About International Society for Nubian Studies

A focus for those interested in the archaeology and history of Nubia and Sudan.

Eastern Sudan in its Setting – open access publication

Dear Colleagues,

An overview of the archaeology of Eastern Sudan has just been published may be of interest to you. It is now available online, open access. Simply follow the link below and click on the ‘Contents’ button on the Archaeopress page:
http://www.archaeopress.com/Public/displayProductDetail.asp?id={47A0727C-FBD8-4147-8ABA-6408D83FEEB3}

Call For Papers on Nubian Literature

Dear Colleagues,
The following call for papers on Nubian Literature for a new Dotawo volume, may be of interest to you. Please address all questions etc. to the email address provided in the text below.

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Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies

Call For Papers on Nubian Literature

Though a great number of books and articles have been written on Nubian history, archaeology and language in English, only  a few researchers have addressed the large body of Nubian literary production. The aim of this issue is to redress this lack by foregrounding the importance of Nubian literature in both its written and oral form. The issue will include texts written by Egyptian and Sudanese writers in both the Arabic and Nubian language translated into English as well as critical articles about the aforementioned texts. The aim of this issue is to explore different trends in Nubian literature as well as diverse ways of tackling them. We seek translations of texts written by Nubians from different periods as well as critical papers on the subject. Modes of reading include but are not restricted to the following:

Psychoanalytical
Philosophical
Feminist
Postcolonial
Marxist
Historicist

 

Some of the key questions include, but are not confined to :

– In what way do Nubian writers deploy their heritage ?
– How do writers use re-readings of Nubian myths/folktales as a tool to challenge or   consolidate notions of identity and in what way is their cultural background a decisive element?
– How do writers address notions of gender and gender relations both in Modern and Old   Nubia and how can a comparative perspective be of help in understanding this specific issue?
– How do authors employ Utopian/Dystopian themes as sub-texts that define their attitude towards Old Nubia and as a means of coping with the present?
– How are oral productions both an expression of a way of life that is no more as well a reflection of elements of a specifically Nubian culture that has survived until the present time?

We invite interested authors to direct questions and submit abstracts to Nivin El Asdoudi (nivinela @ gmx.de). Please submit abstracts by 1 May 2017 and anticipate submission of the final draft of your article by 1 December 2017.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Dear Colleagues,
The following Post-Doctoral Fellowship may be of interest to you.

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Celebrating 80 years of French-Polish cooperation in archaeology, the Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, Research Center in Cairo (RC PCMA) invite applications for a 15-months Post-Doctoral Fellowship, starting 1st October 2017 until 31 December 2018.

The Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize an international two-day Seminar/Workshop on a subject in relation with Ancient and Medieval Northeastern Africa. The application must outline the state of the art in the proposed subject and clearly present an added value to the studies of past societies. We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals offering a wider, comparative perspective of the area under study.

The conference will take place in Cairo in late Spring 2018. Following the conference, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will be in charge of the edition of the proceedings and submit the manuscript for approval by the joint IFAO-RC PCMA editorial committee. During the entire course of the appointment, the Fellow will take part in the scientific activities of IFAO and RC PCMA and carry out his/her own research.

Please see the attached document for details.

Publications concerning ancient Nubian and Egyptian leatherwork

Dear Colleagues,
The following publications concerning ancient Nubian and Egyptian leatherwork are now available online and may be of interest to you.

Excavations of Gebel Adda (Lower Nubia). Ancient Nubian Leatherwork. Part I. Sandals and Shoes
André J. Veldmeijer | 2016

The excavations of Gebel Adda (Lower Nubia) by the American Research Center in Egypt’s Nubian Expedition (1962-1966, directed by Nicholas B. Millet) yielded large quantities of objects, including an impressive collection of leatherwork. The finds, which show a remarkable degree of preservation, date from the Meroitic Period (about AD 100-400) through the Christian (AD 641-1400) and Islamic Periods (AD 1400), and were mainly recovered from tombs.

For more info, read for free or buy the book: https://www.sidestone.com/books/excavations-of-gebel-adda-lower-nubia


Leatherwork from Elephantine (Aswan, Egypt). Analysis and Catalogue of the Ancient Egyptian & Persian Leather Finds
André J. Veldmeijer | 2016

‘Leatherwork from Elephantine’ describes, illustrates and analyses the finds from the excavations at Elephantine island (Aswan, Egypt) that are conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), in collaboration with the Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt (SI). The majority of the finds are dated to periods well after the pharaonic era (4th century AD onwards).

For more info, read for free or buy the book: https://www.sidestone.com/books/leatherwork-from-elephantine-aswan-egypt


OUT SOON

Sailors, Musicians and Monks. The Leatherwork from Dra Abu el Naga (Luxor, Egypt)
André J. Veldmeijer, with contributions by Daniel Polz and Ute Rummel | Forthcoming

This volume describes, illustrates, and analysis the finds from the excavations at Dra Abu el-Naga, an important necropolis on the east bank of the Nile in Luxor (Egypt), which was in use from Middle Kingdom times until the early Christian era. Excavations of the site have been conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).

For more info, to read for free or buy the book: https://www.sidestone.com/books/sailors-musicians-and-monks


Please find more info on our most recent books below, or simply visit our site to see all books on ancient leatherwork: https://www.sidestone.com/books/?q=ancient+leather

Cahiers de l’École du Louvre Numéro 9: Naga

Dear Colleagues,
The following publication concerning Naga, may be of interest to you.

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer la mise en ligne du dernier numéro des Cahiers de l’École du Louvre, dans lequel vous pourrez retrouver l’article « Naga, ville royale ».

Il est disponible à cette adresse : http://cel.revues.org/.

Judith et Françoise

Judith Bargues
École du Louvre
Service des Éditions et colloques

Oxford Excavations in Nubia

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

The University of Oxford mounted a series of expeditions to southern Egypt and Sudan from 1910 onwards, directed and largely funded by Francis Llewellyn Griffith, the first Professor of Egyptology at Oxford. Work was carried out between 1910 and 1913, and again from 1929 to 1931 at sites such as Faras, Kawa and Sanam. After Griffith’s death in 1934, Sir Laurence Kirwan directed the Oxford excavations at Firka (1934–1935) and Kawa (1935–1936).

The 8 volumes of the Liverpool Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology are now available on the SFDAS website, in PDF: http://sfdas.com/publications/ouvrages-specialises-en-ligne-ouvrages/article/oxford-excavations-in-nubia?lang=fr