- Addis Ababa University (See Universities below)
- Addis Foto Fest 2010: December 7-11, 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- African Telematics Symposium, Addis Ababa, 1995 (University of Pennsylvania)
The electronic version of the full proceedings of the conference held on April 3-7, 1995 in Addis Ababa.
- AFROMET: Association for the Return of the Maqdala Ethiopian Treasures (2000) (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Essays (by historian Richard Pankhurst), opinion pieces, and a petition -- no images -- for the return of the art treasures (royal crowns, manuscripts, etc.) stolen from Maqdala by the British Napier expedition in 1868.
-- See also: Dr. Kwame Opoku on "Restitution of African Artefacts" (Oct-Dec 2008) ModernGhana.Com
(Modern Ghana Media Communications, Ltd., Accra, Ghana)
- AFROPOP Worldwide: Ethiopian Music: background, discography, interviews, and links (Brooklyn, New York)
- Aksum: an African civilisation of late antiquity. By Stuart Munro-Hay. (1991): Excerpts -- Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 1991. Plain text, 227 pages in PDF format. (via The Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Church, Washington, DC)
- "Alemaya University of Agriculture" -- Hayamaya University (See below)
- Amharic on the Internet
- African Language.Com's Amharic Language Tutorial Programs (Anaheim, California)
Warning: this is a commercial site.
Tutorial materials for Tigrinya, Oromo, and Somali are also available.
- Amharic.Com (Shining Star Multimedia, Lake Forest, California)
This is a commercial site for the sale of self-study kits.
- An Amharic reference grammar. By Wolf Leslau. (1969) -- Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), 200-? [Electronic version of: An Amharic reference grammar. Los Angeles, Calif.: University of California at Los Angeles, 1969; 478 p.]
481 pages in PDF format
- EthiopianDictionary.com: Online Amharic-English Dictionary. (Eliab Consulting, USA)
- Ethiopic.Com (Ethiopian Computers & Software, Littleton, Colorado; in association with Fettan Graphics Corp., Washington, DC)
The web site features downloadable Ge'ez fonts and other products, plus extensive links to articles and related information on the Web about the Amharic language and Ethiopia.
- Tsehai Loves Learning (Abshiro Group, USA; in association with Whiz Kids Workshop, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
A website featuring information about educational videos (DVD format), TV programs in Amharic from Ethiopia, and public events in the USA for teaching Amharic to (Ethiopian) children.
- The Anglo-Ethiopian Society (London, UK)
The web site features announcements on lectures and other events, a newsletter, and occasional publications. "[Formed in 1948] The object of the Society is to foster knowledge of Ethiopian culture, history and way of life and to encourage friendship between the British and Ethiopian peoples. The Society is a non political organisation."
: articles, book reviews, occasional papers, etc.
- Annales d'Éthiopie. (Online): Archive, 1955-2005 -- Paris ; Addis Ababa: Centre Français des Etudes Ethiopiennes, 1955- --via Persée
- Inventaire des Bibliothèques et des Catalogues de Manuscrits Ethiopiens (janvier 2008). Par Anaïs Wion, Marie-Laure Derat et Claire Bosc-Tiessé. (Ménestrel--medievistes sur l'internet, sources, travaux, references en ligne, Paris)en format PDF
- Brooklyn College Library: The Robert L. Hess Collections on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa -and- the Continent of Africa (Brooklyn College, The City University of New York)
- Centre français des études éthiopiennes (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) Voir ci-dessous.
- Encyclopaedia Aethiopica: Official Site for the Project (via Institut für Afrikanistik und Äthiopistik, Universität Hamburg, Germany)
- Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict Home Page (Amba Gishen site; via GeoCities)
This webpage offers selected news from a variety of sources, historical essays, editorials, opinions, maps, and useful links; plus, image files of different parts of north-central Ethiopia in 1996. The general tone of the collection favors the official Ethiopian version of the causes of the conflict. (Originally, 'an experimental personal webpage consisting of a miscellaneous collection of items about Ethiopia, but eventually intended to display information for people interested in establishing businesses in Ethiopia.')
- The Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict of 1998 and Selected Historical Documents & Map (1891-1908) (Prof. Habte Ghebre-Ab, University of Cincinnati History Forum; via GeoCities)
- Ethiopia Reads (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; via Denver, Colorado)
"[Since 1998] Ethiopia Reads mission is to promote a reading culture in Ethiopia by connecting children with books...Ethiopia Reads opened Shola Children's Library, the country's first free library for children which now houses more than 15,000 books." Other programs include the Awassa Reading Center and Mobile Donkey Library, School Library Development,a Publishing Program, and Annual Children's Book Week.
- Ethiopia through Russian eyes: Excerpts from Alexander K Bulatovich's "With the armies of Menelik: journal of an expedition from Ethiopia to Lake Rudolf," circa 1900. (Richard Seltzer, West Roxbury, Mass.)
- Ethiopia: Traditions of Creativity (Prof. Ray A. Silverman et al., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
The site offers profiles on contemporary Ethiopian artists and current news about "the expressive cultures of Ethiopia", plus information and some images from a 1994 art exhibition held at Michigan State University.
- Ethiopian Economic Association (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction, and City Development (Addis Ababa)
"...officially inaugurated on March 6, 2010. It is the latest chapter of a long and vivid history of the school. Before becoming EiABC, the school was part of the Faculty of Technology of Addis Ababa University. And before that, it was known as the Ethio-Swedish Institute, or in short: the Building College. This institution was founded in 1954 through a bilateral agreement between the Ethiopian and Swedish Governments."
--See especially: Articles and papers of EiABC
- Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church Faith and Order (USA)
In Amharic, English, French, and German: The liturgy and music of Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, with audio files and links to information on congregations in the USA and elsewhere outside of Ethiopia; plus, links to other web sites on Christian Ethiopian history and culture.
- EthnoAtlas Culture Summaries (Centre for Social Anthropology & Computing, University of Kent)
(These text files, created in January 1995, are based on information from old monographs and reference works published in the 1970s or earlier)
- Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia -- Ministries (Addis Ababa)
- Forum for Social Studies (FSS) (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- Gondar University (See below)
- Images of Ethiopia (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
A small library of historical sites, ceremonies and other images in GIF format...from highland Ethiopia.
- Instituts français de recherche à l'étranger: Centre français des études éthiopiennes (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Sur ce site, on peut lire quelque choses aux activités et aux publications du centre et dans le domaine des études éthiopiennes surtout en Ethiopie et en Europe.
- International Bureau of Education = Bureau de l'Education International: Ethiopia (UNESCO, Geneva, Switzerland)
- Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University
- XVth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, July 21-25, 2003, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany (via Hamburg University, Asia-Africa Institute, Hamburg, Germany)
The webpage includes general information, "call for papers", conference registration form, previous conference information, and related links. The deadline for abstracts was June 15, 2002.
- Jimma University (See below)
- The Kebra Negast: The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek (I)...translated by E.A. Wallis Budge (1932). Internet Sacred Text Archive. (Christopher M. Weimer, September 2002)
--See also: The Kebra Negast (2000)
. In Parentheses
. -- Cambridge, Ontario, Canada: In parentheses Publications, 2000. (via York University, Toronto, Canada) 279 pages in PDF format
- Kezira : Music in the Horn of Africa (Professor Andreas Wetter, Department of African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
A blog site --in German and in English-- offering commentary, web links, and a selection of audio files of contemporary music from Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Sudan, with brief descriptions, a bibliography
on the literature about music from the Horn of Africa, and links to other sites.
- Map "Partie de la Haute Ethiopia ou sont l'Empire des Abissins et la Nubie, &c.," par N. Sanson d'Abberi, Geog. du Roi (France), 1658 (Cornell Geographic Information System, Institute for the Study of Continents, Department of Geological Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York)
A GIF file, from a small collection of maps
mostly on the Middle East and North Africa. See also, the larger Cornell GIS Web site
- Mäzgäbä Seelat: Treasury of Ethiopian Images (Prof. Michael Gervers ...[et al]., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
"A database for the recording of Ethiopian art, architecture and culture."---Registration is required for access
: "The bulk of the collection is composed of the more than 10,000 photographs taken by Michael Gervers during research trips to Ethiopia between 1982 and 2002. It also includes some rare images taken by Diana Spencer in the 1960s and 1970s, and by Paul Henze and Fiona McEwen more recently...Presently, there are over 11,000 images in the system and more are added regularly."
--See also: Selected publications
by Gervers and others.
- Media Ethiopia.Com (Samuel Kinde Kassegne et al., San Diego, California)
Formerly "Ethiopians on the Web": An extensive web site on Ethiopian affairs, with current news and debates, historical and cultural topics, book reviews, discussions by and about Ethiopian writers and artists, and a host of related links.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art -- African Art Timeline: Aksum (1st to 7th century A.D.) (New York)
A very brief summary of ancient Ethiopian architectural and religious art history, with a few images and maps.
- Ethiopian Music and Dance Performance: Abonesh Adnew and Company -- June 20, 2004 (Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, Washington, DC) RealPlayer required.
This is an "About the Artist" web page, with a link to a full length video of the "International Refugee Day" performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
- National Archives and Library of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
- Nordiska Afrikainstitutet: Local History in Ethiopia Compiled by Bernard Lindahl in 2005. (Uppsala, Sweden)
This web dossier consists of extracts from printed external sources
that are organized alphabetically, chronologically, and geographically. Environment and events in the countryside of Ethiopia from the early 1800s onwards are featured. The capital city of Addis Ababa is excluded.
- North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry
Reports covering the period since 1998 on the situation in Ethiopia and Israel; and requests for humanitarian support.
- Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- General information about the organization and its activities and publications. "OSSREA was established in April 1980, held its Firsct Congress in June 1983, and celebrated its Tenth Anniversary, in conjunction with its Third Congress, in Kampala, Uganda, in May 1990...Its current membership is drawn from 11 countries, but its constitution opens membership to social scientists in 18 countries ... and institutional membership is open to all institutions, within or outside the region."
- OSSREA Publications
This section offers information about publications and selected online versions, including:
-- OSSREA bulletin. (Online)
, since 2007
- Oromo Studies Association (via Fridley, Minnesota)
The web site features organizational information, news, and conference proceedings from the OSA. "[Founded in 1996, the OSA] is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit organization, established by Oromo and non-Oromo scholars to promote studies on and relevant to the Oromo people."
- Return our Obelisk!: The campaign for the return of the Aksum obelisk from Italy to Ethiopia, 1996-2008
- Sankofa.Com (Washington, DC)
A promotional site for the films of Haile Gerima and his film company, Mypheduh Films. Gerima is an Ethiopian-born filmmaker who came to the US in 1967 and has directed and/or produced such films as "Sankofa", "Ashes and Embers", "Bush Mama", and "Harvest 3,000 Years".
- Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art (Washington, DC)
- "Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora", May 2 - October 5, 2003
The website features videos and images by "10 artists, from across several generations, who have addressed issues of identity, experienced displacement and created new 'homelands'. Their artworks span the media--from paintings, mixed media, photography and digital prints to ceramic and papier mâché sculptures, murals and on-site installations."
- "Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science", January 31 - October 3, 2003 Exhibition
The website includes Ethiopian Orthodox Christian icons from the 17th to the 19th centuries, color images of six icons and processional crosses, with a brief curator's introduction and a description of recent conservation efforts at the museum. See also, a short bibliography
- South Omo Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia (via Universität Johannes Gutenberg, Mainz, Germany)
- The website includes general information about conferences and workshops at the center and about Southern Ethiopian cultures, as well as featuring publications by researchers. "The South Omo Research Center and Forum for Transcultural Understanding has been created as part of the new policy of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, which supports the development of new research centers in different regions of Ethiopia."
- Tadias magazine. (Online): History Archive -- New York: Tadias, 2007-
An Ethiopian-American online magazine which includes contributions from scholars and journalists on historical topics such as: St. Yared of Ancient Axum & Ethiopian Orthodox Christian musical traditions; Ethiopian monks at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem; Lalibela; Taamrat Emmanuel,
Melaku E. Bayen & John Robinson, etc.
- Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin (1936-2006)
- 3rd Annual International Tsehai Conference July 2008, "Ethiopia's Youth, Ethiopia's Future," Washington, DC Co-sponsored by the Ethiopian Heritage Foundation
The deadline for proposals is April 1, 2008. This site also features highlights from conferences held in previous years.
- Tsehai Publishers & Distributors (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California)
Tsehai specializes in publications about Ethiopia and by Ethiopian authors...including reprints of classic works of Ethiopian history.
- UNESCO--United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: World Heritage
- "Inauguration Ceremony for the Aksum Obelisk" (September 5, 2008) UNESCO World Heritage Centre News & Events
- International Campaign to Safeguard the Principal Monuments and Sites of Ethiopia
- Africa Revisited = Nouveaux regards sur l'Afrique (An overview of African history, archaeology, and cultures, with brief summaries, illustrations, and photos.)
See: Final Report
(80 pages in English and French, PDF format)-- Includes "Christians in Ethiopia" (Compiled by Bertrand Hirsch)
- World Heritage Site in Danger: Simeon National Park
- Other Sites in Ethiopia:
- WH General Home Page
- Universities in Ethiopia
- Addis Ababa University
- Adama University, Adama
"[Established in 2002]...emphasizing economic development and university-enterprise cooperation according to the German paradigm...it shall be the center of vocational teacher education in Ethiopia."
- Ambo University, Ambo
"[Originally established as a training college in 1939]...it has recently become independent with a status of a university organized into 8 colleges with 27 academic departments...imparting education and training in Agriculture, Sciences, Business, Arts, Education."
- Bahr Dar University
"...inaugurated in May 2000 (1992 E.C.) when the former Bahir Dar Teachers College and Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute joined together to become the Education and Engineering Faculties, respectively, of the new University...BDU has now four colleges, three faculties, five schools and two institutes."
- Haramaya University, Dire Dawa
"After three decades of functioning as a college, the institution was upgraded to a university status on May 27, 1985...then named Alemaya University of Agriculture ...[It started] a continuing education program in Accounting and Management, in Dire Dawa and Harar...1995/96 [saw the launching of] the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health Sciences...and was renamed Alemaya University...[In September 2003] the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Business and Economics were added...[In 2004] the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was launched and the Faculty of Technology was opened in the year 2005."
- Jimma University (Jimma, Oromia State, Ethiopia)
"...a public higher educational institution established in December 1999 by the amalgamation of Jimma College of Agriculture (founded in 1952), and Jimma Institute of Health Sciences (established in 1983)."
- University of Gondar (Gondar, Ethiopia)