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Katarina Batur, research assistant at the Department of Archaeology, University of Zadar, and team member of the project AdriaS , will present the next lecture in the AHM Lecture Series, 'AdriaS-Archaeology of Adriatic Shipbuilding and Seafaring Project: The Development of the Nautical Archaeology Discipline in Croatia'.

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Date 17 May 2019
Time 15:30 - 19:00
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Until now, the maritime heritage of the Adriatic Sea has not been studied systematically, due to a lack of technological resources combined with insufficient methodological principles of the nautical archaeology discipline. AdriaS – Archaeology of Adriatic Shipbuilding and Seafaring, a four-year
project supported by the Croatian Science Foundation, aims to apply a systematic interdisciplinary approach to the study of historical and archaeological records of maritime activities in the Adriatic. By developing research techniques, the project aims to build the foundations and define the principles of the nautical archaeology discipline in Croatia. Batur's talk will present chosen case studies - Roman ships in Caska Bay, medieval ships condura croatica and sixteenth century Gnalić shipwreck, discussing different aspects and giving an overview of the current state of research.

Katarina Batur is currently conducting doctoral research at the Conservation and Restoration Department of the University of Amsterdam with Erasmus+ funding. Her research in Amsterdam is focused on the production, trade and transport of Renaissance colouring materials, based on the recovered cargo of the Venetian merchant ship Gagliana Grossa, which sunk in 1583 off the Adriatic coast on its way from Venice to Constantinople, carrying a rich cargo of amongst other artists’ materials.

Location: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, room C1.17, Amsterdam.