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The CFEE is involved in the dissemination of knowledge regarding its productions about Ethiopia and countries of the Horn of Africa. For this purpose, it organises events in museums and exhibition centres.

Permanent exhibition : Million Years of Life and Culture in Ethiopia at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa

Together with the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage and thanks to the financial support of the Embassy of France in Ethiopia, the CFEE conceived the exhibitionMillion Years of Life and Culture in Ethiopia at the National Museum of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa. It has been inaugurated on the 3rd of December 2014 with the presence of Maurice Taieb, the geologist who was in charge of the mission that discovered Lucy’s fossil in 1974, afossil that you can see in this exhibition. The exhibition benefited from the expertise of several researchers who are collaborators of the CFEE.

Jean-Renaud Boisserie, the palaeontologist in charge of the “Palaeoanthropological mission in the Omo”, a research program of the CFEE, is the main scientific counsellor of this exhibition. Joséphine Lesur, zooarchaeologist and associate researcher of the CFEE, andthe prehistorian Clément Ménard, who are both associated to the research program “Later Prehistory in the Horn of Africa”, have also participated to the elaboration of its scientific contents.

To learn more about it :
- See the event’s announcement on the blog of the CFEE
- Interview with the palaeontologist Jean-Renaud Boisserie
- Joint interview with the archeologists Joséphine Lesur and Clément Ménard

Industrial Work Dynamics. Protraits of Ethiopian Workers

As part of a sociological research project in Ethiopia about entrepreneurs moral commitment, Constance Perrin-Joly (CNRS research fellow appointed to the CFEE) realized pictures of people at work in the studied companies as well as in the city streets, in Mekele, Hawassa, Addis Ababa and in the Afar region, between 2011 and 2019. Fifteen of these pictures, fifteen portraits of workers in private companies, had been selected for a rotating exhibition, moving from a workplace to another. The exhibition also invites visitors, workers themselves, to share their impressions about the photographies though a questionnaire.

To learn more about the exhibition :
- See its Facebook page
- Presentation of Constance Perrin-Joly research work on the CFEE blog

Facing our Time : To be a journalist in Ethiopia

On the occasion of the Night of Ideas of the 31rst January 2019, the CFEE organized at the Alliance Ethio-Française a debate and an exhibition presenting historic front pages from the press archives of the CFEE. The debate hosted by Emeline Wuilbercq (Le Monde), featured several journalists working in Ethiopia including Tamrat Gebregiorgis (Fortune), Befekadu Hailu (Addis Maleda), Paul Schemm (The Washington Post) and Yared Tsegaye (Addis Standard).

See the event announcement on the CFEE blog


Addis Ababa Old Piazza City Guide


On the occasion of the book launch of the thrid City Guide, about the Addis Ababa Old Piazza (2018), published by the CFEE and Lit Verlag, the exhibition Walking the City’s Past had been organised by the CFEE at the Alliance Ethio-Française, on June 11-23, 2018, gathering the watercolours realised by Wondimagegn Gashaw for the book. The opening included a round table regarding issues related to the conservation and promotion or urban heritage in Ethiopia, with the guide book illustrator Wondimagegn Gashaw and author Dominique Harre, Mr. Fasil Giorghis (M. Arch. degree), Associate Professor, Chair Holder of Conservation of Urban & Architectural Heritage at EIABC, AAU, and Mr. Ignace Monkam-Daverat, under the chairmanship of Prof. Shiferaw Bekele (historian, ret.).

See the event announcement on the CFEE blog

Exhibition WOmen at work ! Visible and invisible work in Ethiopia, through the gender lens

As part of a sociological research project in Ethiopia about entrepreneurs moral commitment, Constance Perrin-Joly (CNRS research fellow appointed to the CFEE) realized pictures of people at work in the studied companies as well as in the city streets, in Mekele, Hawassa, Addis Ababa and in the Afar region, between 2011 and 2019. These pictures had led to a exhibition at the Alliance Ethio-Française of Addis Ababa on the occasion of the Night of Ideas, from the 28th of January to the 17th of February 2018. Falling within the perspective of social photography, the project used photography to reveal the social recognition of work in Ethiopia. It shows the divisions, the cooperation forms and how professions are seen in a country in transformation. The exhibition enabled to explore three topics : work division, the eye on work and the (visible) professionnalization of work.

To learn more :
- See the event report on the CFEE blog (in French)
- A presentation video of the exhibition
- Presentation of Constance Perrin-Joly research work on the CFEE blog


Dire Dawa City Guide


An exhibition gathering the watercolours realised by Nicolas Deleau in the Dire Dawa City Guide (2013) has been presented at the Ethio-French Alliances of Dire Dawa and then Addis Ababa in 2015. Each time, a round table regarding issues related to the conservation and promotion or urban heritage in Ethiopia took place at the moment of the inauguration of the exhibit.

See the announcement of these events in Dire Dawa and Addis-Abeba on the blog of the CFEE.