He has been in Gotha since November 2021, conducting research on the holdings of the Gotha Perthes Collection as a scholarship holder of the Gerda Henkel Foundation at the Centre for Transcultural Studies / Perthes Collection. A great fortune and a real opportunity for Samuel Kidane Haile. For war is raging in his homeland of Ethiopia. As a result, the University of Mekelle, where Haile was most recently a doctoral candidate at the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies, had to be closed. A tragedy for a researcher's biography. What was to happen next for him?
He told us his story for our research blog "WortMelder".
Read the article here. (in German only)