Author: Secrétaire Scientifique

History of Kings (tarikä nägäst) at Zuramba Maryam, South Gondar

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK The History of Kings (tarikä nägäst) of Zuramba Dabra Ṣerḥa Maryām monastery Edition, Translation and Historical analysis by Asfaw Tilahun Feleke   Asfaw Tilahun Feleke is lecturer at Wollo University. He was awarded  a B.Ed. degree in History Education at Bahir Dar University in 2003 and a MA degree…

Dube Nationality, Balé Lowlands

TERRAIN / FIELDWORK Dube Nationality and their Neighbors: Identity and Interrelationships of Peoples and Polities in Balé Lowlands ca. 1880s-1990s by Kefyalew Tessema Semu   Kefyalew Tessema is lecturer at Madda Walabu University, Bale-Robe and a doctoral student in History at Addis Ababa University. His research focuses on an ethnic…

Busy and interdisciplinary in the Afar: the AGXIM Project

TERRAIN / FIELDWORK The AGXIM* Project First Awsa Geology-Humanities Interdisciplinary Mission February 11-24, 2018 By Cécile Doubre, Eloi Ficquet & Lamya Khalidi * Afar for ‘to be busy’, pronounced agdhim Introduction to being busy The first field mission of the AGXIM project took place between February 11th and 24th, 2018.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Religio-cultural underpinnings of spousal abuse attitudes in Northern Ethiopia

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK 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…

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

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK 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…

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK: A History of Mining in Wallaga

TERRAIN/FIELDWORK 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…

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),…

Anne Regourd: Surveying Islamic manuscripts in Ethiopia

TERRAINS / FIELDWORKS Surveying Islamic manuscripts in Ethiopia: Project and progress Par / by Anne Regourd Anne Regourd est chercheuse au sein du projet ERC (European Research Council) « Islam in the Horn of Africa » à l’Université de Copenhague. Elle est intervenue l’année dernière au CFEE. Elle revient ici sur ce…

Selamawit Mecca: The bound bodies of Ethiopian women saints

ENTRETIEN / INTERVIEW Thursday, March 5th 2015, Selamawit Mecca has successfully defended her PhD thesis in literature, entitled Bound bodies: Representation of Ethiopian Women Saints in Ge’ez Hagiographies, at Addis Ababa University (advisors: Shiferaw Bekele and Marie-Laure Derat). Selamawit Mecca is a pionneer of the history of religious women in…

Selamawit Mecca: The bound bodies of Ethiopian women saints

ENTRETIEN / INTERVIEW Thursday, March 5th 2015, Selamawit Mecca has successfully defended her PhD thesis in literature, entitled Bound bodies: Representation of Ethiopian Women Saints in Ge’ez Hagiographies, at Addis Ababa University (advisors: Shiferaw Bekele and Marie-Laure Derat). Selamawit Mecca is a pionneer of the history of religious women in…