Post-Doctoral Fellowship: ‘Demarginalizing Medieval Africa: Images, Texts, and Identity in Early Solomonic Ethiopia (1270-1527)’, University of Hamburg, deadline 15 April 2021

The applicant shall conduct research on the manuscript and literary culture of Ethiopia in the frame of the project “Demarginalizing medieval Africa: Images, texts, and identity in early Solomonic Ethiopia (1270-1527)”. The project intends to shed new light on the art, history, and culture of the Ethiopian Empire during a period going from the riseContinue reading “Post-Doctoral Fellowship: ‘Demarginalizing Medieval Africa: Images, Texts, and Identity in Early Solomonic Ethiopia (1270-1527)’, University of Hamburg, deadline 15 April 2021”

Online Lecture: A Rock-Hewn Revolution in Early Medieval Ethiopia, by Dr Mikael Muehlbauer, Courtauld Institute of Art, 28 October 2020, 5-6pm

Following the collapse of the late antique empire of Aksum, northern Ethiopia entered a “dark age” period, wherein little is known of the region. However, around the year 1000, a triad of cruciform churches were hewn out of rock in East Tigray, unparalleled in scale, form and the use of vaulting.