On the 10th of April 2018, an MoU between the Minister of Education, Dr Aishath Shiham and Professor Michael Feener of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies was ceremonially signed at the National Museum of the Maldives in Malé. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries from the Ministry of Education, the Maldives Department of Heritage, Maldives National Defense Forces, the Maldives Academy for Linguistic Studies, the Maldives Ministry of Islamic Affairs and, a crowd of others, including local historians and researchers. The work of the MHS team will commence on 15th April in Laamu Atoll, and shall continue its ‘journey’ throughout Maldives with a plan of covering six of the country’s atolls over the coming two years. More news and updates will be shared here as their work progresses.
15 April 2018