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New insights into an almost forgotten society in northern Ethiopia

In his homeland - the Tigray region of Ethiopia - civil war is raging. The local university in Mekelle, where he worked as a research employee at the Institute for History and Cultural Heritage, had to be closed. For researchers like Fesseha Berhe Gebregergis, this is a difficult situation - both privately and professionally. But he was fortunate: since September 2022, he has been a scholarship holder of the Gerda Henkel Foundation in Gotha, where he is working on his doctorate at the Centre for Transcultural Studies / Gotha Perthes Collection at the University of Erfurt.

In it, Fesseha Berhe Gebregergis deals with the history of the Dobᶜa, an almost forgotten society in northern Ethiopia. For our research blog "WortMelder" we talked to him about his research and his time in Gotha...

Read the blog post here (in German only).