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Ethiopian Studies at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies

We have organized three sessions on Ethiopian topics for this year's conference, 9 to 12 May in Kalamazoo, Michigan: "Magic, Medicine, and Religion," "Saints, Struggles, and Sermons," and "Ethiopian Manuscripts and Manuscript Studies in Honor of Getatchew Haile."... Continue reading
We have organized three sessions on Ethiopian topics for this year's conference, 9 to 12 May in Kalamazoo, Michigan: "Magic, Medicine, and Religion," "Saints, Struggles, and Sermons," and "Ethiopian Manuscripts and Manuscript Studies in Honor of Getatchew Haile."... Continue reading

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Decades-Old Schism in the Ethiopian Church Mended

Following the election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as Prime Minister, it was announced that a meeting would be held to try to mend the schism within the Ethiopian Church. After several days of deliberation between three representatives from rival synods, an agreement was reached, ending the 27 year division.... Continue reading
Following the election of Dr. Abiy Ahmed as Prime Minister, it was announced that a meeting would be held to try to mend the schism within the Ethiopian Church. After several days of deliberation between three representatives from rival synods, an agreement was reached, ending the 27 year division.... Continue reading

Conferences

CFP: 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies

Building upon our great success at this year’s ICMS, and with the support of a number of organizations, we are happy to announce three sessions for next year’s congress: "Magic, Medicine, and Religion;" "Saints, Struggles, and Sermons;" and "Manuscripts and Manuscript Studies (A Roundtable)."... Continue reading
Building upon our great success at this year’s ICMS, and with the support of a number of organizations, we are happy to announce three sessions for next year’s congress: "Magic, Medicine, and Religion;" "Saints, Struggles, and Sermons;" and "Manuscripts and Manuscript Studies (A Roundtable)."... Continue reading

Conferences

Ethiopian Studies at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies

On 12 May 2018, Augustine Dickinson, Meseret Oldjira, and Michael Gervers spoke to a crowded room at the inaugural Ethiopian Studies session at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan.... Continue reading
On 12 May 2018, Augustine Dickinson, Meseret Oldjira, and Michael Gervers spoke to a crowded room at the inaugural Ethiopian Studies session at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan.... Continue reading
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Announcing Ethiopicist.com

Finding good, reliable, quality sources of information about Ethiopia and Eritrea is difficult. We want to change that. Anyone who has ever wondered, "What is an Ethiopian Orthodox liturgy like?", "How does the Ethiopian calendar work?", "Who is Tekle Haymanot?", or even just, "How do you read the letters?", will know that finding the answers to these questions often is not easy, and, when you find answers, they are not always from reliable sources. If you find answers but want to learn even more, where do you go after that? Myself and some of my colleagues have noticed that this is a common issue in Ethiopian Studies and we are committed to helping change that. Soon you... Continue reading
Finding good, reliable, quality sources of information about Ethiopia and Eritrea is difficult. We want to change that. Anyone who has ever wondered, "What is an Ethiopian Orthodox liturgy like?", "... Continue reading