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Here's a list of Ethiopia related events that we know are taking place in June 2021. Some are clearly more Ethiopia related than others, but they're all online and all free to attend.

Wednesday 2 June, 13:00-14:30 BST - Building momentum for a fair water future: Lessons from East Africa by Accountability for Water 
Learn about new country-level research findings from the Accountability for Water action and research programme.

Thursday 3 June, 00:00-1:30 BST - The Ethiopian Election and Democratic Legitimacy by Democracy House
Democracy anywhere affects democracy everywhere. Be part of the conversation on the future of democracy in Ethiopia.
Part 3 of a 3 Part Series featuring guest speaker Petros Woldeyohannes

Friday 4th June, 18:30-20:00 BST - History and Theology of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church by Freedom in the City: Festival of Learning
Talks by Rev. Abate Gobena, Dr Cressida Marcus and Anansa Auguste, Chaired by Professor John Strachan

Monday 7 June, 17:00-20:00 BST - Forgotten Christianities - Part 1 by TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
The first lecture in a series on early Christianity with two talks:
Christianities on the Sixth-Century Red Sea: Kālēb of Aksūm and Abraha of Ḥimyar by Valentina Grasso, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Divinity
and The Making of a Monastic Academy: Intellectual and Ascetic-Mystical Education at the Monastery of Narek (Armenia) by Jesse Siragan Arlen, University of California, Los Angeles

Tuesday 8 June, 12:00-14:00 BST -  Brutalities against Religious leaders, Holy Places, and Heritage in Tigray by The Europe External Programme with Africa (EEPA) 
Part of the Voices from Tigray webinar series.

Wednesday 9 June, 00:00-1:00 BST - Africa: The Road To and Through Democracy by International Relations Council
Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh, senior associate and regional director for Central and West Africa at the National Democratic Institute, gives a critical examination of the challenges particular to the African continent in the establishment, growth, and maintenance of democracy.

Wednesday 9 June, 16:00-17:00 BST - U.S. – Ethiopia Business and Investment Opportunities by International Trade Center Houston
Virtual Discussion with His Excellency Ambassador Fitsum Arega and Ambassador Tibor Nagy, former U.S. A/Secretary of State for African Affairs

Wednesday 9 June, 16:30-17:30 BST - Ethiopia Diaspora Roundtable. Working to build a better Ethiopia, together by Pangea Trust
Launch of a Diaspora fundraising project that seeks to increase deployment of diaspora remittances and networks to provide investment capital.

Wednesday 9 June, 19:00-21:00 BST - The Habshi (Ethiopian) Rule of Bengal (1487-94) by Brick Lane Circle (BLC)
M Ahmedullah discusses how, during 1487-94, the Bengal Sultanate was ruled by a series of kings of African origin.

Thursday 10 June - Friday 11 June, 17:00-20:00 BST - 18th Century Africa by CRASSH
First part of a conference on 18th Century Africa organised by the Centre for African Studies Cambridge and Gonville and Caius College Cambridge and spread over four evenings.
Nothing specifically on Ethiopia in the first two days, one paper dealing with East Africa, but it's worth looking at the programme.
11 June - Panel 3: Consumption and the Slave Trades - Abigail Moffett (University of East Anglia): 'Patterns of Circulation and Valuation in 18th Century Africa: A Case Study of Cowrie Shells in East Africa'

Thursday 10 June, 17:30-18:45 BST - RAS Anniversary Lecture: Africa and Britain - 120 Years of Change by The Royal African Society - Free, but donations gratefully accepted!
The RAS give a 120th-anniversary lecture with Dr Nicholas Westcott reflecting on lessons from the past and what this can mean for the future of Britain's relations with Africa.

Friday 11th June, 18:30-20:00 BST - History and Theology of Rastafari Livity by Freedom in the City: Festival of Learning
Speaker – Ras Shango, Chaired by Aleema Gray

Tuesday 15 June, 12:00-14:00 BST - Crimes against Refugees committed in Tigray by The Europe External Programme with Africa (EEPA) 
Part of the Voices from Tigray webinar series. No booking details yet.

Tuesday 15 June, 15:00-16:00 BST - Race and Racism in the Global South by School of Politics & Economics, King's College London
As part of this seminar series Dr Sara Marzagora (King’s College London, UK) gives a lecture: Slavery in Ethiopian historiography and political thought: Käbbädä Mikael’s Ethiopia and Western Civilisation (1948/49)

Thursday 17 June, 14:30-15:45 BST - Britain and Africa: The Long View by The Royal African Society - Free, but donations gratefully accepted!
An exploration of Britain's past colonial relationship with Africa and how this influences the present and informs the future.
Chair: Dr Nicholas Westcott, Director, The Royal African Society, Speakers: Hon James Duddridge MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Africa, FCDO, Dr Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary for Defence, Government of Kenya, Dr Alex Vines, Managing Director and Head of Africa Programme, Chatham House, Dr Fonteh Akum, Executive Director, Institute for Strategic Studies

Thursday 17 June - Friday 18 June, 17:00-20:00 BST - 18th Century Africa by CRASSH
Second part of a  conference on 18th Century Africa organised by the Centre for African Studies Cambridge and Gonville and Caius College Cambridge and spread over four evenings. Only one paper specifically on Ethiopia but it's worth looking at the programme.
17 June - Panel 6: Memory - Antonia Dalivalle (University College London): 'The Grand Detour: James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-94) as an Agent of Ethiopian Antiquarianism'

Monday 21 June, 17:00-18:00 BST - Forgotten Christianities - Part 3 by TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
The third lecture in a series on early christianity with two talks:
Martyrs of God and Pillars of Faith: Hymnography and Identity in the Stephanite Movement by Augustine Dickinson, Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies
The Ark of the Covenant and the Cross in Isaac of Nineveh and the Adversus Judaeos tradition by Nevsky Everett, SOAS, Department of Religions & Philosophies

Wednesday 23 June, 22:30, - Thursday 24 June, 01:00 BST - Virtual Class - Easy Ethiopian Cooking by Mississippi Market Co-op
Discover new cooking techniques, exotic spices, and recipes with Mimi Selam.

Thursday 24 June,19:00-21:00 BST - An Introduction to the Larger Mammals of Ethiopia by The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Ethiopia, with its spectacular and diverse landscapes, is home to a wide range of mammal species, including some of the world's rarest. Trevor Jenner, author of the recently published Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of the Horn of Africa will talk about some of the larger mammals of Ethiopia, including some of the world's rarest endemics.

Tuesday 29 June, 12:00-14:00 BST - Destruction of Healthcare in Tigray by The Europe External Programme with Africa (EEPA) 
Part of the Voices from Tigray webinar series. No booking details yet.
 
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