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.
Sincerely,

Dr Julie Anderson
Honorary Secretary, ISNS

 

Advertisements

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,
Julie

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

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.

————————————————————————————–

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.

Publications concerning ancient Nubian and Egyptian leatherwork

Dear Colleagues,
The following publications concerning ancient Nubian and Egyptian leatherwork are now available online and may be of interest to you.

Excavations of Gebel Adda (Lower Nubia). Ancient Nubian Leatherwork. Part I. Sandals and Shoes
André J. Veldmeijer | 2016

The excavations of Gebel Adda (Lower Nubia) by the American Research Center in Egypt’s Nubian Expedition (1962-1966, directed by Nicholas B. Millet) yielded large quantities of objects, including an impressive collection of leatherwork. The finds, which show a remarkable degree of preservation, date from the Meroitic Period (about AD 100-400) through the Christian (AD 641-1400) and Islamic Periods (AD 1400), and were mainly recovered from tombs.

For more info, read for free or buy the book: https://www.sidestone.com/books/excavations-of-gebel-adda-lower-nubia


Leatherwork from Elephantine (Aswan, Egypt). Analysis and Catalogue of the Ancient Egyptian & Persian Leather Finds
André J. Veldmeijer | 2016

‘Leatherwork from Elephantine’ describes, illustrates and analyses the finds from the excavations at Elephantine island (Aswan, Egypt) that are conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), in collaboration with the Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt (SI). The majority of the finds are dated to periods well after the pharaonic era (4th century AD onwards).

For more info, read for free or buy the book: https://www.sidestone.com/books/leatherwork-from-elephantine-aswan-egypt


OUT SOON

Sailors, Musicians and Monks. The Leatherwork from Dra Abu el Naga (Luxor, Egypt)
André J. Veldmeijer, with contributions by Daniel Polz and Ute Rummel | Forthcoming

This volume describes, illustrates, and analysis the finds from the excavations at Dra Abu el-Naga, an important necropolis on the east bank of the Nile in Luxor (Egypt), which was in use from Middle Kingdom times until the early Christian era. Excavations of the site have been conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).

For more info, to read for free or buy the book: https://www.sidestone.com/books/sailors-musicians-and-monks


Please find more info on our most recent books below, or simply visit our site to see all books on ancient leatherwork: https://www.sidestone.com/books/?q=ancient+leather