Medieval Ethiopia: A Colloquium


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.


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.