We are delighted to announce the sixth edition of the international Sudan Studies Research Conference in collaboration with Durham University’s DUSESG Founders on Saturday, June 25. The conference will be held as a hybrid event – the reservation of online tickets is still possible! Please check the website for more information: https://www.sudan-conference.com/
The schedule of talks is now available, and the programme covers a large variety of topics, from various parts of Sudan and different periods, presenting a large range of perspectives and methodological approached.
I am especially delighted to welcome two distinguished German colleagues as keynote speakers – Angelika Lohwasser and Friedrike Jesse. Both will address highly interesting regions outside the Nile Valley – Angelika Lohwasser will present new approaches to archaeology in remote areas and Friederike Jesse will talk about explorations in the South-Eastern Sahara.
The DiverseNile team is grateful for the opportunity to host this event with postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers as its prime audience and we are all very much looking forward to it, expecting plenty of fruitful discussion!
Together with Chloë Ward, another new team member joined the ERC DiverseNile team in June. I am very happy that Caroline Stadlmann is now assisting the project with digitalising drawings, especially pottery drawings. Among the priorities of our current tasks is the digitalisation of pottery drawings we made during our field season in Sudan in order to prepare publication-ready illustrations.
Caroline is a very active MA student in Egyptology at LMU. She has worked with me in Egypt, for both the Ankh-Hor and also the South Asasif Conservation Project (directed by Dr. Elena Pischikova), last year. She has gained much experience in archaeological artefact drawing and was very quick to learn the digitalising of the original pencil drawings into beautiful graphics.
In the last weeks, I was busy processing pottery from the Kerma cemetery GiE 003 and together with Iulia, Caroline provided me with nice drawings which will soon be published. Her present task is the large amount of New Kingdom ceramics from AtW 001, so this will keep her busy for the next weeks! Welcome to the team, Caroline!
It is my pleasure to announce a new enforcement of my DiverseNile team: Starting with June, Chloë Ward will work as PostDoc researcher for the next 3 years here in Munich. She is now responsible for DiverseNile’s Work Package 1 “The variability of domestic architecture in the Attab to Ferka region” and will be able to include in her assessment new results from ongoing fieldwork in the MUAFS concession area as well as all the data available from Vila’s work in the 1970s.
Holding a PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, Chloë has extensive experience of archaeological fieldwork, in the UK, Egypt and Sudan. Before joining the DiverseNile project, she also worked at Sanam Temple in Sudan. She previously worked at the British Museum and has taught on archaeology and interdisciplinary modules at University College London.
We are all very happy about this new recruitment – Chloë has just arrived in Munich this week and of course needs some time to get settled, but I am sure you will soon be hearing/reading from her here on our blog. Herzlich Willkommen!