The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Panel discussion - The changing faces of Ethiopia
Pip Bevan, Catherine Dom, Sarah Vaughan
Tuesday 1st November 2016
5:00pm in the Pavilion Room, St Antony’s College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF.
Over recent months, observers have been surprised by waves of protest in a number of different parts of Ethiopia, often involving rural as well as urban communities. Reaching behind these headlines, this seminar will explore the dynamics and diversity of long-term change at the micro level. It will present evidence made under a longitudinal research programme conducted in 20 sites over 20 years, www.EthiopiaWIDE.net. In communities that were all rural - and often remote - less than two decades ago, Ethiopians have engineered and experienced multiple shifts in their aspirations, opportunities and surroundings. The seminar will focus on social processes of "rurbanisation," differentiation and learning, and the models and realities of transformation that frame them.
The panel discussion is part of the Horn of Africa Seminar Series run by the African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford.
The Horn of Africa Seminar brings together students and scholars interested in examining the region from a multidisciplinary and comparative perspective. This term, the seminar will look at a variety of issues, including politics and new media in Somalia, socioeconomic dynamics in "rural" Ethiopia, and the politics of natural resource conflict in Sudan. By hosting lectures by experienced researchers alongside post-graduates, and by mixing academic and policy research, we hope to come to a shared, factually informed and politically relevant understanding of trends in the region.
The event is free to attend and no prior registration is required, all are welcome.