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.




Nettie K. Adams

Dear Colleagues, It is with great sadness that I inform you that Nettie Adams has passed away. She will be greatly missed. We offer heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.


Online summer school on Archaeoinformatics

Dear Colleagues, The HTW Dresden (University of Applied Sciences) has organized a summer school on computers and geo-sciences in archaeology and this may be of interest to you. It will take place this June, and is now open for registration.  The courses will be held completely online, in English, and are free of charge.  More […]


Meroitic Conference 4th Circular

Dear Colleagues, Attached please find the 4th Circular for the forthcoming Meroitic Conference which may be of interest to you. Sincerely Julie


Workshop ‘Authority of State and Church in Nubia, its Expression in Costumes’

Dear Colleagues,The forthcoming workshop ‘Authority of State and Church in Nubia, its Expression in Costumes’ may be of interest to you. Further details follow below and attached please find the workshop programme. Please address any questions to the conference organisers. Sincerely Julie————————————————— Dear Colleagues On 12 and 13 April 2024, a workshop titled ‘Authority of State […]



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 […]