Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
Arts Faculty (Lecture Theatre 3) of the University of Bristol
17 Woodland Rd
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TB
The Newport Ship is the most important late-medieval merchant vessel yet recovered. Built c. 1450 in northern Spain, she foundered at Newport twenty years later while undergoing repairs. Since her discovery in 2002, further investigations have transformed historians’ understanding of fifteenth century ship technology. This cutting-edge conference is bringing together maritime archaeologists and historians to explore the ship, consider her significance, and locate the vessel within the commercial world from which she came.
The conference will take place in the Arts Faculty (Lecture Theatre 3) of the University of Bristol, 17 Woodland Rd, over two days. It will consist of eight sessions with papers by invited experts in the field. We will start by examining the ship herself and then move outwards in a series of broadening rings to investigate the wider context of the vessel.
The registration fee, which will include the harbour cruise on Wednesday and lunch / refreshments on 17-18 July, is £10.