Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameNAKAMURA, Ryo
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionProject Researcher
Arrival day2008-04-01
Leaving the office day 
Year of Birth1976
Academic CareerComparative Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences (Cultural Anthropology), Nagoya University, D. Course (2008)
Comparative Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences (Cultural Anthropology), Nagoya University, M.A. Course (2003)
Shizuoka University, B.A. Course (2000)
Professional CareerProject researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2008-)
Part-time staff, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University(2008)
Tutor, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University(2006)
Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University(2003-2007)
Higher DegreesPh.D. (Nagoya University, 2008)
M.A. (Nagoya University, 2003)
B.A. (Shizuoka University, 2000)
Fields of SpecializationCultural Anthropology
Environmental Anthropology
Comparative Study on Swahili Maritime Societies
Academic Society MembershipsJapan Association for African Studies (2003-)
Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (2008-)
Japan Association for Religious Studies (2008-)
Japan Association for Middle East Studies (2009-)
Japan Association for Nilo-Ethiopian Studies (2011-)
AppealI have studied on the life and culture of Swahili maritime societies in Kilwa and Mafia Islands in Tanzania and Pate and Lamu Islands in Kenya surrounded by the sea of mangroves and coral reefs. As a member of RIHN project: "A Study of Human Subsistence Ecosystems in Arab Societies: To Combat Livelihood Degradation for the Post-oil Era", I would like to conduct a comparative study among maritime societies of the Swahili, the Arab (societies along the Red Sea), and the Afro-Eurasian Dryland (Saharan Oasis). I will think about something necessary for living better in the post-oil era from the viewpoint of maritime culture.

 

Books

【Chapters/Sections】

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2013,02 "Mangrove Use on the Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast in Tanzania". Hiroshi NAWATA (ed.) Dryland Mangroves. Arab Subsistence Monograph Series, Volume 2. Shoukadoh Book Sellers, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, pp.38-41. (in English and Arabic)

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2013,01 "Utumiaji wa Mikoko katika Kilwa Kisiwani, Kusini mwa Mwambao wa Kiswahili, Tanzania (Direct and Environmental Uses of Mangrove Resources on Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast, Tanzania)". Hiroshi NAWATA・Shun ISHIYAMA・Ryo NAKAMURA (ed.) Exploitation and Conservation of Middle East Tree Resources in the Oil Era. Arab Subsistence Monograph Series, Volume 1. Shoukadoh Book Sellers, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, pp.103-132. (in Swahili, English, and Arabic)

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2011 "Seafood Preservation and Economic Strategy of the Dried Fish Trade in Kilwa Kisiwani, Southern Swahili Coast, Tanzania". Sam Maghimbi, Isaria N. Kimambo, and Kazuhiko SUGIMURA (ed.) Comparative Perspectives on Moral Economy: Africa and Southeast Asia. Dar es Salaam University Press, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, pp.273-291.

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2011,05 "Spirits in the Swahili Maritime Society: Case of Kilwa Island, Tanzania". SHIMADA, Yoshihito (ed.) Aspects of Shamanism. Asia Yugaku, 141. Bensey Publishing Inc., Tokyo, pp.168-192. (in Japanese)

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2008 "Songs of Boys’ Circumcision at Kilwa Island on Southern Swahili Coast". SHINODA, C. (ed.) MYTHES・SYMBOLES・CULTURES 3. Rakuro Shoin, pp.185-206. (in Japanese)

Editing

【Editing / Co-editing】

SHIMADA, Yoshihito and Ryo NAKAMURA, (ed.) 2007 Study on Swahili Society (Author: HINO, Shun'ya). Islamic Africa Collection I. Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan, Aichi, Japan, 507pp. (in Japanese)

Papers

【Original Articles】

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2013,03 "Maritime Anthropology on Fishery in Jizan and Farasan Islands, Southern Part of the Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (13 March to 29 March, 2013)". A Study of Human Impacts on Mangrove Habitats along the Northern and Southern Parts of the Red Sea Coast in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2011-2013):1-22.

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2013,03 "Utumiaji wa mikoko katika Kilwa Kisiwani, kusini mwa mwambao wa kiswahili, Tanzania" (in Swahili with English abstract). African Religious Dynamics 1:111-125.

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2013,02 "Fishing Culture of Kilwa Island on the Southern Swahili Coast, Tanzania: Bantu Inland-sea Fishery and Arab Open-sea Fishery". Islamic Africa Studies 5:135-162. (in Japanese)

NAKAMURA, Ryo and Adel Mohamed Saleh 2012,08 "Maritime Anthropology along the Red Sea in Sudan: Fishing Culture in Dungonab and Boat Culture in Suakin". Hiroshi Nawata (ed.) Investigative Report: A Study of Human Subsistence Ecosystems in Arab Societies (2011-2013). pp.73-86.

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2012,03 "Maritime Environments of Swahili Civilizations: The Mangrove Inland Sea of Kilwa Island, Tanzania". Afro-Eurasian Inner Dry Land Civilizations 1:81-89. (reviewed).

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2011,04 "Multi-ethnic Coexistence in Kilwa Island, Tanzania: The Basic Ecology and Fishing Cultures of a Swahili Maritime Society". SHIMA: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures 5(1):44-68. (reviewed).  http://shimajournal.org/issues/v5n1/e.%20Nakamura%20Shima%20v5n1%2044-68.pdf

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2010,08 “Anthropological Study on the Ababda Maritime Society in the Southern Parts of the Red Sea coast in Egypt”. NAWATA, Hiroshi (ed.) Investigative Report August 2010: Study of Human Impacts on Mangrove Habitats in Egypt (2009-2013). pp.12-21.

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2010,07 "Direct and Environmental Uses of Mangrove Resources on Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast, Tanzania". Annals of Japan Association for Middle East Studies 26(1):215-240. (reviewed).  http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/ts/filter/kyujitai.cgi?url=ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110007703376

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2009 "Seafood Preservation and Economic Strategy in a Maritime Society: A Case Study of the Dried Fish Trade in Kilwa Kisiwani on the Southern Swahili Coast". SUGIMURA, Kazuhiko (ed.) Comparative Perspectives on Moral Economy: Africa and Southeast Asia. Fukui Prefectural University, Fukui, Japan, pp.195-209.

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2008,11 "On the Local Mangrove Resource Use of Kilwa Island in Southern Swahili Coast". Abstracts of Oral Presentations, The Ninth Conference of International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC) held at Alexandria, Egypt. pp.120-121.

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2008,10 "Local Mangrove Resource Use on Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast". NAWATA, Hiroshi (ed.) A Study of Human Subsistence Ecosystems with Mangrove in Drylands: To Prevent a New Outbreak of Environmental Problems. RIHN, Kyoto, Japan, pp.26-27.

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2008 "Two Episodes concerning the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in Kilwa Island". SHIMADA, Yoshihito. (ed.) Grass Root Development and Environmental Protection in Africa by the Revitalization for Traditional Knowledge and Techniques. Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan, pp.109-122. (in Japanese)

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2008 "Multi-ethnic Coexistence in Swahili Society: Multiple Ecological Sea Zones and Two Fishing Cultures in Kilwa Island, Tanzania". The 3rd RIHN International Symposium. The Futurability of Islands: Beyond Endemism and Vulnerability. Program & Abstracts:18.

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2008 "Coexistence of Residence Place of the Arab and the Bantu in Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast". SHIMADA, Yoshihito (ed.) Islamic Africa Studies. Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan, pp.153-162. (in Japanese)

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2007 "The Maritime Environments and the Boats of Kilwa Kisiwani, Southern Swahili Coast: What is a 'Dhow' ?". Journal of African Studies 71:1-19. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2007 "Swahili Kaigan no Himono-koeki to Moral Economy: Kaison Shakai no Kaisanbutu Hozon-ho to Keizai Senryaku", Sekido Africa Noson niokeru Moral Economy no Tokusitu to Henyo nikansuru Hikaku Kenkyu. ed. by Sugimura Kazuhiko, Fukui prefectural University, pp. 72-86, (in Japanese). SUGIMURA, Kazuhiko (ed.) Sekido Africa Noson niokeru Moral Economy no Tokusitu to Henyo nikansuru Hikaku Kenkyu. Fukui Prefectural University, Fukui, Japan, pp.72-86. (in Japanese)

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2007 "The Maritime Environments of Kilwa Island and Kilwa Kingdom". ANNALS OF COMPARATIVE SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES 4:49-62. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

NAKAMURA, Ryo 2006 "The Religious Attitude Concerning the Ruins of the Perished Kilwa Kingdom on the Swahili Coast". SHIMADA, Yoshihito (ed.) African Traditional Kingdoms Studies. Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan, pp.313-338. (in Japanese)

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Coastal resource use and management of Kilwa Island in the southern Swahili Coast, Tanzania". Global Conference on Environmental Studies (CENVISU-2013), 2013.04.24-2013.04.27, Antalya, Turkey.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Multi-ethnic Coexistence in a Swahili Maritime Society as seen through Basic Ecology and Fishing Cultures of Kilwa Island, Tanzania". Workshop on Afro-Eurasian Dry Lands in the Central Eurasian Studies Society 2012 Annual Conference, 2012.10.17-2012.10.18, Indiana University, Indiana, USA.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Multi-ethnic Coexistence in a Swahili Maritime Society: Basic Ecology and Fishing Culture on Kilwa Island, Tanzania". AA Science Platform Program: The 4th International Symposium, 50th Anniversary of Africa Nation State as Renaissance, 2011.10.08-2011.10.10, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Boat Culture in the Western Indian Ocean". JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(S): Historico-Ecological Studies of Afro-Eurasian Inner Dry Land Civilizations and Their Modern Changes from the Viewpoint of Pastoralism, 2nd International Symposium: Saharan Civilization, 2010.12.22-2010.12.24, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "The Dryland Fishing Culture of the Ababda Maritime Society along the Red Sea Coast of Southern Egypt". RIHN Satellite Symposium for IAS International Conference 2010 at Kyoto, Keystone Species of Human Subsistence Ecosystems in Arab Societies, 2010.12.20-2010.12.21, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "The Bantu and Arab Cultures on Kilwa Island as seen through Jini". AA Science Platform Program: Religious Dynamics of Contemporary Africa Concerning the destruction of Traditional Life Mode and New Religious Movement, The 2nd International Symposium: 50th Anniversary of Africa Nation States as Renaissance, 2010.12.13-2010.12.15, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Direct and Environmental Uses of Mangrove Resource in Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast, Tanzania". 26th Annual Meeting of Japan Association for Middle East Studies, 2010.05.08-2010.05.09, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. (in Japanese)

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Comparative Study on Western Indian Ocean World: Fishing Culture in Lamu Archipelago, Northern Kenya". Afro-Eurasia Civilizations: The 2nd International Workshop, 2010.01.23-2010.01.24, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan. (in Japanese)

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Maritime Environments and Multi-ethnic Coexistence in Swahili Society: The Current Situation of the Former Islamic Kingdom, Kilwa Island, Southern Tanzania". JSPS AA Science Platform Program, Religious Dynamics of Contemporary Africa concerning the destruction of Traditional Life Mode and New Religious Movement, 2009.12.13-2009.12.15, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Spirit (jini) and Magic (uchawi) Beliefs in Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast, Tanzania". JSPS AA Science Platform Program, Religious Dynamics of Contemporary Africa concerning the destruction of Traditional Life Mode and New Religious Movement, 2009.10.10, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Maritime Environments of the Swahili Coastal Civilizations". The 16th International Congress of IUAES, 2009.07.27-2009.07.31, Yunnan University, Kunming, China.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Ecological Basics in Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast". International Workshop on Afro-Eurasia Inner Dryland Civilizations, 2009.07.19-2009.07.20, Nagoya University, Japan.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Local Mangrove Resource Use of Kilwa Island in Southern Swahili Coast". INTERNATIONAL DRYLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (IDDC), Ninth International Conference on the Development of Drylands, 2008.11.07-2008.11.10, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria Egypt.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Multi-Ethnic Coexistence in Swahili Society: Multiple Ecological Sea Zones and Two Fishing Cultures in Kilwa Island, Tanzania". The 3rd RIHN International Symposium, The Futurability of Islands: Beyond Endemism and Vulnerability, 2008.10.22-1008.10.23, RIHN, Kyoto, Japan.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "African State Formations and Indian Ocean: A Case of Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast". International Symposium on African Kingdoms with Professor Emanuel Terray, March 2008, Nagoya University, Japan.

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Eco-Sea and Mode of Living of Kilwa Island, Southern Swahili Coast". The Comparative Studies of Ethnic Relations in Swahili and Sahel, February 2008, Nagoya University, Japan.

【Poster Presentation】

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Fish Culture in Swahili Maritime Society: Inland Sea Fishery originated in the Bantu and Open Sea Fishery originated in the Arab in Kilwa Island, Southern Tanzania Coast". The 46th Research Meetings of Japan Association for African Studies, 2008.05.23-2009.05.24, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan. (in Japanese)

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

NAKAMURA, Ryo "Comparative Study on the Mangrove Culture in the Western Indian Ocean World: Tanzania, Kenya and Egypt". 16th Anual Meeting of Japan Association for Mangroves, 2010.11.06-2010.11.07, Toyko University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan. (in Japanese)