German and International Research on Oman:
Conference - Bonn (Germany), 20 June 1998

Programme and timings

The following is the programme for the Oman Conference 1998. 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. For a map and description, see here.

Friday, 19 June 1998: Pre-Conference Programme

12.30 hrs Organizers' Lunch, DETECON Building (Canteen)
14.00 hrs Round Table on Tourism in Oman By invitation only - mainly for travel agents, tour guides and travel book writers - at DETECON (Chemnitz Room).
16.00 hrs Board Meeting, German-Omani Association (Board members only) at DETECON (Chemnitz Room)
17.00 hrs General Annual Meeting, German-Omani Association (Members and guests of members only) at DETECON (Kleiner Saal)
19.00 hrs Informal Get-Together (includes supper and drinks) to conclude the General Annual Meeting and to welcome the participants of the Conference at DETECON (Bistro; closes 22.00 hrs)

Saturday, 20 June 1998: Conference

08.00 hrs: Registration

08.30 hrs: Welcome and introduction

09.00 hrs: Heiner Ventzki, DETECON
Development of telecommunications in Oman

09.30 hrs: Dawn Chatty, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, RSP, University of Oxford
Recent work in Oman in the field of development anthropology [

10.00 hrs: Mandana E. Limbert, Department of Anthropology and Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The social world of women's coffee-groups in Bahla [abstract]

10.30 hrs: coffee / tea break

11.00 hrs: Abdulmalik A. al-Hinai, London School of Economics
The Ya'ariba Dynasty in Oman (1624-1744): a 'Khaldunian' perspective [abstract]

11.30 hrs: Francis Owtram, London School of Economics and Political Science
Oman and the West: state formation in Oman since 1920 [abstract]

12.00 hrs: Nikolaus Siegfried, Universität Hamburg
Das omanische Grundgesetz von 1996: Wandel oder Kontinuität = Oman's Basic Law of 1996: change or continuity ? [abstract]

12.30 hrs: Dott. Beatrice Nicolini, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
International trade networks: the Omani enclave of Gwadar [abstract]

13.00 hrs: Light lunch buffet (served in the DETECON Bistro)

14.00 - 15.00 hrs: Panel 1

14.00 hrs: Dr. Norbert Weismann, Kamen (Germany)
Untersuchungen zur Rekonstruktion eines ausgestorbenen südostarabischen Schiffstyps = Investigations for a reconstruction of an extinct south-east Arabian type of ship

Note: The papers by Dr. Werner Arnold (Modern South Arabian Languages in Dhofar) and Tom Vosmer (stone anchors) have been cancelled.

14.00 - 15.00 hrs: Panel 2

Note: The papers by Christian Hannß (geomorphology of Oman's coastline) and Norbert Stein (Geomorphological investigations in the Jabal Akhdar mountains of central Oman) have been cancelled.

14.00 hrs: Dr. Oliver Weidlich & Dr. Michaela Bernecker, TU Berlin / Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Hawasina-Blöcke der Oman-Berge: wirtschaftliche Bedeutung [abstract]

14.30 hrs: Dr. Heinz Schneppen, Botschafter a.D., Bad Honnef
Sayyid Khalid bin Barghash: drei Tage Sultan - dreißig Jahre im Exil (three days sultan - thirty years in exile)

15.00 hrs: Dr. Konrad Schliephake, Geographisches Institut, Universität Würzburg
Industrie in Oman: Standorte und Potentiale [abstract]

15.30 hrs: coffee / tea break

16.00 hrs: Vivienne Sharp, BA (Hons), Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Muscat: the architecture of a city [abstract]

16.30 hrs: Soumyen Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., School of Architecture and Building Engineering, University of Liverpool
The mosques of Manh in Central Oman: investigation of their form and features [abstract]

17.00 hrs: Georg Popp, München
Ornamentik in Oman: neue Perspektiven für arabische Ornamente [abstract]

17.30 hrs: Prof. Dr. Issam el-Mallah, Oman Centre for Traditional Music, Muscat
Die Musik einer alten Hochkultur: das Sultanat Oman

18.15 hrs: End of the conference

Evening: For those who stay on after the conference and who have not made their private arrangements: we propose to meet at the beer garden of the "Bahnhof" in Oberkassel, Kalkuhlstr. 29, 53227 Bonn - just about 500 m away from DETECON.

Sunday, 21 June 1998: Post-Conference Programme

11.00 hrs: Brunch "on the roof"

Those who are still in Bonn on Sunday can meet for another get-together in the "Sommergarten" on the roof of the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, enjoying free live music by Tom Shaka (Blues) together with a brunch or just some drinks or snacks. The venue is in the middle of four of Bonn's major museums, allowing you to stroll off for a visit before, during or after the brunch (which normally ends around 14:00 hrs). The "Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle" is directly at the U-Bahn (underground) stop "Heussallee" (lines 16, 63, 66 and 68), about 10 min from either the DETECON Building or the Hauptbahnhof. Use the stairs outside the building (under the big tent) to get up to the roof area.

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