Oxford Excavations in Nubia

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

The University of Oxford mounted a series of expeditions to southern Egypt and Sudan from 1910 onwards, directed and largely funded by Francis Llewellyn Griffith, the first Professor of Egyptology at Oxford. Work was carried out between 1910 and 1913, and again from 1929 to 1931 at sites such as Faras, Kawa and Sanam. After Griffith’s death in 1934, Sir Laurence Kirwan directed the Oxford excavations at Firka (1934–1935) and Kawa (1935–1936).

The 8 volumes of the Liverpool Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology are now available on the SFDAS website, in PDF: http://sfdas.com/publications/ouvrages-specialises-en-ligne-ouvrages/article/oxford-excavations-in-nubia?lang=fr

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.

The Guide to Dongola – ancient Tungul

An archaeological guide to Old Dongola, Sudan, may be of interest to you: The Guide to Dongola – ancient Tungul by Włodzimierz Godlewski.  It is now available online at the following address: http://www.pcma.uw.edu.pl/pl/publikacje/pelnotekstowe/dongola-ancient-tungul/

Archaeological Bayuda Conference

Please take note of the call for papers for the international conference for research related to the Bayuda desert (Sudan):

Archaeological Bayuda Conference
10-12 September 2015, University of Münster, Germany

If you want to present your research about the Bayuda desert in Münster, we welcome abstract submissions for a 20-minute presentation until 30.6.2015. Abstracts including the title of the paper and the researcher’s affiliation should consist of no more than 250 words.  Please submit abstract to Bayuda.Conference@uni-muenster.de.

We will evaluate your abstracts and will inform you about their acceptance by 31.07.2015 at the latest.

The official language of the conference will be English. Additionally, we would like to inform you that it is planned to publish the proceedings as soon as possible after the conference. Please keep this in mind when you prepare your abstract and paper.

For further information, see: https://archaeologicalbayudaconference.wordpress.com

Amara West Research Project

Today’s featured link is the blog of the Amara West Research Project.

The above link takes you to the first post of the 2015 season at Amara West.  The team has been blogging about their work on site since December 2012 (previous posts are available on the blog archives).

Additional information about the research project, the excavators and the archaeological site can be found here.

Sudan Archaeological Research Society

Today’s featured society: The Sudan Archaeological Research Society (SARS).

From the SARS website:
The Society aims to promote interest in the Sudan’s cultural heritage and raise awareness of its place in the history of mankind. Most significantly, the Society mounts expeditions to excavate and record threatened sites before they are lost to knowledge forever.