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Compte-rendu de Conférence : « Out of Africa » – 23èmes rencontres sabéennes

Compte-rendu de colloque / Conference report

23èmes rencontres sabéennes (Vienne, 13-15 juin 2019)  / 23rd rencontres sabéennes (Vienna, 13rd-15th of june 2019)

 

The annual conference of « Rencontres Sabéennes », focusing on the pre-Islamic history of the South-Arabian Peninsula, was held this year in Vienna from the 13rd to the 15th of June. Ethiopia and southern Arabia share a common history, as evidenced by trade and cultural exchanges over the centuries. The conference was untitled « Out of Africa », and the presentations included a fair amount of papers considering the archaeology of the Horn of Africa. Indeed, seven papers and two posters were directly related to ancient Ethiopia, while three others were more or less linked to the Horn of Africa. This post briefly summarizes the content of these communications, highlighting the scientific dynamism that the research community on South-Arabia brings to this search field.

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NEW PUBLICATION: Lalibela, site rupestre chrÉtien d’Éthiopie

NOUVELLE PUBLICATION/ NEW PUBLICATION

Lalibela, site rupestre chrétien d’Éthiopie

Claire Bosc-Tiessé et Marie-Laure Derat (dir.)

 

avec les contributions de Laurent Bruxelles, François-Xavier Fauvelle, Emmanuel Fritsch, Antoine Garric, Yves Gleize, Romain Mensan, Thomas Osmond et Kidanemariam Woldegiyorgis Ayalew

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PHD DEFENSE: NINON BLOND

Holocene sediment dynamics and agricultural terraces in the Eastern Tigray Mountains (Ethiopia) – Evolutions, trajectories and functioning of a palimpsest landscape over the past 8,500 years. 

Tuesday December 10, at 2pm – Benveniste Amphitheatre (Ground Floor), Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée (7 rue Raulin, 69007 Lyon).
 

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CFEE Seminar in Historical Archaeology

SEMINAIRE / SEMINAR

Efficacy of traditional conservation methods for the protection of rock-cut heritage site: lessons from Lalibela, Ethiopia

 By Blen Taye

Megalithic Landscapes in the Central Highlands of Ethiopia: Inferences of Recent Archaeological Fieldworks

 By Alebachew Belay

 

 Date : Jeudi 22 août 2019, 14h30-17h00 / Date: Thursday August 22, 2019, 2:30-5:00pm

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W/M International Doctoral Fellowship in Historical Archaeology of Ethiopia

APPEL À CANDIDATURE / CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Offre contrat doctoral CNRS H/F au CFEE : « Activité rupestre et culture troglodytique à Lalibela et dans sa région » / W/M CNRS PhD fellowship offer at CFEE: “Rock activity and troglodyte culture in Lalibela and its region”

 

Offre en ligne publiée le lundi 10 juin 2019 / Online publication in the Monday, 10th June, 2019 :

https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR8167-MARDER-004/Default.aspx

Durée du contrat : 1er octobre 2019 – 31 septembre 2022 (36 mois) / Duration of the contract: 1rst October 2019 – 31rst September 2022 (36 months)

Le/la candidate sera inscrit sous la codirection de Marie-Laure Derat (Orient et Méditerranée) et François-Xavier Fauvelle (Collège de France, Traces, Toulouse) et son institution de rattachement et base logistique en Ethiopie sera le Centre français des Etudes Ethiopiennes (CFEE, USR 3137) à Addis Abeba. Le/la candidate sera inscrit à l’école doctorale d’archéologie (TESC) de l’Université de Toulouse / He/she will be enrolled under the co-direction of Marie-Laure Derat (CNRS, Orient et Méditerranée) and François-Xavier Fauvelle (Collège de France, Traces, Toulouse) and his institution of affiliation and logistics base in Ethiopia will be the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE, USR 3137) in Addis Abeba. The candidate will be enrolled in the Doctoral School of Archaeology (TESC) at the University of Toulouse.

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Documentary Screenings: Ethiopia, the mystery of phallic stones

DOCUMENTAIRE / DOCUMENTARY

Éthiopie, le mystère des mégalithes / Ethiopia, the mystery of the phallic stone

 

Ce documentaire sur la mission archéologique Abaya 2018 sera présenté et diffusé  : 
– à l’Alliance Éthio-Française d’Addis Abeba, le 11 avril 2019 à 18h30, en version anglaise (52 min), avec la participation de Yonas Beyene et Metasebia Bekele ;
– au Lycée franco-éthiopien Guébré Mariam le 18 avril 2019 à 17h30, en version française (92 min).

This documentary about the 2018 Abaya archaeological mission will be presented and screened:
– at the Ethio-French Alliance of Addis Abeba on the 11th of April 2019, at 6:30pm, English version (52 min), with the particpation of Yonas Beyene and Metasebia Bekele;
– at the Ethio-French High School Guebre Mariam on the 18th of April 2019 at 5:30pm, French version (92 min).

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On Arte TV: Ethiopie, le mystère des mégalithes

DOCUMENTAIRE / DOCUMENTARY

Ethiopie, le mystère des mégalithes

On Arte TV

 

A 90-minutes documentary about the Abaya 2018 archaeological mission. On Arte TV, February 9, 2019, 8:50pm and on replay  between February 2 – April 9.

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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

 

Megalithic Landscape: First Abaya archaeological mission

TERRAIN / FIELDWORK

First Abaya archaeological mission

(Gedeo, SNNPR; Guji, Oromia)

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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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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TERRAIN/FIELDWORK: Ethnoarchaeology and ethnogeomorphology, by Ninon Blond

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK

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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CFEE SEMINAR: Geoarchaeology and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of the site of Wakarida

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

CFEE Seminar Past and Present: History, Memory and Heritage
(2017-2018)

4ème séance / 4th session: Human occupation and environmental evolutions since the 6th millennium BCE around the aksumite site of Wakarida (Northern Tigray, Ethiopia)
by Ninon Blond

Mardi 28 novembre 2017, 14h-16h, Bibliothèque d’études éthiopiennes Berhanou Abebe (CFEE) / Tuesday 28 November 2017, 2-4 PM, Berhanou Abebe Library of Ethiopian Studies (CFEE).

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Programme de recherche EthioChrisProcess : Christianisation et interactions religieuses en Éthiopie (VIe-XIIIe s.)

Programme ANR EthioChrisProcess
Christianisation et interactions religieuses en Éthiopie du VIe au XIIIe siècle : approches comparées avec la Nubie et l’Égypte

 

Le programme EthioChrisProcess, porté par Marie-Laure Derat, a été sélectionné par l’Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) à l’été 2017. Financé pour une durée de 4 ans, de 2017 à 2021, il s’organise autour de quatre partenaires institutionnels : le Centre français des études éthiopiennes à Addis-Abeba, et en France, le laboratoire Orient & Méditerranée (UMR 8167, CNRS, Université Paris 1, Université Paris 4, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes), l’Institut des Mondes africains (IMAF, UMR 8171, CNRS, Université Paris 1, EHESS, IRD, Université Aix-Marseille) et le laboratoire TRACES (Travaux et recherches archéologiques sur les cultures et les espaces et les sociétés) à Toulouse (UMR 5608, CNRS, Université de Toulouse II Jean-Jaurès et Ministère de la culture et de la communication) ainsi que de nombreux collaborateurs scientifiques français et étrangers.

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