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Field School Announcement
Australia: Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction - September 2014
Sponsor: Archaeology Department, Flinders University
Contact Information
Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001 Australia
Phone: +61 8 8201 5195
Email: wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au
URL http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/fieldwork/field-schools/ships.cfm
Description
Read up on the 2012 topic "Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction: International ‘Talk Like a Shipwright’ Week by Maddy Fowler: http://flindersarchaeology.com/2012/09/27/international-talk-like-a-shipwright-week/ This topic provides students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for researching ships and ship construction. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of recording, representing and interpreting ship construction. Students should expect to learn nautical terminology, the basic components of a ship and activities aboard, principles of ship construction and rigging, procedures for taking and drafting ship lines and construction plans, hull analysis, procedures for graphic representation of hulls and principles of reconstructing ships. This topic is challenging, demanding and hands-on; students are expected to participate fully in problem-solving exercises. This topic will be taught in the intensive mode (one week) and SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for participation. Prior to the week of the intensive students will be expected to read several key articles, chapters, and books. These readings are compulsory. Most of the material in the topic will be relatively new to many of you, so your attention to the readings and assiduous questioning and analysis of them will help you succeed in this topic. Ship construction has its own language and terminology – for some of you it will feel as if you are learning a new language. Therefore, your readings will be challenging as there are many terms that you will be unfamiliar with and will need to look up. Give yourself time to do this. There will be NO time for reading once the topic begins as this topic runs for eight hours a day and any after-hours time will be spent in the lab working on projects which will be due at the end of the topic. Each day students will be expected to attend seminars, lectures, and labs. Participation in all days is vital as the topic builds on each day. Attendance is mandatory, unless a university excused absence is documented. The seminars, lectures and labs will be organised by Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde, lecturer in maritime archaeology at Flinders University, and guest lecturers such Mark Polzer, Research Associate at Flinders University and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University.
Keywords: archaeology | maritime
This announcement will be displayed until: 09/22/2014