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Claire Bosc-Tiessé

Clark Fellow

09/02/2024–12/31/2024

Claire Bosc-Tiessé

Claire Bosc-Tiessé is a research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and professor at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. Her research interests pertain to creation in the Christian kingdom of Ethiopia from the thirteenth century onwards. She has published Les Îles de la mémoire: Fabrique des images et écriture de l'histoire dans les églises du lac Tana, Éthiopie, XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle; Peintures sacrées d’Éthiopie: Collection de la mission Dakar-Djibouti with A. Wion, and Lalibela: Site rupestre chrétien d'Éthiopie with M.-L. Derat. More broadly, her work addresses the modalities of writing a history of the arts in Africa before the twentieth century and the issues at stake. She has also led an online mapping of the African collections in French museums. At the Clark, Bosc-Tiessé will complete an anthropological history studying the use and status of images in Ethiopia since the thirteenth century.