Marcin Woloszyn

Prof. Dr. Marcin Wołoszyn

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Marcin Wołoszyn was born in Kracow, Poland. He studied archaeology and history in Kracow and at the Ruhr University Bochum (1994). He received his doctorate from the Jagiellonian University in 2003 and his habilitation from the University of Rzeszów (2014). From 1997 to 2015, he was a researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (in Kracow) and from 2004 also researcher at the Institute of Archaeology University of Rzeszów. Since 2015, Wołoszyn has been a professor at the University of Rzeszów. He was a research fellow of the Foundation for Polish Science (2001) and of the Humboldt Foundation (2011-2013).

Wołoszyn has been a researcher at the GWZO at several times: in 2008, 2010 and again since 2014. Marcin Wołoszyn’s main areas of research are the relations of East Central Europe with the world of the Byzantine Commonwealth 9th-13th cc. as documented by the written records, numismatic, sigillographic and archaeological evidence. Since 2013, he has been in charge of coordinating the research on the Polish-Rus’ borderland funded by Polish and German sources.

Work focus

  • Archaeology of medieval East Central Europe 

  • Byzantine numismatic

  • Byzantine archaeology

  • History of archaeology on the territory of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Functions (on committees)/memberships

  • International Saxon Symposium. Working Group for the Archaeological Study of the Saxons and their Neighbouring Peoples in Northwestern Europe [Internationales Sachsensymposion. Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur Archäologie der Sachsen und ihrer Nachbarvölker in Nordwesteuropa] (since 2012)

  • Archaeology Commission Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow Branch [Komisja Archeologiczna Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Oddział w Krakowie] (since 2013)

  • Development Commission of the International Association of Byzantine Studies, Athens (since 2013)

  • Commission Africa‐Asia-Europe of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig [Strukturbezogene Kommission der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig »Afrika - Asien - Europa« (AAE)] (since 2019).


  • 1997 Honours from the Brzeski Foundation of the Poznań Society of Friends of Learning [Fundacja Brzeskich, Poznańskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauk, Poznań] for his MA thesis in archaelogy
  • 2001 Fellowship for young researchers from the Foundation for Polish Science [Fundacja na Rzecz Nauki Polskiej, Warszawa]
  • 2001 Award from the (Polish) Ministry of Science and Higher Education (current name: Ministerstwo Edukacji I Nauki) for the book Sacralia Ruthenica – Early Ruthenian and Related Metal and Stone Items in the National Museum in Cracow and National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw 2006 (with co‐authors M. P. Kruk and A. Sulikowska‐Gąska)
  • 2012 Prix Duchalais awarded by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles‐Lettres (Paris) for editorial work on the book Byzantine Coins in Central Europe between the 5th and 10th Century, Moravia Magna. Seria Polona 3, Cracow 2009


Marcin Wołoszyn lectures at the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Rzeszów in ancient and medieval numismatic as well as medieval archaeology.

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