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Visit of Prof. Michel Lafon

February, 2013 - on February 18-22 2013 we welcomed Dr. Michel Lafon from CNRS Paris and Centre for Research in the Politics of Language University of Pretoria. On February 21st Dr. Lafon presented a lecture “African languages in South African education: the unassailable legacy of ‘Bantu Education’” as a part of International Mother Language Day celebration.

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Africa Days 2012

May, 2012 - on May 7-11th 2012 our Department organised Africa Days at the University of Warsaw.

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Horn of Africa

November, 2011 - The Department together with Andrzejewski Foundation organized a conference Horn of Africa: script - identity - development dedicated to the memory of Bogumił Witalis Andrzejewski (1922-1994) Programme of the conference

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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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