Friday, October 01, 2004


Second CPNS Maritime Archaeology Conference


Second CPNS Maritime Archaeology Conference

Venue: Mossel Bay, South Africa
Date: March 2006

Theme: Portuguese Maritime history during the Carreira da India period

Following the major success of our first conference held during August 2004 the Centre for Portuguese Nautical Studies (CPNS) is proud to announce the second CPNS Maritime Archaeology Conference organized in co-operation with the Dias Museum, to be held in Mossel Bay, Southern Cape Province, South Africa, during March 2006.

We invite all interested parties to indicate their interest, to attend and/or to present a paper at this major international event. Experts from across the world will join us in discussions on various aspects relating to Portuguese Maritime History during the Carreira da India period.

Overall Theme: Portuguese Maritime history during the Carreira da India period.

Friday to Sunday: 3 Days with parallel sessions

Session 1: Trade ceramics and other trade goods

Session 2: Portuguese maritime expansion, trade routes, ports of call, historical

Session 3: The Portuguese ship. A tour of the Dias Caravel and Dias Museum

Session 4: Maritime Archaeology: Local and international projects, museums, archives,
legislation, the discipline of Maritime Archaeology, shipwreck and survivor
sites, artefact preservation

Session 5: Naval artillery, fortifications, tactics, maps and navigation

Session 6: Various hands-on workshops

Persons interested in presenting topics at the conference are asked to contact us a.s.a.p. and provide us with a suggested topic/s. You will be under no obligation to attend or speak but we need some input to start planning the program. You are welcome to suggest any topic relevant to Portuguese Maritime History during the period and also to suggest additional workshops you would be interested in attending or presenting.

We would like to give everybody the opportunity to visit our wonderful country and at the same time partake in a world class, one of a kind conference. Post-conference proceedings will be published in scientific format. Plan now to bring along your family as well. Mossel Bay is in one of the prime tourist areas (“Garden Route”) and various pre- or post- conference outings will be suggested. This part of the country is tourist friendly and safe. For US $ 50 per day a car could be rented and the area explored.

Send us an e-mail confirming your interest in attending as speaker and/or delegate and we will add you to the conference mailing list for updates.

We will provide additional/further information on our website as from November 2005.

Contact Information:
Paul Brandt
Director: CPNS
Tel: +27 82 9402423
Fax: +27 12 3192436

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