"Ethiopian History: From the rise of Islam to the advent of Europeans in the Indian Ocean, and on Islam in Northeast Africa" - Presented by Hussein Ahmed

13th-22nd October, 2007


Co-sponsored by the IOWC, the Centre for Developing-Area Studies, the Institute of Islamic Studies, and the Department of History.

Professor Ahmed, of the Department of History, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, gained his PhD from the University of Birmingham. Chairman of the Department of History from 1990-94, he is an acknowledged expert in the history of Ethiopia, and of Islam in northeast Africa. Proficient in Amharic, Arabic, English, French, and Italian, Professor Ahmed, who has been the recipient of a number of research fellowships, has published widely: his publications include Islam in Nineteenth-Century Wallo, Ethiopia: Revival, Reform and Reaction (Leiden/Köln/Boston: E.J. Brill, 2001).

Professor Ahmed will talk on Ethiopian history from the rise of Islam to the advent of Europeans in the Indian Ocean, and on Islam in Northeast Africa.