Agnieszka LIC

agnieszka.lic@arch.ox.ac.uk

Stucco specialist

Member of the MAFKF since 2015

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RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Production of decorative stucco in Mesopotamia and the Arab-Persian Gulf in the Early Islamic period
  • Christian art in the Late Antique and Early Islamic Middle East
  • Archaeology of the Arab-Persian Gulf

FIELDWORK

Archaeological excavations

  • October 2011: Participation in archaeological excavations at the Roman site of Nora, Sardinia

Study of objects

  • November 2015: Study of a collection of stucco from the site of al-Qusur on Failaka island, Kuwait
  • 2013-2015: Research visits to: the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the British Museum, the Louvre, the Museum for Islamic Art in Berlin and the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority collection; first-hand analyses of stucco material, photographing, creating and updating catalogue information

Expertise

  • September 2016: Preliminary study of plaster material excavated at the site of Jumeirah, Dubai prepared for Dubai Municipality

ACADEMIC COURSE

Institutions

  • St Cross College, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Scholarship

  • 2014: Awards by the British Institute of Persian Studies and Meyerstein Research Awards towards research travels
  • 2012: SOAS Master’s scholarship, granted by the School of Oriental and African Studies
  • 2006, 2011: Scholarships awarded by the Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Diplomas

  • 2013‑present: Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology, University of Oxford, Research topic: Stucco decorations in Mesopotamia and the Arab-Persian Gulf region, 6th-9th century
  • 2012‑2014 : Master of Arts Diploma in Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, MA thesis: The mosque at Shivta as a reflection of Muslim-Christian relations in Bilād al-Shām in the early Islamic period, Distinction
  • 2009‑2012: Individual programme of studies combining History of Art and Archaeology “Artes Liberales” Academy, Jagiellonian University, Kraków and the University of Warsaw
  • 2007‑2011: Bachelor of Arts Diploma in Comparative Studies of Civilizations Jagiellonian University, Kraków
  • 2006‑2011: Master of Arts Diploma in History of Art, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

  • Lic A., “Functions of spolia in Umayyad Architecture”, Art of the Orient,2, 2013, p. 5‑11.
  • Lic A., “Architektura wczesnochrześcijańska w Arabii Wschodniej na przykładzie kościołów w Jubail, Al-Qusur i Al-Khawr”, Sympozja Kazimierskie poświęcone kulturze świata późnego antyku i wczesnego chrześcijaństwa 8, ed. B. Iwaszkiewicz-Wronikowska, Lublin, 2014, p. 317‑325.

SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS

Colloquium and international congress

  • “Christian Stucco Production on Failaka Island : Between Mesopotamia and the Southern Gulf”, 50th Seminar for Arabian Studies (British Museum, London): 29/07/2016.
  • “Sasanian Motifs in Christian Stucco Decorations in Mesopotamia and the Gulf Region in Late Antiquity”, Symposia Iranica conference (Downing College, University of Cambridge), the paper awarded with an honourable mention: 09/04/2015.
  • “Between Empires: Early Christian Architecture in Southern Mesopotamia and Persian Gulf Region”, Oxford Byzantine Society International Conference 2011: Between Constantines: representations and manifestations of an empire, Oxford: 05/03/2011.

Seminars and round tables

  • “The stucco torso from a church in Koke (Seleucia-Ctesiphon) and the art of Byzantium”, Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar, University of Oxford: 09/06/2016.
  • “Stuccoes of al‑Hira: Between Persia and the Byzantine Empire”, Transcultural Approaches. To the Object in the Ashmolean Museum: An Oxford-Princeton workshop organized by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford: 08/05/2015.
  • “Stucco decorations of a church on Sir Bani Yas island, United Arab Emirates: Christian artistic production of Southern Mesopotamia and the Gulf in Late Antiquity”, Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar, University of Oxford: 05/03/2015.
  • “The Wawel Casket”, Khalili Research Centre Seminar, University of Oxford: 17/06/2014.
  • “Christian Stucco Decorations in Mesopotamia and the Gulf Region in Late Antiquity”, Material Memories: Exploring Objects in the Ashmolean a series of lectures organized by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford: 30/05/2014.
  • The mosque at Sobata/Shivta in the Negev in the context of Muslim-Christian relations in Bilad al‑Sham in the early Islamic period, Late Antique and Byzantine Archaeology and Art Seminar, University of Oxford: 22/05/2014.
  • “Who were the builders of the Great Church in Ṣanā?”, 11th Sympozjum Kazimierskie, Conference organized by the Department of Ancient and Early Christian History of Art at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Kazimierz Dolny: 30/09/2012.

RESEARCH ANIMATION

  • “Pogranicza chrześcijaństwa” (“The Frontiers of Christianity”) a series of conferences organized in Kraków in years 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Recherches archéologiques franco-koweïtiennes de l’île de Faïlaka (Koweït)