19 / ARS NAUTICA


Seafaring Through Ages - Arheology, History, Conversation

9 – 14 April 2013   print this page

Course directors:

Irena Radić Rossi, University of Zadar, Croatia
Luis Filipe Vieira de Castro, Texas A&M University, United States
Tea Katunarić, University of Split, Croatia


Course description:

The course will cover basic concepts of shipbuilding, including a glossary and an introduction to the history of wooden shipbuilding in Europe, from the Iron Age to the 19th century. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of underwater archaeology, from surveying, to building a shipwreck database, assessing each site, developing a diagnostic of the overall situation, for a body of water or a region, developing prognostics, and action plans. A module on excavating, recording, interpreting and reconstructing will complete the overview, followed by a module on conservation of waterlogged artifacts.

The 2012/2013 course figures as the introductory course for a series of courses dealing with specific arguments on the research, protection and preservation of maritime/nautical heritage from different periods.

The University of Zadar offers 1 ECTS for all the students of archaeology participanting to the course. The possible assigning of ECTS for the students of conservation is in the process of evaluation at the University of Split. The IUC will be informed about the results as soon as possible.


Course lecturers:

Luis Filipe Vieira de Castro, Texas A&M University, United States
Peter Fix, Texas A&M University, United States
Irena Radić Rossi, University of Zadar, Croatia
Igor Borzić, University of Zadar, Croatia
Mauro Bondioli, Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Cities, Italy
Mariangela Nicolardi, Forum of the Adriatic and Ionian Cities, Italy
Tea Katunarić, University of Split, Croatia
Ivo Donelli, University of Split, Croatia
Renata Andjus, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia


Work Schedule:

Day 1 - Overview

Introduction

General History of Discipline

Present State

Future

Day 2 – Archaeology

History of Wooden Shipbuilding 1

Shipbuilding Traditions in the Ancient Mediterranean

Shipbuilding Traditions in the Baltic and Interior Lakes and Rivers

History of Wooden Shipbuilding 2

Medieval Seafaring in the Mediterranean

Medieval Seafaring in Northern Europe

Research and Reconstruction of Wooden Ships 1 – Lines Drawings

Research and Reconstruction of Wooden Ships 2 - Exercise

Day 3 – Archaeology

History of Wooden Shipbuilding 3

Early Modern Seafaring in the Mediterranean

Atlantic Seafaring in the 16th Century

History of Wooden Shipbuilding 4

Fighting Ships

Iron and Steam

Research and Reconstruction of Wooden Ships 3 – Computers

Recording, Mapping, and Storing information

Reconstruction of Wooden Hulls: 3D Modeling

Research and Reconstruction of Wooden Ships 4 – The Future of Nautical Archaeology

Day 4 – Conservation (to be specified)

Ethics

Documentation

Organic

Inorganic

Day 5 - Conservation

Structures

Large Objects

Museum Environment