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.




Mograt Island resource and ‘Kushite Kingdom Manga’

Dear Colleagues,  We would like to draw your attention to a new bilingual Arabic-English resource on Sudanese archaeology is available for viewing and free download on the Mograt website: https://www.mogratarchaeology.com/en.  The “Kushite Kingdom manga” comic book was developed collaboratively by UCL PhD student Amanda Ford Spora and teen artists from the Harris Academy Chobham in London, using 3D print […]


Dotawo Readers Survey

Dear ISNS members,The Editorial Board of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies would be grateful if you would participate in an anonymous survey concerning the readership and content of Dotawo. Results generated by this survey will be discussed during a workshop at the forthcoming ISNS conference in Warsaw.The link to the survey may be found here: https://ergamenis.cloud68.co/apps/forms/Rk8Mg9MddRWFeq9L Sincerely, […]


Registration for the 15th International Conference for Nubian Studies

Dear Colleagues,  We are happy to announce that the registration for the 15th International Conference for Nubian Studies is now open and the registration form is available on the Conference website: https://nubianstudies2022.uw.edu.pl/registration2/ The deadline for submitting your paper proposals is 31 March 2022.   For more information see the enclosed Third Circular  For updates check the conference webpage: https://nubianstudies2022.uw.edu.pl/ and Facebook profile:https://www.facebook.com/Nubian-Studies-2022 […]


The Merowe Dam Archaeological Salvage Project. Provisional type series of monuments

The Merowe Dam Archaeological Salvage Project. Provisional type series of monuments by Zbigniew Borcowski and Derek Welsby is available online.



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 […]