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.




Database of Medieval Nubian Texts

Dear ISNS Members, The message below regarding the Database of Medieval Nubian Texts www.dbmnt.uw.edu.pl may be of interest to you.Please contact the website managers directly with any questions etc. Sincerely Julie


Saving Sudan’s Living Heritage

Dear Colleagues, Following below is a link to the newly launched website for the Saving Sudan’s Living Heritage Project which may be of interest to you. This is a British Council Cultural Protection Fund initiative in partnership with DCMS.  The launch of the website precedes the #OurHeritageOurSudan Campaign which will start on the 1st November and run for 90 […]


ISAC/Field Museum Postdoctoral Scholar

Dear Colleagues, The Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures (ISAC) of the University of Chicago is offering a three-year Post-Doctoral position which may be of interest to you. Please see the attached advertisement and the URL link below for further information and application instructions.URL Link here: https://isac.uchicago.edu/. Best, Julie


Ancient World in Museums – Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues, The Editors of the Routledge series Ancient World in Museums: Pedagogies in Practice are seeking abstract submissions for the second volume in the series, Teaching about the Ancient World in Museums: Pedagogies in Practice. Please see the attached call for papers and information below. Please contact the editors directly with submissions and queries. All the best […]



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 […]