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  • List of Honours- Fall2016
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Dr. Badar Al-Alawi
Head of  


Welcome Message:

The department of History at Sultan Qaboos University became independent in 1993, with its own specific programs starting with B.A courses, then M.A degree in 2002 and Ph.D in 2010. These programs deal with ancient, Islamic , medieval, modern and contemporary history of Oman, the Arab and Islamic countries, and world history. 

The major goal of the department is to graduate qualified student and researchers in the fields of history. The department implements advanced teaching methods in lectures, seminars and presentations, using modern educational tools. In additions to classroom courses, students experience field trips to historical and archaeological sites, museums, archives and libraries, inside and outside the sultanate. 

The department of history is entrusted with teaching university as well as faculty requirement subjects, dealing respectively with "The history of Oman and the Islamic civilization", and "An Introduction to History and Civilization". 

The department offers a major program in history, in addition to minor programs destined to other departments in the college of Arts and social sciences, and to students of the college of education. 

The department welcomes Omani and International students in the PhD and M.B. programs in Islamic and modem history. Announcements for potential candidates for both programs are made between January and March every year. 


The History Department endeavors to distinguish itself among history Departments in the Gulf region by offering an outstanding educational and research program that aims to establish a new generation of competent researchers who can contribute to the advancement of their communities.


The Department’s mission is to provide an outstanding educational and research program, which prepares distinguished specialists in the areas of research, teaching, and consultation.



The Department aims to:

  • Prepare a generation of specialists in various areas of history with outstanding expertise in their field of specialization.
  • Provide academic orientation for a generation of researchers in the areas of research, historical studies and authentication in order to promote wider understanding of Oman’s status in human civilization.
  • Develop students’ research capabilities through participation in seminars, conferences and workshops conducted by concerned ministries.

Dr. Said Mohammed Al Hashimi
Modern Arab History Associate Professor
PhD , University of Leeds, UK, 1995
Extension: 1892
Office No: 2476

DrSaidHashimi1   Dr. Badar b. Hilal Al Alawi
Head of the Department
Islamic History Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Manchester, UK, 2003
College of Arts Extension: 2086
Extension: 1670
Office No: 2484

 Dr. Muhammed Saad Al Muqaddam
Modern Contemporary History Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Exeter, UK, 1996

Extesion : 1571
Office No: 2479
   Dr. Asmhan Al Jarru
Ancient History Archaeology Associate Professor
PhD, University of Sorboon, France, 1986
Extension: 2086
Office No: 2479

 Dr. Khalid Khalfan Al Wihaibi
Medieval Islamic History Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Edinburgh, UK, 1998
Extension: 1664
Office No: 2478

   Dr. Nahid Abdul Karim
Modern History Assoicate Professor
PhD, Damascus University, Syria, 1994
Extension: 2065
Office No: 2474
 Dr. Said Mohammed Al Ghilani
Islamic History Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Qairo, Egypt, 1995
Extension: 1894
Office No: 2480


 Dr. Mohammad Alkadhat
Islamic History Associate Professor
PhD, The University of Jordan,Jordan,2000
Extension: 1664
Office No: 2478

 Dr. Ibrahim Yehia Al Busaidi
Modern History  Assistant Professor
PhD, Lisboa University, Portugal, 2011
Extension: 1656
Office No: 2482
   Dr. Yousif Abdullah Al Ghilani
Modern History Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Edinburgh, UK, 1999
Extension: 1846
Office No: 2481


Amira Sulaiman Ali Al-Harthi


 M.A. University of Newcastle, United Kingdom, 2016
Extension: 2086
Office No: 2479



Dr. Ali b. Said Al- Riyami
Islamic History  Assistant Professor
MA, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 2006
 Extension: 2065
Office No: 2474         



    Ms. Adla Sabil Al Bloushi
Department Coordinator
GNVQ (IT), Bradford College, UK, 2000
Extension: 2009
Office No: 2483

  List of Honours- Fall2016   
 No.  Name  Distinction/Honour
 1  Qais Abdulsalam Khamis Juma Al Alawi  Distinction
 2  Munira Nasser Malik Al Ghammari  Distinction
 3  Rabeaa Ali Said Al Senaidi  Distinction
 4  Bushra Salim Nasser Al Naqabi  Distinction
 5  Badriya Salim Hamed Al Owaisi  Honours
 6  Eiman Abdullah Faraj Ba Tamira  Honours
 7  Maisaa Khamis Mohammed Amer Alyahmadi  Honours
 8  Dhiya Juma Said Soleman Al Sulaimi  Honours
 9  Muzna Jamil Shamis Al Aufi  Honours
 10  Maryam Said Khalfan Al Buriki  Honours
 11  Mazin Juma Hamed Al-Rawahi  Honours
 12  Aisha Abdullah Ali Al Harbia  Honours
 13  Hawraa Hamed Adim Al Amrani  Honours
 14  Fatema Sulaiman Rashid Albalushia  Honours
 15  Wafa Rashid Said Alsaidi  Honours
 16  Mahfouda Mubarak Said Al Alawi  Honours
 17  Sheikha Salim Hilal Suwid Al Resheidi  Honours

The Historical Association of Oman


Ministry of  Education


Ministry of Heritage and Culture


Ministry of Higher Education


G.C.C Society for History and Archaeology


Saudi Historical Society


Arab History Society


History Department Cairo University


History Department University of Jordan


United Arab Emirates University, History and Archaeology Department


Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University


Center for Middle Eastern Studies University of Chicago


Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford