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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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.
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 .