The National Archives looks into the publications of the Year of Tolerance and the Scientific Committee evaluates them

The National Archives looks into the publications of the Year of Tolerance and the Scientific Committee evaluates them

The National Archives looks into the publications of the Year of Tolerance and the Scientific Committee evaluates them

The National Archives discussed the most important books, research papers and working papers it or some external third parties selected to publish in the year of tolerance. The NA focused on the importance of books and working papers, which reflect the value of tolerance laid by the late Founding Leader, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan that made the United Arab Emirates a role model environment of tolerance, harmony and acceptance of others.
As part of its agenda in its first meeting in 2019, the Year of Tolerance, the Scientific Committee discussed the publications on the history and heritage of the UAE to analyze them and give its opinion about them and to evaluate the research papers prepared for the participation in conferences.
The Head of the Scientific Committee Slayem Al Hamiri, Director of Research and Knowledge Services Department in the National Archives, stressed that the Scientific Committee is keen in its role in preserving the historical facts during its analysis of the material presented to it. The author receives recommendations supporting his/her research paper. This shows the National Archives' great interest in the historical methodology and the credibility of all historical facts, suitability for publication and accessibility to researchers, academics and public readers.
The Head of the Scientific Committee pointed out that the role of the Committee in checking books and research papers and in documenting historical information pertaining to the UAE in particular and the Gulf region in general - depends mainly on the proved facts in the historical documents in the National Archives or on the facts mentioned in the documented oral history interviews conducted with the elderly locals who had witnessed the historical events before the establishment of the union and during the stage of development and prosperity. He affirmed that this would promote the historic status of the UAE, document its development and triumphant march by its great leaders starting with the Founding Leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and leaders who followed his legacy.
It is noteworthy that the National Archives' Scientific Committee has evaluated a large number of books and historical research papers and its role is not limited to this, but exceeds that to the assessment of books the National Archives intend to purchase in addition to the approval of working papers and research papers with which it participates in conferences and scientific seminars in the UAE and abroad.