A Case Study in Scholar-Led Open Access Publishing & A Mini-Manifesto for the Minor Humanities

by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei NOTE: The text of this blog post was originally presented as a lecture at University of California, Santa Barbara Library on May 8, 2018, under the title “Nubian Studies: A Case Study in Scholar-Led Open Access Publishing.” Follow more of Vincent’s work on Old Nubian via Twitter @ontakragoueke. I[…]

Language Parasites: Of Phorontology

Published: 05/04/2017

Read an Excerpt from Language Parasites Here! Who speaks when you speak? Who writes when you write? Is it “you”—is it the “I” that you think you are? Or are we the chance inheritors of an invasive, exterior parasite—a parasite that calls itself “Being” or “Language?” If our sense of self is best defined on[…]

A Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2017

A Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian is a dissertation by Ahmed Sokarno Abdel-Hafiz, completed in 1988 at SUNY, Buffalo, which has remained unpublished for nearly thirty years. Already an indispensable standard work in Nubian linguistics, owing to its wide and unofficial circulation, it tackles the phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax of Kunuz Nubian, a Nile Nubian language[…]

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 2

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Published: 06/01/2015

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies offers a multi-disciplinary, diachronic view of all aspects of Nubian civilization. It brings to Nubian studies a new approach to scholarly knowledge: an open-access collaboration with DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an institutional repository of Fairfield University in Connecticut, USA, and open-access publishing house punctum books. The first two volumes of Dotawo have[…]

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 1

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Published: 06/23/2014

Nubian studies needs 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. The journal Dotawo: A Journal of[…]