Tag Archives: Randi Haaland

Sudan & Nubia 21

After a year of absence, it is time to return to the presentation of one of the most awaited venues for Sudan archaeology and Nubian studies: the annual volume of Sudan & Nubia. This year’s cover photo shows the fort … 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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Sudan Week in Bergen, Day 2: Cultural heritage: The politics of remembering, redefining, and forgetting the meaning of past cultural products

While yesterday’s event concerned social anthropology, today’s seminar was about archaeology. Both disciplines have long tradition for cooperation between researchers from Sudan and from the University of Bergen. The ambitious topic of the seminar was The politics of remembering, redefining and … 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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Nubia in NAR

It is the second time that a request for help by a specific colleague leads us to the composition of an entry for the Medieval Sai Project Internet Space. This colleague is none other than the UNESCO expert for Nubian matters, … 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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