Panels and papers

Panels accepted for the 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies. 


1. Law and judiciary in social context and human rights

2. Recent explorations in Ethiopian linguistics

3. The role of religion in shaping the contemporary society

4. Tackling contemporary social problems in Ethiopia

5. Tradition and modernity in Ethiopian literatures

6. Studies in Ethiopian arts, architecture and handicraft

7. Ethiopia in African context

8. Gender issues, women rights and feminism

9. New challenges facing educators and education in Ethiopia

10. Federalism, ethnicity and politics

11. New and old patterns of everyday life

12. Ge‘ez philology and manuscripts

13. New findings and methods in the field of Ethiopian history

14. Ethiopia and the “West”: perceptions and relations

15. Social aspects of health, illness and medicine

16. Land, agriculture, natural environment, urban and rural patterns

17. Archaeology and heritage management

18. Polish archaeologists in the Nile Valley


1. Classical Ethiopic 
2. Literature
3. Linguistics
4. History
5. International Relations
6. Law, Politics and Society
7. Ecology and Environment
8. Youth and Development
9. History of Ethiopian Studies and Ethiopianism
10. Music and Cinema


1. Classical Ethiopic 

1.01 Timothy B. Sailors 

Early Christian literature preserved in classical Ethiopic (Ge'ez)


1.02 Maija Priess 

Towards Critical Editions of Biblical books


1.03 Alessandro Bausi; Antonella Brita; Denis Nosnitsin 

Literary genres and text carriers in Ethiopian manuscript culture: typologies and correlations


2. Literature 

2.01 Wendy Laura Belcher; Selamawit Mecca  

New approaches to Ethiopian literature


2.02 Alessandro Gori 

Islamic literature in Ethiopia: new perspectives of research


2.03 Andreas Wetter; Kemal Abdulwehab

Interdisciplinary approaches to Islamic songs (Mänzuma) of Ethiopia


3. Linguistics

3.01 Anbessa Teferra; Azeb Amha; Baye Yimam; Binyam Sisay; Hirut Woldemariam

Spatial expressions in Ethiopian languages


3.02 Lutz Edzard; Ronny Meyer; Yvonne Treis; Ewa Wołk-Sore

Time in the languages of the Horn of Africa


4. History 

4.01 Luisa Sernicola 

Genesis and development of the Aksumite kingdom: archaeological and historical analysis


4.02 Margaux Herman; Sophia Dege-Müller; Verena Krebs

Hidden agents? The role of women in Ethiopian history


4.03 Wolbert Smidt; Fesseha Berhe; Eloi Ficquet

Historical antropology: an assesment of ongoing research and debates


5. International Relations 

5.01 Jacopo Gnisci 

Architectural, historical, religious, and literary perspectives on the relationship between Ethiopia and Jerusalem: Past and present


5.02 Jonathan Miran; Marina de Regt

Ethiopians in Yemen, Yemenis in Ethiopia: Transregional mobility in a historical perspective


5.03 Balázs Szélinger; Jan Záhořík

Ethiopia and Eastern/Central Europe/The Balkans: From Haile Selassie to the Derg Era


5.04 Robert Kłosowicz 

The role of Ethiopia in the international relations of the Horn of Africa


5.05 Frauke Eckl; Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel; Sophia Thubauville

Ethiopia’s Asian options


5.06 Yacob Arsano

Key Imperatives of Cooperation in the Nile Basin


5.07 Zelalem Teferra

Labor migrations


6. Law, Politics and Society

6.01 Davide Chinigo; John Markakis; Catherine Dom; Sarah Vaughan

State and society: Changing systems, changing relationships in Ethiopia


6.02 Sabine Planel; Woldeab Teshome 

Spatial justice in Ethiopia


6.03 Eloi Ficquet; Stéphane Ancel

Administrating places of worship in Ethiopia: Legal frameworks and practical management procedures for religious assets


6.04 Emanuele Fantini; Iginio Gagliardone

Beyond the vote liturgy: making sense of Ethiopia's 2015 elections


6.05 Susanne Epple; Fabienne Braukmann

From periphery to mainstream? Recent observations on status changes of so-called minority groups in Ethiopia


6.06 Angela Raven-Roberts

Being, becoming and believing in pastoralism: The status of Ethiopian pastoralists in the 21. Century 


6.07 Echi Christina Gabbert; Dereje Feyissa Dori

Power, Peripheries and Land: Development across the last frontiers of Ethiopia


6.08 Ivo Strecker 

Culture and rhetoric in Ethiopia


7. Ecology and Environment

7.01 Jon Abbink; Izabela Orlowska; Dirk Bustorf

Ethno-ecology, eco-cultural spaces and ethno-landscapes in Ethiopia


7.02 Benedikt Kamski   This panel has been moved and joined with panel XVI                      

Land & water resources in a regional context: Opportunities, challenges and hazards


7.03 Alemseged Beldados; Tekle Hagos; Hasen Seid

Archaeological researches and practice of conservation of cultural heritages in Ethiopia


7.04 Mulugeta Feseha

Promoting Ethiopia’s Tourism


8. Youth and Development

8.01 Helen Papworth; Angela Raven-Roberts

Reimagining lives and trajectories: Innovations in literacy and development projects in Ethiopia


8.02 Katrin Bromber; Julian Tadesse

Taming contingency anticipating progress: Ethiopian youth’s attempts to carve out a future


8.03 Tatek Abebe; Bethlehem Tekola                         

Childhood, rights and well-being in Ethiopia


8.04 Teferi Abate Adem; Svein Ege

The promises and perils of commercializing smallholder agriculture: Emerging patterns and comparative local evidences in Ethiopia 


9. History of Ethiopian Studies and Ethiopianism

9.01 Aneta Pawłowska 

Ethiopian Studies in Poland and Polish collections of Ethiopian artefacts


9.02 Verena Krebs; Felix Girke 

Untold Ethiopian histories: Finding and filling vexing gaps in the academic record


9.03 Dorothea McEwan 

The history of cartography 


9.04 Giulia Bonacci; Hillina Seife

Revisiting Ethiopianism. Representations, circulations and local practices of „Ethiopia"


10. Music and Cinema

10.01 Ezra Abate Yimam 

Music and conflict transformation: The Ethiopian experience


10.02 Alessandro Jedlowski; Teferi Nigussie

Ethio-cinema: Making and watching films in Ethiopia, past and present