Welcome to the NEW InBetween Blog!
The blog originally began as a place to share news specifically from my project InBetween: Reappraising Nubian Identities through Material Culture, which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 796050. In essence, the project was a comparative reassessment of the Middle Nubian cultures (C-Group, Pan-Grave, and Kerma) during the Second Intermediate Period (c. 1750–1500 BC).
InBetween concluded in January 2021 and I then began a new project, Living Nubia: New perspectives on Nubian settlements, funded by the Austrian Science Fund’s Lise Meitner programme (Project No. M-3026), which is a comparative study of indigenous Nubian habitation sites.
Rather that starting a whole new blog, I decided to keep the InBetween ‘brand’ and convert this into a more general page where I’ll share updates on whatever work I’m doing. The reason is that both projects deal with the same underlying themes, and both set out to revise old and outdated assumptions about ancient Nubia.