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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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.

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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Call for Papers: Keeping Faith in 2030 – Religions and Development in Ethiopia

Call for papers / Appel à contributions

Interdisciplinary conference

Keeping Faith in 2030:

Religions and Development in Ethiopia

 

Addis Ababa, May 31 – June 1, 2018

Deadline for abstract submission: April 6, 2018

The CFEE is a partner of a conference to be held in Addis Ababa, May 31 – June 1, 2018 as part of the international research network “Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals”, convened by the University of Leeds and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.

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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”

 

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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Berhanou Abebe Library of Ethiopian Studies 2017 New acquisitions

BIBLIOTHEQUE DU CFEE / CFEE LIBRARY

Nouvelles acquisitions de la bibliothèque d’études éthiopiennes Berhanou Abebe en 2017
Berhanou Abebe library of Ethiopian Studies 2017 New Acquisitions

La Bibliothèque d’études éthiopiennes Berhanou Abebe est ouverte sur inscription, de 9h à 17h du lundi au vendredi. L’inscription se fait en bibliothèque auprès des bibliothécaires. Un justificatif de rattachement à une université ou à une institution de recherche, ainsi qu’une photo d’identité, sont demandés. Les personnes désireuses de mener un projet de recherche à la bibliothèque hors du cadre universitaire sont priées de prendre contact auprès du CFEE (secretariat@cfee.cnrs.fr).
The Berhanou Abebe library of Ethiopian studies is open from 9AM to 5PM, Mondays to Fridays. Registration is carried out by the librarians in the library. Applicants shall bring a letter justifying their academic affiliation and an ID photo. Independent researchers (persons without any academic affiliation) willing to carry out a research project in the library should first contact the CFEE (secretariat@cfee.cnrs.fr).

La bibliothèque du CFEE a acquis plus d’une soixantaine de nouveaux ouvrages et une centaine de numéros de revues scientifiques au cours de l’année 2017. En voici la liste.
The CFEE library has acquired more than sixty new books and a hundred issues of scientific journals during the year 2017. Here is the list.

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CFEE JOINT SEMINAR: Terminal Pleistocene Lithic Technology in Eastern Africa

SÉMINAIRE / SEMINAR

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

(2015-2017)

16ème séance / 16th sessionTerminal Pleistocene Lithic Technology in Eastern Africa: Insights from B1s1, Main Ethiopian Rift
par/by Behailu Habte

Jeudi 21 décembre 2017, 15h30-17h / Thursday, December 21, 2017, 3:30-5:00 PM

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

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CALL FOR APPLICATION: Post-doctoral Fellowship on the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages, IREMAM, Aix-Marseille University

Call for Applications / Appel à candidature

Post-doctoral Fellowship on the Horn of Africa in the Middle Ages, IREMAM, Aix-Marseille University
Contrat post-doctoral à l’IREMAM (Aix-Marseille Université) sur la Corne de l’Afrique au Moyen Age

DEADLINE : 31 December 2017
DATE LIMITE de candidature : 31 décembre 2017

Period : 1 February 2018 — 31 January 2021 (36 months)
Période du 1er février 2018 au 31 janvier 2021 (36 mois)

Address for submission / Dossier à envoyer à : mellal@mmsh.univ-aix.fr

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Le blog scientifique du Centre français des études éthiopiennes (Addis-Abeba) / The scientific blog of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (Addis Ababa)