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 (

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)


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

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 @ for further information.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity

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


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:

Sincerely yours,

Vincent Francigny
Director SFDAS