About International Society for Nubian Studies

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

Workshop: Monasticism in the Nile Valley

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

Invitation

Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
and
Department of Papyrology, Institute of Archaeology,
University of Warsaw
have the honor to invite you to the workshop

Monasticism in the Nile Valley

The event will take place on 16–17 October 2017
in the Research Centre in Cairo,
Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology,
University of Warsaw
11, Mahalla str., Heliopolis, Cairo.

Please find attached the programme of the workshop
and the abstracts.

We kindly ask you to confirm your attendance
before
8th October 2017
by e-mail: cairo1.pcma@uw.edu.pl

Tickets will be issued to confirmed participants.

Please note that due to security and space restrictions only those who present a ticket will be admitted to the workshop.

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Nubian Conference: abstract submission deadline

Dear colleagues,

This is a reminder that scholars wishing to present a paper at the conference are kindly requested to send the title of their communication and a short (100 words) abstract to EtudesNubiennes2018 @ louvre.fr before the 31th of August 2017.

Participation in the Conference will be limited to one communication per scholar.
A longer abstract will be requested later for inclusion in the Conference program.

Nubian Studies Conference 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the First circular announcing the 14th International Conference for Nubian Studies in Paris September 10-15, 2018. Thank you in advance for advertising this document to your institution.

Sincerely,

Vincent Rondot and Marie Millet (Musée du Louvre)
Pierre Tallet and Frédéric Payraudeau (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
EtudesNubiennes2018@louvre.fr

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.