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We have held conferences and lessons at: The Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Roskilde, Danimarca; Max Planck Institut, Berlino; Corso di Archeologia e Storia Navale, Cattolica (Rimini); Istituto Nautico Giorgio Cini, Venice; Istituto Tecnico Nautico Statale Sebastiano Venier, Venice; Istituto Tecnico Statale per il Turismo "Francesco Algarotti", Venice; Istituto Universitario Architettura, Venice.

In 2000 we participated in the  IX International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, held at the University Ca' Foscari in Venice with a presentation entitled: A Comparison Between the Earliest Testimonies of Venetian Construction Techniques and the Testimonies of the Present Day.

See also: Boats, Ships and Shipyards. Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology. Venice 2000, Oxbow Books, Oxford , 2003.


Lesson held at the Tramontin boatyard, Venice.

In 2002 we contributed to the course Methodology and Techniques in Naval Archeology at the University Ca' Foscari in Venice with lessons about: Manual Surveys of Vessels and Carpentry and Raw Materials in Traditional Naval Construction, as well as guided tours of the Tramontin boatyard in Venice.


Participants at the Max Planck convention.

In the same year we contributed to the workshop Shipbuilding Practice and Ship Design Methods from the Reanaissance to the XVIII Century, organised by the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin with two dissertations entitled: The Layout Technique Used in Boatyards of the Northern Adriatic and The 'canovete': the Half-Models Used in Adriatic Boatyards  that were published in Horst Nowacki and Matteo Valleriani (eds), Shipbuilding Practice and Ship Design Methods from the Renaissance to the 18th Century a Workshop Report.

See also: www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/Preprints/P245.PDF


Anastatic edition (to be published).

In 2002 we participated, together with Mauro Bondioli, in the International Symposium on Ship Construction in Antiquity (TROPIS), organised by the Hellenic Institute for the Preservation of Nautical Tradition, Hydra (Grecia), with a presentation entitled: The Libro de rason de Galie et Nave de ogni sorte by pre' Todaro de Nicolň, head of works at the Venetian Arsenale: The Art of Naval Construction and the Renovation of the Sixteenth Century.


In 2004 and 2005 we held the F.S.E. Course for Building Wooden Boats held by the Confartigianato at the Island of San Giorgio in Venice. The module we taught concerned the history and theory of ships and in particular the types of traditional Venetian boats and ships and their design and construction. We will soon complete a book illustrating the work carried out during the course which will be used as a manual for students of future courses.

Tracing exercises

The boat being sailed.

Launching the boat.

Students of the course, 2005.

 

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