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Megalithic Landscape: First Abaya archaeological mission

TERRAIN / FIELDWORK

First Abaya archaeological mission

(Gedeo, SNNPR)

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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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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Free Online Access: Annales d’Ethiopie vol. 30 on Persée

ANNALES D’ETHIOPIE vol. 30 (2015)

est désormais en accès libre en ligne sur Persée / is now  available online for free on Persée.

Suivre le lien / follow the link : http://www.persee.fr/issue/ethio_0066-2127_2015_num_30_1

Voir le sommaire et les résumés ci-dessous / Contents and abstracts below

Pour accécer à l’ensemble de la collection des Annales d’Ethiopie sur Persée, cliquer ici. / To access the whole collection of Annales d’Ethiopie on Persée, click here.

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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.