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Annales d’Éthiopie

The Annales d’Éthiopie is one of the main international and interdisciplinary journals about Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. It started in 1955. Since 2007, it is jointly published by the CFEE and the Éditions de Boccard (Paris). Volumes are archived online on the freely accessible website one year after their publication. The journal accepts and published articles in English and in French.

The journal

Founded in 1955 by the Archaeology Section of the Ethiopian Imperial Government, the Annales d’Éthiopie was first published as the Ethio-French Ethiopian Archaeology and Classical Studies journal, until 1990.
Since 2000, when the CFEE was created and the journal’s publication started again, the Annales d’Éthiopie is dealing with all fields of Social Sciences and Humanities in all countries of the Horn of Africa, while still welcoming research in Palaeontology and Environmental Sciences.

Submit and article or a special topic project
The Annales d’Éthiopie publishes thematic issues, articles in varia, as well as editions of documents and reviews. For thematic issues, an international call for papers is issued in specialised networks.
All contributions are reviewed by the scientific committee of the journal as well as by two external reviewers. Evaluations are anonymous.

If you want to submit a contribution, please contact the director of publications : David Ambrosetti (>
Contributions must be written in line with the following guidelines (in English and in French) :

Authors guidelines (in english)
Guide des auteurs (en français)

Accepted articles written in French must additionally include ashort version in English consisting of an elaborate summary plus references and representing about 20% of the original article in terms of length.

Read the journal online
The issues of the Annales d’Éthiopie can be freely accessed online on one year after publication.
The tables of contents of issues published before 2006 are available on the blog of the CFEE.

Buy the journal or subscribe to it
See the website of the Éditions de Boccard.

Organisation of the journal
Publication director : 
David Ambrosetti, political scientist at the CNRS, director of the CFEE (
Editors-in-chief :
Jean-Renaud Boisserie, palaeontologist, researcher at the CNRS (UMR 7262 IPHEP), Poitiers (currently appointed at the CFEE)
Thomas Guindeuil, historian, associate researcher at the IMAF (UMR 8171) (

Scientific committee : 
Ahmed Hassan Omer, historian, director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University, CFEE associate researcher
Jon Abbink, anthropologist, African Studies Centre, Leiden
Jean-Nicolas Bach, political scientist, director of the CEDEJ in Khartoum
Jean-François Breton, archaeologist, researcher at the CNRS, Emeritus (UMR 7041, laboratoire ArScAn), Nanterre, former CFEE director
Marie Bridonneau, geographer, assistant professor at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (laboratoire Mosaïques, UMR 7218 du CNRS)
Giulia Bonacci, researcher at the IRD (UMR 8245 URMIS), Nice
Claire Bosc-Tiessé, historian and art historian, researcher at the CNRS (UMR 8171 IMAF), Paris
Marie-Laure Derat, historian, researcher at the CNRS (UMR 8167, Orient & Méditerranée), Paris
Deresse Ayenachew, historian, assistant professor at Debre Berhan University, CFEE associate researcher
François-Xavier Fauvelle, historian, director of the UMR TRACES, Toulouse, former CFEE director
Eloi Ficquet, anthropologist, assistant professor at the EHESS (CéSor), Paris, former CFEE director
Iwona Gajda, epigraphist, researcher at the CNRS (UMR 8167, Orient & Méditerranée), Paris
Bertrand Hirsch, historian, professor at Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (UMR 8171 IMAF), former CFEE director
Roger Joussaume, archaeologist, researcher at the CNRS, Emeritus
Manfred Kropp, historian and philologist, professor emeritus at Mainz University
Joséphine Lesur, zooarchaeologist, assistant professor at the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle (UMR 7209, Archéozoologie, Archéobotanique), Paris, CFEE associate researcher
Thomas Osmond, anthropologist, assistant professor at Addis Ababa University, CFEE associate researcher
Alula Pankhurst, sociologist, associate professor at Addis Ababa University
David Phillipson, archaeologist, professor emeritus at the University of Cambridge
Sabine Planel, geographer, researcher at the IRD (UMR 8171 IMAF), Paris
Gérard Prunier, historian and political scientist, researcher at the CNRS, retired, former CFEE director
Christian Robin, archaeologist, researcher at the CNRS, emeritus (UMR 8167, Orient & Méditerranée), Paris
Shiferaw Bekele, historian, professor at Addis Ababa University, retired
Wolbert Smidt, assistant professor at Mekelle University, CFEE associate researcher
Anaïs Wion, historian, researcher at the CNRS (UMR 8171 IMAF), Ivry-sur-Seine
Yonas Beyene, archaeologist, expert of the Association for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage and associate researcher of the CFEE, Addis-Abeba and Awasa, CFEE associate researcher