About

Founded in 2016, the Union for Nubian Studies (UNS) is an academic and para-academic effort to bring together all fields of Nubian studies. UNS hopes to form a community engaging in all periods of Nubian history through all intellectual and creative disciplines. It supports projects offering cross-cultural and diachronic approaches to Nubia.

UNS offers a multidisciplinary home to the past, present and future of a region oriented around the cataracts of the Nile, one of the hotbeds of human civilization. It is a crossroads where papyrus meets open access, scribes meet critical thinkers, artifacts meet ideas and the promises of growing nations meet the accomplishments of old kingdoms.

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies

Nubian studies needs a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, historical, and philological research into Meroitic, Old Nubian, Coptic, Greek, and Arabic sources confront current investigations in modern anthropology and ethnography, Nilo-Saharan linguistics, and critical and theoretical approaches present in postcolonial and African studies.

The journal Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies brings these disparate fields together within the same fold, opening a cross-cultural and diachronic field where divergent approaches meet on common soil. Dotawo gives a common home to the past, present, and future of one of the richest areas of research in African studies. It offers a crossroads where papyrus can meet internet, scribes meet critical thinkers, and the promises of growing nations meet the accomplishments of old kingdoms.