About International Society for Nubian Studies

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

Job Advertisement – ERC Grant, Medieval Dongola

Dear Colleagues,

Studying the twilight of Dongola, capital of the Christian kingdom of Makuria and its metamorphosis into a Muslim city-state

Using the link, please find a job advertisement for a position in the ERC Starting Grant “Urban Metamorphosis of the community of a Medieval African capital city — UMMA” at the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw.

Please contact a.obluski @ uw.edu.pl for further information.


Proceedings of the Fifth Day for Nubian Studies (Rome)

Dear Colleagues,

The following publication concerning Proceedings of the Fifth Day for Nubian Studies (Rome) may be of interest to you.

The volume can be purchased using the following link http://www.scienzeelettere.it/book/49655.html or writing to info@ismeo.eu

Best wishes,

Conference: Studying Food and Drink in Egypt and Sudan

Dear Colleagues,
The conference may be of interest to you. Please contact the organizers directly.


The Institut français d’archéologie orientale and Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology Research Center in Cairo are organising an international conference on food and drink in Egypt and Sudan throughout history, focusing on the continuity and innovations that have occurred at times of change. The conference is scheduled for March 21-23, 2018, and the deadline for abstract submittal is December 15th, 2017.
The call for papers can be found on the PCMA websiteand IFAO Actualités.

Dr Mennat-Allah El Dorry
On behalf of
the Organising and Scientific Committees Continuity and Transition: Approaches to Studying Food and Drink in Egypt and Sudan
Cairo, March 21-23, 2018.

A collaboration between:
Institut français d’archéologie orientale
Research Center in Cairo
Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology

Dotawo vol. 4 now available

Dear Colleagues,
The following announcement may be of interest to you:

The editors of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies are pleased to announce the October 2017 publication of Volume 4 on Nubian place names and place-naming. The contents of the journal can be found online for free at http://digitalcommons.fairfield.edu/djns/ and available for purchase in print form at https://punctumbooks.com/imprints/dotawo/.

We thank guest editors Robin Seignobos and Alexandros Tsakos and all of our authors for their hard work on this volume.

Giovanni Ruffini & Vincent van Gerven Oei

Workshop: Monasticism in the Nile Valley

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


Research Centre in Cairo, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology
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
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.

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.


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