About International Society for Nubian Studies

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

Remembering Rodolfo Fattovich

Dear Colleagues,

The following message may be of interest to you. Please send your responses directly to the organizers.


Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to inform you that on 25 September (with a possible extension to the 26) an event commemorating Rodolfo Fattovich, who untimely left us, will take place in Naples. Knowing Rodolfo, we are sure that the best way to remember him will be not only to meet and to share personal memories of him, but also to discuss the topics that he investigated in his scholarly life. The event will take place at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, where Rodolfo was teaching and conducting research for more than 40 years.

We are therefore asking to confirm your participation by July 20, and to tell us if you need support in finding an accommodation.

Further information about the schedule will be sent shortly.
If you cannot join us, but you would like to contribute to the volume in memory of Rodolfo, please just answer this message by emailing Andrea Manzo (amanzo@unior.it).

Best regards,

Kathryn A. Bard
(Boston University, Boston, USA)
Andrea Manzo
(University “L’Orientale”, Naples, and ISMEO, Rome, Italy)
Cinzia Perlingieri
(Center for Digital Archaeology, San Rafael CA, USA)
Luisa Sernicola
(University “L’Orientale”, Naples, Italy)
Federica Sulas
(Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark)
Chiara Zazzaro
(University “L’Orientale”, Naples, Italy)


Empowering the Dead in Christian Nubia

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new publication which may be of interest to you:
Adam Łajtar and Jacques van der Vliet, Empowering the Dead in Christian Nubia. The texts from a Medieval Funerary Complex in Old Dongola.

Please see the attachment for further details.

Dr Julie Anderson
Honorary Secretary, ISNS


Sonqi Tino colloquium

Dear Colleagues,

Attached please find an announcement for a colloquium concerning the Nubian Church of Sonqi Tino. The colloquium will be held on 8 June 2018 in the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome.

Please address all questions to the organisers.


Nubian Conference: website available

Dear Colleagues,

The 14th International Conference for Nubian Studies will be held in Paris, September 10-15, 2018. For information and conference circulars, please find the links to the conference website below.

https://www.louvre.fr/en/nubianstudies2018 (English)
https://www.louvre.fr/nubianstudies2018 (français)

Please contact the organizers directly with any queries.

Nubian Conference: Second Circular

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the Second Circular of the 14th International Conference for Nubian Studies in Paris September 10-15, 2018.

 Vincent Rondot and Marie Millet (Musée du Louvre)
Pierre Tallet and Frédéric Payraudeau (Sorbonne Université)

Opening of The Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum

On behalf of Dr Artur Obłuski, Director of the Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, I have the honour of inviting the Members of the International Society for Nubian Studies to:

The opening of
The Polish Archaeological Unit in Khartoum
of the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology,
University of Warsaw

and to

an inaugural lecture
by Prof. Stefan Jakobielski
“History of Polish Nubiology”

The lecture will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, 27th of February 2018
in the gardens of the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum

Yours sincerely,

Marianna Chlebowska
Research Centre in Cairo
Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology UW
14, Nazih Khalifa St., Cairo – Heliopolis, Egypt
phone: (+20) 1008326296
e-mail: cairo2.pcma@uw.edu.pl