This year marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the collaboration between the University of Bergen and the University of Khartoum. The humanities have been a central part of this collaboration, and historians, archaeologists, and philologists alike have worked, to various degrees, in the field of Nubiology—the study of Nubia. Roughly speaking, Nubia is the stretch of the Nile between Khartoum and the southernmost regions of Egypt, which has historically been inhabited by people speaking a Nubian language.