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Alexandros Tsakos

Senior Academic Librarian, Scientific Director of Manuscripts' and Rare Books' Collection
  • E-mailAlexandros.Tsakos@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 88 32
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 7
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7808
    5007 BERGEN

Manuscript Studies

Nubian and Sudan Studies

Early and Medieval Christianity

Ancient Religions

Religion and Writing

KOP 101 - Autumn 2014 & 2016

RELV 105 - Spring 2015 & 2016

Academic article
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Van Gerven Oei, Vincent W.J. 2019. Rubrication Patterns in Two Old Nubian Manuscripts from Serra East. Études et Travaux. 99-110.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Materiality and Physicality of Medieval Manuscripts from Christian Nubia. Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines. 967-992.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Van Gerven Oei, Vincent WJ. 2018. “An Old Nubian Letter from the Daughter of an Eparch”. Dotawo. A Journal of Nubian Studies. 91-98.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2015. The Cryptogram MXΓ as a variant of the cryptogram ΧΜΓ. On text and image in Medieval Nubia. Journal of Juristic Papyrology.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2014. The Liber Institutionis Michaelis in Medieval Nubia. Dotawo. A Journal of Nubian Studies.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2014. Miscellanea epigraphica nubica v: The names of the four creatures of the apocalypse in Christian Nubia. Collectanea Christiana Orientalia. 253-263.
  • Thomassen, Einar; Tsakos, Alexandros; Bull, Christian Hervik; Abercrombie, Lloyd. 2013. A New Edition of the Wizz Codex with an English Translation. Collectanea Christiana Orientalia. 193-209.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2012. Medieval Funerary Stelae from the Island of Sai. Institut de Papyrologie et d'Egyptologie de Lille. Cahiers de Recherche.
  • Hafsaas-Tsakos, Henriette ; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2012. A second look into the medieval period on Sai Island. Beiträge zur Sudanforschung. 75-92.
  • Hafsaas-Tsakos, Henriette ; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2009. First Glimpses into the Medieval Period on Sai Island. Beiträge zur Sudanforschung. 77-85.
Lecture
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Digitaliseringsprosjekter og relansering av Urda-tidsskriftet ved Manuskript- og librarsamlingen.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Søndenå, Ola; Paasche, Marianne. 2019. Bibliotekenes spesialsamlinger og deres møte med den digitale fremtiden.
Academic lecture
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Religious Literature in Christian Nubia.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Religious Literature Across the Borders between Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. In search of apocryphal literature in Christian Nubia.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Coptic Literary Texts from Nubia.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2016. The Coptic Manuscript BL 80 in the frame of Medieval Nubian Literacy.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2016. Documents on leather – a Nubian phenomenon?
Reader opinion piece
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Nekrolog: Sean O’Fahey (1943-2019). På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Mitchell, Peter; Nordström, Hans-Åke; Garcea, Elena A. A.; Hafsaas-Tsakos, Henriette ; Tsakos, Alexandros; Håland, Randi. 2012. Petition to Stop the Dams in Sudan European Committee for Preserving the Middle Nile. African Archaeological Review. 1-5.
Book review
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. · “Book reviews of Piquette Kathryn E. & Whitehouse Ruth D. – Writing as Material Practice. Substance, Surface and Medium. London, Ubiquity Press, 2013, 364 p., bibl.; Kay Sarah – Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries. Chicago-London, The University of Chicago Press, 2017, 232 p. index, ill.”. Cahiers d'Etudes Africaines. 1174-1180.
  • Håland, Randi; Mitchell, P; Hafsaas-Tsakos, Henriette ; Tsakos, Alexandros; Garcea, Elena; Nordstrom, H A. 2012. Preserving the Middle Nile (Sudan). Antiquity. 2 pages.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Gilhus, Ingvild S.; Tsakos, Alexandros; Wright, Marta Camilla. 2019. The Archangel Michael in Africa: History, Cult, and Persona . Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Steiner, Pål; Tsakos, Alexandros; Seland, Eivind Heldaas. 2018. From the Fjords to the Nile: Essays in Honor of Richard Holton Pierce on his 80th Birthday. Archaeopress.
  • Seignobos, Robin; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2017. Place Names and Place Naming in Nubia. Punctum Books.
Academic monograph
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Van Gerven Oei, Vincent W.J.; Laisney, Vincent Pierre-Michel; Ruffini, Giovanni; Weber-Thum, Kerstin; Weschenfelder, Petra. 2016. The Old Nubian Texts from Attiri. Monograph 1.
Non-fiction book
  • Hafsaas-Tsakos, Henriette ; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2009. Connecting south and north - Sudan Studies from Bergen in Honour of Mahmoud Salih. Universitetet i Bergen.
Popular scientific article
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2020. Å lese én klassiker i korona-epoken... På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Natvig, Richard Johan. 2020. Ut av gjemsel ut av glemsel: Religionsvitenskaps ukjente samlinger. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2020. Skal vi feire jul en gang til? På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Lock, Andrew David. 2020. Skadedyr og "wrong bodies". På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tiemann, Juliane; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2020. Norrønt på Shetland. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Vasquez, Pedro; Kjos, Kristin Synnøve; Molven, Vilde. 2019. Woodstock & Stonewall: To 50-årsjubileum. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Utstillinger og forestillinger. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Splitte mine bramseil! I går var det «Talk Like a Pirate Day»! På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Sommerferie! På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Gillow-Kloster, Hannah. 2019. Skeive juletradisjoner. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Skatter fra Nubia og Sudan i Bergen. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Meet the Hertzbergs! På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Stensaker, Nina. 2019. Lovfragment på vandring. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Kjære mennesker, hilsen Kristus. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. It all sounds Greek to me…. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Inkunabler og paleotyper - de eldste trykksakene vi har. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Kyrkjebø, Rune. 2019. Hymnologiske «apokryfer» i Manuskriptsamlingen. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. - Kjære Professor Dr. H. Shetelig - korrespondanse mellom arkeologer. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2018. Hvit ingeniør og «Black-history month». På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2018. Adventstid og unike kilder. På Høyden ( UiBs nettavis).
  • Hafsaas-Tsakos, Henriette ; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2011. Katedralen på Sai. Gresk-norske utgravninger av en middelalderkirke i Sudan. Riss: Et arkeologisk tidsskrift. 21-31.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Hafsaas, Henriette. 2009. Kirker som bergtar. Reisemålet Lalibela. Levende Historie. 60-65.
Interview
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Melvær, Knut. 2014. En øy i Nilen.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Van Gerven Oei, Vincent WJ. 2020. "Translating Greek to Old Nubian: Reading between the Lines of Ps.-Chrysostom’s In venerabilem crucem sermo”. 37 pages.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Zielinska, Dobrochna. 2019. “Representations of the Archangel Michael in Wall Paintings from Christian Nubia”. 16 pages.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. “Introduction: Christian Nubia”. 2 pages.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. "The African Context". 7 pages.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Pierce, Richard H. 2018. The Past and the Future of Fontes Historiae Nubiorum.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2018. Reconstructing a Codex with the Coptic Encomia of Apa Victor. 5 pages.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2018. Progress of work on the corpus of Old Nubian texts from SR022.A. 4 pages.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Kleinitz, Cornelia. 2018. Medieval graffiti in the sandstone quarries of Meroe: texts, monograms and cryptograms of Christian Nubia.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2018. Inscriptions in Greek Script on Rock Outcrops in the Wadi Abu Dom. 12 pages.
  • Van Gerven Oei, Vincent WJ; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2017. The Etymology of the Toponym "Pourgoundi" (Notes on Medieval Nubian Toponymy 5). 6 pages.
  • Van Gerven Oei, Vincent W.J.; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2017. The Etymology of the Toponym "Dorginarti" (Notes on Medieval Nubian Toponymy 6). 4 pages.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2017. On Place Names Used by Nubians for Places outside Nubia (Notes on Medieval Nubian Topography 2). 10 pages.
  • Hafsaas-Tsakos, Henriette; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2016. Nubian cathedrals with granite columns: A view from Sai Island. 22 pages.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2016. A Paleographic Detail from Nubian Manuscripts. The decoration of the lobes of the letter ‘Φ’ with red ink.
  • Näser, Claudia; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2014. From Bits and Pieces. A Corpus of Medieval Manuscripts from the Humboldt University (H.U.N.E.) Concession in the Fourth Nile Cataract. 8 pages.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Hafsaas-Tsakos, Henriette. 2014. A Note on the Medieval Period of Sai Island. 3 pages.
Other
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2019. Terms for Boats and Navigation in Old Nubia. 1 pages.
Abstract
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2013. The Greek manuscripts on parchment discovered at Site SR022.A in the Fourth Cataract Region, North Sudan. Azania. 438-439.
Academic literature review
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Videbech, Christina; Sørensen, Thomas Halvdan Brøns. 2017. Derfor sa grekerne nei til Gucci.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros; Hafsaas, Henriette. 2011. Katedralen på Sai Gresk-norske utgravninger av en middelalderkirke i Sudan. 21-31.
Foreword
  • Hafsaas-Tsakos, Henriette ; Tsakos, Alexandros. 2009. Mahmoud - Connecting south and north. 1-4.
Popular scientific chapter/article
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2016. Urban Layers: Athens.
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2016. Unruly Spaces: Cairo Metro.
Website (informational material)
  • Tsakos, Alexandros. 2016. "The Use and Role of the Greek Language in Christian Nubia", , in: Tsakos A. & H.H. Tsakos (eds.), Sudan Archaeology from a Greco-Roman Perspective, Archaeology & Arts: http://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2016/03/28/sudan-archaeology-greco-roman-perspective-part-5/ (Part 5).

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

- Fayyumic Manuscripts from the Schøyen Collection

- Coptic Manuscripts in Greek collections

- Coptic Manuscripts from Nubia

- Literacy on the Island of Sur (Fourth Cataract Region - Sudan)

- Graffiti from the medieval Christian kingdom of Alwa (Sudan)

- The textual finds from the medieval monastery of Qasr el Wizz (Lower Nubia - Egypt)

- The textual finds from the medieval town of Serra East (Lower Nubia - Sudan)

- The textual finds from the Church of Sonqi Tino (Lower Nubia - Sudan)

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