rimbaud-ethiopie.jpgProgramme

Thursday 7 April

Morning - Opening ceremony and session 1
Location : Haramaya University – Resource Center.
- 8:30 : Welcoming of the participants (from Dire Dawa) – Installation in the rooms of the ressource center.
- 9:00 : Musical opening by the Harar Police Orchestra
- 9:20 : Official speeches : President of Haramaya University, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Director of the French Center for Ethiopian Studies
- 10:00 : coffee, tea
SESSSION 1 : chair : Garbis Korajian, independant scholar
- 10:15 : W/o Sinidu Abebe : « The Life of Arthur Rimbaud » (in Amharic)
- 11:00 : Mr Jean-Michel Cornu, EHESS : « Arthur Rimbaud in Harar (1880-1891) : Marginality and Self Creation »
- 11:30 : Alain Tourneux, director of Arthur Rimbaud Museum in Charleville-Mézières : « The Ethiopian collections of the Arthur Rimbaud Museum in Charleville-Mézières »
- 12:00 : Ahmed Zakaria, Institute of Ethiopian Studies : « Rimbaud's coins : some reflections on his stay Harar »
- 12:15 : Discussion
- 12:30 : Lunch (buffet) at Haramaya University
Afternoon : photographic exhibition in Harar
- 5:30 pm : Inauguration of the photographic exhibition of historical photographs of Arthur Rimbaud and his time.
- Speeches by the President of the Harari National State, the Head of the Bureau of Culture and Tourism, the director of the Arthur Rimbaud Center, the Ambassador of France in Ethiopia, the Ambassador of Switzerland in Ethiopia.
- Presentation of the exhibition by Alain Tourneux, curator of the exhibition
- Visit of the exhibition.
- 6:30 : Reception and Harari dinner at the Arthur Rimbaud Center in Jugol, Harar
- 8:30 : return to Haramaya University Research Center

Friday 8 April All day – sessions 2 and 3

Location : Haramaya University – Resource Center.
SESSION 2 : Eloi Ficquet, Director of the French center for Ethiopian Studies.
- 8:30 am : Thomas Osmond, Haramaya University : « Social Orders and Historical Discourses in the Vicinity of Harar in the End of the 19th c. »
- 9:00 : Aramis Houmed Soulé, EHESS, CFEE : « Arthur Rimbaud, and the Afar : beyond silence »
- 9:30 : Ian Campbell, Institute of Ethiopian Studies : « The Brille Man of Harar » (in English)
- 10:00 : Discussion
- 10:30 : Coffee break
- 11:00 : Brook Beyene and Sinidu Abebe, On the translations of Arthur Rimbaud's poems in Amharic : Comments and Readings.
- 12:00 : Lunch at Haramaya University
SESSION 3 : chair : Mme Anne-Marie Bardey, granddaughter of Alfred Bardey
- 14:00 : Idriss Youssouf, writer, Djibouti : « Lettres à Rimbaud » (in French – Comments in English)
- 14:30 : Claude Jeancolas, writer on Rimbaud, Paris : « Amour d'Afrique » (in English)
- 15:00 : Chehem Watta, writer, Djibouti : « Rimbaud l'Africain, diseur de silences » (in French – Comments in English)
- 15:30 : Discussion
- 16:00 : Coffee Break
- 16:30 : Jean Voellmy, Switzerland (in absentia) : « Arthur Rimbaud and Alfred Ilg » (in French – Comments in English)
- 17:00 : Christoph Kühn, filmmaker, Switzerland (in abstentia) : « Alfred Ilg, the White Abyssinian », Documentary film (2004), 57'
- 18:00 : Concluding Remarks
- 18:30 : End of the workshop
- 19:00 : Dinner at Haramaya University
- 21:00 : Charles Nicholl, writer, Royal Society of Literature, UK, (in abstentia) : « No Direction Home », Documentary film (1994) 55'.

Source: Cfee.cnrs.fr