Sustainability in Wales
The National Assembly for Wales’ Sustainability Committee are holding a short inquiry into the Marine Bill following its inclusion in the Queen’s Speech. The Committee has previously considered the Draft Bill. MAG has been invited to submit written evidence as part of the overall IfA response.
International Workshop 2009: Research in shallow marine and fresh water systems
An international workshop on research work in shallow marine and fresh water environments will take place at the Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany from 14-16 May 2009. Further details can be found on their web site.
Underwater archaeology and the future of submerged European prehistory
A call for papers has been issued for the 15th Annual European Archaeologists Association Conference from 15-20 September 2009 at Riva del Garda, Italy. Keynote speakers already confirmed include Dr. Anders Fischer (National Cultural Heritage Agency, Denmark), Professor Geoff Bailey (University of York, United Kingdom) and Dr. Nic Flemming (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton).
A call for papers on the theme ‘Seascape: anthropological and archaeological approaches to the human habitation of the sea’ has been issued for the forthcoming ASA09 conference from 6-9 April 2009 at the University of Bristol, UK. The organisers are particularly keen to hear from archaeologists!
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Ships, Saints and Sealore
The maritime ethnography of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea will be the subject of a conference sponsored by the National Maritime Museum of Malta and the University of Exeter on 16-19 April 2009 in Malta. Keynote speakers will include Professors Cheryl Ward and Seán McGrail.
Used Soviet sub anyone?