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Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 8

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies offers 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 the critical and theoretical approaches of postcolonial and African studies. 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 the internet, scribes meet critical thinkers, and the promises of growing nations meet the accomplishments of older kingdoms.

The eighth issue of Dotawo aims to offer new insights into violent conflicts and wars in Sudan through time and across the region. Special attention is devoted to research on Nubia. The authors use archaeological, historical, philological, and artistic sources to investigate war in the Sudan from the 4th millennium BCE until the present day.


Henriette Hafsaas – The Role of Warfare and Headhunting in Forming Ethnic Identity: Violent Clashes between A-Group and Naqada Peoples in Lower Nubia (mid-4th Millennium BCE)

Matthieu Honegger – The Archers of Kerma: Warrior Image and Birth of a State

Uroš Matić – Gender as Frame of War in Ancient Nubia

Alexandros Tsakos – Words on Warfare from Christian Nubia

Roksana Hajduga – The Art of Revolution: The Online and Oine Perception of Communication during the Uprisings in Sudan in 2018 and 2019