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Medieval Ethiopia: A Colloquium

Medieval Ethiopia: A Colloquium
Time: Mar 10th, 4:30 pm End: Mar 11th, 7:00 pm
Interest Categories: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), Italian Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 1500-1800, 1200-1500

The Centre for Medieval Studies presents

Medieval Ethiopia: A Colloquium


Friday 10 March 2017

Plenary lecture:

4:30-6:00 pm               Columbia Stewart, OSB (Hill Museum and Manuscript Library)

“The Pioneering Work of the Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library (EMML) and How Its Challenges and Mission Endure in the Digital Age”

St. Michael’s College, Muzzo Family Alumni Hall 100, 121 St. Joseph Street

Saturday 11 March 2017


All sessions held in Room 310, Lillian Massey Building (Centre for Medieval Studies), 125 Queen’s Park

9:15-9:30 am               Opening remarks

9:30-10:30 am             Wendy Belcher (Princeton University)

“The Riches of the Ethiopian Archive: Lives, Literature, and Legends”

10:30-11:00 am                       Coffee break

11:00 am-12:00 pm     Gianfrancesco Lusini (University of Naples)

“Monasticism in Medieval Ethiopia: Holy Men, Scribes and Scholars”

12:00-1:15 pm             Lunch break

1:15-2:15 pm               Samantha Kelly (Rutgers University)

“The Ethiopians of Renaissance Europe”

2:15-3:15 pm               Habtamu Tegegne (Rutgers University)

“Ethiopia’s Culture of Forgery, Problem of Document Deletion and Strategies of Preservation”

3:15-3:45 pm               Coffee break

3:45-4:45 pm               Roundtable: “Teaching Ge’ez”

4:45-5:45 pm               Roundtable: “The Literature of Ethiopia, Medieval and Modern”

5:45-6:00 pm              Closing remarks

6:00-7:00 pm              Reception


Sponsored by:

The Centre for Medieval Studies

The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

The University of Saint Michael’s College

With generous support from:

The Italian Cultural Institute / Istituto Italiano di Cultura

This event is free an open to all. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Centre for Medieval Studies (medieval.studies@utoronto.ca) or Suzanne Akbari (s.akbari@utoronto.ca)



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