International Symposium

The Ethiopian Revolution of 1974: 50 Years On - January 26-27, 2024 (University of Miami)

February 2024 will mark five decades since the outbreak of the Ethiopian revolution of 1974. The University of Miami will hold an international symposium to mark this important event in African history titled “The Ethiopian Revolution of 1974: 50 Years On” from January 26 - 27, 2024. The symposium will bring together scholars, researchers, students, and interested people from around the world to interrogate and discuss papers presented by scholars on varying aspects of the revolution in a 50-year retrospective. The goal is to examine the post-1974 historical processes in modern Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa in the context of the geopolitics of continental developments, the Red Sea basin, and global factors, including the Cold War, and scrutinize the competing, often contradictory, historiographical viewpoints through the prism of fresh sources and innovative methodological approaches.