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SQCC Hosted Public Lecture and Book Signing by Dr. Allen Fromherz

Friday, September 22, 2017

On Thursday 21 September, the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center hosted a book signing and public lecture titled "Sultan, Sails and Steam: Rethinking Oman’s Maritime Empire."

Dr. Allen Fromherz, Professor of Middle Eastern, Gulf and Mediterranean History at Georgia State University, presented a lecture that oriented Oman as a maritime power  in the Western Indian Ocean during the 19th Century. Oman, under the leadership of Sultan Sayyid Said, quickly adopted and adapted Western sailing technology and endeavored to adapt new steam shipping technology. Dr. Fromherz conducted this research on Oman's position in the Western Indian Ocean as an SQCC Fellow in 2015. The product of this research, From Muscat to Zanzibar, Sayyid Said bin Sultan’s Cosmopolitan Empire, was published in 2016. After his lecture, Dr. Fromherz signed copies of his book for the guests who attended the event.

View some pictures of the event here.

Posted By: jmahmood - Tuesday, 26 September, 2017 at 12:00 AM