Managing Editors: Alexandros Tsakos (University of Bergen, & Rennan Lemos (University of Cambridge,

Nubian studies need a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, papyrological, 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 post-colonial and African studies.

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, a project of the Union for 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.

Aligned with the interests of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, the Dotawo: Monograph series presents both unpublished material from the field of Nubian studies and original research.

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies is digitally released full-text on the Sandpoints platform. Article PDFs are released and archived in collaboration with the University of California’s eScholarship platform.

Editorial Board:

  • Mohamed Abdelrahman (Independent Scholar)
  • Julie Anderson (British Museum)
  • Abeer Bashir (University of Khartoum)
  • Anna Boozer (Baruch College, City University of New York)
  • El-Shafie El-Guzuuli (Independent Scholar)
  • Mahmoud El-Tayeb (University of Warsaw)
  • Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei (Independent Scholar)
  • Angelika Jakobi (Cologne University)
  • Anne Jennings (Independent Scholar)
  • Giovanni Ruffini (Fairfield University)
  • Stuart Tyson Smith (University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Robin Seignobos (Institute français d’archéologie orientale, Cairo)
  • Jay Spaulding (Kean University)
  • Martin Uildriks (Brown University)
  • Petra Weschenfelder (University of Vienna)
  • Bruce Williams (University of Warsaw)
  • Dobrochna Zielińska (University of Warsaw)

More information and calls for papers on the Union for Nubian Studies website.