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.




Online lecture: Research on Textiles from Medieval Nubia

Dear Colleagues as part of the seminar “Archeology of Egypt and Nubia”, at the Department of Archeology of Egypt and Nubia, at the Faculty of Archeology of the University of Warsaw 22.11.2022 dr Magdalena Woźniak  will give a lecture: Research on textiles from medieval Nubia You can join us on Google Meet:https://meet.google.com/amv-mwpv-qwu


Conference: Annihilating Evil

Dear Colleagues,The following online conference hosted by the University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw may be of interest to you. Attached please find the conference programme and the abstracts. The link is also in the conference programme. Please contact the organisers directly with any questions. Annihilating Evil: Scenes of Fighting, Slaying, Trampling and Binding Bad Forces in […]


Jebel Barkal lecture

Dear ISNS Members, The following may be of interest to you.A virtual talk by Esmail Elnour will be held October 22nd at 10:00am PST entitled ‘Jebel elBarkal site – A place/ownership claim conflict’. The talk will be held on the AmSARC platform, and the link may be found here:https://amsarc.org/ Please contact the organisers directly for further information. best wishes […]


ISNS Working Groups

Dear ISNS Members, Following below is a list of the working groups suggested by members. The enrolment of members in these groups is open until the end of October. Bioarchaeology Working Group Conservation and Protection of Nubian Heritage Heritage and community engaged/participatory research Egyptian-Sudanese platform for Nubian Studies Code of ethics of the ISNS Incorporation of […]



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 […]