ISSN 2223-7178
Northeast African Journal of
Social Sciences and Humanities (NEAJ)
  1. Foreword by Karl Heinz Kohl, Director of the Frobenius Institute, Frankfurt am Main

  2. Introductory Remark by Irmtraut Hubatsch, Director of the Goethe-Institute, Addis Ababa

  3. Opening Remark by Ahmed Hassen Omer, Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies,
    Addis Ababa University

  4. Opening Remark by Yemane Zeray, Director, Directorate of Corporate Communication and International Relations, Mekelle University

  5. Editorial and Acknowledgement

  1. Introduction: A Short History of Ethiopian–German Relations from Biblical Dreams to the Modern State (Wolbert G.C. Smidt)

  2. Gorgoryos and Ludolf: The Ethiopian and German Fore-Fathers of Ethiopian Studies. An Ethiopian scholar’s 1652 visit to Thuringia (Wolbert G.C. Smidt)

  3. Gotha’s Relations to Ethiopia (Knut Kreuch)

  4. An Unknown German Manuscript on Ethiopia in the Goethe Nachlass in Weimar: Niebuhr on His Research Expedition and His Criticism of James Bruce (Ib Friis)

  5. An Annotated Late Eighteenth Century Map of Ethiopia (Christopher Clapham and Wolbert G.C. Smidt)

  6. A Remarkable Chapter of German Research History: The Protestant Mission and the Oromo in the Nineteenth Century (Wolbert G.C. Smidt)

  7. Georg Wilhelm Schimper: Botanist and Explorer, Geologist and Mapmaker in Northern Ethiopia 1837 to 1878 (Dorothea McEwan)

  8. Werner Munzinger Pascha: An Orientalist and Ethnographer-Turned-Politician in the Ethiopian–Egyptian Borderlands (Wolbert G.C. Smidt)

  9. Regional History and Ethnohistory: Gerhard Rohlfs and Other Germanophone Researchers and a Forgotten Ethnic Group, the Dobʿa (Fesseha Berhe)

  10. The Bieber Family’s Fascination with Africa (Klaus Bieber )

  11. Enno Littmann: An Assessment of His Legacy in the Light of Ongoing Scholarly Debates (Yohannes Gebreselassie)

  12. Leo Frobenius and Northeast Africa: An Indiscreet Secret Mission and the Foundation of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute (Sophia Thubauville)

  13. Adolf Ellegard Jensen, Eike Haberland and the Frankfurt Research Tradition in Southern Ethiopia (Dirk Bustorf )

  14. Herma Plazikowsky-Brauner: A Life Devoted to Ethiopian Languages and Cultures
    (Sophia Thubauville )

  15. The Meritorious Complex: A Research Focus of the Frobenius Institute in Ethiopia
    (Ulrich Braukämper )

  16. Homage to the Cultures of South Omo (Ivo Strecker)

  17. Volker Stitz and the Ethiopian Studies: A Reappraisal of His Multi-Disciplinary Research Method (Ahmed Hassen Omer)

  18. Dynamics of Identification: Research on Northeast Africa at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale (Günther Schlee and Echi Christina Gabbert)

  19. ‘Blue Skies Subjects’ must be Maintained and Cultivated in Germany: The Role of Ethiopian Studies in Today’s German Academic Landscape (Asfa-Wossen Asserate)

  20. Scenes in Ethiopia: Illustrations by Johann Martin Bernatz (Sophia Thubauville and Wolbert G.C. Smidt)

  1. List of Contributors


Extra Issue I - 2015

Cultural Research in Northeastern Africa

German Histories and Stories

Table of Contents

The articles are downloadable as PDF. Please click on the links on the right in „Table of Contents“.

   Home   |   About   |   Editorial Board   |   Guidelines   |   Issues   |   Contact