The Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies (HLCES) is one of the world leading centres in the study of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa. The Centre, which is part of the Asien-Afrika-Institut at Hamburg University, carries out interdisciplinary research in the main areas of the humanities and social sciences, including history, art history, linguistics, anthropology and philology.

The Centre (then Research Unit) was launched in 2002 in order to plan, conduct and coordinate small- and large-scale research projects, shape a focused research library and provide a research and study environment for graduate and postgraduate students and guest researchers. It also organizes workshops and conferences and publishes a wide range of scholarly publications resulting from its activities.

Here you can dowload the 2015 Power Point Presentation introducing most of the center's activities.

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