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Name

Dr. Abu Solomon Edet

Department

History and International Studies

Designation

Senior Lecturer

Email

[email protected]


About Dr. Abu Solomon Edet

Employment History : He specializes in and has taught archaeology and museum practice at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over ten years in various universities. He worked as Head of Conservation Services at National Commission for Museum and Monuments. He also served as the Curator In-charge of the eastern zone of Museum of National Unity Enugu. While in the commission, he developed conservation projects and facilitated the preservation studies of the Cross River Monoliths sites towards development of tourism. He is presently Senior Lecturer and an historian of Archaeology at the Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Education : He graduated from universities in two continents Europe and Asia. He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, U.K. and M.Sc., Ph.D. from Graduate School of Environment Earth Science Hokkaido University, Japan. International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property ICCROM Rome, Italy. Diploma on Conservation Management, University of London, UK. Grants/Fellowships: i. Awarded Japanese Monbukagakusho Grant 1993-1994 as Guest Researcher, Tokyo National Institute of Cultural Properties Ueno-Koen, Tokyo, Japan. ii. Awarded Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration (FICA) of Nigeria by the Governing Council. 2007.


S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateBig Qua Primary School Calabar19611967
West African Education Certificate (O’ Level)West African People Institute,Calabar19681971
General Certificate of Education (O’ level) Private Candidate19801980
B.Sc. (Hons.) (Archaeology) University of London, UK 19821985
Diploma Conservation Management, University of London, U. K. 19911992
M.ScHokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan 19951997
Ph.DHokkaido. University, Sapporo, Japan 19972000

S/N Publication
Steven, A., Ofoegbu,R.C., & Edet, A.S.(2018). Militancy and Kidnapping in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria; A Recap Social Studies. .Elixir International Journal of Social Studies, 115, 49425-49434.
Edet, A.S. (2018). Traditional Rulers and leadership: A Focus on Ikono People of Nigeria. .Elixir International Journal of Social Studies, 115, 49873-49877.
Edet, A.S. (2017). “The Impact of Nigeria Civil War on Calabar”. In the theme: Calabar on the Cross River: Historical and Cultural Studies. Edited by David Imbua, Paul Lovejoy, Ivor Miller. Conference held in April 2013 at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River Stale, Nigeria. Identifiers: LCCN 2017018006/ ISBN 9781569025710/ (hb: alk. paper) ISBN 978 I569025727. African World Press. Trenton, New Jersey USA.
Edet, A.S. (2017). “Cultural Heritage: A Tool for Poverty Eradication and Social Development in Nigeria Social Studies: .Elixir International Journal of Social Studies, 112, 49442-49445.
Kennedy, O. & Edet, A.S. (2017).The politics of Subsidy Removal and the Nigerian Economy, A Study of Nigeria between (2012-2015). .Elixir International Journal of Social Studies, 112, 49435-49441.
Edet, A.S. (2017). Crime Control and Policing the Nation States: The Nigerian Police in Focus. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Reviews, 7(2), 97-102.
Edet, A.S. (2017). Niger Delta Region and the Crisis of Environmental and Socio-Economic Degradation” International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Reviews, 7(2), 103-112 .
Edet, A.S. (2017). Female Genital Mutilation and its Challenging Health Effects on Women: A Study of Calabar Municipality. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review, 7(1), 113-123,
Edet, A.S. (2017).The Synergy Between Culture Sustenance Advancement Development and the Radio. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Reviews, 7(2), 124-141.
Edet, A.S. (2017). Between Memory and Heritage: Obafemi Awolowo as a Political Prisoner in Calabar” in Book: Obafemi Awolowo: Lessons in Leadership and Legacy. 130-141. Edited by Tunde Oseni. Published by Raregeode Forte Publishers Limited. Ibadan, Nigeria 2017 ISBN -.978-978.54533-6-6
Edet, A.S. ,& Aliyu, M.K. (2016) Cultural Resources Management as a tool for Poverty Reduction in Africa. ASSU Journal of Humanities A Journal of Research and Development, 3(3),153-167.
Edet, A.S., (2016). Security Agents in Nigeria Sea Ports: A Focus on Port Harcourt Sea Port” Global Journal of Applied Management and Social Sciences (GOJAMSS), 13. 249 - 259.
Edet,A.S., Enor, F., & Coulson, D. (2016). The Cross River Monoliths of Nigeria.. Published by Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) p. 1 - 20 Nairobi Kenya ISBN 7453-8-6 @ 2016 TARA
A. S. Edet, (2015). “Case Study of Nigerian Rock Art at Risk”. In African rock art al Risk: Challenges of Protection and Development Issues. A Conference organized by the Ministry of Culture in partnership with TARA, with the support of the Culture Emergency Response (CER) programme of the Prince Clans fund Agadir, p. 105- 152, Morocco 23-25
Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet (2015) “Cross River Monoliths: Destruction Theft and lnternational Sales”, (Part 3 Revised). Text and photography (2015) by Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet. Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River State. Online Publication. Horizons H-net Humanities and Social Sciences: P. 1-5 https://www.crossriverheritageafricandiapoa.com/pdf. E-mail: [email protected];[email protected]
Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet (2015) “Cross River Monoliths: In critical danger of total destruction”. Text and photography (2015) by Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet, Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River State. Online Publication. H-net Humanities and Social Science. P. 1-5 http://www.crossriverheritageafricandiaspoa.com/pdf. E-mail:[email protected]; abu_edet @yahoo.com.
Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet (2015) “Cross River Monoliths: Community efforts to salvage their heritage”, online publication Horizons H-net Humanities and Social Sciences. Online Publication. HorizonsH-net Humanities and Social Sciences. https:///www.crossriverheritageafricandiapoa.com/pdf . Text and photography by Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet, Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River Slate. P. 1 - 4 e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet (2015) “Etara Mgbe Burial: age-old Legacies attacked by Churches”. Online Publication. Horizons 11-net Humanities and Social Sciences. https://www.crossriverheritageafricandiaspoa.com/pdf. Text and photography (2015) by Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet, Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River Stale. P. 1 – 4 E-mail: [email protected]: [email protected]
Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet (2015) “Cross River Monoliths: Living Heritage Stones”. Text and photography by Dr. Ivor Miller and Dr. Abu Edet, Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar, Cross River State. Online Publication. Horizons H-net Humanities and Social Sciences. P. 1 – 11 https://www.crossriverheritageafricandiaspoa.com/pdf. E-mail:[email protected] edu
Abu S. Edet (2015) “Case Study of Nigerian Rock Art at Risk”. In African rock art at Risk: Challenges of Protection and Development Issues A Conference organized by the Ministry of Culture in partnership with TARA, with the support of the Culture Emergency Response (CER) programme of the Prince Clans Fund Agadir, p. 105 - 152, Morocco 23-25 November 2015.
Abu S. Edet (2013) “Presentation of Environmental History in Tropical Africa”: Being a paper presented at the 13th Colloquium of the West African Archaeology Association Held at Abidjan Ivory Coast. February 04th – 08th 2013.
Abu S. Edet “Cultural Heritage: A tool for Poverty Eradication and Social Development in Nigeria” In Book: Dynamic of Culture and Tourism in African: Perspectives on Africa's Development in the 21st Century, p. 527 - 560. ISBN 978-978-948-920-5. Published by Babcock University Press, Ogun State, Nigeria
Dr. Abu S. Edet (2004) “The Role of Museum in Curbing Corruption in Nigeria” International Journal of Development and Management Review (1NJODEMAR) Volume 9 No.1 p. 116 - 130 June, 2014. ISSN-l597-9492.
Abu S. Edet (2004) “The Dynamics of Arts and Crafts Business in Nigeria”. In Book: Nigerian Traditional Craft for Self-Reliance Published Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Archaeological Association of Nigeria (AAN) Jos Ed. by L. D Wale 2004. (Published by Mazlink Nigeria Limited. No. IB Dogen Dutse, Opposite Mobil Filling Station, Bauchi Road, Jos. Plateau State, Nigeria). P. 117 - 118 ISBN: 978-37352-3-3
Abu S. Edet (2004) “The Dynamics of Arts and Crafts Business in Nigeria”. In Book: Nigerian Traditional Craft for Self-Reliance Published Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Archaeological Association of Nigeria (AAN) Jos Ed. by L. D Wale 2004. (Published by Mazlink Nigeria Limited. No. IB Dogen Dutse, Opposite Mobil Filling Station, Bauchi Road, Jos. Plateau State, Nigeria). P. 117 - 118 ISBN: 978-37352-3-3
Dr. Abu S. Edet (2003) “Environmental Factors Affecting Monoliths and Sites in the Cross River Region", published by Nigeria Heritage Journal, National Commission for Monuments Vol. 12, 2003. P. 118 - 134. ISSN 1116-607X.
Abu S. EDET & Hidenori TAKAHASHI (2002). “Ecological Role of micro-organism on surface deterioration of Cross River Basalt Monoliths in Nigeria”. In TROPICS, The Japan Society for Tropical Ecology. Japan. Vol.9 No.2: 117-132. Issued March 20, (2002) ISSN 0917-415X.
Abu S. Edet (1998) “Fire Impact on the Monoliths and Sites in the Cross River Region” A paper delivered at the Prague Environmental Conference, Czech Republic.
Abu S. Edet (1994) “Preservation study of the Cross River Monoliths Archaeology Monuments and Site Paper presented at the Archaeological Centre Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
Abu S. Edet (1994) “The Cultural Properties of Nigeria” A paper delivered at the International Conference of Orientalists in Japan, at Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Translated by Yoke Futagami Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo, Japan May 31, 1994.
A. S. Edet (1990) “Public Cultural Resource Management in Nigeria: Resource Conservation and Management of Archeology” (WAJA) Special book issue. African Peoples and Their Cultural Resources. CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT An African Dimension Edited by: Bassey W. Andah. (Published by Wisdom Publishers Limited, No. 51 Liberty Road, Box 24084 Mapo P. O. Ibadan, Nigeria). Vol. 20, 1990. P. 89 - 101 ISBN: 978-2823 03 I ISSN 0331-3158
Abu S. Edet (1990) “Public Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management in Nigeria: Resource Conservation and Management of Archeology” (WAJA) Special book issue (Published by Wisdom Publishers Limited, No. 51 Liberty Road, Box 24084 Mapo P. O. Ibadan, Nigeria). Vol. 20, 1990. ISBN: 978-2823 03 I ISSN 0331-3158.
Abu S. Edet (1989) “Conservation Attention on the Ancient Art of Nigeria”: Paper presented at the Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties Tokyo Japan.

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Cross River Monolith Resaerch$50,000 0Prince Claus Fund (PCF) Netherlands2016-03-05
Nigerian Rock Arts Research$150,000. 0U.S Ambassador's Fund Nigeria2019-03-03

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Annual Conference of The Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties Tokoyo,Japan. A. S. Edet, (1989). “Conservation Attention on the Ancient Art of Nigeria”: Paper presented at the Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties Tokyo Japan. 1989-12-181989-12-20
Cultural Resource Management:An African Dimension Conferences. A.S. Edet, (1990) “Public Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management in Nigeria: Resource Conservation and Management of Archeology” (UAM) Special book issue (Published by Wisdom Publishers Limited, No. 51 Liberty Road, Box 24084 Mupo P. O. lbadan, Nigeria). Vol. 20, 1990. P. 89 -0 ISBN:978- 2823 0311- ISSN 0331-3158.1990-06-181990-06-20
The year anniversary of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments. 1991 A. S. Edet, (1991) “Visiting the Consciousness of Conservation Services in Nigeria Museums-The submerged part of the Iceberg” 1991-03-151991-03-15
A one Day Conference Organised by the Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Tokyo,Japan A.S.Edet, (1994.) “The Cultural Properties of Nigeria" A paper delivered at the International A Conference of Orientalists in Japan, at Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Translated by Yoko Futagami Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music1994-05-311994-05-31
Seminar Organised by The Archaeological Center ,Sapporo,Hokkaido A. S. Edet, (1994). “Preservation study of the Cross River Monoliths Archaeology Monuments and Site” Paper presented .it the Archeological Centre Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.1994-07-111994-07-13
The Prague Environmental Conference, Czech Republic. A. S. Edet, (1998). “Fire Impact on the Monoliths and Sites in the Cross River Region” A paper delivered at the Prague Environmental Conference, Czech Republic. 1998-06-151998-06-17
A 3-day workshop for teachers, local government official/community leaders. Holding Gulak, Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State from 6th -9th November, (2001). A. S. Edet, (2001) “Environmental Education and Tourism Development”: 2001-11-062001-11-09
The participatory Conference for senior curators training programs series on the curator and museum development in Nigeria. 10th – 12th December, 2001, Calabar A. S. Edet, (2001) “Fifty years of Curating Conservation Services in Nigeria Museums”2001-12-102001-12-12
A paper presented at the workshop on museum policy formulation for museum professionals, held at Ascon, Topo, Badagry, Lagos. January, 2002). A. S. Edet, (2002) “Museum Policies Formulation”2002-01-092002-01-11
A three-day workshop for Museum Exhibition officers. Ibadan Museum 6th-9th November 2002. A. S. Edet, (2002) “Management Care of Objects in Exhibition”.2002-11-062002-11-09
The Institute of Archaeology and Centre for Museum Studies, Jos. August, 2003. A. S. Edet, (2003) “The Place and Meaning of Museum Objects: Strategies for educating About Handling”:2003-08-182003-08-20
The conference of the Museum Association of Nigeria, Held at the Old Residency Museum Calabar 27th-29th November, 2003 A. S. Edet, (2003) “A Perspective oil the Question of Licensing Practitioners and the Need for a Heritage Council for Professionals and Institutions in the Culture Sector” Being a paper presented at the conference of the Museum Association of Nigeria, Held at the Old Residency Museum Calabar 27th-29th November, 2003.2003-11-272003-11-29
A 4-day workshop for Monuments Heritage and Sites Officers on Management and Conservation of Heritage (Managing and Marketing Heritage in a Federal System) Jos, 9"'-12"' December 2003.. A. S. Edet, (2003) “Risk Management and Monitoring of Monuments and Sites in Nigeria”2003-12-092003-12-12
The Conservation workshop held at the National Museum Enugu 15th -18th December, 2003.. A. S. Edet, (2003) “Practical Skills in Conservation Preparation and Remedial Treatment of Museum Collections”2003-12-152003-12-18
The 16th Conference of the Archaeological Association of Nigeria. A. S. Edet, (2004) “The Dynamics of Arts and Crafts Business in Nigeria”. In Book: Nigerian Traditional Craft for Self-Reliance. Published Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Archaeological Association of Nigeria (AAN) Jos Ed. by L. D Wale 2004. (Published by Mazlink Nigeria Limited. No. IB Dogen Dulse, Opposite Mobil Filling Station, Bauchi Road, Jos. Plateau State, Nigeria). P. 1 17 - 118 ISBN: 978-37352-3-32004-03-082004-03-10
A 3-day workshop for Curators on "Cultural Vision-Who is a Curator". Holding at the National Museum Aba 22-24 June 2004. A. S. Edet, (2004) “Antiquity Identification, Appreciation and Interpretation” 2004-06-222004-06-24
The Discipline of History and its conversation with Diversity in Nigerian Universities: Trends, Issues and Question Marks at the lst National Conference 2013 at (he Department of History and International Studies, University of Uyo, Uyo. 2013.. A. S. Edet, (2013) “History and Archaeology in a Dualised Academic Platform: Methods of Sharing Experience- Nigeria in Focus”. 2004-07-152004-07-17
The workshop on Conservation held at the National Museum Enugu 15th-19th December, 2004. A. S. Edet, (2004) “2000 Years of Nigerian Arts: Protection and Conservation of Our Classical Artworks”.2004-12-152004-12-19
Conference On Termites Eradication in Museums A lecture with demonstration on the Conservation Projects on Termites Eradication held at Port Harcourt Museum November, 2005.. A. S. Edet, (2005) “Termites Hazards, Treatment and Protection Measures in Nigerian Museums”:2005-11-072005-11-09
Conference On Termites Eradication in Museums A lecture with demonstration on the Conservation projects on Termites Eradication held at Jos Museum November, 2005. A. S. Edet, (2005) “A Brief Instruction on the Activities of Vertebrate Pest in Museums”2005-11-212005-11-23
at the workshop on “Exhibition Skills for Museum Curators” held at the National Museum Owerri 18th – 26th September, 2006. A. S. Edet, (2006) “Selection and Preparation of Exhibition Materials: Objects and Exhibition Aid Exhibition Security”. 2006-09-182006-09-26
Nigerian Rural Community Development Foundation Enugu. A. S. Edet, (2008) “Cultural Heritage: A tool for Poverty Eradication, Peace and Harmony in the Community". Being a conference paper organized by Nigerian Rural Community Development Foundation Enugu 2008-09-162008-09-19
a 4-day Stakeholders workshop on national policy on preservation and conservation on National Documentary Heritage. Abuja 24th – 27th March 2009. A. S. Edet, (2009) “Education and Training of Preservation Specialists and Conservation in Nigeria”: 2009-03-242009-03-27
The Calabar 2012 conference, held at international conference centre, University of Calabar 24th - 27th April, 2013. A. S. Edet, (2013) “The Nigerian post-civil war and the impact of the war Calabar people culture historic monument and site: in the sub-theme Calabar through times: issues and challenges"2012-04-242012-04-27
The International Museum Day 2012 with the Theme: Museum in a changing world. New challenges, new inspirations at National Museum Owerri. May 18, 2012.. A. S. Edet, (2012) “Nigerian Museums for the 21st Century: Trend Analysis and Prospects”2012-05-182012-05-18
The 57th Annual Congress of the Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) Under the theme of “Corruption and the Nigerian Society in Historical Perspective”. Held at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria on the 28-31 Octobe. A. S. Edet, (2012) “Museum Roles in Public Education Against Corruption (sub-Theme: Curbing, Corruption in Nigeria and Anti-Corruption Organs". 2012-10-282012-10-31
The 13th Colloquium of the West African Archaeology Association Held at Abidjan Ivory Coast A. S. Edet, (2013) “Presentation of Environmental History in Tropical Africa: The Role of Environmental Archaeologist”: Being a paper presented at the 13th Colloquium of the West African Archaeology Association Held at Abidjan Ivory Coast. February 04th-08th 20132013-02-042013-02-08
The International Museum Day 2013 with the Theme: Museums (memory + Creativity) = Social Change at National Museum Oron. May 18, 2013.. A. S. Edet, (2013) “Sources of the African Past: Preserving the Tangible and Intangible for Historical Research, Interpretation and Education”. 2013-05-182013-05-18
the 21st Annual Confess of the Archaeological Association of Nigeria on the theme "The State of Archeological of Nigeria: The Journey so Far. held at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria on the 30 June-3 July, 2014.. A. S. Edet, (2014) “Museum Archaeologist: Concept Role and Responsibility in Museum Development System”.2014-06-302014-07-03
Centre for Black African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC 2014) International Cultural Festival and Colloquium on: Culture and the Transformation of African and its Diaspora in the New Global Order 26lh -28lh November 2014, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. A. S. Edet, (2014) “Ancient Treasures of Nigeria: As Instrument For National Development Growth And Promotion Of External Relations”. 2014-11-262014-11-28
A Conference organized by the Moroccan Ministry of Culture in partnership with TARA, with the support of the Culture Emergency Response (CER) programme of the Prince Claus Fund Agadir, Morocco A. S. Edet, (2015) “Case Study of Nigerian Rock Art at Risk”. In African rock art at Risk: Challenges of Protection and Development Issues2015-11-232015-11-25
at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Archaeological Association of Nigeria (AAN) at University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria August 2-5, 2016 A. S. Edet, (2016) “Heritage Entrepreneurship: An Inevitable Tool for Sustainable Development. 2016-08-022016-08-05
The 3rd International Conference, Department of History and International Studies, University of Calabar. Monday 26th – Saturday 3st March, 2018. A. S. Edet, (2018) “The Cross River Monoliths of Nigeria: Interpretation and Conservation of Indigenous Cultural Stones”: 2018-03-262018-03-31