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Sudan Week in Bergen, Day 3

Today’s program was definitely the richest of this Sudan week at UiB. Although for the archaeologists following our posts perhaps the trial lectures of Mahmoud Suliman Bashir, on the eve of his defense, may constitute the focal point of the day… … Continue reading

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Some good reasons to return to blogging

We just came back from the third course of Greek language that the Organization for Greek-Norwegian cooperation in the field of culture and humanities is offering (for a very reasonable price) to all interested in Bergen. It has been a very … 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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Cooperation between Sudan and the University of Bergen

Concluding the previous entry, we introduced the idea of the renewal of the cooperation between Sudan and Bergen in the frame of archival practices and related works. There are three levels of commentary to this idea: 1. The signing of … Continue reading

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Ritual perspectives on landscapes

The previous post was about the three lectures held at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in Athens during the first weekend of December, where professor Timothy Insoll gave a very vivid presentation of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, a monumental handbook on archaeology edited by Insoll reached the bookshops. The aim … Continue reading

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