Five years of research on the literary tradition of the Muslims of the Horn of Africa: achievements and further perspectives

Final workshop of the ERC Project Islam in the Horn of Africa: a Comparative Literary Approach (IslHornAfr).


10:00 - 10:15  Greetings and opening remarks
                         Alessandro Gori

10:15 - 10:45  Mission to Wällo: a first report
                         Andreas Wetter

10:45 - 11:00  Break

11:00 - 11:30  Networks and connections - Harvesting information from the database
                         Irmeli Perho

11:30 - 12:00  Praise be onto he who made the pen deputy of the foot - Arabic letters in
                         the Limmū-Ghannat collection
                         Rasmus Bech Olsen

12:00 - 13:00  Lunch break

13:00 - 13:30  The retrieved manuscript heritage of the Kabirto clan (ʻAfar): scribes,
                         authors and their works
                         Sara Fani

13:30 - 14:00  Devotional Arabic Poetry in Ethiopia between Classical Tradition and Local
                         Michele Petrone

14:00 - 14:15  Break

14:15 - 14:45  Andalusi and Maghribi heritage in the Horn of Africa
                         Adday Hernández-López

14:45 - 15:15  Final discussion

15:15 - 15:30  Instead of a conclusion
                         Alessandro Gori


  • Professor Paolo La Spisa (University of Florence)
  • Hassen Kawo (University of Addis Ababa-University of Cape Town)

Organized by Islam in the Horn of Africa Project.

Please contact Alessandro Gori  for further information.