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30-31 May 2018
Giving the Past a Future - Giving the Futere a Past

The Conference is a 2-day event, supporting the Volvo Ocean Race Festival, with some “fringe” events in the evening of the 30th.
For 30th May, the theme of The Maritime Heritage Trust event is Vision for Heritage and highlights the challenges and opportunities for industrial maritime and transport heritage and including sessions on help for preservation organisations.
Speakers include Matthew Tanner, Chief Exec of SS Great Britain; Sara Crofts, Head of Historic Environment, HLF; Emma Chaplin, Director AIM; and presentations from National Historic Ships and from individual projects
In the evening of 30th May, free public lectures in the Wales Millennium Centre and in The Exchange Hotel will include topics relating to Wales - Year of the Sea and commmunity heritage projects.
The follow-on event organised by Cardiff Harbour Authority on 31st May - The Vision for the Future of Cardiff Bay - provides a chance to hear about the Council’s new vision for the Bay in the context of the story so far and to hear the views of experts from across Europe responding to this vision.
Speakers include Cllr Russell Goodway, Cabinet Member for Investment & Development, Cardiff Council; Neil MacOmish, Partner Scott Brownigg; Gordon Young, international artist; and more. A panel discussion will be based on experience at ports elsewhere.
The conference takes place in the previously threatened Cardiff Coal Exchange - one of the premier historic buildings in the Cardiff port area - now being superbly restored as the Exchange Hotel.
On both days there will be afternoon visits to Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Docks and the Volvo Ocean Race Village.

Cardiff, UK

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31 Mai - 1 June 2018
European Maritime Day & Burgas Maritime Festival

The next stop for our European Maritime Day cruise is on 31st of May and 1st of June 2018 in sunny Burgas at the Black Sea. As usual we are going to work with you to offer an attractive programme and great networking opportunities.
You will find practical information on themes, stakeholders' workshops, deadlines in this document and in the page "Get involved". You can now apply to the organisation of a workshop (deadline 30 November).

Burgas, Bulgaria

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18-24 June 2018
European Cultural Heritage Summit : "Shariing Heritage - Sharing Values"

The European Cultural Heritage Summit will take place from 18-24 June 2018 in Berlin, Germany. This Summit, with the motto “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values”, has been recognised by the European Union as one of the key public events of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) and will be supported by the EU’s Creative Europe programme.
The European Cultural Heritage Summit will be co-hosted by Europa Nostra, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) and the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK), acting as national coordinator of the EYCH in Germany.
The Summit will engage and mobilise a wide range of stakeholders, public and private, for an ambitious European Cultural Heritage Agenda. The Summit will be attended by highest representatives of EU Institutions, Member States and civil society organisations from all over Europe. Members of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 and other members of the Stakeholders Committee have been invited to contribute to the programme.

Berlin, Germany

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22-27 October 2018
15th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology (ISBSA 15)

Local and inter-regional traditions in shipbuilding.
Each region has its own shipbuilding traditions that reflect the particularities of its nautical area, mainly its geographic and economic specificities but also on its political, social and cultural characteristics. The more pronounced these particularities, the stronger and more persistent the traditions. Beyond the local level, strongly marked by specific activities on a limited scale, these same phenomena can also be found at a regional level and, more broadly, within the well-defined spaces of inland water navigation, and within enclosed sea areas. However, when the maritime space widens across the open sea, specificities fade to make room for more common traditions that tend to a certain universality as maritime spaces are increasingly global. lt is in this context that changes in shipbuilding traditions occur, with the contradictory interplay of local or regional resistance and interregional reciprocal influences, which may lead to transfer of technology.
Depending on the scale and nature of maritime exchange, and depending on the extent of maritime areas being studied, these developments will be more or less rapid and more or less complex. lt is these interactions between local and interregional traditions, open seas and enclosed seas that we seek to demonstrate through examples from nautical areas as varied and representative as possible.

Marseille, France

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