Herr Dr. Uoldelul Chelati Dirar

Einladende Institution: Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies
Aufenthalt: 05. Oktober 2014
Heimatuni: University of Macerata (Italien)
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Uoldelul Chelati Dirar was born in Asmara (Eritrea). He has completed his secondary school and university studies in Italy. In 1998, after having earned a Doctorate in African history at the University of Cagliari, he went back to Eritrea where he has taught until 2003 in the Department of History of the University of Asmara. He has also been chair of the same Department from 1998 to 2002. In 2003 Uoldelul Chelati Dirar went back to Italy and is now Associate Professor of African History in the Department of Political Science, Communication and International Relations at the University of Macerata. For the period 2010 - 2013 he has been appointed Director of the Centre for International Relations of the University of Macerata. From January 2013 to 2016 he has been appointed Delegate of the Rector for International Relations, internationalisation of teaching activities and mobility.
Historian by training, Uoldelul Chelati Dirar has dealt mainly with the history of the Horn of Africa, particularly Eritrea, during colonial times. His research interests focus on the processes of elites formation and on the development of nationalisms in the Horn of Africa.

The Great War in the Horn of Africa: between Geopolitics and Individual Trajectories Catastrophe or catalyst? African and African Diasporas’ visions arising from World War One, 2-4 October 2014

The conference will be opened by a keynote lecture by David Killingray (Oxford), and closed by a talk by Uoldelul Chelati Dirar (Macerata), both prominent experts on the conference theme.