Cultural Landscapes of Ethiopia: Conference Proceedings is the proceedings from the papers presented in three consecutive International Conferences held between 2011-2013 and were organized by the Institute of Paleo-Environment and Heritage Conservation (IPHC), Mekelle University. These successive International Conferences have focused on themes, which are considered as high priority by the Institute, relevant and contextual to Ethiopia in general and Tigray Regional State in particular. The first conference has focused on "Culture and Development" and was held on 14th August 2011. The second has focused on "Culture, Environment and Development" and was held on 15th March 2012. The third has focused on "Transforming the Cultural Landscape of Ethiopia" and was held during 2nd-3rd August 2013. The first two conferences were organized with the financial support from Mekelle University; however, the third one was jointly supported by the Japan Foundation and Mekelle University. For details of the editorial policy of the proceedings, please refer to Editors' Note.

The abstracts for the articles are downloadable from following links. Please note that the copyright of the articles remains with the authors, and the copyright of the volume remains with the Institute of Paleo-Environment and Heritage Conservation, Mekelle University and the editors.


The copy of this volume can be purchased through the IPHC, Mekelle University (iphc.mu@gmail.com, +251 - 348 - 409 - 877) at 100 ETB (inside Ethiopia) / 25 USD (Outside Ethiopia).

Bibliographic Information:

1st Edition (April 2015):
Cultural Landscapes of Ethiopia: Conference Proceedings, ed. by D. James NARENDRA BONDLA, Wolbert G. C. SMIDT, Yoko FURUSAKI, AYELE Bekerie, Mekelle: Mekelle University Printing Press, 2015.
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2nd Edition (August 2015):
Cultural Landscapes of Ethiopia: Conference Proceedings, ed. by D. James NARENDRA BONDLA, Wolbert G. C. SMIDT, Yoko FURUSAKI, AYELE Bekerie, Mekelle: Dayo Printing Press, 2015.
Imressum for the 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-99944-976-6-9
1st Edition
(April 2015)

2nd Edition
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To purchase, please contact IPHC, Mekelle University (iphc.mu@gmail.com, +251 - 348 - 409 - 877) (100 ETB/25 USD).

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgement (1st Edition) (p. 4) [71KB]
  2. Acknowledgement (2nd Edition) (p. 4) [160KB]
  3. Institute of Paleo-Environment and Heritage Conservation (IPHC): Its Background, Evolution and a Way Forward (pp. 5-6) [206KB]
    Tesfay Girmay
  4. Introduction: The Lanscape Paradigm as Operational Concept (pp. 7-9) [202KB]
    Katrin Bromber
  5. Keynote Address at the International Conference on "Culture and Development" at Mekelle University on 13th August 2011: "Japan's Development Cooperation with Ethiopia" (pp. 10-11) [185KB]
    Hiroyuki Kishino
  6. Keynote Address at the International Conference on "Culture, Environment and Development" on 15th March 2012 (pp. 12-13) [194KB]
    Kelali Adhana
  7. Keynote Address at the International Conference on "Transforming the Cutural Landscape of Ethiopia" on 2nd August 2013 (p. 14) [190KB]
    Solomon Inquai
  8. Closing Speech at the International Conference on "Culture, Environment and Development" on 15thMarch 2012 (pp. 15-16) [179KB]
    Joachim Herzig
  9. Opening Speech at the International Conference on "Transforming the Cltural Landscape of Ethiopia" on 2nd August 2013 (p.17) [185KB]
    Kindeya Gebrehiwot

Cultural Heritage and Cultural Landscape (Abstracts Only)

  1. Transforming Cultural Landscape Through Heritage Site Management Tools (pp. 18-26)
    Mengesha Retie Endalew
  2. An Analysis of the Construction Method of Emperor Yohannes IV's Buildings in Tigray Region, Ethiopia (pp. 27-38)
    Nobuhiro Shimizu
  3. Architectural Symbolism im Some Memorial Monuments of Modern Ethiopia (pp. 39-47)
    Bantalem Tadesse
  4. The "Great Stela" of Aksum in the Political Iconography of Tigray: New Archival Material on the Stela's First Apperance in Modern Political Discourse (pp. 48-52)
    Wolbert G. C. Smidt
  5. The Iconography of Kaléb, King of Aksum (6th Century AD) (pp. 53-61)
    Yohannes Gebre Selassie

Conservation and Preservation of Heritage (Abstracts Only)

  1. Museum and Change: The Case of Government and Church Museums in Addis Abeba (pp. 62-72)
    Merkeb Mekuria
  2. Particularities and Restoration Concept of the Mural Paintings of Eastern Europe in Relation to Conservation of Some Mural Paintings of Ethiopia (pp. 73-81)
    Georgiana Zahariea
  3. Conservation Challenges of the Landscapes of the World Heritage Site of Aksum (pp. 82-92)
    Tekle Hagos
  4. The Role of Public Interest Litigation in the Protection of the Environment of Ethiopia: The Law and the Practice (pp. 93-100)
    Merhatbeb Teklemedhn

Livelihood and Development (Abstracts Only)

  1. Urbanization and Mobility in Africa and Implication to Ethiopia (pp. 101-110)
    Reiko Hayashi
  2. Impact of Wasteland Allocation for Tree Planting on the Livelihoods of Landless Farmers in the Northern Highlands of Ethiopia (pp. 111-126)
    Hailemariam Meaza
  3. Socio-Economic Analysis of Poorest of the Poor Section of Society - Beggars: A Case Study of Uttar Pradesh, India (pp. 127-138)
    Mushir Ali

Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Cultural Identity (Abstracts Only)

  1. Traditional Medicine in a Changing Society: A Case Study in Mekelle (pp. 139-150)
    Mitiku Gabrehiwot Tesfaye
  2. Pharmaceuticals, Traditional Drugs, and Holy Waters in Tigray: Policies, Strategies, and Actors (pp. 151-162)
    Pino Schirripa
  3. Naming of Sickness in Mekelle City and Its Interpretations: An Ethnographical Research on "Clashes and Overlapping" of the Plural Health System (pp. 163-175)
    Emanuele Bruni
  4. An Informal Way to Social Protection: The Case of Eritrean Refugees in Rome (pp. 176-187)
    Osvaldo Costatini
  5. Cultural Diversity and Modalities for Peaceful Co-Existence between Awi and Gumuz People in Northwestern Ethiopia (pp. 188-197)
    Alemayehu Erkihun
  6. Encomium of the Camel: The Oral Sung Poetry of the cAfar Pastoralists of Ethiopia (pp. 198-217)
    Mulubrhan Balehegn

Recommendations

Notes from the Editors

Annex