A Conference and a Records Exhibition “Al-Dhahirah in the Memory of Omani History”
The National Records and Archives Authority is organizing a scientific conference “Al-Dhahirah in the Memory of Omani History” accompanying with a records exhibition, on Monday and Tuesday, corresponding to March 21-22, in Al Dhahirah Governorate at the University of Technology and Applied Sciences (College of Applied Sciences in Ibri) at Al Muhallab Ibn Abi Sufra Hall. The authority is organizing such events, as it believes on the importance of tracing the impact of Omani history over the ages and locations. It also seeks to preserve the national memory and encourage community participation in maintaining the country history. The conference will contain 27 papers delivered by a number of professors and researchers, divided into three themes represented in the historical and political theme, the economic and social theme, and the cultural theme.
The conference aims to introduce the historical role played by Al-Dhahirah Governorate throughout its long history and the reflection of that role on the history of the governorate in particular and on Omani history in general, by reviewing and studying the various historical sources; records, manuscripts and oral narratives. In addition, it will highlight the role of the people of the governorate in the development of the Omani civilization along with other ancient civilizations that existed in the Governorate. Some researchers will point out to monuments and historical evidence in the Governorate, review aspects of scientific, cultural and literary life, and introduce the well-known authentic Omani customs and traditions of the Governorate. Some other researchers will provide analysis of records and manuscripts related to Al Dhahirah Governorate, either owned by citizens or presented in libraries.
Al Dhahirah Governorate is an important region in the Omani history, as it was a center of eternal Omani civilization and heritage, a bridge for trade caravan routes and a land trade outlet abroad. In fact, the Governorate is distinguished with various geographic, climatic and social features that reflect its economic, political and social importance. From this perspective, the conference will review the most important events that Al-Dhahirah Governorate witnessed in history, and it will include a set of researching papers that clarify the importance of the governorate from the historical, political, economic, social and cultural aspect.