Tomomi Fushiya

Research interests:

  • Social values of archaeological heritage in North Africa
  • Collaborative archaeology and inclusive heritage management planning
  • Archaeology and colonialism in Sudan
  • Cultural continuity and heritage in Nubia
  • Collaboration and decolonising methodologies in archaeology and heritage management
Professional career

Education

2020   PhD, the Department of Archaeological Heritage and Society, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, the Netherlands, under the supervision of Prof, Dr Marten Jansen, Dr Neal Spencer and Dr Sada Mire: Valuing Archaeology?: Past, present, and future for local people and archaeologists in Sudanese Nubia

 2007   MA in Managing Archaeological Sites at Institute of Archaeology, University College London; MA thesis: Archaeological Site Management and Local Involvement: Case study in Abu Rawash, Egypt

2006   BA in History and Folklore Program, School of Letters, Arts and Science II, Waseda University, Japan; thesis: Household religion at the New Kingdom Deir el Medina

Positions and functions

2019–2021 Research Associate, Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology (PCMA), University of Warsaw

2019–2020 Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, the Netherlands

2014–2018 Community engagement, site management and field archaeologist, the British Museum Amara West Research Project (Sudan)

2012–2013 Consultant, UNESCO Cairo Office

2011–2012 Project Coordinator, JICA-Grand Egyptian Museum-Conservation Centre (GEM-CC) Capacity Development project, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

2010-2011 Visiting Researcher, JICA-Grand Egyptian Museum-Conservation Centre (GEM-CC) Capacity Development project, National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Tokyo (NRICPT)

2009–2010 Project consultant, Conservation and Site Management of the Valley of the Queens project, Egypt, Getty Conservation Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust

2008–2009 Postgraduate Intern, Conservation and Site Management of the Valley of the Queens project, Egypt, Getty Conservation Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust

2001–2005 Undergraduate Intern, Royal Tomb of Amenophis III (KV22) Project, Egypt, Institute of Egyptology of Waseda University

Research projects

2019–2021 Collaborator and led the community engagement component at Old Dongola in the project, Grant DIALOG 0298/2018: ArchaeoCDN, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Republic of Poland

2016–2017 Investigator of Collaborative Archaeological Heritage Management: Exploring a new value of cultural heritage through a collaboration with local communities in Sudan funded by Research Grant (individual grant) (D15-R-0324), The Toyota Foundation, Japan

2015–2018 Design and supervision of construction of on-site interpretation space, research on social values and archaeology-community relationship, excavation and documentation, the British Museum Amara West Research Project (Sudan); directed by Dr Neal Spencer (the British Museum)

2008–2010 Research on site biography and visitor infrastructure, condition assessment, the Valley of the Queens, Egypt

2007 Research on local perceptions and condition assessment of Abu Roach, Egypt

Since 2012 Visitor and site environment assessment, Royal Tomb of Amenhotep III (KV22) Project, Egypt, directed by Prof Jiro Kondo (Waseda University)

Other archaeological experience

2020 Community engagement, Tombos, University of California, Santa Barbara & Purdue University, Sudan

2019 High-resolution digital documentation assistant, Tomb of Amenhotep III, Valley of the Kings, Waseda University, Luxor, Egypt

2014–2015 Object documentation and first-aid conservation, Japan-Egypt Joint Second Solar Boat project, Institute of Solar Boat, Waseda University, Giza, Egypt

2010 Excavation and documentation, Tell Fadous-Kfarabida, American University of Beirut, Kfarabida, Lebanon

2007 Condition documentation and re-burial at Chedworth Roman villa, Gloucestershire, England

2004 Excavation and documentation, Tell el-Masha’la Excavation, University of Toronto, Shalqiyya, Egypt

2003 Interviews in villages adjacent to the Vat Phu World Heritage Site, Waseda University & Lao National University, Champasak, Lao PDR

Scholarships, grants, awards

2019 Collaborator of Grant DIALOG 0298/2018: ArchaeoCDN, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Republic of Poland

2018 Conference Participation Fund, Leids Universiteits Fonds

2016 Research Grant (individual grant) (D15-R-0324), The Toyota Foundation

2008 J. Paul Getty Trust Graduate Internship Grant, J. Paul Getty Trust

2006 Scholarship for Long Term Study Abroad Program, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

2003 Waseda Univ. Student Exchange Scholarship, Waseda University

Scientific bibliography

Chapters in edited volumes

In press Fushiya, T. Sudan: cultural heritage Management. Smith, C. (ed). Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.

In press Fushiya, T. Archaeology and local communities in Sudanese Nubia. Smith, C. (ed). Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.

2019 Fushiya, T. The living and the dead, not the living or the dead. de Trafford, A., Tassie, G. J., el Daly, O., and van Wetering (eds). A River Runs Through it: Studies in Honour of Professor Fekri A. Hassan. Vol 1. London: Golden House Publication. 243–249.

2015 Fushiya, T. “Arabu no haru” to Bunka zai (“Arab Spring” and cultural heritage – Egypt). In A. Nogushi and Y. Abe (eds). Isuramu to bunkazai (Islam and Cultural Heritage). Tokyo: Shinsensha.

2009 Fushiya, T. and de Trafford, A. From site to society: from garbage dumping place to local heritage. In F. A. Hassan, G. J. Tassie, A. de Trafford, L. Owens and J. van Wetering (eds.) Managing Egypt’s Cultural Heritage. London: Golden House Publications. 38–58.

Articles

2019 Fushiya, T. and Radziwiłko, K. Old Dongola community engagement project: preliminary report from the first season. Sudan and Nubia, 23. 172–181.

2017 Fushiya, T. Amara West: archival records and local memories. Egyptian Archaeology, 51. 33–35.

2010 Fushiya, T. Archaeological site management and local involvement: case study at Abu Rawash, Egypt. Journal of Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, 12-4. 324–55.

2006 Fushiya, T. Shinoukoku-jidai Deir el Medina ni okeru minkanshinkou ni tsuite (Household religion at the New Kingdom Deir el Medina) (Dissertation summary). Journal of Egyptian Studies, 14.

2006 Fushiya, T. Shinoukoku-jidai Deir el Medina ni okeru minkanshinkou ni tsuite (Household religion at the New Kingdom Deir el Medina). Rekishi-minzoku. 48–73.

Other publications

2020 Fushiya, T. Het dekoloniseren van Egyptische archeologie in Sudan (Decolonising ‘ancient Egyptian’ archaeology in Sudan), Archaeologie Magazine December 2020 issue

2017 Agnew, N., Bell, J., Demas, M., Fushiya, T., Maekawa, S., Myers, D., Raynolds, W., Rickerby, S., Roby, T. and Wong, L. edited by Agnew, N. and Demas, M. Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Assessment of the 18th, 19th and 20th Dynasty Tombs. 2. Los Angles: Getty Conservation Institute.

2017 Fushiya, T. Connecting archaeology and local communities at Amara West. British Museum Newsletter Egypt and Sudan, 4, 33.

2017 Fushiya, T. Linking heritage, Heritage links archaeologists and local community. Joint: Toyota Foundation Newsletter, 25, 13–15.

2012 Agnew, N., Bell, J., Demas, M., El-Iraqi, D., Fushiya, T., Maekawa, S., Myers, D., Raynolds, W., Rickerby, S., Roby, T. and Wong, L.; edited by Agnew, N. and Demas, M. Valley of the Queens Assessment Report. Vol 1. Los Angles: Getty Conservation Institute.

Conferences

Presentations

2018 The 14th International Conference for Nubian Studies, Paris, France
Paper: Nubian Podcast: a community engagement programme at Amara West

2016 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2016, Southampton, UK
Paper: Integrating Stories: creating stories of archaeology in a local language

2016 World Archaeology Congress (WAC) 8, Kyoto, Japan
Paper: Exploring Public Archaeology in Sudanese Nubia: interactions between archaeology and local communities at Amara West

2015 Nubian Living Heritage: Past, Present and Future, Khartoum, Sudan
Paper: What do you know and feel about archaeological site: Social value and archaeology in Ernetta, Abri and Amara West

2014 European Association for Archaeologists (EAA) 20th Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey
Paper: Filling the Gap of Efforts: Memphis and Its Necropolis World Heritage Site

2012 4th Egyptian Japanese Joint Symposium on Remote Sensing and Its Application: From Archaeology to Social Sciences, Cairo, Egypt
Paper: “Protecting” archaeological sites in the modern society

2011 34th Japan Society for the Conservation of Cultural Property Annual conference, Tokyo
Paper (Y. Matsuda, K. Yamauchi, K. Suemori, T. Fushiya): International cooperation project for capacity building at Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Center (GEM-CC) (in Japanese)

Popularization

2019, 2020, 2021 Designed and organised Heritage wanasa day with archaeologists and local elders and women and Poster Workshop ‘Let’s introduce Old Dongola!’ for local primary school students (age 11–14); Organised and facilitated Site Open Day, at Old Dongola, Sudan

2020 Organised a site tour for primary school children (age 10–11), Tombos, Sudan

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Designed, organised and led local heritage programmes with local schoolteachers for primary school students (age 11–13); Designed and facilitated site tour for local teachers, school groups (age 10–12); Organised public talks for local community, Amara West, Sudan

2012 Organised and led a School visit for Japanese schoolchildren (age 10–11), Grand Egyptian Museum Conservation Centre, Egypt

Other

Public lectures

2020 Practice of Collaborative Archaeology: the Past, Present, Future of Sudanese archaeology and local communities, the Siebold Society lecture series, Leiden

2019 Khawaja and Basket Boys: Amara West in the Archives and Memories, Current Research in the Archaeology of Sudan seminar series, Institute of Archaeology, UCL

2018 The temple that vanished overnight: stories of local people and archaeologists in Sudanese Nubia, Sudan: Ancient and Modern lecture series, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University

2017 Connecting heritages and learning together: approaches from formal and non-formal education settings, Archaeology Forum, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. Co-presented with E. Con Aguilar

2013 Information Assessment on Site Management: World Heritage Site Memphis and its Necropolis, Information session, UNESCO Cairo office, Saqqara Inspectorate & Ministry of Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt

2012 From Site to the society: a new approach to cultural heritage preservation, Japan Science Promotion Society Cairo Research Station public lecture series, Cairo, Egypt

Lectures for professional training course

2021 Designed, organised and lectured training Course of Values-based heritage management and community archaeology, Old Dongola, Sudan

2013 Archaeological site management – introduction, Lecture series for training curators and site inspectors, Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

Blogs

– Leiden Archaeology Blog

British Museum Amara West Research Project Blog:

  • Fushiya, T. and Spencer, N. Amara West: a (modern) Nubian perspective. 25 July 2018.
  • Fushiya, T. Amara West: a new book for children. 6 Apr 2017.
  • Fushiya, T. Places and stories: Ernetta Island. 5 May 2016.
  • Fushiya, T. & Spencer, N. An introduction to Amara West: podcasts. 29 Feb 2016.
  • Fushiya, T. Amara West 2016: smiles and excitement – a visit from Amara East primary school. 3 Feb 2016.
  • Fushiya, T. Amara West 2015: why work with our archaeological project? 16 Mar 2015.
  • Fushiya, T. Amara West 2015: books by boat, cart and car. 16 Feb 2015.
  • Fushiya, T. Amara West 2015: Stories, memories and archaeology. 23 Jan 2015.
  • Fushiya, T. & Spencer, N. Presenting Amara West to the community and visitors. 18 Apr 2014.
  • Fushiya, T. Amara West 2014: defining and protecting the ancient site. 10 Mar 2014.
  • Fushiya, T., Garnett, A & Stevens, A. Amara West 2014: the desert survey comes to an end… 8 Feb 2014.

The World of Cultural Heritage:

  • Fushiya, T. The Gift of the Nile and Nubian Cultural Heritage, 18 Jan. 2021.
  • Fushiya, T.  Archaeology and local community: Landscape of Sudanese Nubia. 14 Nov. 2016.
  • Fushiya, T. Cultural heritage of Sudan: the country that has more pyramids than Egypt. 18 May 2017.
  • Fushiya, T. Archaeology and cultural heritage: Towards management of local heritage in Sudan. 29 May 2017.

Educational materials

  • Amara West Podcasts (English, Arabic and Nubian), edited audio and video, 2016 & 2018.
  • The life in the Heart of Nubia: Abri Amara East and Ernetta Island (in English & Arabic), Co-authored with Hassan Sorta, Shireen Ahmed, Fekri Hassan Taha, 2017.
  • Amara West for children (Arabic).