About SSSUK

SSSUK promotes learning and provides resources for anyone with an interest in South Sudan and/or Sudan. Most of this is open to all, but some is specially for members. Join us!

The Sudan Studies Society of the United Kingdom was established in 1987. Our name was officially changed in 2016 to the Society for Study of the Sudans UK, to reflect our continuing interest in South Sudan after its independence.

Aims, activities and governance

SSSUK's overall aim is to promote the study and understanding of the South Sudan and Sudan in all their aspects. It serves the general public in this regard, but provides some specific benefits for members, including exclusive early access to the Society's twice-yearly journal. Anyone with an interest in South Sudan and/or Sudan, however general or specialised, is welcome to join.

SSSUK holds a Symposium and General Meeting every year, usually in September. The fostering of international links is also important and the Society is in regular contact with other similar societies. SSSUK cooperates with our sister organisation the Sudan Studies Association of North America (SSA) and others in the organisation of International Sudan Studies Conferences. These have been held in Khartoum (1988), Durham (1991), Boston (1994), Cairo (1997), Durham (2000), Washington DC (2003), Bergen (2006), Pretoria (2009) and Bonn (2012).

SSSUK is incorporated as a UK charity (No. 328272). Its trustees are elected by the members for renewable three-year terms. The trustees form the nucleus of the governing Committee, and co-opt others with particular skills and experiences to join them in the deliberations and executive work of the Committee.

The members also periodically elect the honourary President of the Society. Our current President is the distinguished painter, Ibrahim El Salahi.

'The Tree' by SSSUK President, Ibrahim El Salahi

Office-bearers

President:  Mr Ibrahim El Salahi

Trustees (elected Committee members):

Name Date of Election Post
Ms Gill Lusk 2013 Chairperson
Mrs Jane Hogan 2013 Secretary
Mr Adrian Thomas 2013 Treasurer
Ms Charlotte Martin 2014 Journal Editor
Dr Dan Large 2013  
Dr Sharath Srinivasan 2013  
Dr Derek Welsby 2013  
Rev. Andrew Wheeler 2013  

Co-opted Committee Members:

Name Date of Co-option Post
Mr Jacob Akol 2013  
Mr Ahmed El Bushra 2013  
Dr Zoe Cormack 2014  
Dr Jack Davies 2013  
Mr Francis Gotto 2016  
Dr Douglas H. Johnson 2013  
Dr Cherry Leonardi 2013  
Ms Fidaa Mahmoud 2016  
Dame Rosalind Marsden 2016  
Dr Michael Medley 2009 Website Manager
Mr Mawan Muortat 2014  
Mr John Ryle 2013  
Prof. Peter Woodward 2014  

 

Contact us

Correspondent Main topics for correspondence Contact details

Chair

(Ms Gill Lusk)

The programme of the Annual Symposium and AGM. Liaison with organisers of the International Sudan Studies Conference

email: chair@sssuk.org

Secretary

(Mrs Jane Hogan)

General information about SSSUK email: secretary@sssuk.org

Treasurer

(Mr Adrian Thomas)

Joining and renewal of SSSUK membership; most other matters involving payments

30 Warner Road, London N8 7HD.

email: treasurer@sssuk.org

Editor of Sudan Studies

(Ms Charlotte Martin)

Submission of articles to Sudan Studies email: sudanstudies@sssuk.org

Website Manager

(Dr Michael Medley)

Posting of items on SSSUK website, ideas for design and coverage of website email: website@sssuk.org