The Art of Medieval Nubia (April 16th, 2021: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm EST – 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm CET)

Archangel Michael Fresco, Faras Cathedral

In this virtual colloquium, leading scholars in the history, art, and archaeology of medieval Nubia will present on texts, illustrated manuscripts, churches and wall paintings from Christian Nubia. 

“Christian Nubia: Text and Object as Shield and Sword” – Giovanni Ruffini, Fairfield University

“Manuscript Illumination in Nubia: Investigating the Role of Serra East” – Tasha Vorderstrasse, University of Chicago

“Christianity in the Nile Valley – Material Testimonies from Egypt” – Karel Innemée, University of Amsterdam and University of Divinity in Melbourne

“Christianity in the Nile Valley – Material Testimonies from Nubia” – Dobrochna Zielińska, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw

Concept & Organization: Meseret Oldjira. If you would like to participate, please send an email to meseret.oldjira ( at )