Medieval Ports, Ships and Sailors – Winchelsea 26/04/2015

Medieval Ports, Ships and Sailors – Winchelsea 26/04/2015

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Brede Valley Panorama

Panorama of the Brede Valley, taken from the Winchelsea hill by Thomas Dhoop

On the 26th of April 2015, the Winchelsea Archaeological Society (WAS) and members of the archaeology department of the University of Southampton are holding a one-day conference titled ‘Medieval Ports, Ships and Sailors‘. The central theme of the day will be the changing relationships between medieval cargo ships, waterfront infrastructure and the built-up town environment.

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09:00     Registration and coffee

10:00     Welcome by the Winchelsea Archaeological Society
10:10     Prof. David Hinton (University of Southampton) – Port Development in Post-Roman England
10:30     Thomas Dhoop (University of Southampton)  – The Medieval Harbour of Winchelsea: Questions and Preliminary Findings
10:50     Questions

11:00     Guided tour of the town and cellars

12:00     Lunch (not provided)

13:00     Dr. Julian Whitewright (University of Southampton) – Sailors and Navigators on the English Channel
13:20     Dr. Joe Flatman (English Heritage) – Title TBC
13:40     Dr. Fraser Sturt (University of Southampton) – The Sea in Medieval Seafaring, an Environmental Study
14:00     Questions

14:15     Coffee

14:30    Prof. Jonathan Adams (University of Southampton) – From Iberia and Gascony to the British Isles: The medieval shipwrecks in St Peter Port, Guernsey
15:15     Panel discussion

15:45     End of conference

Date: Sunday 26th April 2015
Venue: New Hall in Winchelsea, East Sussex, UK (Post Code: TN36 4EA)
Fees: £10 students, £20 working professionals, to be paid on the day of the conference
Registration: Please send me an email at [email protected]

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