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The field of Oromo studies has relatively been a neglected area of academic pursuit for too long. While a few organisations such as Oromo Studies Association (OSA) and individuals make formidable efforts to promote this field, there is a scarcity of depth and width of robust research activities in various disciplines. NOS strives to address this gap.
The Network of Oromo Studies (NOS) is established by Oromo scholars and friends of Oromo in 2015; registered non-profit organisation in the UK, and operates internationally.
The objective of The Network of Oromo Studies is to conduct and sponsor scientific research on issues relevant to Oromia and the Oromo people in all disciplines; document and conserve the Oromo indigenous and contemporary knowledge and practices. NOS encourages bilingual research (English and Afaan Oromo) endeavours.
The first International conference was convened in 2016 at the University of East London, London.
The second conference is to be convened 1st and 2nd September ,-2018 in London. NOS is pleased to invite you to participate in this international conference. Please visit NOS website : http://networkoromostudies.com/ for further information and direct any query to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of the Network of Oromo Studies (NOS).
Turura Qoranno Oromo (TQO)
Hojin qorannoo Oromo yeroo dheraadhaf kan dagatamee turedha. Hoji kana dagaagsuf dhabbilleen qoranno muraasni kan akka Waldaa Qoranno Oromo (OSA) fi hayyotni dhuunfaa ifaajee cimaa yoo godhaniyyu, qoranno fi qo’anno ballinaa fi gad fagenyaan gosa beekumsaa hundaan gochurratti hanqinni guddaan jira. Turura Qoanno Oromo (TQO) hanqina kana dhiphisuf dhabbate.
TQO hayyota Oromoo fi firottan Oromotin bara 2015 biyya Inglizitti (UK) seeran kan dhaabbate, dhaabata bu’amalessa yammu ta’u hojisaa kan hojjatu adunyaa guutu kessatti.
Kaayyon TQO qorannoo sayinsawaa Oromiyaa fi Ummata Oromo ni fayyada jedhu ademsisuu fi gargaarsa gochuu, beekusumaa fi barsifannoo kufame ol kaa’uudha. TQOn qo’annoo Afaan Ingliziti fi Afaan Oromotin hojjatamu jajjabessa.
Ifaajee Kanaan bara 2016 konfaransii jalqabaa sadarkaa adunyaatti London ‘University of East London’tti ademsisera. Konfaransii lammaffaa Fulbaana 1-2,2018 London’tti ademsisa. Konfaransii kanarratti akka hirmaattanif TQO kabajaan isin afeera. Odeffanno bal’adhaf marsaritii TQO http://networkoromostudies.com/ hordofaa.
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Boordii Turura Qo’anno Oromo
The Network of Oromo Studies 2nd International Conference in London, University of East London, September 1-2, 2018.
The Network of Oromo Studies (NOS) invites contributions of research papers from established academics, practitioners and students of Oromo Studies to its 2nd International Conference.
Theme: Colonial Boundaries, Oromo Nationalism and World Order
The partition of Africa among the European powers following the Berlin Conference of 1884–85 established the current borders and boundaries of the continent. The demarcations were arbitrary and imposed by the European colonialists annexing different peoples into countries that do not represent their heritage, cultures, territories, socio-political systems or aspirations. For example, the Tripartite Treaty of 1906 and subsequent Herstlett 1909: Article 1 agreement among Britain, France and Italy created Ethiopia, in Holcomb and Sisay’s terms, a dependent colonial state which incorporated many independent neighbouring states such as Oromia, Ogadenia and Sidama.
Since the formation of the arbitrary colonial boundaries and dependent states was not based on consultation and the consent of the people affected by the imposition, resistance has been mounting again them. The opposition to colonial boundaries and dependent states has been led by nationalist movements in Africa and elsewhere due to disputed borders and quest for national self -determination. The movements in the Horn of Africa include Eritrean People’s Liberation Front, Oromo Liberation Front, Ogadenian Liberation Front, Sidama Liberation Front and Sudanese People’s Liberation Army. In the case of Eritrea and South Sudan, the nationalists led resistance has achieved independence. Other movements are still continuing with their struggle for self-determination. This struggle has costed hundreds of thousands of human lives and significant material resources. There is no much evidence to suggest that these movements and the Ethiopian government are likely to resolve their differences peacefully at the moment.
The UN, the AU, the western governments have been criticised for not doing much to stop the repression against nationalist movements by governments such as that of Ethiopia. The UN and the AU charters are committed to the so-called “principle of inviolability” of inherited boundaries from colonialism. The western media are also accused of ignoring or under-reporting the human rights abuses and the plight of the people who seek to exercise their rights to self-determination. Nationalism has remained a major force to challenge dependent state’s status quo. Others argue that globalisation will resolve the nationalists’ demand for self-determination. The recent British vote to break away from the European Union defies the globalisation argument and strengths a nationalistic desire to maintain one’s own full sovereignty.
The planned Conference seeks to analyse the above raised dilemmas in the contemporary struggle for nations to form statehood from multiple perspectives. The Conference welcomes research papers that scrutinise the past and present developments of multinational states, the challenges of formation and reconfiguration of colonial boundaries as well as efforts and failures to resolve nationalists’ quest for statehood with reference to the conflicts in Ethiopia.
Research papers, which examine the impacts of prolonged political conflicts on social, economic, political, cultural and educational development in the Horn of Africa in general, and Oromia, in particular, will be considered. A critical analysis of the roles of stakeholders such as international (UN, INGOs), supranational agencies (AU, EU etc.) and other governments in addressing any deleterious consequences of colonial boundaries and suggestions on a sustainable way forward will be relevant to this conference.
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The Network of Oromo Studies (NOS) is a company registered in the United Kingdom.
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The Network of Oromo Studies First International Conference, London
Oromo Studies: The Past, Present and its Future Contributions to Socio-Political Narratives in Oromia, Ethiopia and the Horn.
Date: 17-18 Dec, 2016
Venue: University of East London,
1 Water Lane
Saturday 17 December 2016
10:00-10:45am: Registration and Reception
10:45-11:15: Opening Session
Welcome and Introduction of the Program: Mr Gosaye Fida, NOS Deputy Director, Department of Public Health local government in London
Blessing from Elders and OC-UK Representative’s Remark
Opening Remark: Dr Gizaw Tasissa, NOS Director, London Metropolitan University
11: 15-11: 45: Keynote Speech,
Professor Emeritus Mekuria Bulcha, Nordic African Institute.
Chair: Mr Gosaye Fida, Department of public health, local government in London.
11:45- 12:45: Panelists
Chair: Dr Feyisa Dame
12:45-13:30: Lunch Break, Poster and Book Exhibitions
13:30- 15:00: Panelists
Chair: Dr Alemayehu Kumsa
15:00-15:15: Break, Poster and Book Exhibitions
15:15 – 16:45: Panelists
Chair: Mr Gosaye Fida, Department of public health, local government in London
16:45-16.55: Announcements, Poster and Book Exhibitions and Networking
Sunday 18 December 2016
10:00- 10:30: Registrations and Reception
10:30-10:45: Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Dr Elfineh U. Bariso
11:45-12:13:00: Poster and Book Exhibitions, lunch break
Chair: Mr Nagasa Garba
14:05- 15:05: Panelists:
Chair: Dr Zelalem Benti
15:05- 15:45: Break , Poster and Book Exhibitions
15:45 – 17:00
Chair: Dr Gizaw Tasissa
NOS Business Meeting
Invitation for Paper
The Network of Oromo Studies (NOS) invites contributions of research papers from established academics, practitioners and students of Oromo Studies to its first International conference, December 17-18, 2016. Venue: Stratford, Water lane, E15 4LZ University of East London.
Theme: The past, present and its future contribution to Socio-Political narratives in Oromia, Ethiopia and the Horn
The field of Oromo studies has relatively been a neglected area of academic pursuit for too long. While a few organisations such as Oromo Studies Association (OSA) and individuals make formidable efforts to promote this field, there is scarcity in depth and width of robust research activities in this discipline. NOS endeavours to address this gap.
Whilst the conference would like to critically review the Oromo studies as a scholarly endeavour and its contribution, it is also an opportunity to explore social and political landscape in Ethiopia at the present and its implication to Oromo’s and other nationalities and the horn of Africa.
The conference is also keen to receive research papers that capitalise on current Oromo issues to give deeper insight into the dynamic of maintain its status-qua and the role of international communities in this respect.
Deadline for submission of 300 words abstract is 31 Oct, 2016
The final paper should be no longer than 5000 should be submitted by 20 Nov. 2016 to be considered by the editorial board for publication in the Journal of Network of Oromo Studies.
See the link http://networkoromostudies.com for details of the submission process.
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