IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1252: Medieval Ethiopia, III: Religious Material Culture in Ethiopia

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organisers:Meseret Oldjira, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University
Adam Simmons, Department of History, Lancaster University
Moderator/Chair:Verena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Paper 1252-aEthiopia at the Crossroads: The African Art of a Christian Nation
(Language: English)
Christine Sciacca, Department of Art History & Archaeology, Columbia University
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 1252-bEvangelist Portraits in Ethiopic Gospel Books
(Language: English)
Jacopo Gnisci, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 1252-cOn the Shape of the Lower End of Ethiopian Hand and Processional Crosses: A Tentative Interpretation of the Lower End of the Vertical Beam and Its Comparison to Armenian Khatshk'ars
(Language: English)
Dorothea McEwan, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Language and Literature - Other

Africa has always been a nexus of trade routes, its history entangled with the continents that surround it: Europe, Asia, and America. These connections and interactions, whether productive or brutal, have been reasonably well documented for the classical period as well as from the onset of modern colonialism, but a chronological blank spot lingers on our historical memory. The papers in these sessions aim to recover parts of our collective memory loss, covering topics such as the Byzantine influence on Nubia, Ethiopian Jews, and the golden age of scholarship in Timbuktu.