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20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (ICES20)
Mekelle University, Ethiopia

"Regional and Global Ethiopia - Interconnections and Identities"
1-5 October, 2018



Conference Material

This section will contain downloadable material on the conference and related topics, such as information on the tourist sites of the region and information on Mekelle and Mekelle University.


History of ICES

The earlier conferences were organised mainly by leading Western scholars in the field, but soon also took place in Ethiopia and Asia. Every conference organisation is conveyed by a ceremony at the end of each conference to one nation with a strong tradition of Ethiopian Studies. As a rule, which had been practiced by the ICES since the 1990s, every third conference goes to Ethiopia and is organised by an Ethiopian committee. Following this, a local committee is formed carrying out the whole organisation, in consultation with the International Organising Committee (IOC), which is consulted on key issues. The previous conferences were:

ICES1 Rome, Italy (Accademia dei Lincei) 1959
ICES2 Manchester, UK (Manchester University) 1963
ICES3 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Haile Sellasie I University) 1966
ICES4 Rome, Italy (Accademia dei Lincei) 1972
ICES5A Nice, France (Association française pour la recherche scientifique en Afrique de l’Est / ARESAE) 1977
ICES5B Chicago, USA (University of Chicago, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois) 1978
ICES6 Tel Aviv, Israel (Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities) 1980
ICES7 Lund, Sweden (Lund University and the Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries) 1982
ICES8 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University) 1984
ICES9 Moscow, USSR (Asia and Africa Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences) 1986
ICES10 Paris, France (Société française pour les études éthiopiennes) 1988
ICES11 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University) 1991
ICES12 East Lansing, Michigan, USA (Michigan State University) 1994
ICES13 Kyoto, Japan (Kyoto University) 1997
ICES14 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University) 2000
ICES15 Hamburg, Germany (Asia-Africa-Institute, Hamburg University) 2003
ICES16 Trondheim, Norway (Trondheim University) 2007
ICES17 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University) 2009
ICES18 Dirre Dawa, Ethiopia (French Centre of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa & Institute of Ethiopian Studies, in coop. with Dirre Dawa University) 2012
ICES19 Warsaw, Poland (Department of African Languages and Cultures, Warsaw University) 2015
ICES20 Mekelle, Ethiopia (Mekelle University) planned: 2018