The Conference of Al Dhahirah Governorate in the Memory of Omani History
The Sultanate of Oman, Ibri, February 2021
Local and international conferences are organized as an authentic vision of the National Records and Archives Authority, believing in tracking the impact of Omani history over time and the expansion of its geographical area. Therefore, National Records and Archives Authority of the Sultanate of Oman organizes Al-Dhahirah Governorate in the Memory of Omani History Conference.
This conference aims at introducing the historical and cultural role of Al-Dhahirah Governorate and the impact of that role on the history of the governorate in particular and on Oman history in general through studying various historical resources and Omani records, manuscripts and oral narrations. It also highlights the importance of Al-Dhahirah Governorate and its position in the Omani history as a trade bridge connecting Oman with neighboring countries. In addition, the papers will shed light on the governorate distinguished geographical and climatic features and its people’s characteristics that brings more economic, political and social status to the region.
The importance of the Conference:
In this sense, the conference will lead us to deeply research and discuss the history of Al- Dhahirah Governorate in different political, economic, social and cultural aspects through different history eras. At the end, the researches will create a vital asset that reviews facts on the governorate’s history.
- Studying facts related to Omani history and civilization.
- Highlighting the history and civilization of Al-Dhahirah Governorate.
- Highlighting the role of Al- Dhahirah’s people in Oman culture and civilization.
- Studying the economic and political dimensions of the strategic location of the governorate.
- Highlighting the ancient civilizations in Al-Dhahirah Governorate.
- Identifying the historical remains and evidence in Al-Dhahirah Governorate.
- Reviewing and analyzing records and manuscripts related to Al-Dhahirah Governorate that owned by citizens or public libraries.
Topics and Themes:
1. Political & Historical Theme
- Political events (pre-Islam, medieval (Islamic) history, modern and
- Geographical location and its historical importance.
- Treaties and conventions
2. Economic and social Theme
- Routes and caravans/ trade journeys
- The role of markets in commercial activities (markets design,
goods and products, crafts and industries.. etc.)
- The role of falajs and water channels in promoting economic and social aspects.
- Social customs and traditions (costume, food, folk art, …)
3. Cultural Theme:
- Cultural publications of the most prominent scholars and writers.
- Travelogues books
- Oral history
- Records and manuscripts
- Defensive sites (castels, forts and towers)
- Historical sites (tombs, headstones.. etc.)
- Researchers in the fields of history, archaeology, economy and
- Specialists in the history of Oman and the history of Al-Dhahirah Governorate and those interested in scientific research in this field.
- Intellectuals and writers from the Sultanate or abroad.
- Persons representing academic and governmental institutions and companies.
- Higher education Students in the governorate, especially those specializing in social and human sciences, history and archaeology.
- General community members who are interested in these cultural activities.
- Academic members specializing in the history of Oman.
- Intellectuals and writers concerned with the history of Al-Dhahirah
Governorate and its wilayats.
- Interested researchers and scholars in the topics and themes of the conference.
- National Records and Archives Authority (NRAA)
- Ibri (to be specified later)
- on the middle of February 2021 (the conference may be postponed relating to the health condition of the coronavirus COVID-19)
Duration: 2 days
Deadlines for Participation in the Conference:
- The completed Participation Form attached by a copy of passport and a personal photo should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 1/11/2020
- Applicants, whose abstracts are initially accepted to participate in this conference, will be notified by16/11/2020
- Complete papers should be received by the Scientific Committee of the Conference no later than
- The final Arbitration Committee’s decision on the complete paper will be sent by 1/2/2021
For further inquiries and information about the conference, please communicate via the following email:email@example.com or contact phone number: (+968) 24130334 / (+968) 24130340
The submitted research paper shall comply with the following terms:
Deadlines for Participation in the Conference:
- Each conference paper should focus on one of the above-mentioned themes
- Only one researcher should participate in each research paper.
- It should be authentic, innovative, and directly relevant to the conference’s
themes, and state if it was published or delivered in previous conferences.
- A researcher is allowed to participate in one research paper only.
- It should not be published or delivered in previous conference(s).
- The research paper should be written in a clear and suitable manner for
international audience of academicians, decision makers and practitioners.
- The methodology adopted in writing humanitarian sciences such as religions, literatures, philosophy, education, history and others is known as MLA and it should be followed in writing such researches.
- Researcher’s full CV should not exceed five pages.
- The research paper should consist of (4000-5000) words, including references and notes.
- Both Arabic and English paper should be in font of Times New Roman, in size 16” for the title, 14” for the headlines, and 12” for the body.
- Footnotes and references notes should be included according to the attached
Appendix: “Note to Authors for English and Arabic Manuscripts”.
- The research paper should be sent via email (MS Word).
- The scientific committee has the right to reject any research paper that does not meet the scientific requirements.
- The accepted research papers will be published in the Series of Surveys & Studies on National and International Records, in accordance with the recommendations of the scientific committee; and the organizing body only reserves its copyrights.
- A list of references should be placed at the end of the research while the in-text citations in the footnotes.
- The participation form should be filled in as the following:
- Personal details
- Research Abstract (both English and Arabic)
- One Recent Personal Photo
- Bio-Data (both English and Arabic)
- One Copy of the Passport (valid up to January 2021)
Note to Authors for English and Arabic Manuscripts
Papers should be original. If there is overlap with material published elsewhere, details should be given.
Papers should be written in easily accessible style, suitable for international audience of academics, policy makers ad PR actioners.
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences, such as history, geography, political science, literature and linguistics.
APA style dictates that authors are named last name followed by initials; publication year goes between parentheses, followed by a period. The title of the article is in sentence-case, meaning only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized. The periodical title is run in title case, and is followed by the volume number which, with the title, is also italicized. If a digital object identifier (DOI) has been assigned to the article that you are using, you should include this after the page numbers for the article. If no DOI has been assigned and you are accessing the periodical online, use the URL of the website from which you are retrieving the periodical.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.
Article in Journal Paginated by Volume
Journals that are paginated by volume begin with page one in issue one, and continue numbering issue two where issue one ended, etc.
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.
Article in Journal Paginated by Issue
Journals paginated by issue begin with page one every issue; therefore, the issue number is indicated in parentheses after the volume. The parentheses and issue number are not italicized or underlined.
Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(3), 5-13.
Article in a Magazine
Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today’s schools. Time, 135, 28-31.
Article in a Newspaper
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Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.
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Moller, G. (2002, August). Ripples versus rumbles [Letter to the editor]. Scientific American, 287(2), 12.
Baumeister, R. F. (1993). Exposing the self-knowledge myth [Review of the book The self-knower: A hero under control, by R. A. Wicklund & M. Eckert]. Contemporary Psychology, 38, 466-467.
Submissions should be emailed as “MS Word” documents, formatted as standard A4 single lined spaced. Please do not indent new paragraphs. Insert a blank line between paragraphs. Do not include any styles in the style sheet other than normal for all text (12pt Times/Times Roman, unjustified), use only three levels (Level 1 – 14pt Times bold; Level 2 – 12pt Times bold; Level 3-12pt Times, bold, italic). Please, ensure all non-default styles are deleted.