Institute of Ethiopian Studies - HMML Repository

Institute of Ethiopian Studies

Founded in 1963 on the campus of Addis Ababa University, the Institute of Ethiopian Studies houses the world's largest single collection of Ethiopian manuscripts, comprised of numerous Ge'ez and Amharic codices, hundreds of items in Arabic, and considerable material in many other indigenous and foreign languages. Subsequent to the microfilming of approximately 260 principally Christian volumes in the 1970s, the entire manuscript fonds, including archival material, was digitized by the Ethiopian Manuscript Imaging Project (EMIP) between 2008-2010, an endeavour initially undertaken with funding from HMML and later from the British Library Endangered Archives Programme.


  • Collection

    Eastern Christian; Islamic
  • Country

    Ethiopia
  • City

    Addis Ababa
  • Repository

    Institute of Ethiopian Studies
  • Project Codes

    IES, EMML
  • Project Numbers

    IES 00001-005526; EMML 3-10, 1283-1316, 1333-1414, 1421-1429, 1436-1439, 1462-1478, 1483-1542, 1549-1562, 1568-1574, 1581-1585, 1590-1598, 1692-1699
  • Type

    Digital, Microform
  • Digital Surrogates

    5759
  • Microfilm Reels

    257
  • Date Preserved

    1973-1975, 2008-2010
  • HMML Reading Room (first record)

  • Languages

    Amharic; Arabic; Ge'ez; Harari; Tigrinya; Gurage; Oromiffaa; Dorze; Sidaama; Diraašša; Konso; Afar; English; French; Italian; Spanish; German; Swedish; Russian; Latin; Hebrew; Greek; Turkish; Persian; Coptic
  • Bibliography

    See below
  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections


Bibliography

William F. Macomber, A Catalogue of Ethiopian Manuscripts Microfilmed for the Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library, Addis Ababa, and for the Monastic Manuscript Microfilm Library, Collegeville. Vol. I: Project Numbers 1-300 (Collegeville, 1975).

Getatchew Haile, A Catalogue of Ethiopian Manuscripts Microfilmed for the Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library, Addis Ababa, and for the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, Collegeville. Vol. IV: Project Numbers 1101-1500 (Collegeville, 1979).

Getatchew Haile and William F. Macomber, A Catalogue of Ethiopian Manuscripts Microfilmed for the Ethiopian Manuscript Microfilm Library, Addis Ababa, and for the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library, Collegeville. Vol. V: Project Numbers 1501-2000 (Collegeville, 1981).

Alessandro Gori, A handlist of the manuscripts in the Institute of Ethiopian Studies. Volume Two, the Arabic materials of the Ethiopian Islamic tradition (2014).