German and International Research on Oman:
Conference - Bonn (Germany), 2-3 July 1999
Programme and timings
The following is the programme for the Oman Conference 1999.
All events take place at the DETECON Building, Oberkasseler Str. 2, Bonn-Ramersdorf. The DETECON Building is conveniently situated directly at the U-Bahn (Underground) and Bus station "Ramersdorf" and can be reached by U-/S-Bahn lines 62, 66 and 66 and several bus lines.
Trains from the city centre / main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) run approximately every 10 minutes from 5.30 hours in the morning until 02.00 hours past midnight.
For a map and description, see here.
Friday, 2 July 1999: Workshops
12.00 hrs Conference Desk opens at DETECON, Entrance Hall
(Oman Studies Centre staff at the desk: Rose Nakayemba, Berno Birker, Dagmar Stelkens)
12.30 hrs Lunch for early arrivals, DETECON Building (Canteen, 1st floor)
14.30 hrs Workshop on Tourism in Oman. -
A continuation of the 1998 round table, this time open for all interested participants.
16.30 hrs coffee / tea break, DETECON Bistro (1st floor)
17.00 hrs Workshop on Research and other activities in and about Oman. -
Open for all participants, intended for an informal exchange on any sort of Oman-related activities (until 18.30 hrs)
19.30 hrs Informal Get-Together
Restaurant / Beer Garden "Bahnhof" in Oberkassel, Kalkuhlstr. 29, 53227 Bonn - about 500 m away from DETECON.
Saturday, 3rd July 1999: Conference
08.00 hrs: Registration
09.00 hrs: Welcome and introduction
09.30 hrs: Prof. Dr. Moawiyah M. Ibrahim, Sultan Qaboos University
Sultan Qaboos University, Department of Archaeology: Field Research Projects
010.30 hrs: Dr. Lutz Edzard, Bonn University
Zur linguistischen Bedeutung der neu-südarabischen Sprache Jibbali = On the linguistic
significance of the modern south Arabian language of Jibbali
11.00 hrs: coffee / tea break
11.30 hrs: Thomas Wyrwoll, Frankfurt University
Rock art in Oman: an appraisal of the current state of knowledge on rock art in Oman
and proposals for further research
12.00 hrs: Research on the Oman, East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean:
Contributions by Dr. Beatrice Nicolini and
Heinrich Brüllau (copies of papers distributed as participants were unable to attend))
12.30 hrs: Abdulmonam al-Hasani, University of Leicester
- Arab-African trade relations before the arrival of the Portuguese as mirrored in the writings of Arab geographers and travellers,
with special reference to the gold trade of Great Zimbabwe and Sofala (Heinrich Brüllau)
- Research Project on the History of Oman and Zanzibar during the first half of the 19th century (Dr. Beatrice Nicolini)
- Vincenzo Maurizi and David Vatrin: Two Italians at the Court of Oman in the early 19th century (Dr. Beatrice Nicolini>
The role of the Mass Media in the Process of National Development in Oman
13.00 hrs: Buffet lunch (served in the DETECON canteen)
14.30 hrs: Naïma Benkari, Université de Grenoble
Traditional religious architecture in Oman
15.00 hrs: Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., School of Architecture and Building Engineering, University of Liverpool
The nature of the fortifications of the deserted settlement of Manah in Central Oman
15.30 hrs: coffee / tea break
16.00 hrs: PD Dr. Paul Yule, Heidelberg / Aachen Universities
Archaeological Research in Oman
16.30 hrs: Dr. Norbert Weismann
Omani shipbuilding: some remarks on different types of ships
(Ship models exhibited in the conference room)
16.40 hrs: Rasheed al-Huraibi, Bradford University
Foreign Direct investment in Oman
17.00 hrs: Recent and forthcoming publications on Oman
(contributions by Dr. Raghid El-Solh, Oxford, and Joachim Düster, Bonn)
17.30 hrs: Georg Popp, Arabia Felix, München
Presentation on the Arabia Felix Agency, München (Infodienst Oman)
18.00 hrs: General discussion: perspectives for research on Oman and the Gulf
(Possibly includes a briefing on the results of the Round Table on Oman in Tours, France, on 30 June/1 July 1999, and a preview of the
Gulf Studies Conference in Exeter, 6-8 July, and the Seminar for Arabian Studies in London, 15-17 July)
18.30 hrs: End of the conference
Evening: Informal get-together (Bonner Markt).
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