Winter Term 2019/2020

5th edition of the Senior Citizen Oriental University

We would like to invite senior citizens to participate in free seminars of the 5th edition of the Senior Citizen Oriental University, organized by the Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures in cooperation with the Old Town Culture Centre in Warsaw. The seminars will be held between 7th Nov. 2019 and 19th March 2020. More information at Uniwersytet Trzeciego Wieku. Semestr zimowy 2019/2020.

We invite you to apply for classes for the Oriental University of the Third Age

at the Institute of Culture of Mediterranean and Oriental Sciences in Warsaw.



Time:  from 19th October 2016 to 1st February 2017

Dates of lectures: 11: 00 -12:00
October: 19.10
November: 16.11 and 23.11
December: 7.12, 14.12 and 20.12
January: 4.01 and 18.01
February: 1.02

Place: Room 312A, III floor, Pałac Staszica, Nowy Świat 72, Warsaw


It consists of series of lectures (60 minutes) dedicated to ancient and modern societies and cultures of the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Lectures will be conducted by experts in this subject and will include issues related to history, art, archeology, customs, culture, religion, politics and issues regarding contemporary Muslim countries, Egypt, Sudan, as well as the West Africa region. The proposed program of lectures is available below.


19.10 Mariusz Drzewiecki, PhD Marriage - Sudanese village before and after
16.11 Katarzyna Kapiec, MA
The Art of Ancient Egypt
23.11 Sabina Brakoniecka, MA Islam in the West Africa – case of Nigeria
07.12 Patrycja Kozieł, MA Word, performance, ritual. Popular culture in modern Nigeria and Benin
14.12 Katarzyna Molga, MA Rituals and magic in Islam in Egypt
20.12 Nicolas Levi, PhD The orphans of North Korea in Central Europe
04.01 Stefan Jakobielski, PhD The Faras painting
18.01 Teodozja Rzeuska, PhD Before I come to the land of Osiris. Funeral customs of the ancient Egyptians
01.02 Michał Lipa, PhD

Egypt after the Arab Spring


Additional workshop:

Patrycja Kozieł, MA, Senait Cieplinska (Adulis Foundation), Elmi Abdi (Foundation for Somalia),

The Intercultural Communication. The perspective of the Horn of Africa




Registration can be made by calling (22) 657 27 91, 880 544 232 and by email: or

The cost of participation: 80 PLN for the entire program

A certificate of participation will be received at the end of the program.

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