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

Brede Estuary Panorama

View of the Brede valley, taken from the Winchelsea-hill. © 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 use the Contact form to email me.

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