From 11 to 29 March, the final project field mission took place.
In April 2015, the conference proceedings of the second Ethio-SPaRe workshop (Denis Nosnitsin (ed.), Veneration of Saints in Christian Ethiopia, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2015 (Supplement to Aethiopica, 3)) appeared in print.
In May, the project was visited by Dr Verena Krebs (Jerusalem).
The project officially concluded on 31 May 2015.
In December, the conference proceedings of the final conference (Alessandro Bausi, Alessandro Gori, and Denis Nosnitsin (eds), Essays in Ethiopian Manuscript Studies. Proceedings of the International Conference Manuscripts and Texts, Languages and Contexts: the Transmission of Knowledge in the Horn of Africa. Hamburg, 17-19 July 2014, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2015 (Aethiopica Supplement 4)) appeared in print.
In January 2014, Eugenia Sokolinski joined the project team.
In February-March 2014, the seventh research mission in Ethiopia took place. On 7 February 2014, the project was publically presented at Mekelle University, Tigray, Ethiopia.
On 3 March 2014, the project was presented at the conference at Debre Markos University, Ethiopia.
In May 2014 Verena Krebs visited the project.
In June 2014, the project had its eight mission to Ethiopia, mostly dedicated to the restoration efforts.
On June 11, 2014 the workshop "Ethiopian manuscripts as artefacts: issues of conservation" was held by the project at the University of Mekelle.
From 17 to 19 July, the Ethio-SPaRe project co-organized the international conference Manuscripts and texts, languages and contexts: the transmission of knowledge in the Horn of Africa, serving as its closing public event.
In November 2014, Massimo Villa and Veronika Roth joined the project team.
On 24-25 November, Magdalena Krzyzanowska took part in the conference Manuscript and Book Cultures in Asia and Africa, Warsaw.
In March 2013, a practical workshop on treating and describing the Oriental Manuscript Binding was organized by Nikolas Sarris (Greece) and Marco di Bello (Italy).
In March 2013, the project team member Vitagrazia Pisani was awarded doctoral degree from the University of Naples "L'Orientale" for her research on the Hagiography of St. Quiricus (Gädlä Qirqos) (PDF).
In April 2013, the project was visited by Ted Erho (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Faculty of Protestant Theology)
On 11-13 July 2013, the Ethio-SPARE project co-organized the International Workshop The Second(ary) Life of Manuscripts (PDF); four project members presented their research results on the workshop topic (D. Nosnitsin, An Ethiopian Manuscript after its Completion: Typologies of Reusing (PDF); S. Dege, From St. Mary to ‘Fishes of Patmos’: Added Images in Ethiopian Manuscripts; S. Ancel, Travelling Books: Change of Owner and Library in Ethiopian Manuscript Culture; Abrham Adugna, Verses in the Margins: Poetic Notes in Ethiopian Manuscripts
In July and August 2013, Sophia Dege was a resident Heckman scholar at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, Collegeville, USA
On 25 July 2013, Sophia Dege made a presentation “The Aksimaros among EMML Manuscripts” at the conference EMML @ 40: The Life and Legacy of the Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John’s University
In August 2013, the project was visited by Verena Krebs (EXC16 "Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration"), Veronika Roth (project “Corpus Coranicum”, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences), Ekaterina Gusarova (St. Petersburg, the National Library of Russia, Oriental Manuscripts Department)
On 16 August 2013, Verena Krebs made a guest talk "Enamel Icons and 'Dutch Masters'. Curious Case Studies in Late 15th and Early 16th Century Art in Ethiopia" (PDF)
In September 2013, Hagos Tefera (Addis Ababa University) had a research stay with the project.
In October and November 2013, Massimo Villa (Universita' degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale") had a research stay with the project.
On 8 November 2013, Denis Nosnitsin presented his project to the ERC in Brussels (see his presentation here, PDF).
In February 2012, a lecture and a practical workshop on Oriental Manuscript Binding (PDF) was organized by Nikolas Sarris (Greece) and Marco di Bello (Italy).
In March 2012, Denis Nosnitsin held a project presentation "Preserving the African Archive: Field Research on Early Manuscripts and Monasteries in Northern Ethiopia" at Princeton University, USA.
In April 2012, a second Ethio-SPARE international workshop on Saints in Christian Ethiopia: Literary Sources and Veneration took place.
In May 2012, the fifth field mission took place.
On 7-8 June 2012, ETHIOSPARE cataloguing results were presented in the course of the COMSt workshop The electronic revolution? The impact of the digital on cataloguing , Copenhagen, Denmark. [Click here (PDF) to download the presentation.]
In August 2012, the team was joined by Irene Roticiani and Abreham Adugna (sandwich PhD scholarships).
On 10-15 October 2012, ETHIOSPARE codicological work results was presented in the framework of the COMSt workshop The Oriental Book. I. The Shaping of the Page, the Scribe and the Illuminator at Work II. The Making of Oriental Bookbindings and their Conservation , Arles, France. The presentations are available on the homepage.
In October-November 2012, team members Denis Nosnitsin, Stéphane Ancel, Susanne Hummel, Magdalena Krzyzanowska presented their research within the framework of the 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
In November-December 2012, the sixth field mission took place. It was accompanied by manuscript restoration works and by an archaeological survey.
In May 2011, the third field mission took place.
On 15-16 July 2011, ETHIOSPARE organized an international Workshop on Ecclesiastic Landscape of North Ethiopia.
In September 2011, the team was joined by Susanne Hummel and Magdalena Krzyzanowska.
On 14-15 October 2011, ETHIOSPARE codicological results were presented in the course of the COMSt workshop The Making of the Oriental Book, Nice, France. [Click here (PDF) to download the presentation.]
In October-December 2011, the fourth field mission for field research, digization and manuscript restoration and conservation was carried out.
Project guests included Abreham Adugna (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Maria Bulakh (Moscow, Russia), Magdalena Krzyzanowska (Poznan, Poland), Irene Roticiani (Naples, Italy) and Ekaterina Gusarova (St. Petersburg, Russia).
In March-April 2010, the first field mission in Ethiopia took place.
In September 2010, the team was joined by Iosif Fridman.
In November-December 2010, the second field mission in Ethiopia took place.
The Project took official start in December 2009. The team was joined by Stephane Ancel and Vitagrazia Pisani.