Conference “Poles on the Nile”

Ladies and Gentlemen, The annual conference “Poles on the Nile” presenting the Polish archaeological research in Egypt and Sudan will be held on June 21st-23rd 2023 in a hybrid mode (venue: Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Room 210, and via Zoom). The event is co-organized by the Department of Egyptian and Nubian Archaeology, Faculty […]


Reminder: Meroitic Conference – second circular

Dear Colleagues, We are all shocked by the situation in Sudan. The human suffering caused by the violence of the armed groups and the movement of refugees, the increasingly difficult supply situation and, last but not least, the danger to cultural heritage. We urge an end to violence and call on all parties to protect […]


ISNS statement on the forced entrance to the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum

The academic community of the International Society for Nubian Studies condemns the attack by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum. Acts of destruction involving the outstanding Sudanese cultural heritage are unacceptable. They affect the heart and soul of the Sudanese people, robbing them of their historical legacy and identity. […]


BORDERSCAPE Seminar Series

Dear ISNS members, Attached please find information concerning the forthcoming online BORDERSCAPE Project seminar. It will be held Thursday 25 May at 16.00 CEST on MSTeams. Please address any questions to the organisers.


“Life in Ancient Nubia: Bioarchaeological Perspectives” lecture series

This May, the PCMA Seminar hosts a speaker series focused on bioarchaeological perspectives on life in ancient Nubia. The series, which will be held online over three consecutive weeks, is organized and hosted by Dr. Robert Stark. https://pcma.uw.edu.pl/en/2023/05/03/save-the-date-life-in-ancient-nubia-bioarchaeological-perspectives/


ISNS statement on Sudan

The academic community of International Society for Nubian Studies stands with the civilians of Sudan torn by military conflict between rival forces. We express our solidarity with those directly affected and those whose family, friends, colleagues and neighbours have suffered as a result of the violence. In these tragic times, our thoughts remain with those who […]


Herman Bell

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am sorry to inform you of the recent death of Herman Bell. He was a much loved and respected scholar in Nubian studies and was active in promoting and preserving Nubian heritage. He shall be greatly missed.  Sincerely Julie


Publications: Jebel Barkal & Sanam Abu Dom

Dear Colleagues, Announcing two new publications about Jebel Barkal and Sanam Abu Dom which may be of interest to you. Further information may be found in the links below. Please contact the publisher or the authors directly with any questions. Best wishes Julie E.M. Ciampini – Fr. Iannarilli, Jebel Barkal. Half a Century of the […]


Life and Death at a Nubian Monastery – New publication

Dear Colleagues, Life and Death at a Nubian Monastery by Grzegorz Ochała has just appeared in print and may be of interest to you. The link may be found at the bottom of this page. Please address any queries to the publisher and or Grzegorz. All the best Julie https://www.brepols.net/products/IS-9782503600642-1


Meroitic Conference 2024

Dear Colleagues, Attached please find the second circular for the forthcoming Meroitic Conference in Muenster, Germany on the 9-13 September 2024.Please address any questions to the conference organisers. Sincerely Julie