Western Sudan Community Museums: Post-conflict Recovery of Living Cultural Heritage

Dear ISNS Members and Friends,
The following Zoom web presentation may be of interest to you. Please be aware you must register using the link below.

WSCM (Western Sudan Community Museums): Post-conflict Recovery of Living Cultural Heritage

Date: 10 September 2020
Time: 12:00 PM (Rome, Italy)
Location: Online


Community Museums provide tangible evidence of Sudan’s rich history and cultural diversity and point the way to its cultural future.

This webinar presents the WSCM project dedicated to supporting the protection, post-conflict recovery, and restoration of three Community Museums in Western Sudan, enabling them to provide for the educational and cultural needs of their communities. The project aimed to help ensure the museum buildings and enclosures are protected and fit for purpose, their contents are conserved and recorded, their displays attractive and engaging for communities because these were well researched, explained, and designed. The project also aimed to set standards, in three cultural hubs, of expectation and goals for government support, internal and external funders.


Dr. Zaki Aslan, Director of ICCROM-Sharjah Regional Office
Dr. Aglal Elmalik, Director of Conservation department, NCAM (National Corporation of Antiquities and Museums in Sudan)
Ms. Amani Yousif Basheer, Director of Shikan Museum, NCAM (National Corporation of Antiquities and Museums in Sudan)
Dr. Helen Mallinson, Project manager, Mallinson. LT (RIBA, Mallinson Architects & Engineers Ltd)
Arch. Michael Mallinson, Manager, Mallinson Architects, Mallinson. LT (RIBA, Mallinson Architects & Engineers Ltd)
Arch. Anwar Sabik, Manager, Planning and Field projects, ICCROM 

Link to Webinar

* registration is required

NubiaFEST 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The following event may be of interest to you. Please contact the organisers directly through the links below.
Together with The Nubia Initiative (http://thenubiainitiative.org/), the Union for Nubian Studies is organizing the NubiaFEST 2020 (http://nubiafest.unionfornubianstudies.org/).

This open, online event will take place September 13-19, 2020, and we invite anyone with an interest in Nubia to propose livestreams of discussion sessions, lectures, classes, walks along the Nile.

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Deconstructing Nubia Workshop

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The following online workshop may be of interest to you. For further details please see the webpage below and contact the organizers directly.
All the best


(De)Constructing Nubia: Toward a new perception of the Nubian social landscape during the mid-Second Millennium BCE

Date: 8 September 2020

The schedule and book of abstracts, and further details are available on this webpage:


Wadi Qitna and Kalabsha-South Publication

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The following announcement may be of interest to you.


The long-awaited Volume II of Wadi Qitna and Kalabsha-South: Late Roman – Early Byzantine Tumuli Cemeteries in Egyptian Nubia by Eugen Strouhal (et al.) has been just published by the Czech Institute of Egyptology (Faculty of Arts, Charles University).
The aims and contents of the volume are summarised in the annotation below and in the Contents and Editors´ preface that can be downloaded at https://cegu.ff.cuni.cz/en/research/publications/.
The volume can be ordered in the e-shop of the Faculty of Arts.

Wadi Qitna and Kalabsha-South. Late Roman – Early Byzantine Tumuli Cemeteries in Egyptian Nubia
Volume II. Anthropology

by Eugen Strouhal

With contributions by Hans Barnard, Petra Havelková, Jaroslav Jambor, Přemysl Klír, Alena Němečková, Vladimír Novotný, Karel Preuss, Milan Salaš, Václav Smrčka, Lenka Varadzinová and Luboš Vyhnánek

Edited by Lenka Varadzinová and Petra Havelková

Prague: Charles University, Faculty of Arts, 2020

360 pp., including 111 tables, 78 figures and maps, 41 photographic and documentary plates and 5 appendices

The present publication follows Volume I of 1984 that presented the results of a comprehensive archaeological investigation of two tumulus cemeteries of the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Period (third–fifth centuries AD) explored by the Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology (Charles University in Prague) in the scope of the UNESCO-organised salvage campaign called for in advance of the ultimate submersion of Nubia by the waters of the High Aswan Dam. This Volume II evaluates the human skeletal remains of 558 individuals from the completely explored cemetery at Wadi Qitna (456 tumuli) and a comparative sample of 35 individuals from the near-by cemetery at Kalabsha-South (19 tumuli) from the point of view of social, cultural and physical anthropology. It provides the evidence of their social structure as well as an insight into the life of the people and their family relationships. A comparison of the physical-anthropological features of the community with other contemporaneous and antecedent series using univariate and multivariate methods reveals their mutual position. The final chapter provides a brief overview of the history of the northern part of Egyptian Nubia and an up-to-date report on the handmade pottery found in large numbers at Wadi Qitna and Kalabsha-South, whose distribution has since been attested at many sites in the Nile Valley, on the Red Sea coast and in the Eastern Desert of Egypt and the Sudan. The volume touches upon the complex social and ethnic processes that were taking place in the frontier region between Egypt and Nubia during the critical centuries separating the Antiquity and Medieval Period and opens paths to their further research.

The Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia, 1963-69

Dear ISNS Members and Friends,
The Sudan Archaeological Research Society is pleased to announce the publication of the Society’s Monograph 23: The Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia, 1963-69: The Pharaonic Sites by David Edwards.
It is available both in print, and as an open access download via this web link .
Best wishes

Lettre d’information SFDAS – Announcements from SFDAS

Dear ISNS Members and Friends,
The French Section of the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, Sudan has sent the following announcement which may be of interest to you.
Of note, they have a new website for the Sudan Archaeological Heritage Protection Project; are expanding their team; celebrating the 50th year of SFDAS with the publication of a commemorative volume; and are launching a new, multilingual open access journal entitled ‘Sources. Materials and Land in African Studies’.
Access the newsletter by clicking on the image below.
With best wishes
Dr Julie Anderson
Honorary Secretary 

Italian Archaeological Expedition to the Eastern Sudan: 2019 Report

Dear ISNS Members and Friends,
The following archaeological report is now online and may be of interest to you.
The 2019 report of the Italian Archaeological Expedition to the Eastern Sudan is available open access at the following link:


Royal Funeral Traditions along the Middle Nile Valley

Dear ISNS Members and Friends,

Greetings from rainy London.
The following publication Development of Royal Funeral Traditions along the Middle Nile Valley during the Napatan Period by Brigitte Balanda has just appeared in print and may be of interest to you.  Please contact the publisher for further information.

All the best

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CIPEG Journal: Call for contributions

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The following Call for contributions may be of interest to you.
Please contact the co-ordinators directly.
Best wishes,
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The CIPEG Journal: Ancient Egyptian & Sudanese Collections and Museums is a peer-reviewed online journal, dedicated exclusively to scholarly research on ancient Egyptian and Sudanese collections and museums around the world.

The CIPEG Journal publishes the proceedings of CIPEG’s annual meetings and associated workshops—including both papers focused on the annual theme, and those based on general museum work—as well as articles presenting archaeological excavations conducted by museum-led missions. ‘General museum work’ includes but is not limited to: the history of Egyptian and Sudanese collections and collectors; object and provenance research; conservation treatments; exhibitions of Egyptian and Nubian art; gallery design and the interpretation of Egyptian and Sudanese collections; development of museum programmes using Egyptian and Sudanese art and collections; and general museum practice and policy in museums with such collections.

Contributions not presented at annual meetings or workshops but related to these same research endeavours are also welcome.

The CIPEG Journal is currently accepting for consideration papers presented at the annual meeting in Kyoto and the associated workshops in Tokyo.
Deadline 1 May 2020.

All contributions not related to the annual meeting are accepted on a rolling schedule.

All contributors are asked to follow the CIPEG Journal guidelines; contributions improperly formatted will be returned to the author. Please see the CIPEG Journal website for details. Contributions should be submitted to cipeg.journal@gmail.com.

About Us
CIPEG is the International Committee for Egyptology at the International Council of Museums (ICOM). http://cipeg.icom.museum/

Caroline Rocheleau, Coordinator
CIPEG Journal: Ancient Egyptian & Sudanese Collections and Museums

New Publication: Nubia Christiana II

Dear Members and Friends,

The editors of Nubia Christiana II, Magdalena Łaptaś and Stefan Jakobielski are pleased to announce its publication.

This work is focused on the iconography of the Christian art in Nubia in a broader, Mediterranean context. Please find attached the table of contents.
For further information please contact the editors directly.