Wednesday, September 21, 2005

 

The Centre for Portuguese Nautical Studies announce their second Portuguese Maritime History/Archaeology Conference

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Second notification – September 2005 – CALL for PAPERS

The Centre for Portuguese Nautical Studies [CPNS] is proud to announce our second Portuguese Maritime History/Archaeology Conference

Following the major success of our first conference held during August 2004 we are proud to announce the second CPNS Maritime Archaeology Conference to be held in Mossel Bay, Southern Cape Province, South Africa from 6-8 August 2006.

We are inviting all interested parties to indicate their interest to attend and/or present at this major international event. Experts from across the world will join us in discussions on various aspects relating to Portuguese Maritime History & Archaeology 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

Session1: Trade Ceramics and Trade goods

Session 2: Portuguese Maritime expansion, Trade routes, Ports of call, Historical background.

Session 3: The Portuguese ship

Session 4: Maritime Archaeology – Local and international projects, Museums, Legislation,
Discipline of Maritime Archaeology, Shipwreck and Survivor sites, Artefact
Preservation, Archaeologist vs Treasure-hunter incl. ‘commercial’ Archaeology

Session5: Portuguese Naval Artillery, Maps and Navigation

Session 6: Various hands-on workshops


Anybody interested in Presenting at the conference are asked to contact us asap 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 or Archaeology during the period and also to suggest additional workshops you would be interested in attending or presenting. Already enquiries have been received from 12 different countries with many well known and respected scholars indicating their plans to attend and/or present..

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 more detailed about confirmed speakers on our website as from November 2005. http://www.cpnssa.org/


Contact Information:

Paul Brandt
Director: CPNS
Tel: +27 82 9402423
Fax: +27 12 3192436
e-mail: pbrandt@medic.up.ac.za


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