Nubian Studies: New Journals and Translated Texts

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Three announcements in Nubian studies of potential interest to H-Africa readers:

1. The launch earlier this year of an online interdisciplinary open-access journal, Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, available for free at

2. The launch of an online open-source reader, Medieval Nubia: A Source Book, available at, hosted by the Medieval Nubia wiki. This source reader collects English-language translations of medieval Nubian documentary texts, including land sales, accounts and personal letters, as well as foreign-language histories and geographies with material on medieval Nubia. The material is free for download.

3. The publication last month of my book of translations of documents from medieval Nubia, The Bishop, The Eparch and the King: Old Nubian Texts from Qasr Ibrim (P.QI 4), through the Journal of Juristic Papyrology supplement series.


Giovanni Ruffini

Associate Professor

History and Classical Studies

Fairfield University