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Movements in Ethiopia, Ethiopia in Movement. Volume 1 & 2

Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies

Éloi Ficquet, Ahmed Hassen Omer and Thomas Osmond (ed.)





In November 2012, the 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies was convened in Dire Dawa, a cosmopolitan city in the eastern lowlands of Ethiopia. This event gathered more than 300 international scholars from all disciplines of the humanities and social social sciences. Under the general theme of ‘movement’ these two volumes gather a collection of 70 papers that reflect recent trends in the field of Ethiopian studies. From local studies to regional and international perspectives, these studies question long term historical processes and current social and economic transformations. A number of contributions explore and give access to fresh sources of knowledge from unpublished or rediscovered texts and documents, from recordings of oral information, or from ethnographic observation. They also review literature, challenge conventional ideas and propose critical investigations on past and present issues, such as interethnic relations, women’s role, development policies and their impact.

Editor’s note

“This volume marks a new generation of thinking about Ethiopia, its cultures, its histories, and its modernities. Held for the first time in Dire Dawa and on its university campus, this international conference and its papers signifies the arrival of new scholars and new topics alongside venerable themes from the long tradition of Ethiopian studies. “Movement” is the right word and this volume reflects that meeting of the new and the traditions of scholarship. A most valuable read.”

James C. McCann, Professor, Boston University and Fellow of the Ethiopian Academy of Science

“This is a welcoming addition to the expanding scholarly work in Ethiopian Studies. Organized around thmes that reflect its guiding idea of “movement,” the 71 articles in the Proceedings bring to light new trends and raise new questions in Ethiopian studies that capture th multi-dimensional transformations taking place in contemporary Ethiopia. The editors have rendered, with their judicious choices and careful editing of the articles, an invaluable service to the scholars and the educated public interested in Ethiopian studies.

Maimire Mennasemay, Resident Scholar, Dawson College, Montreal


  • Publisher : Centre français des études éthiopiennes, Tsehai Publishers, Addis Ababa University
  • Series : Corne de l’Afrique contemporaine / Contemporary Horn of Africa
  • Place of publication : Addis Ababa, Los Angeles
  • Year of publication : 2016
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 22 juin 2023
  • EAN (Print version) : 9781599071343
  • Electronic EAN : 9782111723139
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.cfee.1102
  • Number of pages : xv-444 p.

Éloi Ficquet, PhD, is an anthropologist and historian with research interest in religions, ethnicities and powers in Ethiopia. He is assistant professor at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. He co-edited with Gérard Prunier Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia (2015).

Ahmed Hassen Omer, PhD, is a historian working on trade, religion and politics in central Ethiopia. He is the director of the Institute for Ethiopian Studies of Addis Ababa University.

Thomas Osmond, PhD, teacher in social anthropology at Addis Ababa University. He has published a number of studies on religion, culture and power in the western and eastern Oromo societies.

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Secrétaire Scientifique (2023, 27 juin). MOVEMENTS IN ETHIOPIA, ETHIOPIA IN MOVEMENT. Volume 1 & 2. UN ŒIL SUR LA CORNE / AN EYE ON THE HORN. Consulté le 23 mai 2024, à l’adresse

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