New book: The Trade in Papers Marked with Non-Latin Characters

Nouvelle publication / New publication

The Trade in Papers Marked with Non-Latin Characters / Le commerce des papiers à marques à caractères non-latins

Documents and History / Documents et histoire

Edited by Anne Regourd

Islamic Manuscripts and Books, Volume 15, BRILL, 2018, 268 pp., 106 illus., 8 maps

ISBN: 978-90-04-36087-7

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Reception of the Ethiopian Book of Enoch

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Reception of the Ethiopic Book of Enoch in Medieval Gǝ‘ǝz texts:

Identification, Explanation and Analysis with Translation

by Haileyesus Alebachew Molaw

 

Haileyesus Alebachew Molaw is a lecturer at Samara University, he recently defended a PhD in Philology at Addis Ababa University under the supervision of Dr. Abba Daniel Assefa. His doctoral research was supported by a grant from the CFEE in 2017 for the study of Ethiopian manuscripts at the National Archives and Library Agency (NALA). In this text, he presents some aspects of his recently completed study.

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Appel à candidatures : Bourses de terrain 2019 / Call for applications: 2019 field grants

APPEL À CANDIDATURES / CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Bourse de Terrain du CFEE 2019

Date limite de candidature : 29 octobre 2018

Le Centre français des études éthiopiennes (CFEE) d’Addis-Abeba (Éthiopie), Institut français de recherche à l’étranger (IFRE) du Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères (MEAE) et du Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS / INSHS), propose aux étudiants et doctorants travaillant sur l’Éthiopie et la Corne de l’Afrique des financements partiels permettant la réalisation de missions de terrains et/ou l’étude de collections dans les musées.

2019 CFEE Field Grants

Deadline for application: October 29, 2018

The French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE) in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), French Research Institute Abroad (IFRE) of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS / INSHS) offers partial funds for fieldwork and/or study of collections in the museums to students and PhD candidate conducting research on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.

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New paper: Conceptualizing the Middle Class in a Developmental State

Nouvelle publication / New publication

Conceptualizing the Middle Class in a Developmental State: Narratives and Expectations in Ethiopia

by Jean-Nicolas Bach & Clélie Nallet

 

Affican Affairs, Volume 117, Number 468, July 2018, pp. 439-461

DOI: 10.1093/afraf/ady021

 

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CFEE Joint Seminar: the paleoenvironmental context of Early Stone Age

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

Evolution: an international research seminar in Eastern Africa.
Paleobiodiversity, paleobiology, prehistory, paleoenvironments

(2015-2018)

18ème séance / 18th session: The paleoenvironmental context of Early Stone Age archaeology: an analysis of Gona fauna between ~3-1 Ma.
par/by Amanda Leiss

Jeudi 23 août 2018, 15h30-17h / Thursday, August 12, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm

Lieu / Venue: Auditorium of the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Addis Ababa

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La trajectoire singulière du FLPT

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La trajectoire singulière du FLPT : crises sans fragmentation

par Marine Gassier

 

Marine Gassier est doctorante en science politique à SciencesPo Paris. Ses recherches portent sur les crises internes rencontrées par les mouvements d’insurrection, en Éthiopie et au Sud Soudan. Elle  présente ici le résultat de ses recherches en Éthiopie pour lesquelles elle a bénéficié d’une bourse du CFEE en 2017.

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Conference: Terrains et Chercheurs sous Surveillance, Aix-en-Provence, May 2018

COMPTE-RENDU DE COLLOQUE / CONFERENCE REPORT

Terrains et chercheurs sous surveillance, (auto) contrôle, (auto) censure et mise en administration des sciences sociales

By Anais Maro & Constance Perrin-Jolly

[In French]

Les laboratoires LAMES, CHERPA et l’Ifre IREMAM se sont associés pour organiser un colloque sur la surveillance de la recherche dans l’enceinte de l’Université d’Aix-Marseille les 17 et 18 juin 2018. 10 ans après le colloque organisé à Limoges « Enquêter, de quel droit ? », il s’agissait de s’interroger sur les obstacles que rencontre le chercheur dans sa liberté et son autonomie professionnelle. Comme il est d’usage en sciences sociales, les participants (sociologues, anthropologues, politistes…) étaient invités à retourner les outils de l’objectivation scientifique sur leurs propres conditions et pratiques de travail. Les questions posées étaient multiples : quels autres métiers interfèrent avec celui de chercheur ? Quels sont les effets de la rationalisation institutionnelle sur nos pratiques professionnelles ? Mais aussi comment réaliser une enquête dans des espaces « sous surveillance » en France (prison, aires d’accueil des gens du voyage, police, justice…) ou à l’étranger (Palestine, Jordanie, Egypte…).

Ce fut l’occasion pour nous de présenter deux communications sur deux versants de la surveillance : celle qui émane d’un terrain d’une part, et celle qui est le fait de nos propres institutions d’autre part.

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History of Kings (tarikä nägäst) at Zuramba Maryam, South Gondar

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The History of Kings (tarikä nägäst) of Zuramba Dabra Ṣerḥa Maryām monastery

Edition, Translation and Historical analysis

by Asfaw Tilahun Feleke

 

Asfaw Tilahun Feleke is lecturer at Wollo University. He was awarded  a B.Ed. degree in History Education at Bahir Dar University in 2003 and a MA degree in History at Addis Ababa University in 2011. In October 2013, he enrolled in a doctoral program at the department of Linguistics and Philology, Addis Ababa University. His dissertation is entitled Edition, Translation and Historical Analysis of Tarikä Nägäst of Zuramba (South Gondär), his advisors are Dr. Anaïs Wion (CNRS, IMAF) and Dr. Endris Mohammed (AAU).

In September 2017, with the help of a grant from the CFEE, Asfaw Tilahun was able to investigate oral sources in order to fill gaps in the historical narration of manuscripts particularly concerning the history of Zuramba Church and its vicinity.

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Dube Nationality, Balé Lowlands

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Dube Nationality and their Neighbors:

Identity and Interrelationships of Peoples and Polities in Balé Lowlands

ca. 1880s-1990s

by Kefyalew Tessema Semu

 

Kefyalew Tessema is lecturer at Madda Walabu University, Bale-Robe and a doctoral student in History at Addis Ababa University. His research focuses on an ethnic group from the Balé lowlands, the Dube. He presents here the results of his research conducted with the support of a CFEE field grant in 2017.

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WOmen at work!: report on a photograph exhibition

COMPTE-RENDU D’EXPOSITION / EXHIBITION REPORT

WOmen at work!

Travail visible et invisible en Ethiopie,

au prisme du genre

by Constance Perrin-Jolly (CFEE)

[in French]

Dans le cadre d’un projet de recherche sociologique en Éthiopie sur l’engagement moral des entrepreneurs (voir notre billet précédent : cfee.hypotheses.org/2155), j’ai réalisé des clichés dans les entreprises étudiées mais aussi dans les rues des villes où j’ai effectué mon enquête. S’inscrivant dans la perspective de la photographie sociale, ce projet utilise la photographie comme révélateur de la reconnaissance sociale du travail en Éthiopie. Il se fonde sur des prises de vue d’individus au travail réalisées entre 2011 et 2017, à Mekele, Hawassa, en pays Afar et à Addis Abeba et ses alentours. Jouant sur la notion de frontières, entre le travail et le hors travail, le dedans et le dehors, la photographie permet de rendre visible le travail. Elle montre les divisions, les formes de coopérations et la manière dont la professionnalité se donne à voir dans un pays en transformation.

Ces clichés ont donné lieu à une exposition à l’Alliance Ethio-Française d’Addis Abeba dans la cadre de la nuit des idées (du 28 janvier au 17 février 2018). Une vidéo de présentation de l’exposition est visible à l’adresse suivante : goo.gl/v4LY2r.

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Cfee Seminar: The Djibouto-Ethiopian Railway Archives Project

 

The Djibouto-Ethiopian Railway Archives Project : Historical Stakes and Status

by Prof. Shiferaw Bekele and Dr. Simon Imbert-Vier

 

Date: Thursday June 21, 2018 – 5-6 pm

Venue: Berhanou Abebe Library,  French Centre for Ethiopian Studies  (Jan Meda, https://goo.gl/maps/sutSritp3MU2)

The Ethio-French Railway was the first industrial enterprise of Ethiopia. Built at the beginning of the 20th Century, this line was operated by a French Company, which became Ethiopian in 1959 but remained under concrete French administration up to the independence of Djibouti in 1977.

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Busy and interdisciplinary in the Afar: the AGXIM Project

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The AGXIM* Project

First Awsa Geology-Humanities Interdisciplinary Mission

February 11-24, 2018

By Cécile Doubre, Eloi Ficquet & Lamya Khalidi

* Afar for ‘to be busy’, pronounced agdhim

Introduction to being busy

The first field mission of the AGXIM project took place between February 11th and 24th, 2018. This project directed by Cécile Doubre (IPGS, Strasbourg) and Eloi Ficquet (EHESS, Paris) aims to document human adaptation in the Awsa and Tendaho Basin (Lower Awash valley, Afar). Together with Ethiopian collaborators from Addis Ababa University, Mekele University, the ARCCH and the Afar Bureau of Culture and Tourism, the interdisciplinary team brings together specialists from the Earth Sciences and the Humanities who had previously been working independently in the Afar region for the last decade or more.

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Exhibition / Book Launch: Walking the City’s Past – June 11, 6:30 pm

EXPOSITION-LANCEMENT DE LIVRE / EXHIBITION-BOOK LAUNCH

An exhibition “Walking the City’s Past” organized by the CFEE will be held at the Alliance Ethio-Française, June 11-23, 2018.

This exhibition will present Addis Ababa Old Piazza. 3 Self-Guided Tours, the third volume of the Ethiopia City Guides series published by the CFEE and Lit Verlag (see our previous post here: cfee.hypotheses.org/2714).

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Megalithic Landscape: First Abaya archaeological mission

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First Abaya archaeological mission

(Gedeo, SNNPR; Guji, Oromia)

January 11-25, February 20 – March 10, 2018

by Vincent Ard & Anne-Lise Goujon

 

The region east of Lake Abaya is renowned for its numerous megalithic sites (over 130 have been inventoried so far) but little is known about their chronology and their function. Previous research there had revealed great technological and stylistic variability of megalithic monuments and the existence of possible distinct chronological phases. In order to fill numerous gaps in our understanding of the megalithic societies of this region, an archaeological mission was led during winter 2018 by Vincent Ard (CNRS, TRACES) and Anne-Lise Goujon (Université Paris 10, PréTech), with the support of the Cfee and the French Embassy.

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HornEast: PhD scholarship in History

Appel à candidature / Call for Applications

PhD scholarship at Aix-Marseille University

The slavery of Ethiopians in the Medieval Islamic World

 

Deadline for application: June 15, 2018

Duration: September 1st, 2018 — August 31st, 2021 (36 months)

Address for submission: mellal@mmsh.univ-aix.fr

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Le blog scientifique du Centre français des études éthiopiennes (Addis-Abeba) / The scientific blog of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (Addis Ababa)