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Professor Robert Wiśniewski


PhD 2002, habilitation 2013. He researches the religious transformations of Late Antiquity, and particularly the cult of saints and relics, history of clergy, demonology, and divination. He also has a strong interest in databases and their role in the historian’s toolbox.

He was a visiting fellow at Trinity and All Souls colleges (Oxford), École Pratique des Hautes Études and École Pratique des Sciences Sociales (Paris), Central European University (Budapest) and University of Princeton

He ran the project Presbyters in the Late Antique West and was responsible for the Polish team in the ERC-funded project The Cult of Saints from its origins to circa AD 700.

Currently, he is a chair of the Centre for Research on Ancient Civilizations.

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