Dotawo vol. 5 is now available

Dear Colleagues,

The following online publication of may be of interest to you:

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It is our pleasure to announce the online publication of Volume 5 of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, a collection of studies on Nubian women, guest-edited by Anne Jennings.

You can find Volume 5 online at https://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/djns/.

Publication of the print edition of Volume 5 through our partners at Punctum Press will follow shortly.

Giovanni Ruffini & Vincent van Gerven Oei

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Sudan Seminar Series, London

Dear Colleagues,

The Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK is hosting a Sudan Seminar Series which may be of interest to you.

Please see the attachment for further details and contact the Institute directly for additional information.

Sincerely

Julie Anderson
Honorary Secretary

Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Cairo

Dear Colleagues,
The following Post-Doctoral Fellowship hosted in Cairo, may be of interest to you:

The Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw (PCMA) invite applications for a 16-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cairo, starting 1st March 2019 until 30 June 2020.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation to Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa (Egypt and/or Nubia).

Please see the attachment for more details and please respond directly to the organisers.

Routes de l’Orient

Dear Colleagues,
The following new online publication may be of interest to you. It is open-access, focuses on archaeology in Sudan and was guest-edited by Gabrielle Choimet and Marc Maillot.

Hors-série n°3 sur l’archéologie française au Soudan par Routes de l’Orient

It can also be accessed via the web site of the French Archaeological Unit (SFDAS).

Toponymy of an Endangered Nubian Language

Dear Colleagues,
The following publication is now available online and may be of interest to you:

An electronic book, The Toponymy of an Endangered Nubian Language by Dr. Abdel Halim SABBAR (2018), ISBN: 978-1-9998425-1-2, is now online for downloading from the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names at the following link.

Or access UNGEGN Working Group on Exonyms > Home. Click on ‘Publications’. Download  ‘The Toponymy of an Endangered Nubian Language’.

Call for papers – Workshop on Vernacular Architecture

Dear Colleagues,
The following workshop may be of interest to you. Please contact the organizers directly.

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Dear colleagues and scholars,

The German Archaeological Institute in Cairo (DAIK), in cooperation with the Chair for History of Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), is delighted to invite you to present your research at the international workshop funded by the echnical University of Berlin (DFG) entitled: VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE as a Frame of Life in Historic and Ancient Communities that is scheduled to take place from 4 – 6 of April 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

The erection and following heightenings of the two Aswan Dams caused the destruction of the vast majority of civil architecture of Nubia by flooding. Only few rural settlements around Aswan survived. Among them, the two abandoned villages on the island of Bigeh deserve special attention. They were inhabited until the late 1980s, allowing for an in-depth study of developments in vernacular architecture and living culture induced by changes in the natural habitat. A project entitled “Nubian Architecture” carried out by an interdisciplinary team from the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo and the Berlin Institute of Technology aims to study the relationship between the built environment still constructed in an ancient tradition and the reality of life on the verge of modernity. The objective is the documentation and analysis of the principles of organisation and use of space and constructive characteristics of Nubian vernacular architecture in order to preserve a record of this lost cultural heritage. The case study into recent architectural and cultural transition processes in the traditional rural community of Bigeh aims to deliver instructive ethnoarchaeological reference material for the study of more ancient and recent settlements in the region.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together scholars working on similar projects with regard to research questions or methods and to create synergies between the ongoing projects and experts.

Please send your abstract before 15 September 2018 to Ms. Fatma Keshk (fatma.keshk@gmail.com) who will be also happy to answer your further enquiries.

For further details, please see the document below.

And last but not least: please feel free to spread the word.
Kind regards,

Bernadeta Schäfer