Tous les articles par Marie Bridonneau

Women’s involvement in politics and civil society in Somaliland

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

Women’s involvement in politics and civil society in Somaliland

 

by Louise Klein

 

Date: Jeudi 9 Mai, 2019, 14h00-15h30 / Date: Thursday May 9, 2019 – 2-3:30 pm

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

 

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Appel à candidatures : le CFEE recherche un(e) stagiaire pour 2019-2020

APPEL À CANDIDATURES / CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Stage pour étudiant(e) de niveau Master 1 ou 2

(Recherches en sciences humaines et sociales / coopération et développement)

Octobre 2019 – Juillet 2020

Date limite de candidature : 15 juin 2019

Présentation de la structure :

Le Centre français des études éthiopiennes (CFEE) est un Institut français de recherche à l’étranger (IFRE) du Ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères et du Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS / INSHS). Installé à Addis-Abeba, il est l’héritier de plus d’un siècle de coopération scientifique franco-éthiopienne.

Les activités du CFEE concernent les domaines des sciences humaines et sociales, des sciences de la terre, de la paléontologie, de l’archéologie, et des sciences de l’environnement. Le CFEE publie la revue Annales d’Éthiopie ainsi que des ouvrages scientifiques et de vulgarisation sur l’Éthiopie et les autres pays de la Corne de l’Afrique.

Pour plus d’informations sur la structure : http://www.cfee.cnrs.fr/

Profil recherché :

Étudiant(e) :

  • Inscrit dans un établissement français d’enseignement supérieur en 2019-2020,
  • Souhaitant développer une expérience à l’international dans les milieux de la recherche, de la coopération et du développement,
  • Ayant une affinité pour les activités de recherche en sciences humaines et sociales : pratiques du terrain, publications et activités éditoriales.

Objet du stage :

Le stagiaire participera aux activités de recherche du Cfee. Il bénéficiera d’une position privilégiée pour observer et s’impliquer dans les projets conduits en Éthiopie et dans la région. Dans le cadre de son stage, l’étudiant participera :

  • Aux activités éditoriales et de communication du Cfee
  • A l’appui du Cfee aux missions de recherche et à leur valorisation
  • Au développement des relations du Cfee avec le dispositif de coopération français en Éthiopie

Compétences requises :

  • Très bonnes compétences rédactionnelles
  • Maîtrise de l’anglais à l’écrit comme à l’oral
  • Maîtrise du pack Microsoft office
  • Maîtrise des logiciels Adobe Photoshop et Illustrator

Lieu du stage, durée et modalités diverses :

  • Le stage sera basé dans les locaux du CFEE à Addis-Abeba.
  • Il couvre une durée minimale de 3 mois et maximale de 9 mois et débutera de préférence en octobre 2019.
  • Le bureau du stagiaire est partagé avec un(e) chercheur(e).
  • Le stage donne droit à une gratification.
  • Horaires de travail indicatifs : 8h30 – 17h00 (lundi à vendredi)

Contact :Merci d’envoyer vos CV et lettre de motivation à Marie Bridonneau (direction@cfee.cnrs.fr) et Clément Ménard (secretariat.scientifique@cfee.cnrs.fr) avant le 15 juin 2019.

New Publication: In Ethiopia, Lalibela’s Mysteries

En Ethiopie, l’histoire de Lalibela se révèle peu à peu / In Ethiopia, Lalibela’s Mysteries

 

Le Journal du CNRS

By Francis Lecompte

11 mars 2019 / March 11, 2019

Entretien avec Claire Bosc-Tiessé (INHA-CNRS) et Marie-Laure Derat (CNRS)

En français: https://lejournal.cnrs.fr/articles/en-ethiopie-lhistoire-de-lalibela-se-revele-peu-a-peu

In English: https://news.cnrs.fr/articles/in-ethiopia-lalibelas-mysteries

l’Éthiopie sous Abiy Ahmed, quelles reconfigurations ?

Date : Jeudi 21 février 2019
Horaire : 14h – 18h30
Adresse : 27 rue de la Procession, 75015 Paris

 

Depuis son arrivée à la tête du gouvernement éthiopien en avril 2018, Abiy Ahmed a multiplié les gestes d’ouverture : levée de l’état d’urgence, libération de prisonniers politiques, annonces d’une ouverture économique et de privatisations d’entreprises nationales. En matière de politique extérieure, Abiy Ahmed a créé la surprise en entamant un rapprochement historique avec l’Érythrée.

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Gimgema: The evaluation of civil servants in EPRDF Ethiopia

SÉMINAIRES / SEMINARS

Gimgema: The evaluation of civil servants in EPRDF Ethiopia

 

By Mehdi Labzae (PhD candidate, University Paris I-Pantheon Sorbonne, France)

Date: Monday February 18, 10-12am

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

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CFEE JOINT SEMINAR: USE-WEAR AND TAPHONOMY

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

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

(2015-2019)

21ème séance / 21st session: Use-wear and taphonomy: a study of Oldowan industries from the Shungura formation (Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia)
par/by Aline Galland 

Jeudi 14 février 2019, 15h30-17h / Thursday, February 14, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm

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

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Atlas 2019 – France > Corne de l’Afrique | Séjour de recherche postdoctoral

  

 

Date limite de candidature : 29 mars 2019

 

La Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) et le Centre français des études éthiopiennes (CFEE) proposent à des postdoctorants ou à de jeunes chercheurs résidant en France, une aide à la mobilité pour réaliser un séjour de recherche de 2 à 3 mois dans la Corne de l’Afrique (Ethiopie, Erythrée, Djibouti et Somaliland).

Seront soutenus des projets de recherche qui s’inscrivent dans la politique scientifique du CFEE, en synergie avec ses chercheurs ou ses partenaires dans la région. Les projets interdisciplinaires sont bienvenus.

Cet appel s’inscrit dans le cadre du programme Atlas de mobilité postdoctorale de courte durée lancé par la FMSH et ses partenaires.

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Slavery and the Slave Trade in Ethiopia and Beyond

 

SLAFNET Summer School
15-18 April 2019
Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University

 

Slavery and the slave trade have been an important historical feature of the Horn of Africa region. Consecutive regional polities executed slave raids into their respective hinterland well into the 20th century. The internal Ethiopian slave trade connected the political centers of Ethiopia with its peripheries, and the trade in slaves connected Ethiopia with the Red Sea  and the Indian Ocean world as well as with the Ottoman world. Various polities in the Horn of Africa were depended on, and were commercial centers for, slave labor. The regional contours of slavery are relatively well established. Despite the diversity of various forms of human bondage, slavery and serfdom, as well as the trade in slaves, and its relatively rich documentation, slavery has received little attention in the field of Eastern Africa’s social, cultural and economic history. Moreover, one feature of Ethiopia is the public silence and the absence of commemorative discourses among the descendants of owner groups, slave descendants as well as within the public sphere.

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CFEE FIELD GRANTS 2019 RECIPIENTS / LAURÉATS DES BOURSES DE TERRAIN DU CFEE 2019

List of the recipients of the CFEE 2019 Field Grants / Liste des lauréats des bourses de terrain du CFEE 2019

 

 

Following our 2019 call for applications for partial funds for fieldworks and/or study of collections in the museums to MA students and PhD candidates doing their researches on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, the scientific committee of the CFEE has selected 12 recipients.

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The Developmental State Seen Through the Prism of an Emergence of a Domestic Industrialist Class in Ethiopia

The Developmental State Seen Through the Prism of an Emergence of a Domestic Industrialist Class in Ethiopia: The Case of the Metals and Engineering Sector

By Sibulele NKunzi (PhD candidate, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Date: Thursday December 6, 2-4 pm

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

Ethiopia is achieving rapid economic growth and development despite historic and current challenges. Ethiopia is an exemplary 21st century case of bridging the continental wide gap in African indigenous productive capitalists by using state-owned enterprises, military-owned enterprises, party-owned firms, and strategic links and joint ventures with foreign investors to build a productive-and-patriotic class of domestic capitalists, albeit nascent at this point in time. Recognizing that reciprocal control mechanisms (RCMs) are the linchpin of industrial policy success, the research explores how they are managed in Ethiopia when such firms can prove hard to discipline.

Through a political economy lens, the research focuses on the significance of relatively complex manufacturing sectors. An examination of industry trends such as investment, trade, productivity, building of domestic technological, research and industrial capabilities is carried out through a focus on a particular case study: Ethiopia’s metals and engineering industry.  The sector is considered “complex” in this context given Ethiopia’s low-level of manufacturing capabilities, human capital and education, and non-existent comparative advantages. The case is interpreted in light of the developmental state with respect to the business-state-relationships (BSR) between the state and capital; in particular the bargains that the state makes with an industrialist class as some industrial policy instruments contextually become more and others less important in the support of the industry. The research aims to highlight the challenges associated with learning from failure on a national, sectoral and firm level, including institutionally in terms of policy.

The case-study is an attempt to move the developmental state literature forward by grappling with the pendulum question of the possibility of industrial policy at national level in an era of globalized production structures and networks. The argument in my research is that those in the academic fraternity as well as policy making authorities in aspirant African developmental states should consider those dimensions of industrial policy that are evident in Ethiopia’s ambitious Growth and Transformation Plan, which in effect challenge the pessimism associated with low-income countries turning to complex manufacturing structures. It is argued that though such ambition is often questioned by neoclassical economists, such an “over optimism” and the associated “hiding hand” (as Hirschmann (2002) referred to it) is often associated with important developmental effects.

The speaker 

Sibulele Nkunzi is a second year PhD Candidate in Applied Development Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. His PhD focuses on industrial policy and political economy dimensions of the Ethiopian developmental state. His research and teaching interests are in fieldwork-led academic and policy work with a focus on industrialization, industrial policy, labour, trade, technology, as well as methodological debates in economics.

CFEE Seminar: Ethiopia and its Islamic environment in the Middle Ages: The ERC project and its fieldwork in Bilet (Tigray)

Ethiopia and its Islamic environment in the Middle Ages: The ERC project and its fieldwork in Bilet (Tigray)

By Deresse Ayenachew (Debre Berhan University), Amélie Chekroun (CNRS, IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence), Bertrand Hirsch (Paris-1 Sorbonne University) and Julien Loiseau (Aix-Marseille University)

Date: Thursday November 29, 2-4 pm

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

The project pursues two hypothesis: 1) that connexions never have ceased between Ethiopia and its environment that came under Islamic domination and have even increased from the 13th century onwards; 2) that mobility of women and men, free or enslaved, commercial exchange and the flow of books and stories back and forth, did participate in the Islamisation of the whole area in the same way as in the resiliency of Ethiopian christianity. The project aims at evidencing these connexions inside the Horn, through the study of local written sources and archaeological survey, as well as outside the Horn, through the study of Arabic sources and of all traces left by men and women that came from the Horn to the Middle East.

The ERC project HornEast (Horn & Crescent. Connections, Mobility and Exchange between the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in the Middle Ages: 2017-2022) aims at evidencing local and global connections between the Horn of Africa and its Islamic environment (from Yemen to Egypt and Palestine) in the Middle Ages (7th to 15th Century), for a better understanding of the Islamisation process in the whole area.

Fieldwork has begun in Bilet (Tigray) in March 2018, revealing a Muslim graveyard with several Arabic stelae dating back to the 10th-12th centuries CE, and the remains of an urban settlement that may have worked together at the same time. First findings and research hypothesis of the fieldwork will be presented during the workshop along with an overview of the project HornEast.

The Speakers:

Julien Loiseau (Aix-Marseille University): Connecting the history of the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages: the ERC project HornEast

Bertrand Hirsch (Paris-1 Sorbonne University): In search of the Muslim stelae from Enderta: the way to Bilet

Amélie Chekroun (CNRS, IREMAM, Aix-en-Provence): Fieldwork mission in Bilet (March 2018): preliminary observations

Julien Loiseau (Aix-Marseille University): The Muslim stelae from Bilet: a preliminary assessment

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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Publication: Annales d’Ethiopie vol.31 (2016-2017)

PUBLICATION

ANNALES D’ETHIOPIE
Vol. 31, années 2016-2017

SPECIAL ISSUE: MAKING HERITAGE IN ETHIOPIA

Making heritage in Ethiopia: Introduction
Guillaume Blanc, Marie Bridonneau

The Return of the Crown of Kafa from Switzerland to Ethiopia: A Case of Restitution?
Elisabeth Biasio, Peter R. Gerber

Making Ethiopian Heritage World Heritage. UNESCO’s Role in Ethiopian Cultural and Natural Heritage
Marie Huber

The Simen Wild Fauna under the Protection of the Government of Haile Selassie. From Endangered Prey to National Symbol (1941–1969)
Girma Tayachew Asmelash

Creating Space. The Construction of Ethiopian Heritage and Memory in Israel
Judy Jaffe-Schagen

Urban Renewal and the Predicaments of Heritage Conservation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Zelalem Teferra

Les demeures anciennes d’Addis-Abeba. Discours et pratiques autour du patrimoine dans une métropole en reconstruction
(The old residences of Addis Ababa. Discourses and practices around heritage in a city under reconstruction)
Perrine Duroyaume

The Memory of Heroes: the Konso Experience
Metasebia Bekele

The Future of the Past. Towards Conservation of Undocumented Archaeological Sites and Objects in Tegray (Ethiopia)
Yohannes Gebre Selassie

 

SPECIAL ISSUE: DIFFERENT FACES OF MIGRATION IN AND FROM ETHIOPIA

Different Faces of Migration in and from
Ethiopia. Foreword
David Ambrosetti, Thomas Osmond

State-sponsored migrations in Ethiopia. Peasant perceptions of political control and land policies in Ethiopia’s western lowlands
Mehdi Labzaé

The expulsion of Ethiopian workers from Saudi Arabia (2013-2014). The management of a humanitarian and political crisis
Clara Lecadet, Medareshaw Tafesse Melkamu

Turks in Ethiopia/Ethiopians in Turkey. Transregional Circularities and South/South Bilateral Development in Globalization
Thomas Osmond

The Sport Migrations of East African Athletics
Benoît Gaudin, Solomon Teka, Samuel Simyiu Mwanga

 

VARIA / MISCELLANEOUS

From the mountains of Africa to Italy. The experience of Ethiopian deportees confined in Longobucco (Calabria) in the period 1937-1943
Giuseppe Ferraro

DOCUMENTS

À propos du colophon d’un mushaf harari du XIXe siècle
(About the colophon of a 19th century Harari mushaf)
Jean-François Faü

COMPTE RENDU / BOOK REVIEW

Francis Anfray, Chiara Zazzaro, 2016, Recherches archéologiques à Adoulis (Érythrée)
Jean-François Breton

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Publication: African Contributions to Peace Operations: Insights from the Military

PUBLICATION

African Contributions to Peace Operations: Insights from the Military

Journal of Eastern African Studies
Volume 12, n°1, 2018.

A collection of five articles are to be published by the Journal of Eastern African Studies. They have already been made available online on the journal website .

This collection of articles proceeds from the workshop organized by CFEE in Addis Ababa in April 2016 (https://cfee.hypotheses.org/1554), with the support of the Observatory of the Horn of Africa (LAM, Sciences Po Bordeaux, Région Nouvelle Aquitaine), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French Ministry of Defence.

The collection has been directed by Nina Wilén (FNRS, ULB), David Ambrosetti (CNRS, CFEE) and Jean-Nicolas Bach (CEDEJ Khartoum).

The five articles are:

Marco Jowell, “The unintended consequences of foreign military assistance in Africa: An analysis of peacekeeping training in Kenya”

Josefine Kuhnel Larsen & Nina Wilén, “Rwanda’s military as a people’s army: heroes at home and abroad”

Thomas Mandrup, “An uncertain future: South Africa’s national defence force caught between foreign-policy ambitions and domestic development”

Nina Wilén, Gérard Birantamije, David Ambrosetti, “The Burundian army’s trajectory to professionalisation and depoliticisation, and back again”

Paul Williams, “Joining AMISOM: Why six African states contributed troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia”