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.

Publication on the Neolithic cemetery at Ghaba

Dear Colleagues

The Section Française de la direction des antiquités du Soudan is pleased to announce the publication of the monograph “Ghaba. An early Neolithic cemetery in Central Sudan” edited by S. Salvatori, D. Usai & Y. Lecointe.

The monograph includes two volumes, a first one devoted to analysis of the material and the overall context, and a second one the catalogue of all graves.

It is available at the SFDAS and on the site of Africa Magna Verlag:
http://www.africamagna.de/?page_id=1145

Sincerely yours,

Vincent Francigny
Director SFDAS

IAEES: last field season report

Dear Colleagues,

A short report of the last field season of the Italian Archaeological Expedition to the Eastern Sudan (IAEES) of the “L’Orientale” University is now available online at the following address:

http://www.unior.it/userfiles/workarea_231/file/NL6/Notiziario2014/017_Manzo.pdf

It may be of interest to you.

Database of Medieval Nubian Texts

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

Dear friends and colleagues in Nubiology,

I have a great pleasure to announce to you the launching of an updated version of the Database of Medieval Nubian Texts, which now includes as many as 2942 records and thus covers the lion’s share of Christian Nubian epigraphic and papyrological material published to date.
For more details, please visit www.dbmnt.uw.edu.pl.
Should you have any enquiries, remarks, or propositions, do not hesitate to contact me at g.ochala@uw.edu.pl.

Wishing you great fun while discovering the resources of the DBMNT, I remain

Yours faithfully,
Grzegorz Ochała