Category Archives: books

It happened in Poland…

The last weeks three news came to us from Poland. Three news that in their own particular way each, and in different degrees, mark a significant change in the study of the Christian cultures of the Middle and Lower Nile Valleys, … Continue reading

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At the capital of medieval Nubian studies

This entry is about two books, both of which are related to my trip last weekend to Warsaw. I spent three days in the Polish capital, visiting just two places: The residence of Artur Obluski, where together with Dobrochna Zielinska and Katarzyna Danys-Lasek, we had the … Continue reading

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New look with a new book

It gives us a great pleasure to post the first entry in the new layout of our blog, which we hope that you will find improved in many levels – first and foremost to what concerns the access to the … Continue reading

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About a date in a book about the Father of History

Yesterday, I picked up a book from the New Acquisitions’ shelf at the Humanistic Studies’ section of the University of Bergen’s library. I had already seen the book while it was still being registered at the office of Pål Steiner, … Continue reading

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Sudan & Nubia volume 18

WordPress reminded us on Saturday that it was the fourth birthday of Medieval Sai Project @ wordpress platform! One element that has characterized all these four years is the presentation of the new volumes of the peer-review journal of The … Continue reading

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Gifts from Warsaw and flowers from Johannesburg…

I am writing this post from my room at The Melville Turret guesthouse in Johannesburg! I am invited here for the Afro-Byzantine and Greco-African Conference organized by the Department of Greek and Latin Studies at the University of Johannesburg. For the program … Continue reading

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An unexpected honor…

We tend to be quite alert to glean from the Internet things referring to Nubia and Sudan, Sai Island, our projects. But it seems that some things always escape our attention, even if the agents of the things we’d like … Continue reading

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Three new publications

In the previous entry, we referred to a blog produced by a curator of the Sudan National Museum (SNM). Today we are presenting a brand new catalogue with Highlights from the SNM, produced by the British Council, Dal Group, Zain, NCAM and … Continue reading

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Sudan & Nubia 17

This is the fourth time that we are presenting in this blog the new volume of the peer-review journal Sudan & Nubia, which has already reached the 17th number of the series. The cover already is of significance to us, … Continue reading

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More on Sudan at Bergen…

This morning started as usual at the University of Bergen scanning the manuscripts of the collection that Sean O’Fahey donated to the University library. Scanning gives me time to read several texts during the process of the work, quite a … Continue reading

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