Dr. Evans Nyamwaka, PhD
COD, History Department.

Background Information

This Department was started in 2011 under the larger department of Humanities and social sciences. In 2014, it was housed under the new department of Humanities which was curved from Humanities and social sciences. In 2018, as a result of increased enrolment of students and restructuring of the school’s academic divisions, the History Department stood on its own. In line with the vision and mission of Kisii University, the department has successfully trained and graduated a number of competent students in Bachelors’s and Masters’s degrees programs. Graduates from our programs have been excelling in the world of work. 

 

Vision

Creative thinking, acquisition of new historical knowledge and skills in an environment of innovation, creativity, competitiveness, scientific spirit in historical and cultural related studies.

Mission

In line with the mission of Kisii University, the Department of History seeks to produce innovative and creative graduates in historical research and problem-solving approach in service delivery to humanity both locally and internationally.

Teaching Staff

Prof Herman Kiriama

Associate Professor, Archeology.

Publications

  • Kiriama Herman, Mombasa: Archaeology and History Stephanie Wynne-Jones and Adria LaViolette (eds), The Swahili World. New York, Routledge: 620-628 (ISBN 978-1-138-91346-2)September 1, 2018
  • Kiriama Herman, Sustainable Heritage Management: The case of Mijikenda Kayas, Kenya, World Heritage for Sustainable Development in Africa. Editors: Edmond Moukala and Ishanlosen Odiaua January 1, 2018
  • Kiriama Herman and Lydia Wilson: The Legacy of Slavery on the Swahili Coast. In Stephanie Wynne-Jones and Adria LaViolette (eds), The Swahili World. New York, Routledge: 566-576. (ISBN 978-1-138-91346-January 1, 2018
  • Kiriama Herman, Memory, Identity and Heritage in the South Kenya Coast: Case of Shimoni Slave caves, Journal Of African Cultural Heritage Studies, June 1, 2017
  • Kiriama Herman, Memory and Heritage: The Shimoni Slave Caves in Southern Kenya, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 49:4, 545-546, DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2014.978124November 7, 2014
  • Kiriama Herman, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 49:4, 545-546, DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2014.978124, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 49:4, 545-546, DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2014.978124November 7, 2014
  • Kiriama Herman, The Maritime Silk Road: The Indian Ocean and the Africa China Exchange Systems in the late First/ Early Second Millennium CE Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology No. 10, 2014January 1, 2014
  • Kiriama Herman, The Role of the African World Heritage Fund in the Conservation of African World Heritage Sites Springer January 1, 2014
  • Discusses the role that the African World Heritage Fund has played in the conservation and management of African sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Kiriama Herman, Sacred Natural Sites and Cultural Heritage in East Africa, Fountain Press September 1, 2013
  • Kiriama Herman, Discover the Kenya Coast: Shared influences across the Indian Ocean. UNESCO Press March 6, 2009.
  • Kiriama Herman, The Swahili of the Kenya Coast, Eight Publishers March 1, 2005
  • Kiriama Herman, Archaeometallurgy of iron smelting sites from a Mwitu Tradition site in Kenya, The South African Archaeological Bulletin, January 1, 1987
  • Study carried out to test whether high smelting temperatures were achieved by African iron smelter
  • Kiriama Herman, Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment in Africa: An Overview (eds)/Mombasa: Centre for Heritage Development in Africa.
  • Nyamwaka E. Omosa, Creative Arts and Cultural Dynamism: A Study of Music and Dance among the Abagusii of Kenya, 1902-2002. A Historical Research Thesis published in 2011 by   Kenyatta University, Kenya.
  • Nyamwaka E. Omosa, et al, The Place of Music and Dance in the Reconstruction of African Cultural History: A Case of Abagusii of South Western Kenya. A Paper published in 2013 by the Journal of Education and practice.
  • Nyamwaka E.Omosa, et al, Assessment of implementation Levels of Guidance and Counselling programme in Kenyan Secondary Schools: A case of Sotik District Bomet County, Kenya.  A Paper published in 2013 by the Journal of Education and Practice.
  • Nyamwaka E.Omosa, et al Philosophy as a Key Instrument in Establishing Curriculum, Educational Policy, Objectives, Goals of Education, Vision and Mission of Education.  Published in Journal of Education and Practice www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper)   ISSN 2222-288X (Online) Vol.4, No.11, 2013
  • Nyamwaka E. Omosa, et al Critical Understanding of John Dewey’s Progressive Theory: A Solution to the Problems Facing Current Educational System in Kenya. Published in Journal of Education and Practice               www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper)   ISSN 2222-288X (Online) Vol.4, No.11, 2013  
  • Nyamwaka E. Omosa, et al. Psychological Effects of Violent Ethnic Conflicts on Academic Performance in Primary Schools Molo District, Kenya. Published in 2003 by Kenyan Journal of Guidance, Counselling, and Psychology.ISSN 2226-0552.
  • Nyamwaka E. Omosa, et al An Assessment of the Extent of Facebook use by Students at Kisii University, Kenya, and Its Implication on Educational Activities. A paper published in 2015 by British Journal of Education, Society, and Behavioural Sciences.DOI:10.9734/BJESBS/2015/15983.

 

Calendar of Events

  • Departmental oral defenses every first Wednesday of the month.