February 16, 2008

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Paper titles (30’ presentation / 20’ discussion for each paper)
and general schedule:

Tuesday April 8th, Beja. Opening session

9:00 - Opening session under the auspices of Beja Municipality with the participation of representants from IGESPAR (Portuguese Heritage/Ministry of Culture).

Opening speeches by Professor Carlos Guedes Soares, head of the Department of Naval Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon and Professor Wu Weiguo, dean of the Wuhan University School of Transportation, Popular Republic of China

Morning session papers

10:00 - Francisco Alves (Portugal)[1] and Eric Rieth (France)[2]: Keel assembling and hull caulking system-patterns of Portuguese ancient wooden shipbuilding based on archaeological evidence.

11:00 - Coffee Break

11:15 - Ana Vong (Macao Autonomous Province, PR China)[3]: The way Chinese shipbuilders used to build their boats and how they made them strong.

Afternoon session papers

14:30 - Hang Choi (S. Korea)[4]: The hull form, construction method and structural strength of ancient Korean Ships.

15:30 - Eric Rieth (France): Geometry of hull shapes and architectural structure: a different approach to the study of the origins of the «frame-first» shipbuilding in the Mediterranean (Géométrie des formes de carène et structure architecturale: une autre approche de l'étude des origines de la construction "sur membrure première" en Méditerranée).

16:30 - Coffee Break

16:45 - Vasco Mantas (Portugal)[5]: Roman Shipbuilding. Models and Influences (Construção naval Romana. Modelos e Influências).


Wednesday April 9th, Beja

Morning session papers:

9:00 - Randy Sasaki (Japan)[6]: Considering the Philosophy of shipbuilding in Medieval East Asia : Case Study from the lost Fleet of the Kublai Khan.

10:00 - Lotika Varadarajan (India): Sewn Boats of Lakshwadeep/Laccadives Islands (title to be confirmed)

11:00 - Coffee Break

11:15 - Bart Boon (Netherlands)[7]: What limits the size of wooden ships?

Lunch (regional cattering) in Beja and departure (bus travel to the coast line) towards the Sado river estuary. Organization: Beja Municipality.


Thursday April 10th, Arrábida Monastery

Morning session papers:

9:30 - Xi Long Fei (P.R. China)[8]: Archaeology of Chinese Ancient Ship and Structure Mechanics Analysis (I).

10:30 - Cai Wei (P.R. China)[9]: Archaeology of Ancient Chinese Ship and Structure Mechanics Analysis (II).

11:30 - Coffee Break

11:45 - Rex Warner (United Kingdom): 15th-Century Chinese shipbuilding and navigation to the Indian Ocean : A Sailor’s Perspective.

Afternoon session papers:

14:30 - Sally Church (United Kingdom)[10]: Two 16th-century Shipbuilding Manuals and the Light they Shed on the Structure and Materials of Ming Dynasty Chinese Ships.

15:30 - Kioko Koiso (Japan)[11]: Ships under pain: the structural behaviour of ships from the Portuguese Carreira da India as testified in shipwreck narratives.

16:30 - Coffee Break

16:45 - Catarina Garcia (Portugal)[12]: To build and «unbuild» Angra C and Angra D.


Friday April 11th, Arrábida.

9:00 - Morning: transport to Sarilhos Pequenos traditional shipyards (Tagus river lower course), one of the very last traditional shipyards still building wooden boats. Visit organized by engineer Celso Santos, promoter of the regional naval heritage[13].Logistics: Peniche Municipality.

Lunch and afternoon in Peniche. Reception by Peniche Municipality.

14:30 - Visits (organization: Peniche Municipality - Câmara Municipal de Peniche):

-Tour of Peniche peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. The tour includes a visit to Peniche fishing harbour where lies a large fragment of a wooden keelson from an earlier XXth century three-mast Spanish merchant vessel. The giant broken artefact illustrates one of the many structural solutions of former shipbuilders in search of longitudinal stiffness (picture to the right: Peniche Peninsula sighted from West. Credit : Câmara Municipal de Peniche).
-Peniche Municipal Museum: Wooden original half-models from Peniche shipyards of the 1rst half of XXth century

-Comments from a Peniche traditional shipbuilder regarding former shipbuilding activities with wood


Saturday April 12th, Peniche

Morning session papers:

9:00 - Alessia Amato (Italia)[14]: Shipbuilding in wood in ancient Mediterranean. Archaeological analisis of the evolution of the main structural elements, comparative analysis of assemblage typologies from the Archaic to late-classical period (Construção naval lignea no Mediterraneo. Análise arqueológica dos principais elementos estruturais, confronto das tipologias de assemblagem, entre a época arcaica e a tardo-antiga).

10:00 - Eusebio Dizon (Philippines)[15]: A Presentation of Ancient Shipwrecks observed by underwater Archaeological works in the Philippines.

11:00 - Coffee Break

11:15 - Tiago Fraga (Portugal)[16]: Cargo and Warriors: Late Seventeenth Century Iberian Construction: Santo António de Tanna.

Afternoon session papers:

14:30 - Fang Lan (P.R. China)[17] and Li Bang Yan (P.R. China): The last wooden sailing fishing boats of lake Tai, China (2d half of XXth century).

15:30 - Vanessa Loureiro (Portugal)[18]: Structural elements from Arade 1 (second half XVth century / 1rst half XVIth century ship remains).

16:30 - Coffee Break

16:45 - Yong-han Kim (Korea)[19]: Medieval ship remains investigated in Korea (provisional title)

17:45 - Jean-Yves Blot (France)[20]: Two case studies of structural analysis applied to 18th and 20th century Spanish shipwreck remains found in Peniche waters.

18:45 - Closing session under the auspices of the Municipality of Peniche.

For participants
Sunday April 13th, Peniche: transport from Peniche to Lisbon, including Lisbon International Airport.

Participants who are not able to attend the full five-day Workshop programme must inform the Coordinator as soon as possible in order that the necessary adjustments may be made and their special needs catered for.

Participants are reminded that a 1-3 page abstract (no restriction on the maximum length) must be sent to the Coordinator by 15th February 2008. This will be included in the Pre-proceedings to be distributed during the Workshop itself.

Workshop participants are invited to indicate in advance the required hardware support for their presentation (video- PowerPoint- projector / transparencies projector / 35 mm slides projector).

All documents (text and image files) by Workshop participants for the Pre-Proceedings are to be addressed in doc (text) and jgp (images) formats to:

Jean-Yves Blot, Workshop Coordinator
c/o DANS/IGESPAR - Avenida da Índia, 136 - 1300-300 LISBON, PORTUGAL.
E-mail adress: jyb.cnans@ipa.min-cultura.pt


[1] DANS/IGESPAR director, professor at Universidade Nova, Lisbon.
[2] CNRS, professor at Paris I University.
[3] Maritime Museum, Macau.
[4] Professor, Seoul National University.
[5] Professor, Coimbra University.
[6] Post graduate, Texas A&M University.
[7] Naval Architect, Research and Consultancy. Teaches ship structure at the University of Duisburg/Essen, Germany
[8] Wuhan University, retired.
[9] Wuhan University.
[10] Cambridge University.
[11] Post graduate. Lisbon University (Faculdade de Letras ).
[12] Archaeological department, Azores islands provincial government.
[13] LAITAU (Associação para a Preservação e Dinamização do Património Naval do Rio Sado), a non-profit association. Its founder and president, Celso Santos, a forest engineer, has been the promoter of many projects including the reconstruction of traditional boats (galeão do sal Zé Mario), the building of full-size replicas (Hiate de Setubal), salvaging traditional boats sunk in the Sado River (galeão do sal Amendoeira) or promoting studies aiming at the restoration or building of other historical boats replicas.
[14] Postgraduate, Coimbra University
[15] National Museum of the Philippines, Manila
[16] Postgraduate, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa.
[17] Post graduate, Suzhou University
[18] Post graduate, Paris I University, France.
[19] Director, National Maritime Museum, Mokpo, Korea
[20] Post graduate, Paris I University, France.

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