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Mateusz Fafinski

Mateusz Fafinski M.A.

Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin
Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

PhD Project

My research examines the problem of continuity in the context of Roman infrastructure in Britain by employing a two sided approach: a synthesis of the fate of Roman infrastructure in the whole of Britain and a case study of the area occupied later by the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Deira and Bernicia, north of Humber. The continuity of infrastructure is assessed from three major focal points: the legal status, the usage and the role of the Church. Thanks to that I wish to take part in the general discussion about continuity after the Roman withdrawal at the beginning of the 5th century.

This dissertation project is being conducted within the research group B-1 Routes – Water – Knowledge of the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi.

Curriculum Vitae

2011 – 2013 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, M.A. in British Studies
2007 – 2011 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, M.A. in History
2009 – 2010 University of Leeds, Erasmus exchange, Institute of Medieval Studies and Department of Classics
2009 University of the Faroe Islands, Faroese Summer Institute
2007 – 2011 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, B.A. in Classical Philology and Mediterranean Culture Studies, First Class


2014 Fafinski, M., "The moving centre: trade and travel in York from Roman to Anglo-Saxon Times", in: Owen-Crocker, G.R. / Schneider, B. W.(Hrsg.): The Anglo-Saxons: The World through their Eyes, BAR British Series 595, pp. 71-77.
2013 Fafinski, M., "The Overseas Contacts of the Anglo-Saxon England. A reassessment", in: Echa Przeszłości XIV, pp. 7-29.
2012 Fafinski, M., "Przez ciemności ku światłu – katabaza antyczna w legendarium Tolkiena", in: Aiglos 17, p. 37-52. [Through Darkness into Light – the katabasis motive in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien]
2010 Fafinski, M., "Od kościoła do targu. Wschodniopruska mała ojczyzna w 'Dzieciach Jerominów' Ernsta WiechertaI, in: Podteksty 4 (18). [From the market to the church. Eastprussian Heimat in "Jeromin Children" of Ernst Wiechert, article in Polish]