The Research Centre Indian
Ocean (RIO) was established at the German University of Technology in the Sultanate
of Oman as a strategic think tank for the Indian Ocean interregional area.
One of the main objectives of the Centre is the establishment of academic links between the networks and groups which are active in the area, as well as addressing a variety of issues related to the world of the Indian Ocean. The main fields of endeavor of the Centre lie in the subject matter of the Cultural Heritage, Social Anthropology, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Economics.
The Research Centre Indian Ocean carries on the research originated by the RWTH Aachen University of Technology, and the ACDC Center, which, partly in collaboration with UNESCO (IICAS), focuses on projects in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and Oman itself.
In the context of what is stated above, the Research Centre Indian Ocean, in conjunction with its partners, is organizing an International Conference on “The Silk Roads by Land and Sea”, scheduled to be held on March 9-12, 2022, at the German University of Technology in Oman.
The event will be structured around five sections, namely Cultural Heritage, Natural Sciences, Humanities and History of Religions, Social Anthropology, and finally, Historic Politics and Economics. Dealing with these five sections, the presentations will take place in two parallel strings: “Silk Roads by Land” and “Silk Roads by Sea”. After each day, all participants will join for a cross-reference discussion that shall end with a final conference resolution. The deadline for submitting the presentation abstracts to be registered as conference participant is September 26, 2021.