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.




Prof. Luisa Bongrani

Dear Colleagues,  I am sorry to inform you that on 14 of February, Prof. Luisa Bongrani passed away in Rome. She taught Nubian Antiquites at the University of Rome La Sapienza.  Best regards Costanza De Simone 


Official Statement

Date: 17th of January 2024 Subject: Condemnation of the Deployment of Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Proximity to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sudan We, the International Society for Nubian Studies, unequivocally condemn the recent fighting between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) in the vicinity of two UNESCO World Heritage […]


Online lecture announcement

Dear Colleagues,The following online lecture by Jeremy Pope entitled ‘The Long Arm of Psamtek II? Neglected Sources for his Nubian War’ may be of interest.  To receive a link to the lecture please contact: Professor Arlette DAVID, Egyptology arlette.david(at)mail.huji.ac.il


Letter of Condolence on the Passing of Professor Ibrahim Musa

Artur ObłuskiPresidentInternational Society of Nubian Studies14th January 2024 To the Esteemed Family of Professor Ibrahim Musa,The Community of Nileen University,And The National Corporation of Antiquities and Museums, It is with a heavy heart and profound sorrow that we extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Professor Ibrahim Musa Mohammed Hamdon, General Director of NCAM […]



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 […]