Staff employed at University of Copenhagen – University of Copenhagen

Malgorzata Siennicka

Malgorzata Siennicka

Academic achievements

26.05.2010 Ph.D. (Promotion): OIKIΣMOΣ. Spatial and Social Organisation of Late Helladic III Mycenae and Contemporary Settlements in the Argolid (written in English)Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. Supervisor: University Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Lewartowski
2000-2002 Two years of post-graduate studies (Hellenic Studies) in the Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe, University of Warsaw – it was an educational programme with advanced courses in modern and ancient Greek, Greek literature and the history of Greece.
12.06. 2000 MA (Master of Arts) in the Aegean Archaeology Department at the University of Warsaw. Master’s Thesis: Functions of Interiors in Early Helladic Houses (written in Polish: Funkcje wnętrz budynków mieszkalnych w okresie wczesnohelladzkim). Supervisor: University Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Lewartowski.
1995-2000 Study of Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw.

Academic employment

Since 1.08.2013 Associate Professor at Centre for Textile Research, SAXO Institute, University of copenhagen
2011-2013 Maternity leave
Since 2002 Research assistant in the Department of Aegean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw

Research projects

2013-2017 Greek Textile Tools. Continuity and changes in textile production in Early Bronze Age Greece (CTR, University of Copenhagen, Marie Curie Fellowship)

2013-2017 First Textiles. Beginnings of Textile Production in Europe and the Near East (Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen)

2011-2013 Research on textile tools of the period of 1400-1000 BC, Tiryns – project Negotiating Change – Cultural and Social Transformations in the Late 2nd Millennium BCE East Mediterranean: Case Studies from Tiryns, Greece, and Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel (The German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development).

Since 2005 Research program: Tools and Textiles – Tiryns (Centre for Textile Research, Copenhagen, Denmark), in collaboration with Dr. Lorenz Rahmstorf

1999-2002 Project to create an Internet database of Greek prehistoric sites (directed by University Prof. Dr. Kazimierz Lewartowski)

Archaeological fieldwork

1996-2010 Excavations in Greece (Tiryns, Kanakia in Salamis, Messene); in Russia (Tanais); excavations and surveys in Poland (Wilanow, Kichary Nowe, Niedźwiedziówka, Warsaw)


1. OIKIΣMOΣ. Spatial and Social Organisation of Late Helladic III Mycenae and Contemporary Settlements in the Argolid. Dissertation, University of Warsaw, 2010 (in preparation for publication, scheduled for 2015).

2. Funkcje wnętrz budynków mieszkalnych w okresie wczesnohelladzkim [Functions of Interiors in Early Helladic Houses]. Unpublished Master of Arts Thesis, University of Warsaw, 2000, written in Polish.

3. Archeologia egejska. Podręcznik [The Aegean archaeology. A Handbook], written in 2008–2009 [with K. Lewartowski, A. Ulanowska]


4. Courts and open spaces in the Late Helladic III Argolid, in: Ann-Louise Schallin & Iphiyenia Tournavitou (eds.) Mycenaeans up to date. The archaeology of the north-eastern Peloponnese ― current concepts and new directions, ACTA INSTITUTI ATHENIENSIS REGNI SUECIAE, SERIES IN 4°, 56, Stockholm 2015, 361-376

5. Textile Tools at Tiryns, mainland Greece, in: E. Andersson Strand, M.-L. Nosch (eds.), Tools, Textiles and Contexts. Investigating textile production in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age, Ancient Textiles Series 21, Oxford 2015, 267-278 [with L. Rahmstorf, E. Andersson Strand, M.-L. Nosch, J. Cutler]

6. Textiles in a social context and First Textiles. Two conferences about prehistoric textiles, Achaeological Textiles Review 57 (2015) 128-129

7. Textiles in a social context.  Textile production in Europe and the Mediterranean in the 4th and 3rd millennia BCE, The European Archaeologist 43 (2015) 41-44 [together with L. Rahmstorf, A. Ulanowska]

8. So simple yet universal. Experimental approach to clay 'spools' from Bronze Age Greece, in: J. Ortiz – C. Alfaro – L. Turell – M.a J. Martínez (eds.), Purpureae Vestes V. Ancient Textiles, Basketry and Dyes in the Ancient Mediterranean World. Proceedings of Vth International Symposium on Textiles and Dyes in the Ancient Mediterranean World (Montserrat, 19-22 March, 2014) València 2016, 25-36

9. Changes in textile production in Late Bronze Age Tiryns, Greece, in: K. Droß-Krüpe (ed) Textile trade and distribution in antiquity. Textilhandel und -distribution in der Antike. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2014. p. 161-176 (Philippika; No. 73)

10. Textile Production in Early Helladic Tiryns, in: M.-L. Nosch, R. Laffineur (eds), KOSMOS. Jewellery, Adornment and Textiles in the Aegean Bronze Age. 13th International Aegean Conference held at Copenhagen, April 2010/13eme rencontre égénne, Copenhague, avril 2010. Aegaeum 33, Leuven-Liège 2012, 65–76.

11. Spatial Organisation of Late Mycenaean Settlements, in: B. Horejs, T.L. Kienlin (eds.), Siedlung und Handwerk. Studien zu sozialen Kontexten in der Bronzezeit. Beiträge zu den Sitzungen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bronzezeit auf der Jahrestagung des Nordwestdeutschen Verbandes für Altertumforschung in Schleswig 2007 und auf dem Deutschen Archäologenkongress in Mannheim 2008 (Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie 194) Bonn 2010, 69–94.

12. Home sweet home, czyli jak mieszkali Mykeńczycy, in: Lewartowski, K. Szymczak (eds.), Blisko i daleko. Księga jubileuszowa Instytutu Archeologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warszawa 2009, 159–166.

13. Ognisko domowe - pomieszczenia z paleniskami w architekturze mieszkalnej okresu wczesnohelladzkiego [Hearth and Home – Rooms with Hearths in Early Helladic Domestic Architecture], Studia i materiały archeologiczne 11, 2003 (2004), 141–156.

14. House - Settlement - Province. Social Space in Middle- and Late Helladic Korakou and Corinthia, Światowit 5 [XLVI, Fasc. A], 2003, 69–90.

15. Mycenaean settlement patterns in the Saronic Gulf, Światowit 4 [XLV, Fasc. A], 2002 (2003), 179–193.

16. Fireside – Rooms with Hearths in Early Helladic Non-Monumental Domestic Architecture, Światowit 4 [XLV, Fasc. A], 2002 (2003), 173–178.

17. Jak mieszkali starożytni? Dom i życie codzienne we wczesnym okresie epoki brązu na terenie Grecji Lądowej [How did the Ancients Live? Home and Every-day Life in Early Bronze Age in Mainland Greece], Meander 5-6, 2002, 513–525.




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