Monday, 30 November 2015

NNJCI excursion/seminar to Ethiopia

The Church of Ethiopia in Antiquity and the Middle Ages – Jewish traditions, Islamic context and indigenous developments

The Nordic Network for the Study of Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the First Millennium (NNJCI) is proud to present its new seminar on Ethiopian Christianity and its contacts with Jewish and Islamic traditions. This is a unique opportunity to visit Ethiopia, its several awe-inspiring places (such as the stone hewn churches in Lalibela, the ancient Aksum and several monasteries) in the guidance of both local and Nordic experts.
The duration of the seminar is two weeks (October 23 to November 6, 2016). It will include preparatory readings and short presentations of each participants which equals 5 ECTS. The seminar is primarily intended for PhD-students, but it will also be open for advanced master’s students and postdoctoral researchers. 
The preliminary program and more information can be found on the NNJCI website
At the moment, the price of the seminar which reflects the actual costs of the trip, is about $ 2500 plus the flights to Ethiopia and back. The price is likely to go down. We have applied for funding but the result is still pending.
To keep track of updated information about the course, please join NNJCI Facebook group at
The application period will be in March 1 - April 30, 2015 (the final price will be announced before that). You can express your initial interest in the trip and direct further question to Outi Lehtipuu (


  1. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to be involved. Congrratulations to Outi Lehtipuu and those of the Nordic Network for organising this seminar and excursion!

    1. Very true! Outi Lehtipuu, Samuel Rubenson, Anna-Liisa Tolonen and Mengistu Gobezie Worku have done a great job!