Category Archives: Norway

Legal texts and legal practices in Christian Nubia – a particular religious ritual?

In the frame of my post-doctoral project, I am studying the material that has been found at several sites of Christian Nubia, namely Sur Island, Attiri Island, Serra East and Qasr el Wizz. Although the vast majority are religious texts, there … Continue reading

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After “Exploring the Middle Ages” in Bergen

According to the new strategy of the University of Bergen (UiB), specific areas of research will become the focal points upon which the University aim to occupy a world-class renown. For the Faculty of Humanities, the Middle Ages is one … Continue reading

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A weekend of archaeopolitcs in Bergen

On 21 November, we organized the round-table seminar Cultural heritage in conflicts and politics – Ethical dilemmas for archaeologists at the University of Bergen (Norway). The seminar was a response to how the cultural heritage in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle … Continue reading

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After a presentation in Bergen (part II)

As promised in an earlier entry, I am presenting today the second outcome from the presentation of my post-doctoral project three weeks ago at the monthly meeting of the discipline of the Study of Religions at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion. Finishing … Continue reading

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After a presentation in Bergen (Part I)

Every first Wednesday of the month, the academic staff of the discipline of the Study of Religions at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion meet in order to hear either a guest or an employee of the University presenting … Continue reading

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A new Dr. of Sudan Archaeology

On Friday, Henriette defended successfully her PhD thesis with the topic “War on the southern frontier of the emerging state of ancient Egypt: A warfare perspective on the history of the A-Group people in Lower Nubia during the 4th millennium … Continue reading

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Aurora in Norway, Bayuda in Münster, Christian Nubia in Leeds, and Meroe in Prague

Yesterday, I participated in a very interesting workshop organized by the Research Group on African and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Bergen, in the frame of a project that began with funds from the French-Norwegian mobility grant Aurora (for a … Continue reading

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