Archives de catégorie : Terrains / Fieldworks

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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Human-Climate coevolution in the Lake Abhe paleobasin

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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

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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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TERRAIN/FIELDWORK: Gender and Development through Local Epistemologies

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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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TERRAIN / FIELDWORK: A View from Gibe III Hydropower Development Project

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The Politics of “Developmental State” in Ethiopia: A View from Gibe III Hydropower Development Project

by Edegilign Hailu Woldegebrael

Edegilign Hailu Woldegebrael is PhD candidate in geography at Université Paris Nanterre, France. His supervisor is Dr. Sabine Planel. He is conducting research on the politics of « Developmental State » in Ethiopia, through the prism of the Gibe III Hydropower Development Project. He is one of the recipients of the CFEE field scholarships. In this text, he explains the main contributions of this fieldwork funded by the CFEE.

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TERRAIN/FIELDWORK: The diversity of small mammals of Dire Dawa administration

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The diversity of small mammals of Dire Dawa administration, Eastern Ethiopia

by Christiane Denys, David Pleurdeau, Emmanuelle Stoetzel

Mission Report (13/11/2017 to 03/12/2017)

The franco-ethiopian team was composed of Prof Christiane Denys (UMR 7205, MNHN Paris, Dr David Pleurdeau (UMR7194 MNHN Paris), Dr Emmanuelle Stoetzel (UMR7194 MNHN Paris) and of Workalemahu Bekele Sime (Harar), Mohamed Kasso (Addis Abeba University), Motbaynor Wogayehu (driver Harar).

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TERRAIN/FIELDWORK: A History of Mining in Wallaga

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A History of Mining in Wallaga, Western Ethiopia, 1899-1991

by Alemseged Debele

Alemseged Debele is PhD candidate in history at Addis Ababa University. His supervisor is Professor Tesema Ta’a. He is conducting research on the history of mineral resources and their extraction in Wallaga, western Ethiopia in the 20th century.  He is one of the recipients of the CFEE field scholarships. In this text, he explains the main contributions of this fieldwork financed by the CFEE.

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TERRAIN/FIELDWORK: Ethnoarchaeology and ethnogeomorphology, by Ninon Blond

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Ethnoarchaeology and ethnogeomorphology: fieldwork study of landscapes around Wakarida (Northern Tigray)

by Ninon Blond

Ninon Blond is a Ph.D candidate in geography since 2015 under the supervision of Yann Callot & Nicolas Jacob at Université Lumière-Lyon 2. The subject of her Ph.D is “Paysages de terrasses autour de Wakarida (Tigray septentrional, Ethiopie), un marqueur des relations hommes-milieux de l’époque pré-axoumite à l’Actuel”. She is one of the recipients of the CFEE field grants. In this text, she explains the main contributions of this fieldwork funded by the CFEE.

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TERRAIN / FIELDWORK: Sekota, l’Ethiopie rurale en transition

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Sekota, l’Ethiopie rurale en transition

Par Alice Corbet

Alice Corbet is a doctor in Anthropology (Ecole des Hautes études en Sciences sociales, EHESS, Paris, 2008) and CNRS research fellow at Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM, UMR 5115, Sciences Po Bordeaux). She has been assigned to the CFEE since January 2017.
See her page on LAM website
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In this text, she presents her current fieldwork research in Sekota.

[in French]

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TERRAIN / FIELDWORK: La léproserie St. Antoine de Harar

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Histoire de la léproserie St-Antoine à Harar
Quelles histoires ?

Par Vanessa Pedrotti

Vanessa Pedrotti is PhD candidate in history at Université d’Aix-Marseille (Institut des mondes africains – IMAF, UMR 8171). Her advisor is Henri Médard. She is conducting research on the history of leprosy in Ethiopia, from the missionary actions to the handling of this issue by the Ethiopian State.  She is one of the recipients of the CFEE field scholarships. She conducted a fieldwork at the St. Antony Leprosy in Harar in September 2017. In this text, she explains the main contributions of this fieldwork financed by the CFEE.

[in French]

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TERRAIN / FIELDWORK: Reconstruction des habitats et climats anciens dans la vallée de l’Awash

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Végétation et résurgences d’eau actuelles de la Vallée de l’Awash pour une meilleure approximation et reconstruction des habitats et des climats anciens.
A spring forward: Awash Valley modern vegetation and springs for a better approximation and reconstruction of ancient habitats and climates

 

Par / by B. Bourel (doctorant Aix-Marseille Université, CEREGE), D. Barboni (CR CNRS CEREGE, Aix en Provence), Jean-Charles Mazur (ITA CNRS CEREGE, Aix en Provence)

En septembre 2017,  Doris Barboni  a dirigé une mission de recherche, en lien avec le CFEE, aux côtés de Benjamin Bourel et Jean-Charles Mazur, ainsi que Admasu Ali (Holleta Bee research center), dans la vallée de l’Awash.

(in French)

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Constance Perrin-Joly, new researcher at the CFEE

TERRAINS / FIELDWORKS

Engagement des entrepreneurs dans le développement de l’Ethiopie : De l’entreprise morale à l’entreprise de morale
Entrepreneurs’ commitment in Ethiopian development : From moral business to moral entreprise

BConstance Perrin-Joly

Constance Perrin-Joly, maîtresse de conférences à l’Université Paris 13 (IRIS), est sociologue du travail, spécialisée dans l’analyse des politiques d’entreprise qui répondent à des impératifs moraux. Elle combine l’étude des organisations avec une approche biographique sur les carrières professionnelles. Elle a rejoint le 1er septembre 2017 le Centre Français d’études éthiopiennes dans le cadre d’une délégation CNRS pour y mener une enquête sur l’engagement moral des entrepreneurs en Ethiopie.
Constance Perrin-Joly, lecturer at the University of Paris 13 (IRIS), is a sociologist of work, specializing in the analysis of corporate policies that respond to moral imperatives. She combines the study of organizations with a biographical approach on professional careers. On 1st September 2017, she has joined the French Center for Ethiopian Studies as part of a CNRS delegation to investigate the moral commitment of entrepreneurs in Ethiopia.

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CFEE Field Grants 2017 Recipients / Lauréats des bourses de terrain du CFEE 2017

BOURSES DE TERRAIN / FIELD GRANTS

Liste des lauréats des bourses de terrain du CFEE 2017
List of the recipients of the CFEE 2017 Field Grants

Suite à l’appel à candidature 2017 pour des financements partiels permettant la réalisation de missions de terrains et/ou l’étude de collections dans les musées aux étudiants et doctorants travaillant sur l’Éthiopie et la Corne de l’Afrique, le comité scientifique du Centre français des Études éthiopiennes d’Addis-Abeba  a sélectionné 15 lauréats dont voici la liste.
Following our 2017 call for application for partial funds for field works and/or study of collections in the museums to students and PhD candidates doing their researches on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, the scientific committee of the CFEE has selected 15 recipients (see the list below).

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Call for Applications – CFEE Field Grants / Appel à candidatures – Bourses de terrain CFEE

APPEL À CANDIDATURES / CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Le Centre français des Études éthiopiennes (CFEE) d’Addis-Abeba (Éthiopie), Institut français de recherche à l’étranger (IFRE) du Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international (MAEDI) 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.

The French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE) in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), French Research institute Abroad (IFRE) of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and of the National Centre for Scientific Researches (CNRS / INSHS) offers partial funds for field works and/or study of collections in the museums to students and PhD candidate doing their researches on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.

Date limite de candidature / Deadline for application :
23 juin 2017 / June 23, 2017

Bourses de terrain CFEE 2017 / Field Grants CFEE 2017 

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