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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 521: Cross-Cultural Transmission in Nubian Culture, IV: Identity

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Alexandros Tsakos, Institutt for Arkeologi, Historie, Kultur - og Religionsvitenskap, Universitetet I Bergen
Moderator/Chair:Vincent van Gerven Oei, punctum books / Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen
Paper 521-aPutting the Sudanic Back into the Sudan: The Middle Nile as Part of the Sudanic Belt
(Language: English)
Pieter Tesch, Independent Scholar, Croydon
Index terms: Anthropology, Geography and Settlement Studies, Social History
Paper 521-bWe Study History to Discover Who We Are: Dongolawi and Kenzi Nubian Perceptions of Their Own Medieval History
(Language: English)
Marcus Jaeger, Institut für Afrikanistik, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Anthropology, Demography, Genealogy and Prosopography

The question of identity is important for any culture. The previous sessions have analysed the role of Christianity in Nubian culture but this session looks at the importance of the transmission of non-Christian influences and their role in Nubian identity. The first paper seeks to place Nubian culture as part of a greater Sudanic culture as part of the Sahel. Secondly, another paper will look at how Nubians see themselves, particularly the Dongolawi and Kenzi Nubians, after their long and varied history.