Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa gives the impression of a capital that is looking to the future while still being firmly rooted in the past. Its fabric bears witness to the various stages in its history, from its imperial origins in the late 1880s through the Italian colonial occupation of 1936-41 to the Marxist dicta...

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The churches of Lalibela. History and meaning

The presentation of this book by anthropologist Jacques Mercier and Claude Lepage. Mercier has been specialising in Ethiopia since 1972 when he studied Ethiopian esoteric and traditional medicine....
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Workshop for Ethiopian and German Authors of Children’s Books

This one-day workshop will bring together Ethiopian and German authors, including Cornelia Franz, Sigrid Zeevaert, Hanna Jansen and Doris Meissner-Johannknecht, directed by Nasrin Siege, a German/Iran...
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Lecture on How Ethiopia became Modern

30 November 2011. This lecture is part of the series What is Zeminawinet? Perspectives on Ethiopian Modernity, organized by Addis Ababa University, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Goethe-Institut. Held b...
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Lecture on The Evolution of Professional Historiography in Ethiopia

26 October 2011. The Addis Ababa University organizes a lecture in English, held by the historian and professor Bahru Zewede. This lecture will focus on the evolution of professional historiograph...
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Lecture on the Theatre of Robert Wilson and Heiner Müller

11 May 2011. This lecture focuses on the Performance Theatre Art of two famous directors, dramatists and theatre practitioners Robert Wilson and Heiner M
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Lectures on Contemporary Dance in Ethiopia

25 May 2011. This lectures series is dedicated to Performing Modernity and specifically to Contemporary Art in Ethiopia as part of the series What is
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Lecture on the Impact of Development Aid on Modernization in Ethiopia

27 April 2011. This lecture is held by Denis Thieulin, Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation in Ethiopia, and is part of the series
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Lecture on The Directing Styles of Max Reinhardt und Bertolt Brecht

9 March 2011. This lecture focuses on the directing styles of the famous theatre director Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) and playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) and their impact on the evolution of Europ...
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Lecture on Ethiopian Studies

16 February 2011. This lecture is conducted by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Kohl, director of the Frobenius-Institut in Frankfurt, Germany, who presents the work of his institution, regarded as one of the lea...
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Lecture on Development and Cooperation in Ethiopia

23 February 2011. This panel discussion conducted in English is part of the series What is Zeminawinet? Perspectives on Ethiopian Modernity, organized by Addis Ababa University, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftu...
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Lecture Series on the Roles of Women in Ethiopia

27 October 2010. This series of lectures in English held by Dr. Yonas Admassu, Professor of Ethiopian Literature, is entitled Perspectives on the Changing Roles of Women in Ethiopia. This event, which...
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Let Addis Read

25-29 October 2010. This project, entitled Let Addis Read and organised by Adama, Awassa, Bahir Dar, Dire Dawa und Mekelle, is in its third edition. German literature is read and discussed in Amharic...
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Jean-Loic Le Quellec on African rock art

14 April 2010. Jean-Loic Le Quellec, prehistorian, anthropologist, ethnologist and research director at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), gives an overview of rupestrian art in Afric...
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Democracy and the Social Question.

20 May 2008. Third in a series of lectures entitled
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International Women’s Day lecture.

8 March 2008. Doctors Mulu Muleta and Betel Amanuel from the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital lecture on the plight of women suffering from obstetric fistula due to obstructed labour, sexual abuse or rape...
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Talk on gender-based violence.

22 Nov 2006. The Heinrich Bll Foundation in partnership with the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) is giving a talk on gender-based violence at the Goethe Institut as part of its programme to...
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