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Medieval Ethiopia: A Second Colloquium (11-12 October)



Medieval Ethiopia: A Second Colloquium (11-12 October)

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to support the participation of Prof. Alessandro Bausi (University of Hamburg,) in the Second Colloquium MEDIEVAL ETHIOPIA. The Second Colloquium is co-hosted by the University of Toronto’s Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies together with the Art Gallery of Ontario and with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute.


Alessandro Bausi (1963, PhD 1992 Naples Oriental Institute) is a philologist working on Ethiopic texts and manuscripts. Formerly Assistant (1995) and Associate Professor (2002) of Ethiopic Language and Literature at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’, since 2009 he is Professor for Ethiopian Studies at the Asien-Afrika-Institut and director of the Hiob Ludolf Centre at Universität Hamburg. He is the editor of the journal "Aethiopica: International Journal of Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies" and of the series "Aethiopistische Forschungen. Editor of the Encyclopaedia Aethiopica" (2010-2014) and Chair of the Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies networking programme (funded by the European Science Foundation 2009-2014), he is at present heading the European Research Council Advanced Grant Project TraCES: "From Translation to Creation: Changes in Ethiopic Style and Lexicon from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages" (2014-2019) and the long-term project of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Hamburg Beta Maṣāḥǝft: "Die Schriftkultur des christlichen Äthiopien und Eritreas: Eine multimediale Forschungsumgebung" (2016-2040). He is a member of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures at Universität Hamburg and consultant for Ethiopic and Ethiopian studies for several series and journals. He has extensively published on Ethiopian and manuscript studies.

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Date: Da Friday, October 11, 2019 a Saturday, October 12, 2019

Time: From 9:00 am To 6:30 pm

Organized by : The Centre for Medieval Studies; The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations The University of Saint Michael’s College

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


St. Michael’s College, Muzzo Family Alumni Hall 100, 121 St. Joseph Street; Room 310, Lillian Massey Building (Centre for Medieval Studies), 125 Queen’s Park


The Centre for Medieval Studies