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Call for papers: In Search for Zera Yacob

Worcester College, University of Oxford (early September 2021)

In Search of Zera Yacob will be the first international and interdisciplinary conference on two remarkable philosophical texts from Ethiopia and the ongoing debate over their authorship. The Ḥatäta Zär’a Ya‛ǝqob and the Ḥatäta Walda Heywat have fascinated and puzzled alike since their discovery in 1852, both for their intrinsic philosophical interest and the ways they challenge prevalent ideas about the history of philosophy and African intellectual history. The debate also has implications for the global history of philosophy, and for understanding the relationship between colonial knowledge production and the historiography of philosophy.

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Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2021.