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Free online access: Annales d’Éthiopie vol. 31 on Persée

ANNALES D’ÉTHIOPIE vol. 31 (2016/2017)

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

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

L’ensemble de la collection des Annales d’Éthiopie depuis 1955 est disponible sur Persée  / The whole collection of Annales d’Éthiopie since 1955 is available on Persée.

Double special issue of Annales d’Éthiopie

« Making Heritage in Ethiopia »


« Different Faces of Migration in and from Ethiopia »





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New paper: Conceptualizing the Middle Class in a Developmental State

Nouvelle publication / New publication

Conceptualizing the Middle Class in a Developmental State: Narratives and Expectations in Ethiopia

by Jean-Nicolas Bach & Clélie Nallet


Affican Affairs, Volume 117, Number 468, July 2018, pp. 439-461

DOI: 10.1093/afraf/ady021


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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,

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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A Guide to Old Piazza, Addis Ababa


Dominique Harre (text), Wondimagegn Gashaw (watercolor illustrations), Jonathan Le Péchon (graphic design, maps), 2018, Ethiopian City Guides: Addis Ababa Old Piazza, Addis Ababa, CFEE / Lit Verlag, 72 p. with attached city map.

Historic centers even when under the threat of inner city deterioration can offer a real opportunity to look at urban history. This is the case of the Piazza neighborhood in Addis Ababa, which was in the early 20th century the economic center of the new capital – and of Menelik II’s empire. Today many residences and commercial buildings are still reminiscent of the city’s past appearance from the late 1880s to the Italian redesign of the 1930s.

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Seminar: The Right to the City from the Global South

Seminar of the Department of Sociology, Addis Ababa University, in partnership with the CFEE


Rethinking the Right to the City from the Global South


Dr. Marie Bridonneau, Political Geographer, Université Paris-Nanterre

Dr. Woldeab Teshome, Sociologist, Addis Ababa University

Ato  Bewunetu Zewude, Sociologist,  Wolaita Sodo University

Ato Dawit Gorems, Sociologist, Mekele University


Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1:30-5:00 pm

Venue: Room G-19, Sidist Kilo Campus, College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Sidist Kilo Campus


‘Rethinking the Right to the City from the Global South” is a research program that gathers 14 researchers working on 8 selected cities in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, including Addis Ababa. The program aims at assessing the production of a right to the city “from the ground” in the Global South. It questions the capacity of urban dwellers to produce and to access the urban space through every day practices in cities that are highly affected by urban renewals and redevelopment projects. A common methodology based on a local and qualitative approach has been used to lead the fieldworks. In Addis Ababa, the researchers have focused their attention on life in peripheral condominiums.

Reconstruire et réinventer la ville depuis les condominiums (in French)


Marie Bridonneau, maître de conférences à l’Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense (UMR LAVUE 7218 – Laboratoire Mosaïques) et Sabine Planel, chargée de recherche à l’IRD (Institut des mondes africains – IMAF), ont accompli en juin 2015 une mission de recherche sur les “condominiums” (nouveaux quartiers d’immeubles d’habitation) d’Addis-Abeba. Cette mission a été réalisée dans le cadre d’un programme “Émergence(s)” financé par la mairie de Paris, coordonné par Amandine Spire et intitulé “Repenser le droit à la ville depuis les villes du Sud” (DALAA – Droit à la ville, Afrique subsaharienne, Amérique latine).

Le rapport détaillé de la mission de Marie Bridonneau et Sabine Planel en juin 2015 : Rapport_Jemo-1-10

L’actualité du programme DALVAA :


Urban history and heritage in Addis Ababa


CFEE Seminar Past and Present: History, Memory and Heritage

2ème séance / 2nd session: Urban history and heritage in Addis Ababa, par / by Dominique HARRE & ABEL CHALA

Mardi 17 novembre 2015, 14h-17h, Bibliothèque d’études éthiopiennes Berhanou Abebe (CFEE) / Tuesday 17th November 2015, 2-5 PM, Berhanou Abebe Library of Ethiopian Studies (CFEE).

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Publication: Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia


Gérard PRUNIER, Éloi FICQUET, eds., Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia. Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi, London, Hurst & Company, 2015, 521 p.

When we think of Ethiopia we tend to think in cliches: Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the Falasha Jews, the epic reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, the Communist Revolution, famine and civil war. Among the countries of Africa it has a high profile yet is poorly known. How- ever all cliches contain within them a kernel of truth, and occlude much more. Today’s Ethiopia (and its painfully liberated sister state of Eritrea) are largely obscured by these mythical views and a secondary literature that is partial or propagandist. Moreover there have been few attempts to offer readers a comprehensive overview of the country’s recent history, politics and culture that goes beyond the usual guidebook fare. Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia seeks to do just that, presenting a measured, detailed and systematic analysis of the main features of this unique country, now building on the foundations of a magical and tumultuous past as it struggles to emerge in the modern world on its own terms.

Both editors have been directors of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE).

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Lèpre et construction de l’éthiopie contemporaine / Leprosy and construction of contemporary Ethiopia


CFEE Seminar on Contemporary Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa (2014-2015)

1ère séance / 1st session : Disease, an actor in the construction of the Ethiopian Empire. The example of leprosy, par / by Vanessa Pedrotti (Université d’Aix-Marseille/IMAF).

Cette première séance animée par Vanessa Pedrotti, est accueillie au sein du séminaire de recherche du département d’anthropologie sociale de l’Université d’Addis-Abeba / This session presented by Vanessa Pedrotti, will be part of the program of the Social Anthropology Department research seminar, Addis Ababa.

Vendredi 12 décembre 2014 (14h-16h) / Friday, December 12th (2-4 PM). Lieu / Place : AAU Sidist Kilo Campus, Room n° NCR 114.

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Annales d’Éthiopie, n° 27, 2012


Annales d’Éthiopie, n° 27, 2012

Dossier thématique : “L’Occident, la croisade et l’Éthiopie” (dir. Robin Seignobos & Benjamin Weber) / Dossier thématique : “Vers une nouvelle Éthiopie urbaine ? Politiques et pratiques des villes” (dir. Pauline Bosredon & Perrine Duroyaume) / Varia

Special issue : “The West, the crusade and Ethiopia” (dir. Robin Seignobos & Benjamin Weber) / Special issue : “On the way to a new urban Ethiopia? Policies and practices of cities” (dir. Pauline Bosredon, Marie Bridonneau & Perrine Duroyaume) / Miscellaneous

Sommaire / Contents

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