Tag Archives: Old Nubian

Old Nubian in Bergen – part II (2017 sequel)

When we were preparing for the Attiri Collaborative two years ago, I had the chance to present some discoveries related to things from Old Nubia in Bergen (see HERE and HERE). It would have been a pity not to have … Continue reading

Posted in Norway, Old Nubian, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Old Nubian in Bergen – part I (2017 sequel)

It’s been two years since the previous sequel of posts on Old Nubian in advance of a seminar in Bergen, which back in June 2015 brought together the Attiri Collaborative. Since then, the publication of The Old Nubian Texts from … Continue reading

Posted in Norway, Old Nubian | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Norway | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Nubia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Nubia | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Norway, Nubia | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Nubia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments