The University of Tokyo Centrer for Middle Eastrn Studies Sultan Qaboos Chair in Middle Eastern Studies

Special Lecture

From Oases to the Cities. The Immigration of the South Eastern Arabs to the Swahili East African Coast and the Arab-Afro Integration (Oct 29th 2019)

Already in Pre-Islamic times people from South-East Arabia were known as navigators and settlers in the Indian Ocean rim. Written as well as archaeological sources prove Omani maritime activities in the Indian Ocean which connected Oman with the Ancient Oriental civilization as well as with the Hindus valley civilization from the 3rd millennium B.C. onward.
In this lecture we shall outline the cultural, material and historical relations between the Arabs of the Southeast Arabian coast with the East coast of Africa. These relations have shaped and affected both worlds by creating a unique civilization, the “civilization of Arabs” that established itself along the coasts of the Red Sea and East Africa since many centuries ago.

Lecturer Dr. Abdulrahman al-Salimi
(Advisor to the Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs, Sultanate of Oman)
Date and Timing Tuesday 29th October 2019, 16:00-17:30
Venue Collaboration Room 3, 4th Floor, Building No. 18
Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo
Language English
Others Free, open to public
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