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Events for the general public

The CFEE often organises events for the general public. Their aim is to acquaint people with research and research careers in Ethiopia.

The CFEE occasionally organises ‘outdoor’ events during which researchers go meet the general public. These events are often organised in cooperation with Ethiopian institutions (Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, the Ethiopian National Museum) or with the Ethio-French Alliances of Addis-Abeba or Dire Dawa. Researchers of the CFEE are also involved in the animation of workshops intended for the pupils of the Lycée Guebre-Mariam.

These events are announced on the blog of the CFEE.

Night of Ideas 2019: 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

Night of Ideas 2018: 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

Science Festival

On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October 2015, the CFEE organised activities for the Science Festival, including open day, presentation of Paleontology by the researcher Jean-Renaud Boisserie for the Gebre-Mariam high school students, book sells and documentary screening.

To learn more: See the event report on the CFEE blog

Book fair

In June 2015, the CFEE organised an open day in the occasion of its first book fair. The public had the opportunity to discover and re-discover the CFEE publications. A workshop for children on the making of an Ethiopian manuscript has been led by the researcher Anaïs Wion.

To learn more: See the event report on the CFEE blog