Narrating Nubia: The Social Lives of Heritage

Narrating Nubia: The Social Lives of Heritage

January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022

Narrating Nubia: The Social Lives of Heritage combines archaeology and ethnography to ask how the complex interplay of past and present shapes Nubian futures within conditions of their ongoing displacement, injury, and marginalization. The team will create with Nubian intellectuals, artists, activists and community members in Egypt and Sudan films, exhibits, walking tours, oral archives, podcasts, and participatory pedagogical materials. As a multimodal and collaborative research project, Narrating Nubia brings a transnational, South-South, Afro-Arab perspective to global questions of indigeneity and heritage and their intersections with social memory, revolutionary activism, and anti-black racism.

Team members include PI Yasmin Moll (Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology) and co-PI Geoff Emberling (Associate Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology); Amal Hassan Fadlalla (Professor, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and DAAS); and Michael Fahy (Lecturer, School of Education).