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Title:Preserving local knowledge in the Horn of Africa: challenges and prospects for collaborative research in oral literature, music and rituals practices
Editors:Tarsitani, Belle AsanteISNI
Tarsitani, SimoneISNI
Shigeta, MasayoshiISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:African Study Monographs: Supplementary Issue (ISSN 0286-9667)
Issue:41
Pages:151
Language:English
Geographic terms:Northeast Africa
Ethiopia
Zanzibar
Subjects:indigenous knowledge
conservation of cultural heritage
music
rituals
Islam
oral literature
Harari
conference papers (form)
2008
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/2433/108275
Abstract:This special issue of African Study Monographs consists of a selection of the papers presented at the international workshop 'Preserving local knowledge in the Horn of Africa: challenges and prospects for collaborative research in oral literature, music and ritual practices', 17-18 September 2008, Harar, Ethiopia. The twelve papers included in the publication can be grouped in four areas. The articles by Simeneh Betreyohannes, Woube Kassaye, Ilaria Sartori & Abdulmuheimen Abdulnassir, and Mesele Terecha Kebede on the theme of music deal with scholarship on Ethiopian music, Harari musical heritage, and the history of the Hamina people. Chiaki Fujii's article on the religious ritual activities of Zanzibar, together with the late Hussein Ahmed Hajji and Minako Ishihara's contributions on Ethiopian Islam, offer perspectives on Islamic studies. Itsushi Kawase's paper offers reflections on practice and methodology in the field of visual anthropology. The papers by Abdulmuheimen Abdulnassir, Alessandro Gori, and Belle Asante Tarsitani & Simone Tarsitani contribute to anthropological, linguistic and historical studies on Harar. Fumiko Ohinata's report about UNESCO's activities for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage in the Horn constitutes an important reference point and a frame for all the discussions herein and for future developments in the field, both in terms of scholarly research and cultural policy. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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