1. GENERAL PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE

Monday
Oct 29

14:00-17:00

Registration at the Alliance Ethio-Française of Dire Dawa

17:00-19:00

Opening Ceremony at the City Hall of Dire Dawa

19:30

Dinner offered by Dire Dawa Administration

Tuesday
Oct 30

8:30

Welcoming of participants - Dire Dawa University Conference Hall

9:00-12:00

Panel sessions no. 1.01 / 2.01 / 3.01 / 4.03 / 5.01 / 6.05 / 2.08

12:00-13:30

Lunch break at the cafeteria of the Conference Hall – offered by the Organizing Committee

13:30-14:15

Keynote lecture by Mr Francis Falceto on the Heritage of Ethiopian Music and “Musics”

14:30-17:30

Panel sessions no. 2.01 / 3.01 / 4.03 / 5.01 / 6.05 / 2.08 / 5.09 / film

18:30-20:30

Opening of the exhibition "Railway Stories" and dinner at the Alliance Ethio-Française
Buffet offered by the Organizing Committee of the Conference, with the support of the French Embassy in Ethiopia.

20:30

Film projection at the Alliance Ethio-Française

Wednesday
Oct 31

9:00-12:00

Panel sessions no. 1.01 / 2.02 / 3.04 / 4.01 / 5.02 / 6.01 / 7.03 / 1.03 / film

12:00-13:30

Lunch break at the cafeteria of the Conference Hall – offered by the Organizing Committee

13:30-14:15

Keynote lecture by Prof. Abdi Samatar on the Developmental State in Africa

14:30-17:30

Panel sessions no. 1.04 / 2.05 / 3.04 / 4.02 / 5.04 / 6.03 / 7.03 / 1.03 / film

18:30-20:00

Roundtable on "Journals on and in Northeastern Africa" at the Triangle Hotel Conference Hall

21:00

Concert by Munit & Jörg at the Alliance Ethio-Française (with the support of the German Embassy in Ethiopia)

Thursday
Nov. 1

9:00-12:00

Panel sessions no. 4.07 / 2.03 / 3.03 / 4.05 / 5.05 / 6.04 / 4.10 / 7.02 / film

12:00-13:30

Lunch break at the cafeteria of the Conference Hall – offered by the Organizing Committee

13:30-14:15

Keynote lecture by Prof. Bahru Zewde on the Dynamics of political succession in Ethiopian history

14:30-17:30

Panel sessions no. 4.07 / 2.04 / 4.04 / 3.05 / 5.06 / 4.09 / 7.02 / film

18:30-20:00

Roundtable on "Human Development in the Longer Range Future of Northeast Africa, 2060 A.D.", convened by Prof. James McCann, F. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future Boston University, at the Triangle Hotel Conference Hall

20:30

Dinner offered by Addis Ababa University and Dire Dawa University

Friday
Nov. 2

9:00-12:00

Panel sessions no. 2.07 / 2.06 / 4.08 / 5.07 / 5.08 / 7.01 / 5.10
+ roundtable on "Megaphonism in Ethiopia and beyond" (10:30 to 12:00)

12:00-14:00

Lunch break at the cafeteria of the Conference Hall – offered by the Organizing Committee

14:00-16:00

Conclusions and Closing ceremony

NB1: The detailed program of presentations in every panel will be ready for the opening of the Conference.

NB2: The information on room number allocated for each panel will be given in the detailed program.

FILM PANEL

Ethiopian Studies through images, sound and beyond: perspectives from anthropological/ historical films

Convener: Dr Itsushi Kawase (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)

A considerable number of academic films, particularly, ethnographic documentaries based on anthropological inquiry with the long-term field research have been produced centering on the variety of cultures in Ethiopia. The recent development of digital technology as well as the dramatic growth of visual anthropology conferences and scholarly networks has further facilitated the production and progress of methodology of anthropological films on Ethiopia. In addition, old films and archival footages on Ethiopia are discovered increasingly and treated as sources of historical and ethnohistorical studies.

During the 16th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies in Trondheim in 2007, for the first time a film panel was focusing both on anthropological and historical film. Continuously, this panel will present latest anthropological films and archival films/footages. We invites scholars who are interested in integrating film as the practice of doing anthropology and exploring history, and have the interdisciplinary debate on :1.different audio-visual narratives to approach their anthropological subject. 2.historical viewpoints/analysis that can be derived from archival film/footage.

Link to the program of the film panel of ICES18

2. EVENING EVENTS

Railway stories: Exhibition and film projection

Tuesday 30 October - 7:00 pm

On Tuesday evening, an exhibition will open as a preview of the book and the exhibition “African Train. Un Train en Afrique. Djibouti – Addis Abeba”, by Hugues Fontaine, a project supported by the cultural and cooperation services of the French Embassy and that will be launched in the first quarter of 2013. Makeda Ketcham will also present her film on railway workers’ stories.
http://africantrain.franceserv.com/

Historical Films Projections

Tuesday 30 October - 8:30 pm

After the opening of this exhibition at the Ethio-French Alliance, there will be a dinner, followed by an exceptional projection of two historical films. One documentary film on the coronation ceremonies of Empress Zewditu in 1917, and one fiction “La Voie sans Disque” (1933), directed by L. Poirier. It was filmed in Ethiopia in the early 1930’s on a story of a sabotage attempt against the railway under the Lij Iyasu period.