Tag Archives: Old Nubian

Last day at work…

…at least at the university – the next step in my professional activities is the IMC 2016 at Leeds. I had a very nice morning with Rune, smoothly putting at their new place all the archivalia of #språksamlingane that came from … Continue reading

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Learning Reading and Writing in (Early) Christian Nubia

Searching for the traces of a learning process in the past is not an easy task. For Greco-Roman Egypt (from Ptolemaic to Byzantine times), Raffaella Cribiore‘s book “Writing, Teachers, and Students in Graeco-Roman Egypt” is the most informative contribution. For the … Continue reading

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The Old Nubian alphabet

The interested reader may have noticed that in Campbell’s introductory paragraph about Old Nubian, it is suggested that it was “written in the Coptic script”. The following table makes that statement obvious: This table shows that the Nubians took up … Continue reading

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Discoveries about Old Nubian in Bergen

I am now back in Bergen and active on two fronts at my university base: I am examining the students of the introductory course on ancient religions, and I am pursuing my duties as the coordinator of the moving of … Continue reading

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A Seminar on Literary Old Nubian in Khartoum

This post was prepared by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei whom we deeply thank for sharing this report from a most important venue through our blog. The 2013 Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Conference at the University of Cologne was for me the first … Continue reading

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The Attiri Collaborative

It’s a great feeling to sit back on the rocking chair in our living room and contemplate upon the amazing week that we had in Bergen with Giovanni Ruffini, Petra Weschenfelder, Kerstin Weber-Thum, Vincent Laisney, and Vincent van Gerven Oei. Between Wednesday morning and Saturday afternoon, I can count more … Continue reading

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Things from Old Nubia in Bergen – Part II

The eve of the workshop on the Old Nubian manuscripts from Attiri started with the best omens possible. Two of the participants, Giovanni Ruffini and Vincent van Gerven Oei, chief editors of the new Nubiological journal Dotawo announced the appearance … Continue reading

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