Muscat: Sultan Qaboos University represented by the Omani Studies Centre will organise the “International Conference
‘Oman Maritime Heritage” from October 23 to 25.
The comes in a bid to highlight the economic, political social, and cultural value of this great cultural heritage.
It also aims at raising public awareness of the importance of maritime heritage and its role in enhancing national identity.
The conference seeks to study the Omani maritime heritage, highlight its cultural, social peculiarity, shed light on the challenges facing it and highlighting the tangible and non-tangible Omani maritime heritage.
The conference will also cast light on the sea culture and traditions and the other associated aspects, such as ship building, maritime art, navigation tools, astronomy, traditions and fishing.
It will also study the effects of modern societies on preserving the Omani maritime heritage culture and will review the national and local efforts made to revive the maritime heritage and forecast its future. More than 400 researchers from the Sultanate, Algeria, China, Portugal, Egypt, Iraq, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will take part in the conference and will present a number of working papers on Omani maritime heritage. A number of organizations, such as Oman Shipping Company, the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, the National Museum, Oman Traditional Music Centre and the Royal Navy of Oman will take part in the associated three-day exhibition that will be organised at the exhibition hall at SQU.