Union for Nubian Studies

Welcome to the website of the Union for Nubian Studies, an academic and para-academic effort to bring together all fields of Nubian studies. [Read more]

UNS publishes Dotawo: A Journal for Nubian Studies and the Dotawo Monograph series in collaboration with DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an institutional repository of Fairfield University in Connecticut, USA, and with open-access publishing house punctum books.

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NSLC 2019 CfP: Number in Nubian Languages

A number of relevant publications on Nubian number marking has been published over the last few decades. However, this field is still in its infancy. The current wide-spread interest in Nubian languages, both from scholars and native speakers, offers an opportunity to investigate these issues more closely. We invite scholars, both native and non-native, to … Continue reading NSLC 2019 CfP: Number in Nubian Languages

IMC 2019 CfP: Material Africa: Global Techniques, Influences, and Exchanges

Africa has a rich history of materiality. Not only are numerous African societies long renowned for their material skills, particularly in metal work, African materials have continually been used in workshops further afield, notably gold and ivory. Medieval Africa offers a rich and varied collection of techniques, designs, and uses for objects across its regions … Continue reading IMC 2019 CfP: Material Africa: Global Techniques, Influences, and Exchanges

Dotawo CfP on Ethno-Archaeology

Call for papers on Ethnoarchaeology in Nubia and the peripheral regions The XIIth International Conference on Archeology and History Stood in Antibes (France) in October 1991 was devoted to the following topic : Ethnoarchaeology: justifications, problems, limits. If ethnoarchaeology has supporters and opponents, it is clear that, as was written by Louis Chaix and Hassan Sidi … Continue reading Dotawo CfP on Ethno-Archaeology

IMC 2018 CfP: What ‘forgotten’ period? Reclaiming the Middle Ages for Africa

Call for Papers International Medieval Congress University of Leeds, UK, 2-5 July 2018 Africa has always been a nexus of trade routes, its history entangled with the continents that surround it: Europe, Asia, and America. These connections and interactions, whether productive or brutal, have been reasonably well documented for the classical period as well as … Continue reading IMC 2018 CfP: What ‘forgotten’ period? Reclaiming the Middle Ages for Africa

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