If you see this post, first of all, thank you very much for visiting my profile and gallery. Second, there is something I would like to share about my life. Despite my best efforts, I am fairly lazy, I seldom have original ideas, I know scholars and academics who are way more active, intelligent and creative than I am. It takes me ages to write and publish academic article whilst some of my colleagues can do it in few weeks! Yet, despite that, something amazing happened to me – few weeks ago, I obtained a post-doc research fellowship in the University in Haifa in Israel. In just two weeks, in early May I will permanently move from Poland to live in an Arab village in Israel with a crusader castle in it and I will spent my days excavating crusader sites and doing research on the culturally diverse, urban centers of the kingdom of Jerusalem. For me, this is a dream come true – I feel so privileged that it is hard for me to put this into words. I sincerely hope that I will not disappoint people who awarded me this scholarship and that I will be able to write something original that will be a genuine contribution to the field of crusader studies. Please, keep your fingers crossed for my wife and me – a new chapter in our lives begins soon. Outremer – here we come!
If you have a moment, here is a picture of the landscape not far from the village where we will be living (I look far younger on that photo than I am now).