Vacancy for Project Curator: Sudan and Nubia

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The following job opportunity may be of interest to you:

Project Curator: Sudan & Nubia
Term: 18 months
The British Museum
Department of Egypt and Sudan
London, United Kingdom

For further information and application procedures please see:

Please do not respond to this email address. Thanks.


Origins and Afterlives of Kush Conference

Dear Colleagues,

The following announcement may be of interest to you. Please respond to the organizers directly.


Dear Colleagues,

The call for papers is open through early June for the upcoming Conference, Origins and Afterlives of Kush, to be held at the University of California at Santa Barbara from July 25thto July 27th, 2019, sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

The origin of the second Kingdom of Kush (c. 850 BCE to 350 CE) has been the subject of much discussion and debate over the years. The kingdom that arose at Napata lasted over a thousand years, evolving over time and shifting its primary capital south to Meroe in c. 300 BCE, continuing to influence the polities that emerged after the kingdom broke apart in c. 350 CE. One of the kingdom’s legacies continues on today as an early example of an African state, allowing for an exploration of theoretical questions surrounding state formation, religion and ideology, political economy, identity and intercultural interaction. At the same time, the Kingdom of Kush has played an important and controversial role in the development of Black Studies, the discourse of Afrocentrism, and a consideration of the asymmetries in the racial discourse surrounding Egypt in particular and Africa more generally in both their historical and contemporary incarnations. Please submit a title and abstract by June 1, 2019, to

I hope to welcome those of you interested in the topic in Santa Barbara this summer! Online reservations are available for campus lodging and online conference registration is coming soon. Please see the attached announcement for more details and check the following web site for updates and links:

Please feel free to pass this announcement on and contact me if you have questions.

All the best,

Stuart Tyson Smith, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Anthropology
Director, Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research
2001 HSSB, University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3210

Archäologie im Sudan, vol. 1: Naga – Skulptur

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The following publication may be of interest to you. Please see the attachment for further details and ordering information.

The first volume in a new series ArS – Archäologie im Sudan“ – „Archéologie au Soudan“ – „Archaeology in the Sudan“ is now available.  It is entitled Naga – Skulptur, by Dietrich Wildung. The series editor is Sylvia Schoske.

Sudan Archaeological Research Society Colloquium 2019

Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends,
The following colloquium may be of interest to you:

The Sudan Archaeological Research Society Colloquium: Recent Archaeological Fieldwork in Sudan will be held on Monday 13 May.

The provisional programme for the Colloquium is attached.

Tickets are available from the British Museum Box Office: or 02073238181

Members of the Society £10, British Museum Friends £12.50, General public £15

Further information, visit The British Museum Events Calendar or the SARS website.

Conference on Vernacular Architecture

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The following conference may be of interest to you. Please contact the conference organizers directly.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

please find attached the announcing poster and preliminary programme of the upcoming conference on “Vernacular Architecture as Frame of Life in Historic and Ancient Societies” to take place in Berlin from April 4 to April 7, 2019.

Please feel free to spread the word about the event through your professional channels. Please note that due to limited space the participants need to register until February 25th, 2019.

Looking forward to meeting you in Berlin.

Kind regards,
Bernadeta Schäfer

An introductory course to Old Nubian

Dear Colleagues,

The following course in Old Nubian may be of interest to you. Please find the call for applications and course information below.  Please respond directly to the course administrator (below), not to the ISNS address.

Stage d’initiation au vieux nubien / An introductory course to Old Nubian

L’IFAO, le PCMA et l’université du Fayoum, s’associent pour proposer une initiation complète au vieux nubien, forme écrite de la langue pratiquée par les habitants de la moyenne vallée du Nil au Moyen Âge. Les cours, à la fois théoriques et pratiques, seront dispensés par Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, meilleur spécialiste actuel de cette langue rarement enseignée dans les cursus universitaires classiques.

The IFAO, the PCMA and the University of Fayoum have joined forces to offer a complete introduction to the Old Nubian language, the written form of the language used by the inhabitants of the Middle Nile Valley during the Middle Ages. The course, both theoretical and practical, will be given by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, who is currently the best specialist in this language rarely studied in standard university curricula.

Lieu du stage / Venue :
Le Caire (Ifao et PCMA)     /    Cairo (IFAO and PCMA)

Date du stage / Course date :
Du 1er au 12 septembre 2019    /    from 1 to 12 September 2019

Date limite de candidature / Deadline for application :
31 mars 2019 /  31 March 2019

Institutions  : 
Institut français d’archéologie orientale  – Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology – Fayoum University

Organisé par / Organized by :
Robin Seignobos (Ifao), Vincent van Gerven Oei, Artur Obłuski (PCMA) & Maher Eissa (Fayoum University)

Langue du stage / Course Language :
Anglais / English

Éligibilité / Eligibility :
– Étudiants, chercheurs et universitaires / students, researchers and academics.
– La connaissance préalable du grec et/ou du copte est souhaitable mais nullement indispensable / Prior knowledge of Greek and/or Coptic is desirable but not essential.

Frais d’inscription / Fees :
Gratuit – limité à 10 étudiants / Free – only 10 students

Pris en charge / supported :
L’hébergement et les repas du midi / accommodation and midday lunches

Non pris en charge / Non-supported :
Frais de transport / transportation costs.

Candidatures / applications :
Un CV, une lettre de motivation (en français ou en anglais) et, pour les étudiants et jeunes chercheurs, une lettre de recommandation (en français ou en anglais). Les dossiers de candidature sont à envoyer au plus tard le 31 mars 2019 à l’adresse suivante :

A CV, a motivation letter (in French or English) and, for students and young researchers, a recommendation letter (in French or in English). Applications should be sent by the 31st of March 2019 at the latest to the following address: