” (2015, Wyd. IPN) obtained a nomination (2016) awarded by magazine „Polityka” in its History Award (for Polish history book of the year) in the debut category. Currently, the book is translated into English, and it is going to be published by L’Harmattan in 2021. At the Centre for Modern Ethnology and Anthropology, she coordinates the activities of the Relational Ethnography Team (established in 2020). As for now, she works on a research project focused on embodied experiences and identity transition of female fitness culture participants, financed by the National Science Centre (UMO-2018/29/B/HS3/01563). 


Research interests: 

Anthropology of the body, senses and emotions, relational ethnography, anthropology of sport, visual anthropology, the post–Cold War military heritage of Eastern Europe, constructions of otherness, digital ethnography 


Recent publications: 

Demski Dagnosław, Dominika Czarnecka eds. 2021. Staged Otherness. Ethnographic Shows in Central and Eastern Europe, 18501939Budapest: CEU Press (forthcoming). 

Czarnecka Dominika 2021. Monuments in Gratitude to the Red Army in Communist and Post-Communist Poland. Budapest: L’Harmattan (forthcoming).   

Czarnecka Dominika 2021. “Stay Fit to Fight the Virus”: Ethnographies of Change in the World of Fitness Instructors (Selected Case Studies) [in:] Time Out. National Perspectives on Sport and the Covid-19 LockdownJörg Krieger, April Henning, Lindsay Parks Pieper, Paul Dimeo (eds.), 203–214. Champaign, US: Common Ground. 

Czarnecka Dominika 2020. Black Female Bodies and the White” View: The Dahomey Amazon Shows in Poland at the End of the Nineteenth Century. East Central Europe, vol. 47, no. 2–3: 285–312. doi:10.30965/18763308-04702006 

Czarnecka Dominika 2019. Tourism as Remembrance Activity: The International Gathering of Military Vehicles in a Post-Military Base in Poland. Česky lid, vol. 106, no. 4: 463–490. doi 

Czarnecka Dominika 2019. Consuming Masculinity and Race: Circus Bodies in Strength Shows and Wrestling Fights. Acta Ethnographica Hungarica, vol. 64, no. 1: 111–135. doi:  

Kamila Baraniecka-Olszewska is an assistant professor at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She studied ethnology and Latin American studies. Her main areas of interest are the anthropology of religion and performance studies and, in particular, forms of religious expression. In 2011, she received her PhD from the University of Warsaw with a dissertation on participation in Polish passion plays. She has conducted research on historical reenactment in Poland, on multisensory religious imagery in Roman Catholic shrines, 19th- and early 20th-century ethnographic shows in East-Central Europe, and recently also on heritagization of religion in Poland 


Research interests:  

Anthropology of religion, performance studies, representations of the past 


Major publications: 

Baraniecka-Olszewska,World War II Historical Reenactment in Poland: The Practice of Authenticity, Routledge, London-New York 2021 (forthcoming). 

K. Baraniecka-OlszewskaBuffalo Bill and Patriotism: Criticism of the Wild West Show in the Polish-Language Press in Austrian Galicia in 1906East Central Europe, 2020, vol. 47, no. 2-3, pp. 313-333.  

K. Baraniecka-OlszewskaSanctified Past. The Pilgrimages of Polish Re-enactors to World War II Battlefields, [in:] eds. J. Eade, M. KatićMilitary Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism. Commemorating the Dead, Routledge, London-New York 2018, s. 125-146. 

  1. Baraniecka-Olszewska,The CrucifiedContemporary Passion Plays in Poland, De Gruyter, Berlin-Boston 2017 

Baraniecka-Olszewska, Re-enacting Historical Slavic Rites in Contemporary Poland: theRękawka Fair in Cracow, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, vol. 25, 2016, issues 1-2, s. 118-135. 



Dr hab. Piotr Włodarczakan archaeologist, is a professor at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS and the head of Center for Mountains and Uplands Archaeology of IAE PAN in CracowHe works as a researcher, academic lecturer, chief editor of the journal "Sprawozdania Archeologiczne." He conducted field research in Poland and abroad (in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, and Ukraine). He was graduated in 1996 from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw and in 2001 received his PhD in the humanities (specialization: archaeology) at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of SciencesHe also completed research scholarships in Switzerland (in 2006-2007, Swiss Confederation Fellowship) and Denmark (in 2009, Foundation for Polish Science) 

The main subject of his field research are barrows related to the Eurasian steppe and the funeral rite of Corded Ware communities in Central Europe. He took part as a manager and contractor in several research projects financed by the Polish National Science Center (NCN) and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland (MKiDN). In her research, she combines cultural and psychological perspectives. For many years he was also involved in conducting excavations and organizing rescue investigations before large road investments in Poland and Switzerland. Currently, he is a member of the Main Conservation Committee at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. 

Research Interests: 

Archaeology of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, Kurgan societies of Eurasian steppe, Socio-cultural changes in IIIrd millennium BC, application of bioarchaeological methods, funeral rite of prehistoric communities, mountain archaeology. 


Major Publications: 

Włodarczak P. 2006. Kultura ceramiki sznurowej na Wyżynie Małopolskiej[in eng. Corded Ware culture in Lesser Poland Upland]. Kraków. 

Budziszewski J., Włodarczak P. 2010. Kultura pucharów dzwonowatych na Wyżynie Małopolskiej[in eng. Bell Beaker culture in Lesser Poland Upland]. Kraków. 

Kruk J., Milisauskas S., Włodarczak P. 2018. The real time. Radiocarbon dates and Bayesian analysis of the Neolithic settlement at Bronocice, fourth millennium BC. Kraków. 

Włodarczak P. 2017. Battle axes and beakers. The Final Eneolithic societies. In: P. Włodarczak (ed.), The Past societies. 2. 5500-2000 BC. Polish lands from the first evidence of human presence to the early Middle Ages. Warszawa, pp. 275-336. 

Włodarczak P. 2017. Kurgan rites in the Eneolithic and Early Bronze Age Podolia in light of materials from the funerary-ceremonial centre at YampilBaltic-Pontic Studies 22, pp. 246-283. 

Włodarczak P. 2018. Chronometry of the Final Eneolithic cemeteries at Święte from the perspective of cultural relations among Lesser Poland, Podolia and the north-western Black Sea region. Baltic-Pontic Studies 23, pp. 190-224.

Sławomir Moździoch is a Polish archaeologist medievalist. He is a professor at the Centre for Late Antique and Early Medieval Studies in Wrocław (Poland), the branch of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 2002 he holds the position of head of the centre. In 1999-2014, he conducted lectures and classes in archaeology at the Institute of History, University of Opole. Author of books on the beginnings of the early Piast state in the light of archaeological research, economic organisation of the Early Piast state in Silesia. As a manager of excavation works, he conducted long-term research at such sites as the early medieval castle in Bytom Odrzański, the monastery complex in Altavilla Milicia in Sicily and numerous rescue research of archaeological sites in Silesia (Poland). He has managed several research projects on the topic of functions of central sites in early medieval states. Recently he has realised a project of an atlas of early medieval strongholds in Poland and a research project concerning the history of the medieval monastery of Santa Maria di Campogrosso in Sicily. He also researched the medieval castle Castello dei Tre Cantoni in Scicli (Sicily).

Research interests: 

His research interests are focused on issues related to: social and economic relations in early medieval Central Europe, the history of early medieval Silesia, functioning of central places in medieval Central Europe, early medieval strongholds in Central and Eastern Europe, the origins of medieval towns in Central Europe, origins and functioning of early medieval states, economic archaeology of the Middle Ages, funerary rites and the beliefs of the Slavs, archaeology of medieval Sicily, especially of the Norman period.

Major publications: 

Krąpiec MMoździoch SMoździoch EDating of remains of the medieval church Santa Maria di Campogrosso in Sicily in the light of multidisciplinary studies, Radiocarbon, pp. 1-12, 2020 

Chrzan KMoździoch S, Rodak SWczesnośredniowieczne grodziska w Polsce. T. 6. Powiat nowosolski, Wrocław 2019 

Chrzan KMoździoch S, Rodak SWczesnośredniowieczne grodziska w Polsce. T. 5. Powiat polkowicki, Wrocław 2019 

Sławomir Moździoch, Santa Maria di Campogrosso – zapomniany ośrodek kultu z czasów normańskiego podboju Sycylii (in:) Cum gratia et amicitia. Studia z dziejów osadnictwa dedykowane Pani Profesor Marcie Młynarskiej-Kaletynowej z okazji 65-lecia działalności naukowej pp. 409-424, Wrocław 2017 

Moździoch SBaranowski TStanisławski BRapporto preliminare della I campagna di scavi archeologici condotti nel sito della Chiesa di Santa Maria di Campogrosso (San Michele del Golfo) – Altavilla Milicia-PA (in:) Notiziario Archeologico Soprintendenza Palermo 2017 

Moździoch SFrom a Tribe to a State (in:) P. Urbańczyk (ed.) The Past Societies. Polish lands from the first evidence of human presence to the Early Middle Ages, Vol. 5, Warsaw 2016 

Moździoch SCastrum munitissimum Bytom : lokalny ośrodek władzy w państwie wczesnopiastowskim, wyd. DIG, Warszawa 2002. 

Moździoch SMiejsca centralne Polski wczesnopiastowskiej. Organizacja przestrzeni we wczesnym średniowieczu jak źródło poznania systemu społeczno-gospodarczego (in:) Centrum i zaplecze we wczesnośredniowiecznej Europie środkowej (in:) Spotkania Bytomskie III, Wrocław 1999, pp. 129-153 

Moździoch S, Organizacja gospodarcza państwa wczesnopiastowskiego na Śląsku : studium archeologiczne, wyd. Ossolineum, Wrocław 1990.


Jacek Kabaciński is a full professor at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS. He is also a a professor  at the Szczecin University.  He completed his master degree at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and received a PhD from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology PAS where he is employed since 1985.

Research Interests:

Hunter-gatherers of Northern Europe, Mesolithic-Neolithic interaction, prehistory of NE Africa

Major Publications:

Kabaciński J. (2010). Przemiany wytwórczości krzemieniarskiej społeczności kultur wstęgowych strefy wielkodolinnej Niżu Polskiego. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Instytutu Archeologii i Etnologii PAN.

Kabaciński J., Sobkowiak-Tabaka I. (2013). Osadnictwo społeczności kultury hamburskiej na Pojezierzu Lubuskim. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Instytutu Archeologii i Etnologii PAN.

Kabaciński J., Hartz S., Raemaekers D. and Terberger T. (red.). (2015b). The Dąbki site in Pomerania and the neolithization of the North European Lowland (c. 5000-3000 calBC) (= Archaologie und Geschichte im Ostseeraum Archaeology and History of the Baltic 8). Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH.

Kabaciński J. (ed.). (2016). The Past Societies. Polish lands from the first evidence of human presence to the Early Middle Ages, vol. 1, 500,000 – 5,500 BC. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo IAE PAN.

Kabaciński J., Czekaj-Zastawny A., Irish J.D. (2019). Cemetery for newborns (= The Neolithic of Gebel Ramlah, vol. I). Poznań: Wydawnictwo Instytutu Archeologii i Etnologii PAN.łomiejLis

Bartłomiej Lis is an adjunct at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology. He specializes in the archaeology of the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age Greece, with an emphasis on pottery analysis. He received his PhD in 2012 from the Polish Academy of Sciences for a thesis focusing on Late Bronze Age cooking pottery from the site of Mitrou. Between 2017 and 2019, he completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Fitch Laboratory of the British School at Athens, funded through Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, where he was trained in petrographic analysis and integrated approach to pottery studies. He has directed several research projects funded through Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Centre. The newest project, funded with a grant awarded in 2021, will focus on the development of Mycenaean culture in the region of Magnesia (Thessaly).

Research interests:

Pottery analysis, human mobility, Late Bronze Age Greece, petrographic analysis, archaeometry, trade in pottery, pottery function

Major publications:

Lis, B., T. Van Damme 2020 From Texts and Iconography to Use-Wear Analysis of Ceramic Vessels: Investigating a Mycenaean Handwashing Custom and Its Changing Social Significance, Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 33.2: 185-210. doi:10.1558/jma.19472

Lis, B., E. Kiriatzi, Š. Rückl, and A. Batziou 2020 Dealing with the Crisis: Mobility of Aeginetan-Tradition Potters around 1200 BC, Annual of the British School at Athens 115: 269–327. doi:10.1017/S0068245420000052

Lis, B. 2017 Foodways in Early Mycenaean Greece: Innovative Cooking Sets and Social Hierarchy at Mitrou and Other Settlements on the Greek Mainland, American Journal of Archaeology 121 (2), p. 183-217. doi:10.3764/aja.121.2.0183

Lis, B. 2017 Variability of Ceramic Production and Consumption on the Greek Mainland During the Middle Stages of the Late Bronze Age: The Waterpots from the Menelaion, Sparta, Oxford Journal of Archaeology 36 (3), p. 243-266. doi:10.1111/ojoa.12114

Lis, B. 2016 A Foreign Potter in the Pylian Kingdom? A Reanalysis of the Ceramic Assemblage of Room 60 at the Palace of Nestor in Pylos, Hesperia. The Journal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 85 (3), p. 491-536. doi:10.2972/hesperia.85.3.0491