Research Papers/Topics in Cultural Heritage Management

The Good Samaritan in Luke (Luke 10:25-37) and Its Implication to Church and Society

ABSTRACT The thrust of this research work is to explain in clear term who is actually the neighbour in the parable. The result was used to explain the implication of good neighbourliness to Nigerian society. The aim is to criticize and strengthen our spirit of oneness in nomenclatural acclamation. Textual and literary criticisms were adopted in order to attain a plausible conclusion in the exegetical principle of the text and practical way of life. The greatest challenge in doing the study of...

The Significance of Deities in the Contemporary Nsukka Northern Igboland

ABSTRACT The Igbo have embraced Christianity and civilization which have displaced the traditional religion in its organized form yet the traditional religious beliefs and practices still rule the minds of many Igbo Christians. One of such beliefs and practices that have survived the onslaught of the forces of change in Igboland is the belief in deities. Deities though in retreat are very much alive. The average Igbo Christian would not normally participate in the public worship of deities bu...

Swem; The Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Tiv of Central Nigeria

The Tiv are a major ethnic group in the Middle Belt Region of Nigeria. Scholarly writings about the Tiv usually make mention of Swem as either the ‘ancestral home’ of the Tiv, or an ‘Oath of justice’ sworn by the Tiv people to prove innocence and cleanse the land to avert calamities. To this end, ‘Swem’ stands as a tangible and intangible heritage of the Tiv. This paper examines the nexus between the Tiv and the Swem, and its impact on the culture and traditions of the Tiv people....

Cultural Heritage Management and the Effect of Corruption in Nigeria: Hampering Sustainable Development via Cultural Heritage Destruction

Purpose –The aim of this research is to discuss the effect of corruption on conventional management of cultural heritage (CH) resources in Nigeria. It identifies the means by which the effect can be curtailed to bring about proper management system in the CH sector and pave the way for economic/sustainable development through cultural tourism in the country. Design/methodology/approach–The research draws from both exploratory and comparative approaches. It took a study of selected locatio...

An Ethno-Archaeological Study Of Pottery From The Saunyama Territory North Eastern Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT The Nyanga archaeological complex has been linked to a number of contemporary ethnic groups that include the Saunyama. These groups have been accredited to as the terrace builders of the complex but however this has been mostly perpetuated on the basis of incomplete archaeological inquiry and oral traditions. Such a scenario is the case of the Saunyama where archaeologists and historians have developed the archaeological identity of the Saunyama in relation to the Nyanga complex on t...

HUMAN FACTOR DEVELOPMENT THROUGH NGOMA BUNTIBE PERFORMANCE AMONG THE TONGA OF BINGA: THE CASE OF SINAKOMA WARD

ABSTRACT The research focuses on human factor development through Ngoma Buntibe performance among the BaTonga of Binga district, particularly of Sinakoma ward. It explores the Ngoma Buntibe performance in the process unravelling human factor development through the performance. The study is basically qualitative but it also employs some quantitative techniques. Similarly the study uses data collection methods that included semi-structured interviews, questionnaires and document analysis in ga...

Balancing Conservation And Use With Heritage Management, A Dilemma For Heritage Institutions In Zimbabwe .Case Study: Nharira Hills

Abstract. The study used a qualitative approach as to understand the need to balance conservation and use with heritage management in Zimbabwe. The aim of the study was to assess whether Zimbabwean heritage institutions have balanced mining use with the conservation of heritage places. In achieving the aim of the study, the research was based on the following objectives to assess whether NMMZ recognise mining company as a stakeholder of Nharira hills, to assess whether the mining use of the s...

The Manifestation Of Self-Hatred In Mabvumira Enhetembo

ABSTRACT This study is in the area of literal studies. This study focuses on the Manifestation of self- hatred in Mabvumira enhetembo published by Literature Bureau during colonial period. This study is driven by Afrocentricity that seeks to revive and resurrect African culture and African philosophies of life. Couched and guided with Afrocentricity, the study also relies on the information obtained from respondents acquired through interviews and questionnaires. The research participants inc...

The Role Of Local Communities In Conservation Of Archaeological And Historical Heritage In Central And Coastal Tanzania

ABSTRACT Tanzania is the home of abundant Cultural Heritage resources of national and international significance. These heritage resources include prehistoric rock arts, Stone Age sites, historical records and monuments. Large part of this heritage is found in the areas where communities live. However, the national management approach has not adequately tapped the contribution of the local communities in the conservation of the heritage resources. This study resorted to examine the state of ...