Call for Abstracts (Waamicha Waraqaa Qorannoo)

The Institute of Oromo and Afro-Asiatic Studies (IOAS) of Wollega University and the Institute of Oromo Studies (IOS) of Jimma University are collaboratively organizing the Third International Oromo Studies Conference which will be hosted at Wollega University on April 13-14, 2018. Abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the following themes are required:

Grand Theme- Oromoo Language, Literature, Custom, History: Opportunities and Challenges

Sub-thematic Areas

  1.  Afaan Oromoo Language: Basic Language Skills(Writing and Reading), Linguistics (standardization, phonology, morphology, Syntax),…
  2. Oromoo Literature: Literature (Oral Literature, the Novel, Poetry, Drama), Music…
  3. Custom: Rituals (Irreechaa, Buttaa, Ateetee, Ingichaa, Taaboree, Masqal ceremony…), Oromoo colander, Ethno-medicine,  Indigenous Natural Resource Management, Governance, Laws and Constitutions,  Conflict resolutions, Moral Codes/values …
  4. Oromoo History 

The medium of the Conference will be Afaan Oromoo


  1.  Manuscripts prepared in Afaan Oromoo
  2. Non-Afan Oromo speaking researchers can present their work in English Language

The Abstract should comprise brief statements indicating:

|è Research problem/gap |è Objective |è Methods |è Findings and Recommendation

Important Deadlines: 

  • 10 December 2017- Abstract submission   
  • 20 December 2017- Notification of acceptance  
  • 20 January 2018 – Submission of complete manuscript

Contact Information: 

Teshome Egere

  • Director, Institute of Oromo Studies (IOS)    
  • P.O.Box:378     
  • Tel. +251 911 772 394 
  • Emaile address:      
  • Jimma University, Oromia, Ethiopia   

Fedhasa Tadesse 

  • Institute of Afo-Asiatic and Oromo Studies (IOAS)
  • Tel. +251 911 787 196
  • Email address: