She has studied Archaeology (5-year MA programme) at the Jagiellonian University (UJ) in Krakow, Poland, where she obtained her first MA degree for the thesis "Recent research on the chronology of Greek amphora stamps" (2008). At the same time, she also completed Classical Studies (5-year MA programme) at the UJ and got her second MA degree for the thesis "Personal names on Rhodian amphora stamps: a linguistic and sociological analysis" (2009). She was an Erasmus student for one academic year at both the University of Cyprus and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2013, she received her PhD degree in Archaeology at the UJ for the dissertation "Trade links of Cyprus in the Hellenistic period in the light of transport amphora finds". Fragments of this work were published in conference proceedings edited by M. Lawall and J. Lund (2013) and by C. Balandier (2016) (cf. below).
Her main interest is eastern Mediterranean archaeology, with a special focus on pottery production and circulation, as well as economy and trade during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. She conducts research mainly on Hellenistic and Roman transport amphorae and utility pottery, focusing on their production and circulation in the islands of Cyprus and Kos. Additionally, she researches economics and long and short distance trade contacts in which Cyprus was involved.
She took part of many excavations and research projects conducted in Poland, Ukraine, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, but especially in Cyprus. The most notable include:
Settled and Sacred Landscapes of Cyprus
Conducted by the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Director: Dr. Athanasios Vionis
Postdoc position, study of the pottery collected and excavated within the project (2016 - present)
With Dionysus and Hermes in ancient Nea Paphos – transport amphorae and their contents, and regional production and economy of the city in the Hellenistic period
Conducted by the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Director: Dr. Agata Dobosz (2016 - present)
Paphos Agora Project
Conducted by the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Director: Prof. Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka
Postdoctoral research and publication of the Hellenistic and Roman transport amphorae and utility ceramics excavated at the Agora site, Paphos, Cyprus (2015 - present)
Souskiou Project: Community Integration in Prehistoric Cyprus
Conducted by the University of Edinburgh, Lemba Archaeological Research Centre
Director: † Prof. Edgar Peltenburg
Study and publication of Hellenistic and Roman pottery excavated at the Souskiou Laona site (2013-2016)
The Apollo Sanctuary and the Late Roman Settlement in Halasarna (Kos). The history of an ancient sanctuary, its decline and its final transformation into a Late Roman/Early Christian settlement
Conducted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Director: Prof. Georgia Kokkorou-Alevras
Study and publication of the Hellenistic utility ceramics and imported transport amphorae excavated at the Halasarna site, Kos, Greece (2011-2015)
Mazotos shipwreck project
Conducted by the University of Cyprus
Director: Associate Prof. Stella Demesticha
Organizing support of the excavations and supervising the pottery documentation (2015)
Dobosz A. 2016. Transport amphorae found in Nea Paphos and the trade relations of the town during the Hellenistic period. In C. Balandier (ed.), Nea Paphos. Fondation et développement urbanistique d'une ville chypriote de l'antiquité à nos jours. Etudes archéologiques, historiques et patrimoniales. Actes du Ier colloque international sur Paphos, Avignon, 30, 31 octobre et 1er novembre 2012, organisé par Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse & Department of Antiquities of Cyprus. Ausonius Editions, Mémoires 43, 189-202, Bordeaux.
Dobosz A. 2016. Transport amphorae from the agora in Paphos. In E. Papuci-Władyka, A. Dobosz (eds.), In the Heart of the Ancient City. Five Years of Krakow Archaeologists’ Research at the Paphos Agora on Cyprus (2011–2015). International Symposium and Exhibition of Photographs by Robert Słaboński, Krakow, 21–22 January 2016, 22-26, Krakow.
Dobosz A. 2013. Cyprus and Rhodes trade links during the Hellenistic period in the light of transport amphora finds. In M. Lawall, J. Lund (eds.), The Transport Amphorae and Trade of Cyprus, 7th century BC to 7th century AD. Gösta Enbom Monographs, 111-122, Aarhus.
Dobosz A. 2013. Cypriot transport amphorae as evidence of the island`s trade links during the Hellenistic period. In N. Fenn, Ch. Römer-Strehl (eds.), Networks in the Hellenistic World. According to the pottery in the eastern Mediterranean and beyond. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 2539, 215-220, Oxford.
Dobosz A. 2011. Greek amphora stamps from the Black Sea and Mediterranean area in the Jagiellonian University Institute of Archaeology collection. In E. Papuci-Władyka, M. Vickers, J. Bodzek, D. Braund (eds.), PONTIKA 2008. Recent research on the Northern and Eastern Black Sea in Ancient Times. Proceedings of the International Conference, 21st-26th April 2008, Kraków. British Archaeological Reports. International Series 2240, 83-94, Oxford.
Papers in journals
Dobosz A. 2016. Personal names on Rhodian amphora stamps. Studia i materiały archeologiczne 15, 37-54 (in Polish).
Dobosz A. 2013. Amphora stamps from the Agora of Nea Paphos, Cyprus. In J. Bodzek (ed.), Studies in Ancient Art and Civilization 17. Volume dedicated to Professor Ewdoksia Papuci Władyka, Krakow, 235-247. Krakow.
Dobosz A. 2011. The burning torch symbol on Rhodian amphora stamps, Studies in Ancient Art and Civilization 15, 117-125.
Dobosz A. 2010. Recent research on the chronology of Rhodian amphora stamps, Studies in Ancient Art and Civilization 14, 93-114.
Dobosz A. forthcoming. Rare Greek amphora stamps found in Nea Paphos in Cyprus. Preliminary presentation. In N. Badoud, A. Marangou-Lerat (eds.), Analysis and Uses of Greek Amphora Stamps. Bulettin de correspondance hellénique. Supplément, Athens, 3-5.02.2010.
Dobosz A. Utility ceramics, Lagynoi, Imported transport amphorae. In E. Papuci-Władyka (ed.), Hellenistic Pottery from Halasarna (1985-2011). Athens.
Dobosz A. 2017. Hellenistic to Late Roman pottery. In E. Peltenburg (ed.), Figurine makers of prehistoric Cyprus. Settlement and cemeteries at Souskiou. Oxford.
Dobosz A. 2017. Transport amphorae. In E. Papuci-Władyka (ed.), Paphos Agora 1. The results of the Jagiellonian University interdisciplinary research in Nea Paphos (2011-2015).
Dobosz A. 2016. Stamped amphora handles. In Meyza et al., Excavations of Nea Pafos, Maloutena in 2007, Interim report, Part 1. Polish Archaeology in the Mediterranean.
E. Papuci-Władyka, A. Dobosz (eds.) 2016. In the Heart of the Ancient City. Five Years of Krakow Archaeologists’ Research at the Paphos Agora on Cyprus (2011–2015). International Symposium and Exhibition of Photographs by Robert Słaboński, Krakow, 21–22 January 2016, 22–26. Krakow.
Dobosz A. assistant editor in Papuci-Władyka E. (ed.) forthcoming, Paphos Agora 1. The results of the Jagiellonian University interdisciplinary research in Nea Paphos (2011-2015).
Dobosz A. technical editor (2010-2013), managing editor (2014- ) in Papuci-Władyka E. 2010-2014 (ed.), Bodzek J. 2014- (ed.). Studies in Ancient Art And Civilization.
Dobosz A. technical editor in Sztetyłło Z. 2010. Nea Paphos VI. The Stamped Amphora Handles from Polish Excavations in Nea Paphos (1990-2006). Warsaw.