ICNS Proceedings

Dear friends and colleagues,

Many thanks for your enthusiastic participation in the 15th International Conference for Nubian Studies, for the quality of your papers and for your inspiring discussions. We are now making plans for the publication of the Conference Proceedings and would like to invite you to contribute your paper to the volume, to be published by Brepols Publishers within the series “Nubia. Studies in the Archaeology and History of Northeast Africa”, whose general editor is Geoff Emberling (https://www.brepols.net/series/nubia). The proceedings volume will be edited by Artur Obłuski, Adam Łajtar and Dorota Dzierzbicka. It will essentially be structured around the thematic sessions and round tables of this year’s conference. 

Editorial process

The edition of the papers will involve a review process by an Editorial Committee, which will propose corrections and modifications to the papers if needed. The editors reserve the right to reject papers that do not meet scientific standards. The entire volume will additionally be subjected to peer review on submission to the publisher.

Technical aspects

Please be aware that there is a word limit for your paper of 7000 words (this limit does not include the bibliography). Please include no more than 10 images, preferably black-and-white, as the number of color plates in the volume will be limited. However, if an illustration you include must be printed in color, please indicate this clearly in your submission. You are welcome to co-write your paper with other colleagues as you feel appropriate. Please find the guidelines for authors by Brepols here: https://www.brepols.net/permalink/stylesheet-author and in attachment for your convenience. 

In accordance with the guidelines, please include the following with your submission:

  • An abstract of 80–130 words (in English),
  • 5–10 keywords, 
  • Your professional affiliation, 
  • Your e-mail address,
  • A short bio of 13–30 words. 

As our Sudanese colleagues have so kindly offered at the ISNS General Meeting to help with Arabic translations, we will ask their help in preparing the Arabic versions of all abstracts submitted.

To speed up the publication process, please format the references and bibliography exactly as indicated in the attachment. The papers should be written in comprehensible English. All texts accepted for publication will undergo copyediting and language washing in the editorial process.


To publish your paper in the Proceedings, please respond to this e-mail with a working title of your paper by 30 December 2022.

The absolute deadline for draft chapters, formatted correctly and with illustrations, is 30 March 2023.

With timely contributions, we aim to have the volume published by the first half of 2026 at the latest.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and to receiving many great papers.

All best wishes.

Organising Committee