Category Archives: Nubia

Some Nubiological pointers from a trip to the USA

Last week a very interesting academic meeting on Christian Africa took place at Harvard University, co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the Committee on Medieval Studies, the Center for African Studies, the Department of African … Continue reading

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A week in Cairo between two foreign institutes

Cairo is a city of almost 20 million inhabitants, the largest city in Africa. The size of the population creates a bursting with life urban environment, full of sounds (i.e. noise), smells, distractions and attractions. Among the latter, the monuments … Continue reading

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Monasticism in the Nile Valley

This is not the first time that this blog hosts a post about monasticism, either in Egypt or in Nubia. But this is the first time that the post concerns an academic venue especially dedicated to the study of the … Continue reading

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Nubian monasticism and not only

I am traveling south to warmer climates for a week. The goal is to participate in a unique event in Cairo organized by the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Department of Papyrology of the Institute of Archaeology at … Continue reading

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Old Nubian in Bergen – part V (2017 sequel)

Three awesome weeks of work on Old Nubian have come to an end. The final activity was the presentation of the results of our work on the Serra-East codex, containing the pseudo-Chrysostomian homily In verabilem crucem sermo, in the frame of the annual … Continue reading

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Old Nubian in Bergen – part IV (2017 sequel)

The second week of the Bergen workshop on Old Nubian is now completed. We read through one third of the pseudo-Chrysostomian sermon In venerabilem crucem (CPG 4525; Aldama 494) and obtained fascinating insights into the history of the manuscript and of the homily’s Old … Continue reading

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Old Nubian in Bergen – part III (2017 sequel)

The first week of the Bergen Workshop on Old Nubian has been completed. Our goal was to go through the new grammar of Old Nubian that is under preparation by Vincent van Gerven Oei. “A Possible Grammar of Old Nubian” … Continue reading

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