Oman and Arabian Gulf 'experts'

This directory lists people - academic and non-academic - with a special knowledge or expertise on Oman. If you need any particular information, please contact them directly. The list includes members of the Oman Studies Centre, but names have also been compiled from directories such as the International Directory of Middle East Specialists, the MESA Roster of Members, the DAVO membership list and the list of members of the German-Omani Association. If you wish to be listed, or if you wish to recommend further additions, please let us know. E-mail your corrections and additions to: In adition to this general list of experts, consult our lists of archaeology experts, natural history experts, booksellers, stamp dealers, phone card collectors, institutions, companies, etc. As an alternative to contacting the 'experts', you can also subscribe to the Oman Maillist and submit your question to a wider public in the hope that someone has the answer.
Allen, Calvin H. jr (Prof. Dr.)
Adress: University of Memphis, Mitchell Hall 119, Memphis, TN 38152, USA. - Phone: +1-901-6783384. - Fax: +1-901-6783299. - e-mail:
Areas: modern history of Oman
Arnold, Werner (Dr.)
Address: Universität Erlangen, Seminar für außereuropäische Sprachen und Kulturen, Bismarckstr. 1, 91054 Erlangen, Germany. - Phone: +49-9131-852446 (work), +49-6221-381361 (home). - Fax: +49-9131-856022 (work). - e-mail:
Areas: Modern South Arabian languages (Dhofar)
Asche, Hartmut (Prof. Dr.)
Address: Universität Potsdam, Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie, P.O. Box 601553, D-14415 Potsdam, Germany. - Phone: +49-331-9772274, -9772271. - Fax: +49-331-9772717. - e-mail:
Areas: geography, cartography, remote sensing, Batinah coast
Baldissera, Eros
Address: Dipartimento di Scienze Storico-Archeologiche e Orientalistiche, Sezione arabistica, Universita' Ca' Foscari, Palazzo Cappello, S. Polo 2035, I-30125 Venezia, Italy. - Fax +39-41-5241891. - e-mail:
Areas: epigraphy, modern and contemporary Omani literature
Bandyopadhyay, Soumyen
Address: Lecturer, School of Architecture & Building Engineering, The University of Liverpool, Leverhulme Building, Abercromby Square, Liverpool, L69 3BX, UK. - Phone: +44-151-794 2629. - Fax: +44-151-794 2605. - E-mail:
Areas: traditional and modern architecture, social amd environmental issues related to architecture and settlement patterns
Barth, Fredrik
Address: Etnografisk Museum, University of Oslo, Frederiks Gate 2, 0164 Oslo 1, Norway. - Phone: +47-2-416300. - Fax: +47-2-335825
Areas: nomadism, anthropology
Bickett, Brenda E.
Address: Georgetown University, Library, P.O. Box 571174, Washington, DC 20057-1174, USA. - Phone: +1-202-687 7541 work, +1-703-920 3041 home. - Fax: +1-202-687 1215. - e-mail:
Areas: bibliography
Bierschenk, Thomas (Prof. Dr.)
Address: Professor für Kulturen und Gesellschaften Afrikas, Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, 55099 Mainz, Germany. - Phone: +49-6131-392798 (work), +49-711-4587902 (home). - Fax: +49-6131-393730. - e-mail:
Areas: culture and society
Bin Seray, Hamad M.
Address: Al Ain University, Dept. of History, PO Box 17771, Al-Ain, UAE. - Phone: +971-3-678333,. - Fax: +971-3-671612.
Areas: ancient history
Cancel, Cecíl Marie
Address: Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Liberal Arts and Political Science, P.O. Box 191293, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00926. - e-mail:
Areas: women, development and modernization processes, culture
Chatty, Dawn
Address: University of Oxford, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St. Giles Street, Oxford OX1 3LA, UK. - Phone: +44-1865-270432. - Fax: +44-1865-270721. - e-mail:
Areas: nomadic pastoralism, gender & development, anthropology, women
Clements, Frank A.
Address: College of St. Mark and St. John, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BH, UK. - Phone: +44-1752-777188 ext. 4206 work; +44-1752-777549 home. - Fax: +44-1752-761114.
Areas: bibliography of Oman, economics, politics, modern history
Cleuziou, Serge
Address: CNRS Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, ERA 41, Centre de recherches archéologiques, 3 rue Michelet, 75006 Paris, France. - e-mail:
Areas: archaeology
Coles, Steve L.
Address: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817, USA. - Phone/Fax: +1-808-8478256, Fax: +1-808-847 8252. - e-mail:
Areas: marine ecology, corals
Costa, Paolo M.
Address: 110, via Flaminia, 00060 Castelnuovo di Porto (Roma), Italy - Phone/Fax +39-6-9079733.
Areas: archaeology, architecture, anthropology
Düster, Joachim
Address: Avenue de Tervuren 26, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. - Phone: +32-2-7741990 (office). - Fax: +32-2-7723692 (office). - e-mail: and
Areas: any subject, bibliographic information, history, philately
Eickelman, Christine
Address: Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 03755-3570, USA. - Phone: +1-603-6432553. - e-mail:
Areas: anthropology, women & gender
Eickelman, Dale F. (Prof. Dr.)
Address: Dartmouth College, Dept. of Anthropology, Hanover NH 03755-3750, USA. - Phone: +1-603-6462621. - Fax: +1-603-6462810. - e-mail:
Areas: anthropology, society, social organization, women
Fisher, Martin
Address: Department of Biology, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific, P.O. Box 1168, Suva, Fiji. - Phone/Fax: +679 398402 (Home), Phone +679 212559 (Office), Fax +679 315601 (Office). - e-mail:
Areas: ecology and conservation of woodlands and mammals, climatology, bibliographic research on natural history and conservation
Ghazanfar, Shahina A.
Address: Department of Biology, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of the South Pacific, P.O. Box 1168, Suva, Fiji. - Phone/Fax: +679 398402 (Home). - e-mail:
Areas: flora, vegetation, phytogeography, medicinal plants and traditional medicine
Hattori, Tomohisa
Address: Graduate Student, Political Science, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA. - Phone: +1-510-5485298.
Areas: political science
Heaven, Virginia L.
Address: Haifa Faisal Collection, 1255 S Wabash, 6N, Chicago, IL 60605, USA. - Phone: +1-312-9868505. - Fax: +1-312-9868511.
Areas: material culture
Hirst, Alastair J., Practising lawyer
Address: Visiting Lecturer in Business Law, College of Economics and Commerce, Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Khod, Oman. - Phone: +44-131-556 3524. - Fax: +44-131-557 5338. - e-mail:
Areas: modern Oman law, Arabic language
Jansen, Michael (Prof. Dr.)
Address: RWTH Aachen, Lehrgebiet Stadtbaugeschichte, Schinkelstr. 1, D-52062 Aachen, Germany. - Phone: +49-241-805073. - Fax: +49-241-8888298. - e-mail:
Areas: archaeology (especially al-Balid, Dhofar), traditional architecture
Janzen, Jörg (Dr.)
Address: FU Berlin, ZELF, Grunewaldstr. 35, 12165 Berlin, Germany. - Phone: +49-30-8384823 and 8214144. - Fax: +49-30-8384987.
Areas: geography, Dhofar
Joyce, Miriam
Address: Purdue University Calumet, Political Science, Hammond, IN 46323, USA. - Phone: +1-219-9892585, +1-312-861-9440. - Fax: +1-219-9892581. - e-mail:
Areas: modern history
Kechichian, Joseph A.
Address: RAND Corp., 1700 Main Street, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138, USA. - Phone: +1-310-3930411. - Fax: +1-310-451-6960.
Areas: international relations, security, strategic studies, modern history
Landen, Robert G. (Prof. Dr.)
Address: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 351 Lane Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0227, USA. - Phone: +1-540-2316551, +1-804-5641320.
Areas: modern history
el-Mallah, Issam
Adress: Birkenweg 3, D-86559 Adelzhausen, GERMANY. -
Areas: traditional music
Melamid, Alexander
Address: New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA. - Phone: +1-212-2540792.
Areas: contemporary history, oil industry
Moustafa, Ehab M. (Dr.)
Address: 325 Webb Drive, Suite 2211 E, Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3Z9, CANADA. - Phone: +1-905-897 6787. - Fax +1-905-897 1829. - e-mail:
Areas: IT, management
Mouton, Michel
Address: UMR 149, C.N.R.S., Maison de l'Orient, 7 rue Raulin, 69007 Lyon, FRANCE. - e-mail:
Areas: pre-islamic archaeology
Nicolini, Beatrice (Dr.)
Address: Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Largo A. Gemelli 1, 20123 Milano, ITALY. - Phone: +39-376-324755 home, +39-2-7234 2295 work. - Fax: +39-376-220585. - e-mail: and
Areas: Western Indian Ocean, Oman-Zanzibar connection, Makran coast
Peterson, John E.
Address: P.O. Box 18531, Washington DC 20036, USA. -
Areas: modern history, political change, development
Rao, Vijay S.
Address: Futures Group International Inc., 1050 17th St NW #1000, Washington, DC 20036, USA. - Phone: +1-202-775-9680. - Fax: +1-202-7759694.
Areas: demography, development
Riphenburg, Carol J.
Address: College of DuPage, 425 22nd Street & Lambert Road, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599, USA. - Phone: +1-630-9422670 work, +1-708-6825978 home. - Fax: +1-630-8589845. - e-mail:
Areas: women, gender relations, politics, modern history
Risso, Patricia
Address: Associate Professor, History, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA. - Phone: +1-505-2775807 work. -
Areas: 18th century history, Indian Ocean
Rowland, Peter B.
Address: Dataxinfo, 1 Castle Lane, London SW1E 6DN, UK. - Phone: +44-171-828 7499. - Fax: +44-171-630 7550. - e-mail: (Musandam/Hormuz project site)
Areas: Musandam, Strait of Hormuz
Scholz, Fred (Univ. Prof. Dr.)
Address: Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Institut für Geographische Wissenschaften, Zentrum für Entwicklungsländer-Forschung, Malteserstr. 74-100, 12249 Berlin, GERMANY. - Phone: +49-307792-224. - Fax: +49-30-76706445. - e-mail:
Areas: general, geography, political economy, nomadism
Seznec, Jean Francois
Address: Columbia University, c/o Lafayette Group LLC, 15 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT 06831, USA. - Phone: +1-203-6295060, -6374090. - Fax: +1-203-6295071 and +1-212-8541413.
Areas: capital markets, banks (esp. central banks), oil & gas industry
Sheriff, Abdul
Address: c/o Centre for Development Studies, Strømgaten 54, 5007 Bergen, NORWAY. - e-mail:
Areas: Zanzibar, dhow trade in the Indian Ocean
Sitterly, Tamara
Address: UAE University, BUEC, P.O. Box 17172, Al Ain, UAE. - Phone: +971-3-672656 (UAE), +1-517-4435498 (USA)
Areas: Textile design
Speece, Mark
Areas: economics, markets
Vosmer, Tom
Address: Research Institute for Cultural Heritage, Curtin University; or: Department of Maritime Archaeology, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Cliff Street, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia. - Phone: +61 (8) 9430 8439 (work) or 9336 1716 (home). - Fax: +61 (8) 9430 5120 or 9336 1716 (home). - e-mail: and
Areas: maritime archaeology, stone anchors, traditional shipbuilding (dhows)
Weisgerber, Gerd (Prof. Dr.)
Address: Deutsches Bergbaumuseum / German Mining Museum, Am Bergbau-Museum 28, 44791 Bochum, GERMANY. - Phone: +49-234-5877116. - Fax: +49-234-5877111.
Areas: archaeology, ancient copper mines
Weismann, Norbert (Dr.)
Address: Nicolaiweg 27, 59174 Kamen, GERMANY. - Phone: +49-2307-74382. - e-mail:
Areas: traditional shipbuilding, dhows
Wikan, Unni
Areas: anthropology, sexuality, society, women
Wilkinson, John C.
Address: School of Geography, Oxford University, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TH, UK.
Areas: geography, social system, falaj / aflaj system, Ibadiya
Wolfe, Andrew W.
Address: Graduate Student, Dept. of Anthropology, Binghamton University, SUNY, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA. - Phone: +1-607-7296972. - Fax: +1-607-7772477.
Areas: rural development, labour migration
Wynne, Michael J.
Address: Professor, Department of Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA. - Phone: +1-734-764 8415. Fax: +1-734-647 0884. - E-mail:
Areas: marine algae of the Omani and the Macran coast
Yule, Paul (Prof. Dr.)
Address: Am Buechel 77, 53173 Bonn, Germany. - Phone: +49-228-364195. - Fax: +49-228-364195. - e-mail:
Areas: archaeology
Zawawi, Sharifa M.
Address: CUNY, City College, New York, NY 10031, USA. - Phone: +1-212-6506382, +1-718-3649352. - Fax: +1-212-6506970. - e-mail:
Areas: Arabic language
Zimmermann, Wolfgang (Dr.)
Address: DSE (ZEL), Wielinger Str. 52, 82340 Feldafing, Germany. - Phone: +49-8157-938302. - Fax: +49-8157-938777. - e-mail:
Areas: geography, Musandam, community development
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