H-Horn aims to facilitate scholarly collaboration and exchanges between professionals interested in the history and culture of the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea region. One of the primary objectives of H-Horn is to reach beyond national, sub-national, religious and ethnic lines and offer all scholars of the Horn a forum in which to address major issues and controversies that have defined, and continue to define, the history of the Horn of Africa, particularly in recent decades.

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CFP: 20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies - Mekelle University, Ethiopia - 1st – 5th October, 2018

20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies

Mekelle University, Ethiopia

“Regional and Global Ethiopia – Interconnections and Identities”


FIFTH CIRCULAR FOR ICES20 - Call for Abstracts


05 September 2017

The 20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (ICES20) is scheduled from 1st – 5th October,

2018 and will be held at Mekelle University, Ethiopia. The committee is now accepting abstracts

through its dedicated website as follows:

Call for Abstract for ICES20

Deadline 30 November 2017


The international conference “Maqdala at 150” will take place during four days, from April 10 to April 13, 2018, in parallel to the historical events that, 150 years earlier, led to the fall of Maqdala and the death of Tewodros II. The conference will be organized by Gondar University on its campus in partnership with three other universities: Debre Tabor University, Amba Maqdala University (to be opened yet) and Bahir Dar University.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Maqdala at 150 - An International Conference on the Era of Tewodros II

In April 2018 the 150th anniversary of the fall of Amba Maqdala and the tragic death of Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia will be celebrated. The fate of Maqdala in 1868 was one of the defining chapters in the history of modern Ethiopia and in the wider world it became an icon of African utopia and tragedy under colonialism.