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Golden Jubilee of Prof. Joanna Mantel-Niećko

November, 2006 - A golden jubilee of academic work was celebrated in honour of Professor Joanna Mantel-Niećko on the 23rd November in Kazimierzowski Palace on the University Campus. Speeches were given by: Professor Wojciech Tygielski, Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations, Professor Jolanta Sierakowska-Dyndo, Director of the Oriental Institute, Professor Stanisław Piłaszewicz, Head of the Department of African Languages and Cultures, and Mr. Mersha Woldu, President of Ethiopian-Polish Association Selam. Congratulation letters were read by Dr. Seifu Gebru from Adam Mickiewicz University (on behalf of Ethiopian-Polish Association Selam) and by Dr. Taddese Haile (on behalf of Ethiopian Ambassador in Berlin). Professor Witold Witakowski from Uppsala University presented Professor Mantel-Niećko with a Jubilee Festschrift Book. Professor Mantel-Niećko gave a short lecture on the Ethiopian Studies and their role in the globalized system of education. Traditional Ethiopian music accompanied the toasts and congratulations.

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Visits Prof. Tekeste Negash

December, 2006 – Prof. Tekeste Negash from the University Dalarna, Fallun (Sweden), presented the following lectures: "Education, Social Change and Modernization in Ethiopia", "Italian Colonialism in Eritrea and Ethiopia", "Decolonization in Eritrea", and  "From Federation to Independence and to War: Relations between Eritrea and Ethiopia".

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Dr. Matthias Brenzinger

March, 2007 - Dr. Matthias Brenzinger  from the University of Cologne (Germany) visited the Department and between 4th and 7th of March presented the following lectures: "Conceptual Loss in Space and Time", " Language Diversity and Poverty", "What is Language Endangerment", "Languages without Numbers".

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Prof. Xavier Garnier

May, 2007 – Prof. Xavier Garnier, Paris University XIII, presented a lecture on 24th May entitled "Early Novels in African Languages".

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Prof. Gaël Brunet

May, 2007 – Prof. Gaël Brunet from INALCO (Paris) visited the Department and on 10th May delivered two lectures: 1. "The Beginnings of Cinema in Africa”, and 2. "The Most Important Personages of the African Cinema”.

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