Research focus

  • Semitic and Greek epigraphy of the Near East in the Graeco-Roman times
  • Cults in Palmyra, Dura-Europos, Nabatean cities, and Hatra through the epigraphic, archaeological and iconographic evidence, with interests on the continuity of the ancient Mesopotamian religious traditions in the religions of Near East from the Hellenistic times to the Late Antiquity
  • History of ancient religions (including monotheisms) in multicultural and comparative aspects
  • Ancient languages: Aramaic (Old Aramaic, Jewish Aramaic, Imperial Aramaic, Palmyrene, Hatrene and Parthian Aramaic, Nabatean, Old Syriac), Akkadian (basics), Phoenician, Greek, Latin
    Modern languages: English, French, German, Polish, basics of Modern Arabic

Professional experience

  • 1.10.2020 – 30.06.2021 – Fellow of the WiRe (Women in Research) Program @Home of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Project: “Pre-Roman roots of the bult of Bel in Syria and Jordan from the 1st to 3rd centuries CE” under supervision of Prof. Achim Lichtenberger.
  • September 2019 – 18 July 2020 – Post-doc researcher in the ERC project Mapping Ancient Polytheisms, University Toulouse 2 – Jean Jaurès, PI Prof. Corinne Bonnet.
  • 2015 and 2016 – Teaching at the University of Warsaw, Institute of Archaeology, « Introduction to the Aramaic Epigraphy » for the students of the international BA and MA section.
  • 2011 – Excavations at Dura-Europos, Syria, French-Syrian Archaeological Mission under the direction of Prof. Pierre Leriche.
  • 2008 – Excavations at Palmyra, Syria, Polish Archaeological Mission, under the direction of Dr Grzegorz Majcherek.
  • 2008 – Excavations at Hawarte, Syria, Polish Archaeological Mission, under the direction of Prof. Michał Gawlikowski
  • 2007 – Excavations at Palmyra, Syria, Polish Archaeological Mission, under the direction of Prof. Michał Gawlikowski.
  • 2005 – Excavations at Palmyra, Syria, Polish Archaeological Mission, under the direction of Prof. Michał Gawlikowski.
  • 2004 – Excavations at Tanais, Russia. Polish Archaeological Mission, under the direction of Dr Tomasz Scholl.
  • 2007 – 2011 – Educator in the Palace-Museum in Wilanów, Warsaw, Poland.

Academic Education

  • November 2016 –PhD degree at the University of Warsaw for the dissertation: “Celui dont le nom est béni pour l’éternité. Une étude des dédicaces sans théonyme de Palmyre”. Supervisors: Prof. Michał Gawlikowski, Institut of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, et Prof. Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet, CNRS, Laboratoire d’Etudes Sémitiques Anciennes, Paris IV Sorbonne.
  • 2008 – 2016 – PhD. studies at the University of Warsaw, Department of History and University Paris IV (Sorbonne).
  • 2006 – 2008 – MA in archaeology, University of Warsaw, specialization in archaeology and epigraphy of the Graeco-Roman East. Dissertation on “Old Law in Palmyra. Economic Situation of Palmyra in the 1st century CE”. Supervisor: Prof. M. Gawlikowski.
  • 2003-2006 – BA in archaeology, University of Warsaw, specialization in archaeology and epigraphy of the Graeco-Roman East. “Hairan Bonne Rabbeli in the light of Palmyrene inscriptions”. Supervisor: Prof. Jolanta Młynarczyk.

International fellowships and grants

  • 2019 – Fellowship for the invited researcher in the Mapping Ancient Polytheisms ERC Advanced Grant, University Toulouse 2 – Jean Jaurès.
  • 2014 - 2016 Doctoral Grant Etiuda 2 of the National Center of Polish Science (NCN), nr 2014/12/T/HS3/00248.
  • 2013 – Scholarship of Gerda Henkel et Jacobi Stiftung, Kommission für Altegeschichte und Epigrafik, Munich.
  • 2011 – Scholarship of IFPO (Institut Français du Proche Orient).
  • 2009 – 2012 – Scholarship of the French government for the cotutelle Ph.D. students Paris.
  • 2007 – Research Scholarship of the French government. Lyon, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée.

List of Publications

  • Database entry – Melammu Project Database - http://melammu-project.eu/database/gen_html/a0001589.html
  • MAP project Database – entries concerning the epigraphic data of the divine names in Palmyra, Dura-Europos, Hatra, Assur and Edessa (database in course of publication online, not yet accessible from outside of the project, previewed date: end of 2021).
  • In preparation – Celui dont le nom est béni pour l’éternité. Une étude des dédicaces votives sans théonyme de Palmyre, Religions of the Graeco-Roman World series, Brill (manuscript accepted for the publication, in the process of improvement : statut pour le 22/10/2020).
  • In preparation – Women in the Votive Dedications from Palmyra, proceedings of “Sive Deus, Sive Dea. Gender and naming the gods” workshop.
  • In press - Palmyrene Tesserae in the Context of Temple Administration, for the proceedings of the conference “Small Stuff of the Palmyrenes”, in Palmyrensk Studie edited by R. Raja.
  • In press (previewed on February 2021) – “Maître de l’Univers, du Monde et de l’Éternité : des dieux aux pouvoirs illimités ?”, a chapter in the monography: C. Bonnet (ed.), Portraits onomastiques des dieux antiques, Anacharsis.
  • In press – Hymns in stone. The Palmyrene “He whose name is blessed forever” and its ancient origins, for the Proceedings of the 12 Melammu Symposium Innsbruck.
  • In press – Les ex-votos inscrits – l’écriture des inscriptions dédiées aux dieux, in: F. Briquel-Chatonnet, M. Debié et L. Nehmé (éds), Le contexte de naissance de l’écriture arabe. Écrit et écritures araméennes et arabes au 1er millénaire après J.-C. Actes du colloque international du projet ANR Syrab (Orientalia Lovaniensa Analecta), Louvain.
  • 2020 – Review of Sophie Lalanne, Femmes grecques de l'Orient romain, Besançon, 2019, BMCR online: https://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2020/2020.06.09/
  • 2019 - Review of “Temple d’Allat à Palmyre” of M. Gawlikowski, in Syria online: https://journals.openedition.org/syria/8914
  • 2019 – Bel the Merciful, in: R. Raja (ed.), Revisiting the Religious Life of Palmyra. Proceedings of the International Conference 21-23.09.2017 Copenhagen, Turnhout, 171-174.
  • 2018 – Une inscription palmyrénienne inédite à “Miséricordieux”, Syria 95, 275-278.
  • 2016 – The gods without names? Palmyra, Hatra, Edessa, ARAM 28, 337-348*.
  • 2016 – Some reflections on Mesopotamian religious traditions in Partho-Roman Hatra and Palmyra, in: E. Foietta, C. Ferrandi, E. Quirico, F. Giusto, M. Mortarini, J. Bruno, L. Somma (eds.), Cultural and Material Contacts in the Ancient Near East. Proceedings of the International Workshop 1-2 December 2014, Sesto Fiorentino, 138-140*.
  • 2013 – Des dieux bons à Palmyre, Studia Palmyreńskie 13, 227-234*.
  • 2012 – Unpublished Inscriptions from Palmyra, co-author with K. Jakubiak, Semitica et Classica 5, 239-244.
  • 2011 – An unpublished graffito from Palmyrenean Agora, co-author with K. Jakubiak, Semitica et Classica 4, 221-222.