TRC projects to ex­plore Oman’s cul­tural her­itage

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

The Omani Cul­tural Her­itage Re­search Pro­gram of The Re­search Coun­cil (TRC) has con­tracted with sci­en­tific teams to carry out projects in the field of Omani cul­tural her­itage.

The two pro­ject are ‘ Myths and Le­gends re­lated to Places’ and ‘Omani Lin­guis­tic Her­itage’.

For the first one, the pro­gramme has con­tracted two re­search projects. One of the re­search projects is ti­tled ‘Col­lect­ing and Doc­u­ment­ing Myths and Le­gends re­lated to Places in Ad Dakhiliyah Gover­norate’. Dr Yaqoub bin Salem al Bu­saidi, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor at the Depart­ment of Tourism at the Col­lege of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences at Sul­tan Qa­boos Univer­sity, is in­charge of this pro­ject.

The sec­ond pro­ject, ti­tled ‘Col­lect­ing and Doc­u­ment­ing Myths and Le­gends re­lated to Places in Al Bati­nah North Gover­norate’ will be led by Dr Ali bin Salim al Man­nai, as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor of Lit­er­a­ture and Mod­ern Lit­er­ary Crit­i­cism at Shi­nas Col­lege of Tech­nol­ogy. As for the ‘Omani Lin­guis­tic Her­itage’ pro­ject, the pro­gramme has con­tracted with three sci­en­tific teams for the fol­low­ing projects: Agri­cul­tural terms in the di­alect of the peo­ple of Rus­taq: A lex­i­cal study un­der Dr Za­her bin

Marhoon al Daoudi

In­ven­to­ry­ing and doc­u­ment­ing in­scrip­tions, draw­ings and ar­chae­o­log­i­cal writ­ings on rock walls: Tomb­stones and build­ing walls in Amerat, Mus­cat gover­norate un­der Dr Sleiman bin Saleh al Rashdi

Doc­u­men­tary re­search of the Kumzari lan­guage spo­ken ver­nac­u­larly in the Sul­tanate of Oman un­der Dr Dola al Jaldi

Dr Ab­dul­lah bin Nasser al Har­rasi, chair­man of the Pub­lic Au­thor­ity for Ra­dio and Tele­vi­sion, chair­man of the Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of the Omani Cul­tural Her­itage Re­search Pro­gram, said, “Preser­va­tion of the Omani cul­tural her­itage through the sup­port pro­vided to re­search projects is an en­hance­ment for Oman’s deep-rooted na­tional iden­tity.”

(Sup­plied pho­tos)

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