We are excited to announce that “Narrating Nubia: The Social Lives of Heritage,” a project co-directed by Kelsey Associate Research Scientist Geoff Emberling, has won a 2020 Project Grant from the U-M Humanities Collaboratory.

Humanities Collaboratory Project Grants are two-year grants of $500,000 or more that support collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and multi-generational research projects. “Narrating Nubia” will work with colleagues and community members in Egypt and Sudan to develop new, post-colonial ways of collaborating and of representing Nubia, past and present, in Egypt and Sudan.

Along with Nubian intellectuals, artists, activists, and community members, the team will create films, exhibits, walking tours, oral archives, podcasts, and participatory pedagogical materials. 

Team members include PI Yasmin Moll (Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology), co-PI Geoff Emberling (Associate Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology), Amal Hassan Fadlalla (Professor, Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and DAAS), Michael Fahy (Lecturer, School of Education), Suzanne Davis (Curator of Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology), Caitlin Clerkin and Shannon Ness (IPCAA students), Shannon Burton and Kennedi Johnson (undergraduate students in the Department of Classics).

Learn more about "Narrating Nubia" and other grant recipients by visiting the U-M Humanities Collaboratory webpage.