The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall
 

Medieval Ethiopia: A Colloquium

Start Date and Time:

Friday, March 10, 2017, 4:00PM

End Date and Time:

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00PM

Speaker(s):

Wendy Belcher (Princeton), Gianfrancesco Lusini (Naples), Samantha Kelly (Rutgers), Habtamu Tegegne (Rutgers)

Opening Plenary

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.

Colloquium

Saturday, March 11, 2017 (9:15 am - 6:00 pm)

All sessions held in Rom 310, Lillian Massey Building (Centre for Medieval Studies), 125 Queen's Park.

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.

Sponsor(s)

  • 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

Contact Information

Susan Akbari
s.akbari@utoronto.ca

Location:

Room 100, Muzzo Family Alumni Hall, St. Michael's College, 121 St Joseph St, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2 view full map

Categories:

Colloquia

Audiences:

Alumni and Friends, Community, Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

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)
Closeup of "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.