Séminaire d’histoire de l’Éthiopie médiévale et moderne (2014-15).
Ewa Balicka-Witakowska : "Introduction : Däbra Sahel : Past and Present"
Michael Gervers : "Churches of Dabra Sāhel"
Jan Retsö : "Manuscripts of Dabra Sāhel"
Jacek Tomaszewski : "Paintings on Wood in Däbrä Sahel : Problems of Conservation"
Organised by :
Anaïs Wion (CFEE, CNRS), Shiferaw Bekele (History dpt., Addis Abeba Univ.), Deresse Aynatchew (Zer’a Ya’eqob Centre for Medieval Studies, Debre Berhan Univ.), Kindeneh Endeg (Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Abeba Univ.), Thomas Guindeuil (CFEE), Margaux Herman (CFEE)
This seminar on Ethiopian medieval and post-medieval history aims at presenting ongoing research by Ethiopian and international scholars : historians, philologists, archeologists, and other scholars in the social sciences and humanities interested in historical issues. Each monthly session will allow an in-depth and extended discussion. The very large period (11th-18th c.) offers the opportunity to discuss the relevance of classical periodisation such as medieval and modern or post-medieval. Examining the nature of the documentation, the changes and mutations of the phenomenons under study, as well as interactions between societies and cultures are tracks to interrogate our understanding of the time frames of Ethiopian “pre-contemporary” history. The diversity of the sources and the methodologies that will be presented during the year do have one common characteristic : field-work. The heuristic of field research is also one of the red thread that can be followed during this seminar.