Dr. GEDEF ABAWA

                                                                                                        

FULL NAME: GEDEF ABAWA FIREW

CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE TITLE :Dean of the Faculty of Social  Sciences

OFFICE ADDRESS : Department of History and Heritage Management

E-MAIL ADDRESS: gedefabawa@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

  Year of Degree                                  Degree                                                Institution

2000                                                  B.Ed.  in History                        Bahir Dar University

2005                                                  MA in Archaeology                    Addis ababa University

2009                                                  MPhil  in Archaeology                Bergen  University    

2014                                                  PhD  in Archaeology                    Bergen University

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 2001-2003   Department  Head , History department , Bahir Dar University 

2005-2007    Department Head, History department, Bahir Dar University

2014-          Dean ,  Faculty of Social Sciences, Bahir Dar Univeristy

AWARDS AND HONORS

2011 Meltizer PhD candidate research grant

2012Meltizer PhD candidate research grant

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:

2006   Staff recruiement committee 

TRAINING OF GRADUATE STUDENTS

Teaching  and advising post graduate students  since 2014

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

 2014, Themes in African history to 1850s , MA , history  department

 2014, Themes in World history to 1815,  MA , history  department

 2015, Themes in African history to 1850s, MA , history  department

 2015, Themes in World history to 1815, MA , history  department

2015, Enviromrntal archaeology of the Nile valley and the Horn,MA(course offered at Gonder university)

2016,Environmental archaeology of the Nile valley and the Horn,MA (course offered at Gonder University)

2016, Thoughts and theories in Archaeology,MA (course offered at Gonder University

PUBLICATIONS

Lesur  J., Hildebrand E.A., Gedef  A., Gutherz X., 2014. The Advent of Herding in the Horn of Africa : New data from Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somaliland. Quaternary International, 343 : 148-158.

Oestigaard, T and Gedef, A. , 2013. The Source of the Blue Nile: Water Rituals and Traditions in the Lake Tana. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholar press.

Gedef , A. 2011. Cultivation and Consumption of Teff  in Gojjam Highlands: Implication for

Understanding the Beginning of Food Production in Ethiopia. Nyame  Akuma,73:77-8.

Oestigaard, T. & Gedef, A. 2011. Gish Abay – the source of the Blue Nile.  WIT Transactions on Ecology and he Environment, Vol 15:27-38.

Conference Paricipation

Ritual function of fine grained lithic raw materials around Lake Tana of North West Ethiopia: some insight on prehistoric exchange. African Archaeological Research Days (3rd – 4th November 2012)University of Southampthon:Southampton, 2012.

Recent Archaeological Excavation at the Shore of Lake Tana in Northwest Ethiopia:A preliminary

           Investigation , SAfA 21st Biennial Conference. University of Toronto;Toronto, 2012

 “Rituals and Agricultural Origins: The Case of Northwest Ethiopian Highlands”.  Materialities of Time: Ritual, death and the practice of archaeology PhD Seminar in Århus, Denmark Dialogues with the Past. The Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology , 2012.

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

The  Archaeology of Middle  and Late prehistory and Ancient History around Lake Tana/Blue Nile Basin, Ethnoarchaeology, Museume and Heritage studies  .

           

 

Department: 
History
Rank: 
Asistant Professor
Contact info: 
gedefabawa@yahoo.com