Open lecture

We’d be delighted if you would join us for a public lecture ‘Nubian Legacies. Widening perspectives on the Scandinavian Joint Expedition (SJE) in the 21st century’ delivered by Dr David Edwards (University of Leicester).

The lecture kick-starts the first of three workshops to be held in Uppsala, Stavanger and Copenhagen (the latter two in 2020) that will focus on the vast research potential of the legacy data from the Scandinavian Joint Expedition (SJE) survey in the Sudanese Nubia Nile Valley in the 1960s that are currently held in museums across Scandinavia, and the scientific contributions of the original participants. 

Dr Edwards lecture will look at potential of revisiting archival material, integrating and synthesising data sets and with the technologies of today exploring them in ways unimagined in the 1960s.

The workshops are funded by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in Humanities & Social Sciences (NOS-HS), and link the universities of Uppsala, Oslo and Copenhagen. 

Date:    Monday 13 May 2019, 17.00 (Sharp)

              Followed by a reception 18.30 – 19.30

Venue: Geijersalen 6-1023, Engelska parken 

We hope that you will join us for the lecture and reception afterwards were the discussions will continue.

Feel free to forward to anyone you think might be interested.

With very best wishes,
Paul Lane (University of Cambridge/Uppsala University)
Angus Graham (Uppsala University)

Rachael Dann (University of Copenhagen)
Per Ditlef Fredriksen (University of Oslo)



for Early and Mid-Career Scandinavian Researchers in Archaeology, Egyptology, Philology And Osteology to participate in a Masterclass and Practical Workshop exploring human-environment interrelations and the interconnections between sub-Saharan Africa, Nubia and Egypt.

The workshop will be held 13-15 May 2019 at Uppsala University and is centred on the archives and collection from the Scandinavian Joint Expedition to Nubia as part of the international UNESCO campaign to salvage and record archaeological and historical sites threatened by the construction of the Aswan High Dam in the 1960s.

Please click here for further information on the project and how to apply.

Deadline: 15 April 2019