PANEL 4.07

Diasporas in Ethiopia / Ethiopians in Diaspora

Coordination:
Giulia Bonacci , IRD, France;
Cressida Marcus , University of Oxford, United Kingdom;
Abye Tasse, University of Nouakchott, Centre Jacques Berque, Mauritania.

Far from the representations identifying it with a motionless antique landscape, Ethiopia has become a globalized migratory field. Not only is Ethiopia connected to the world by the international migrations it fuels, it is as well experienced by migratory networks travelling through the world. Ethiopians in the Diaspora (Middle-East, Africa, Americas, Europe) have attracted growing scholarly attention along the years. Their entanglement in national politics, their economical ties with the homeland and their cultural dynamism has encouraged Ethiopia to create specific institutions and frameworks in order to formalize the diasporic relationship. In turn, complex diasporic communities have passed through or settled in Ethiopia in different times and conditions. Armenians, Greeks, Italians, Caribbean and Middle-Eastern people, Indians, Yemenites, Congolese, Somalis, Chinese, and Ethio-Americans etc. have moved to Ethiopia due to trading opportunities, social imagination, intergovernmental agreements, or contexts of war and instability. Their insertion in Ethiopian society, and the tangible and symbolic boundaries determining the category of the foreigner contribute in part to defining the Ethiopian nation and people.

The aim of this panel is to invite scholars to present their research on the interface between Ethiopia and its Diasporas within and without. Presentations on historical and contemporary Diasporas are welcome, and particular attention to the issues of innovation, creativity, institutional frameworks and social identities is encouraged. With studies based on a variety of sources, it is the multi-faceted aspects of that interface between Ethiopia and its Diasporas that we wish to question collectively and from interdisciplinary perspectives.

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SELECTED PAPERS

Dr.

ADJEMIAN Boris

The invention of an Armenian homeland in Ethiopia: färänj and habäsha, through the eyes of a diaspora

Dr.

ALEMAYO Selam

“Development from Abroad:” Ethiopian Migrants and Community-level Educational Development in Ethiopia

Dr

BONACCI Giulia

Mapping the boundaries of otherness: naming Caribbean settlers in Ethiopia

Ms

CHARPENTIER Émeline

"Ethiopia of Congolese and Burundian refugees"

Prof

HAHN Wolfgang

How Menelik II came to have a mint

Dr.

KURTZ Roger

Ethiopia and the Diasporic Imagination

Dr. & Dr.

MACLEOD Erin

NIAAH Jahlani

Ethiopia from a Far: Visions and Actualization of Jamaican Ethiopianism

Mrs

MARCUS Cressida

From Without and from Within: Ethiopian Transnational Networks Between Christian Communities in the USA and Ethiopia

Ms.

MARZAGORA Sara

The literature of the Ethiopian diaspora in Italy. Mobilizing the heritage of Amharic literature to renegotiate the historical meaning of the 1936-1941 Italian occupation.

Dr

SCHOVANEC Josef

When religion moves boundaries: taking over Ethiopian legacy as an aim of political action, the example of the Sigd in Israel

Dr.

SHAMSHAD ALI

A Historical Overview of the Abyssinians in Medieval India

Dr.

SZELINGER Balázs

Doctors and adventurers: Hungarians in Ethiopia from 1920 to 1935

Mr.

TALMI COHEN Ravit

Time and Immigration

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors are advised to submit their paper to the Organizing Committee
before September 30, 2012
.

Papers will be published as pre-proceedings on the website, under each panel section.

Papers should be limited to ca. 5000 words or 30,000 signs (including spaces).

Papers have to be submitted online, by uploading under each panel section (go to the page of the panel in which your paper is selected and upload your text).

Papers can also be sent to the Organizing Committee (organization@ices18.org) with specification of panel number.

Submitted papers will be directly transmitted to the panel organizers and published online after approval by the panel organizers.

Guidelines to authors for formatting papers:

Transilteration systems for Ethiosemitic languages



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