ProgrammeThe three-day colloquium will concentrate on four themes related to maritime and fluvial archaeology: research, legislation, conservation and communication.
The 4 sessions are:
- Session 1: maritime and fluvial research in Belgium: an overview of the various achievements and running projects.
- Session 2: Legislation related to maritime and fluvial archaeological heritage with invited representatives from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France. This session includes a plenary discussion on legislation and future archaeologist/sportdiver cooperation/interaction.
- Session 3: International case-studies in conservation of maritime archaeological heritage
- Session 4: International case-studies in communicating maritime and fluvial archaeological heritage to the public.
- 8.00-9.00: Reception and registration
- 9.00-9.10: Welcome
Ludo Valcke, director province of West Flanders
- 9.10-9.20: Introduction
- 9.20-10.15: Keynote Lecture: La Belle, Louis XIV's flagship wrecked in 1686 in the Matagorda Bay. A case study in recovering the past: from excavation to conservation and presentation
Professor Dr. Donny Hamilton, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A & M, College Station
- 10.15-10.45: Coffee
Session 1: Study of maritime archaeological heritage in Flanders/Belgium, Chair: Dr. Marnix Pieters, Flemish Heritage Institute (VIOE)
- 10.45-11.10: Maritime Archaeology Unit of the Flemish Heritage Institute (VIOE): State of the art and introduction to the session
Dr. Marnix Pieters, scientific collaborator VIOE.
- 11.10-11.35: Overview of Ancient and Medieval Ship Finds from Belgium
Dr. Aleydis van De Moortel, Assistant-Professor University of Tennessee.
- 11.35-12.00: The maritime wealth of the Northsea floor
Dr. Jan Parmentier, Assistant-Professor, University of Gent
- 12.00-13.30: Lunch
- 13.30-13.55: The Zeebrugge-site
Stéphane Vandenberghe, Assistant-Curator Groeningemuseum
- 13.55-14.10: The Conservation of the Artefacts from the Zeebrugge-site
Martin Van Dromme
- 14.10-14.35: An 18th century Shipwreck on the Buitenratel, the so-called Nieuwpoort-wreck
Marc Thierens on behalf of Nata
- 14.35-15.00: The Archaeology of Submarines. Material sources related to war at sea in de early 20th century
- 15.00-15.45: The Cog finds near Doel. Situation, Housing, Documentation and Research
Karel Vlierman, Adviser ship archaeology ADW
- 15.45-16.15: Coffee
- 16.15-16.45: Boats in Celtic tradition found in Belgium. From the archaeological site at Pommeroeul to the Gallo-Roman museum at Ath.
Karine Bausier, archaeologist-curator.
- 16.45-17.15: The Archaeology of the waterways in the Walloon Region
Dr. Marie-Hélène Corbiau, Scientific collaborator 'Direction de l'Archéologie du Ministère de la Région wallonne
- 17.15-17.30: Closure of session by chair
- 17.30-18.00: North Sea Wrecks: Hotspots for Biodiversity
Dr. Ward Vanden Berghe, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) & Vincent Zintzen, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)
- With separate inscription, free participation to the official inauguration of the exhibition 'Belief and happiness' and the reception offered by the town of Bruges.
Friday 22/09/06 - Session 2: Legislation related to maritime archaeological heritage: the situation in Flanders/Belgium compared to the situation in the neighbouring countries, Chair: Dr. Jan Parmentier
- 9.00-9.20: Viewpoint of the 'Sportsdiver/amateur-underwater archaeologist'
- 9.20-9.45: England
Ian Oxley, Head of Maritime Archaeology
- 9.45-10.10: The Netherlands. Measure for Measure
Prof. Dr. Thijs J. Maarleveld, Professor maritime archaeology, Syddansk Universitet (SDU)
- 10.10-10.40: Coffee
- 10.40-11.05: France
Jean-Luc Massy, General heritage Conservator, Head of the department of underwater archaeological research.
- 11.05-11.30: Flanders/Belgium
Michiel Deweirdt, lawyer
- 11.30-12.30: roundtable discussion chaired by Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Draye, University Hasselt .
- 12.30-14.00: Lunch
Session 3: International case-studies in conservation of maritime archaeological heritage, Chair: Natalie Cleeren, researcher archaeological conservation VIOE
- 14.00-14.25: The Netherlands: a maritime culture. How we protect our past for the future
Martijn Manders, Netherlands State Service for archaeological Research (ROB, Amersfoort).
- 14.25-14.50: The Skuldelev and Roskilde Ships: from excavation to the building of replicas
Dr. Jan Bill, Senior researcher Vikingshipsmuseum Roskilde
- 14.50-15.15: The boat of Dover
Peter Clark, Deputy Director Canterbury Archaeological Trust.
- 15.40-16.10: Coffee
- 16.10-16.35: De Goodwin Sands: the largest Ship wreck grave in the world
- 17.00-17.10: Closure of session by chair
- 17.10-17.35: Determining the origin of ancient ships' timbers
Aoife Daly, University of Southern Denmark.
- 17.35-18.00: The sea chart Flemish Banks: a guide to ship wrecks
Dr. Ir. Nathalie Balcaen, Flemish Hydrography
- With separate inscription and payment, reconnaissance of Bruges, visit of a brewery and colloquiumdinner.
Saturday 23/09/06 - Session 4: Examples of presentations to the public, Chair: Hubert De Witte, Curator Bruggemuseum
Simultaneous translation Dutch/English; Dutch/French and English/French will be available.
- 9.00-9.30: The Mary Rose, A Multi-Story Ship
Alex Hildred, Curator of Ordnance and Site Director, The Mary Rose Trust
- 9.30-10.00: People from the Netherlands unaware of their own past, the finds from the 'VliegentHart' hidden as it were in the MuZEEum
Wilbert Weber, director MuZEEum, maritime museum Zealand.
- 10.00-10.30: The Bremer Cog of 1380. Salvage, reconstruction, conservation and presentation
Dr. Lars U. Scholl, Director of the German Maritime Museum and Professor of Maritime History at the University of Bremen.
- 10.30-11.00: Coffee
- 11.00-11.25: A museum and a replica: to see or not to see
Dr. Willem Bijleveld, Director of the Dutch national maritime museum, Amsterdam.
- 11.25-11.50: Archaeological finds from wet environments
- 11.50-12.00: Worlds Beneath: in situ presentation of underwater sites and monuments via mobile phone
Mikkel H. Thomsen
- 12.00-12.15: Walraversijde: from excavation to reconstruction; introduction to the excursion
Dr. Marnix Pieters, VIOE
- 12.15-12.25: Closure of session by chair
- 12.25-12.30: Closing of the colloquium
- 12.45: Excursion with separate inscription and payment, lunch and visit of the provincial museum of Walraversijde at Ostend.
General coordination: Marnix Pieters
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