About ISNS

Modern Nubiology was born in the early 1960s, when an international salvage campaign was launched by UNESCO to save the monuments of Lower Nubia being flooded by the construction of the Aswan High Dam and the creation of Lake Nasser. This campaign brought together scholars from over 25 countries from around the world and revealed the richness and cultural diversity of Nubian civilisation.




ISNS statement on the attack on the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum

The academic community of the International Society for Nubian Studies condemns the attack by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum. Acts of destruction involving the outstanding Sudanese cultural heritage are unacceptable. They affect the heart and soul of the Sudanese people, robbing them of their historical legacy and identity. […]


BORDERSCAPE Seminar Series

Dear ISNS members, Attached please find information concerning the forthcoming online BORDERSCAPE Project seminar. It will be held Thursday 25 May at 16.00 CEST on MSTeams. Please address any questions to the organisers.


“Life in Ancient Nubia: Bioarchaeological Perspectives” lecture series

This May, the PCMA Seminar hosts a speaker series focused on bioarchaeological perspectives on life in ancient Nubia. The series, which will be held online over three consecutive weeks, is organized and hosted by Dr. Robert Stark. https://pcma.uw.edu.pl/en/2023/05/03/save-the-date-life-in-ancient-nubia-bioarchaeological-perspectives/


ISNS statement on Sudan

The academic community of International Society for Nubian Studies stands with the civilians of Sudan torn by military conflict between rival forces. We express our solidarity with those directly affected and those whose family, friends, colleagues and neighbours have suffered as a result of the violence. In these tragic times, our thoughts remain with those who […]



15th International Conference for Nubian Studies – 29th August – 4th September 2022

The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw will host the 15th International Conference for Nubian Studies in Warsaw from August 29th to September 4th, 2022. Every four years, the ICNS conference brings together archaeologists, epigraphists, historians, and other scholars working on the ancient and modern history of Sudan and Nubia, from prehistory to […]