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Professor Robert Wiśniewski


PhD 2002, habilitation 2013, full professorship 2022. He researches the religious and social history of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, and particularly the cult of saints and relics, history of clergy, demonology, divination, and theft. 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 the University of Princeton. Recently he held the Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the University of Reading.

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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