Hiob Ludolf Guest Professorship
In 2003 the HLCEES, with the support of the DeutschÄthiopischeStiftung, called into life the Hiob Ludolf Guest Professorship dedicated to the Current Issues in Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies. It brought established and emerging scholars of the Horn of Africa to the University of Hamburg in order to complete the classical curriculum by offering courses in modern ethnological, social and political developments in North Eastern Africa. Topics covered include development and cooperation, economy and finance, trade and inter-ethnical conflicts, inter-religious dialogue, parties and democratization processes etc. The Professorship is expected to improve job market chances of the graduates in Ethiopian studies on the one hand and promote research into the related issues on the other hand.
Besides teaching, the Guest Professor work on their own research agendas on the premises of the HLCEES, write articles for the Aethiopica international peer-reviewed academic journal or entries for the Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, and serve as resident consultants and expert referees for the various projects of the Centre.
The professorship is sponsored by foundations, private persons and industries.
The professorship was suspended from 2016 to 2018.
Hiob Ludolf Guest Professors:
- 2021/22: Frank Riedel, Germany; Pino Schirripa, Italy; and Abate Yeshindinber, Ethiopia
- 2019/20: Serawit Bekele Debele, Germany; Fantahun Ayele, Ethiopia
- 2014/15: Eloi Ficquet, France; Echi Christina Gabbert, Germany
- 2013/14: Itsushi Kawase, Japan; Alfredo González-Ruibal(alfredo.gonzalez-ruibal"AT"incipit.csic.es), Spain
- 2012/13: Stefan Brüne(stefan_bruene"AT"yahoo.de), Germany; Tsehai Berhane-Selassie(tsehai2_berhaneselassie"AT"yahoo.com), Ireland
- 2011/12: Abbebe Kifleyesus(mezenna"AT"yahoo.com), Eritrea; James McCann(mccann"AT"bu.edu), USA
- 2010/11: Awet Tewelde Weldemichael(awate_is"AT"yahoo.com), USA
- 2009/10: Alessandro Gori(goral"AT"libero.it), Italy
- 2008/09: Didier Morin, France (†); Abbebe Kifleyesus(mezenna"AT"yahoo.com), Eritrea
- 2007/08: Shiferaw Bekele(shifbekele"AT"gmail.com), Ethiopia; Paolo Marrassini, Italy (†)
- 2006/07: Stefan Brüne(stefan_bruene"AT"yahoo.de), Germany; Jon Abbink(abbink"AT"ascleiden.nl), the Netherlands
- 2005/06: Alessandro Bausi(alessandro.bausi"AT"gmail.com), Italy; Baye Yimam(bayemekonnen"AT"yahoo.com), Ethiopia; Belachew Gebrewold(belachew"AT"hsu-hh.de), Austria
- 2004/05: Ewa Balicka-Witakowska(Ewa.Balicka-Witakowska"AT"lingfil.uu.se), Sweden; Alain Gascon(adgascon"AT"noos.fr), France; Theodore Vestal(vestal"AT"okstate.edu), USA
- 2003/04: Steven Kaplan(msstkapl"AT"mscc.huji.ac.il), Israel; Sean O'Fahey(sean.ofahey"AT"hi.uib.no), Norway; Siegfried Pausewang, Norway (†)