Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw
Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
Tomasz Waliszewski is a researcher and a lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw and Director of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology. He received his PhD in Near Eastern archaeology from the University of Warsaw and is an active field archaeologist, who has worked in Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, including already seventeen seasons of his own projects at the sites of Chhîm and Jiyeh (ancient Porphyreon) in Lebanon. He has also co-directed conservation and archaeological projects at the Byzantine basilica at Tell Amarna in Syria and the medieval church at Kaftun in Lebanon. His main fields of research include architecture and decoration of churches in the Byzantine and medieval Near East and domestic architecture with special emphasis on rural settlements and their social and economic aspects including farming technology. He was a Dumbarton Oaks Fellow in Byzantine Studies (Washington DC, Trustees for Harvard University) and Fulbright Fellow at Brown University and is currently an associated member of UMR 8167 Orient et Méditerranée (CNRS-Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne).