Portrait of Dr. Laurent Bruxelles on Replay

DOCUMENTAIRE / DOCUMENTARY

‘The Adventurer and the Cradle of Humankind’

Portrait of Dr. Laurent Bruxelles 

 

By Wandrille Lanos, Philippe Maire, Cédric Baume, Marielle Krouk.

A portrait of Dr. Laurent Bruxelles, geomorphologist at INRAP (French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research) and IFAS-Research, Johanesburg, (French Institute of South Africa), team member of numerous Cfee research projects (including LSA Sequence, Lalibela, Ifat, Gedeo) was filmed during recent fieldwork in Djibouti and South Africa.

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Qorqor Maryam: history, materials and techniques

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

Qorqor Maryam: history, materials and techniques of Ethiopian rock-hewn church paintings

by Claire Bosc-Tiessé, Sigrid Mirabaud, Jean-Didier Metz, François Guéna, Aurélie Fabijanec and Delphine Burlot

 

Date: Wednesday May 02, 2018, 2-3:30pm

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

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Conference: Displacements, in and out of Ethiopia

CONFÉRENCE/CONFERENCE

‘Displacements’ 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology / Cosponsored by the Society for Visual Anthropology / CFEE panel+node

Displacements, in and out of Ethiopia

 

Date: Friday April 20, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm

Deadline for registration: Wednesday April 18, 2018 (please send an email to: cperrinjoly[at]gmail[dot]com)

Venue: Bellevue Hotel, Addis Ababa (bellevuehotelandspa.com)

The 2018 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology entitled ‘Displacements’ is a virtual conference happening Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, April 21, 2018. Anaïs Maro (PhD candidate, Queensland University of Technology / CFEE) and Dr. Constance Perrin-Joly (CFEE) propose a panel and a local node to take part in this conference on April 20, 8:30am-4:30pm at the Bellevue Hotel, Addis Ababa.

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ARCCH-CFEE: historic partnership, ongoing cooperation

COOPÉRATION / COOPERATION

ARCCH-CFEE: historic partnership, ongoing cooperation

 

An ARCCH official delegation recently returned to the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France, and met the museum administration, local representatives as well as Dr. Jean-Renaud Boisserie, missioned by the CFEE, in order to discuss ongoing cooperation in the field of museography. An occasion to briefly trace the history of ARCCH – CFEE cooperation in the domain.

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CFEE joint seminar: Beneficial microbes and humans

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

CFEE / Centre for Food and Nutrition, Addis Ababa University joint seminar

Beneficial microbes and humans

by Dr. Christèle Humblot

 

Date: Thursday April 19, 2018 – 3-4:30pm

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

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Economic Stagnation in Ethiopia, 1500-1800

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK

Economic Stagnation in Ethiopia, 1500-1800

by Mengistie Zewdu Tessema

 

Mengiste Zewdu is a Master student at the department of History and Heritage Management, Debre Berhan University. His main research interest is the economic history of Ethiopia. He reports here on research conducted in 2017 with the support of a CFEE grant.

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OBITUARY: RODOLFO FATTOVICH (1945-2018)

OBITUARY / NÉCROLOGIE

PROFESSOR RODOLFO FATTOVICH (1945 -2018)

 

Prof. Rodolfo Fattovich passed away on March 23, 2018 after having contributed for more than four decades to the archaeology of Northeastern Africa and the Horn of Africa.  Here is his an obituary by  Prof. Andrea Manzo, University of Naples « L’Orientale ».

 

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CFEE JOINT SEMINAR: The traceology and functional analysis of stone tools in Prehistoric Archeology

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

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

(2015-2018)

17ème séance / 17th session: The traceology and functional analysis of stone tools in Prehistoric Archeology
par/by Lorène Chesnaux

Jeudi 12 avril 2018, 15h30-17h / Thursday, April 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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Human-Climate coevolution in the Lake Abhe paleobasin

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK

Lacustrine paleoenvironments and prehistoric occupations in the Lower Awash and Gobaad Valleys:

first steps to understanding Human-Climate coevolution in the Lake Abhe paleobasin, Central Afar

by Carlo Mologni

 

Carlo Mologni is a PhD student at the Université Côte d’Azur, France (UMR 7329 GEOAZUR and UMR 7264 CEPAM), his research focuses on the Lake Abhe paleobasin, Central Afar (Ethiopia, Djibouti). Within the framework of VAPOR-Afar and PSPCA research projects he  investigates sedimentary archives of the basin with a multi-scalar approach. He presents here his recently completed fieldwork that was supported by a CFEE research grant.

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The life of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK

Moving in the face of uncertainty:          the life of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia

by Mulu Getachew

Mulu Getachew is a PhD candidate and part-time lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology, Addis Ababa University. Her research focuses on trans-border migration and  Eritrean refugee camps in Tigray. She is funded by the NORHED project ‘Borderland dynamics in East Africa’ of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.  She presents here the results of a fieldwork conducted on October 2017 in the Hitsats camp, Tigray, which was supported by a CFEE research grant.

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Call for Applications: Croix-Rouge Postdoctoral grants 2018

APPEL À CANDIDATURES / CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Bourses post-doctorales de la Fondation Croix-Rouge française pour la recherche humanitaire et sociale

Date limite de candidature : 15 avril 2018

La Fondation Croix-Rouge attribue chaque année une dizaine de bourses postdoctorales en sciences humaines et sociales. Cette année, à l’appel général intitulé « Transition humanitaire : les enjeux de l’autonomie », s’ajoutent plusieurs appels spécifiques soutenus par certains de nos partenaires. Ces appels partenaires  proposent des sujets plus précis, dont les objectifs correspondent aux thématiques et réflexions communes à la Fondation et ses partenaires engagés sur la recherche avec les mêmes convictions de sa nécessité. Il est possible de proposer jusqu’à deux candidatures, une pour l’appel général et une pour les autres appels. Toutefois, chaque candidat ne pourra se voir attribuer qu’une seule bourse.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: SOMALI STUDIES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION 13TH CONGRESS

Call for papers / Appel à contributions

Somali Studies International Association

13th Congress

 

Hargeysa, July 23 – 25, 2018

Deadline for abstract submission: April 15, 2018

The Somali Studies International Association (SSIA) will held its 13th congress in Hargeysa, Somaliland in July 2018.

40 years after its creation, SSIA will return to Hargeysa and the Horn of Africa for the first congress in a Somali-speaking territory since 2001.

Organizers welcome papers in the fields of Earth Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Please see the conference website and call for papers for abstract submission and further details.

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK: Gender and Development through Local Epistemologies

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK

Gender and Development through Local Epistemologies:

Exploring the Religio-Cultural Underpinnings of Spousal Abuse Attitudes among Orthodox Täwahәdo Christians in Northern Ethiopia and Implications for Changing Attitudes and Norms within Local Worldviews

by Romina Istratii

 

Romina Istratii, a current PhD research student at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, presents her recently completed fieldwork among the Orthodox Täwahәdo community of Aksum (Northern Tigray) that was supported by a grant from the CFEE in 2017 and by a SYLFF Research Abroad grant by the Tokyo Foundation, Japan.

This fieldwork focused on exploring local men’s, women’s and clergy’s perceptions and understandings of spousal abuse in juxtaposition to: a) a theology-informed analysis of Church teachings concerning the metaphysics of gender relations, marriage and spousal abuse, and b) an analysis of culture-specific gender ideals and norms. This research has been motivated by the aim to identify local mechanisms and resources for changing attitudes that sustain spousal abuse and, especially, the relevance and feasibility of theology-informed and clergy-centred solutions. Ms Istratii presents here an overview of the project and fieldwork, contextualising it in the relevant literatures and the rationale for its epistemological and methodological innovations. While early to reach any conclusions, some research findings are delineated in ways that suggest intricate, multifarious realities on the ground and the need for multidimensional approaches to normative change.

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Call for Papers: Keeping Faith in 2030 – Religions and Development in Ethiopia

Call for papers / Appel à contributions

Interdisciplinary conference

Keeping Faith in 2030:

Religions and Development in Ethiopia

 

Addis Ababa, May 31 – June 1, 2018

Deadline for abstract submission: April 6, 2018

The CFEE is a partner of a conference to be held in Addis Ababa, May 31 – June 1, 2018 as part of the international research network “Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals”, convened by the University of Leeds and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

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