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.

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News

04.11.2021

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.

15.09.2021

‘Abu Erteila 2008-2020’, Book Launch

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The following may be of interest to you. Please contact the publishers directly. ——————————————————- A book launch of Abu Erteila 2008-2020. Twelve Years of Research in a New Meroitic Site, will be held in Rome on 15 September 2021, at 5.00 pm CET.  The presentation will be live streamed on youtube (https://youtu.be/KvbqAKXdcs4). It […]

08.09.2021

New Book Series Announcement

Dear Colleagues, The following may be of interest to you. We are excited to announce the launch of a new book series, Nubia: Studies in the History and Archaeology of Northeast Africa, to be published by the academic publisher Brepols. This is a great opportunity for all of us to publish with an outstanding academic press […]

19.08.2021

Dotawo Volume 9 – Call for Papers

Nubian Homescapes from Antiquity to the Present  Abstract:   This special issue of Dotawo takes a long-term perspective on Nubian houses and households to explore the distinctive material, visual, and phenomenological worlds of Nubian homescapes.   We are especially interested in exploring homelife during periods when there were changes in the political and social organization in Nubia. By exploring a […]


Events

27.07/2021

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 […]