Medieval Ethiopia: A Colloquium
Start Date and Time:
Friday, March 10, 2017, 4:00PM
End Date and Time:
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00PM
Wendy Belcher (Princeton), Gianfrancesco Lusini (Naples), Samantha Kelly (Rutgers), Habtamu Tegegne (Rutgers)
Friday, March 10, 2017 (4:30 pm - 6:00 pm)
Columba 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, Room 100, 121 St. Joseph Street.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 (9:15 am - 6:00 pm)
Colloquium speakers include:
Wendy Belcher (Princteon University), "The Riches of the Ethiopian Archive: Lives, Literature, and Legends".
Gianfrancesco Lusini (University of Naples), "Monasticism in Medieval Ethiopia: Holy Men, Scribes, and Scholars".
Samantha Kelly (Rutgers University), "The Ethiopians of Renaissance Europe".
Habtamu Tegegne (Rutgers University), "Ethiopia's Culture of Forgery, Problem of Document Deletion, and Strategies of Preservation".
Plus two roundtable discussions:
"Teaching Ge'ez at the University of Toronto"
"The Literature of Ethiopia, Medieval and Modern"
"The Virgin and Child with the Archangels Gabriel and Michael". Late 15th/early 16th century. Tempera on parchment. Gospel manuscript from the monastery of Gunda Gunde (Tigray, Ethiopia). Image: DSU, UTSC Library. © M. Gervers, 2002.
- The Centre for Medieval Studies
- The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
- The Italian Cultural Institute/Istituto Italiano di Cultura
- The University of Saint Michael's College
Room 100, Muzzo Family Alumni Hall, St. Michael's College, 121 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2