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.




Meroitic Conference Muenster

Dear Colleagues, the 13th International Conference for Meroitic Studies will take placein Muenster, Germany, Sept. 9th to 13th. Please find the program here:https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fmeroiticstudies2024.info%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2024%2f06%2fPreliminary-Program_new_June.pdf&c=E,1,fBn3o4qUV25NMtx2qs95kRGM6b4IqKXm15gvsoACVlL2HukkaY9LiOKVMF0ihSyiDFK7Ez-lxzOMhZdPrTgHvOediUzwgDqp4StKjg6cOjomUOM,&typo=1 Registration is open until June 30th:https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fmeroiticstudies2024.info%2fregistration%2f&c=E,1,c0LMu8QkK53x_IQKOGoeItQ7kiy-Za0VfXMGSwbMf27421FQb-XijCVzO_igimIOGxazbZdF6VOcz09S0SVEDX9koNsdMcY4EVsgB6u9fMLg8sQQ&typo=1 Best regards, Angelika Lohwasser – Tim Karberg


Mahmoud El-Tayeb, (1957–2024)

Professor El-Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tayeb was an archaeologist specializing in the archaeology of Sudan, with a particular focus on the Meroitic period (300 BC–350 AD) and the Makurian period (600–1400 AD). He was born in Gedaref, Sudan, and came to Poland in 1975 on a scholarship from the International Union of Students to begin his master’s […]


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 […]



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 […]