P27
Port cities, shipwrecks and maritime cultural landscapes.

Convenors:
Patrícia Carvalho (CHAM)
José Bettencourt (FCSH/NOVA)
André Teixeira (CHAM)
Location:
Bloco 1, Sala 0.09
Start time:
13 July, 2017 at 11:30
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

European coastal and maritime regions developed a multi-layered and varied cultural heritage. We aim to approach this heritage thought an interdisciplinary methodology, enhancing the importance of archaeological sources in the study of the maritime landscape evolution and especially in port cities.

Long abstract:

Throughout the centuries european coastal and maritime regions have developed a multi-layered and varied cultural heritage, including tangible and intangible, natural and cultural aspects, focused mainly on port cities. Those evidences remain on the coast and underwater, including harbour structures, industrial places, lighthouses, communication stations, defensive systems, anchorage sites, shipwrecks, toponymy, religious traditions and landscape perceptions of local communities. These different themes have been studied by researchers of many areas and of diverse origins whose research has been based primarily on written, cartographic, iconographic or artistic sources. In this panel we aim to approach these themes thought an interdisciplinary methodology, enhancing the importance of the archaeological sources in the study of the maritime landscape evolution and especially in port cities. We also aim to give a contribution to the development of strategies for managing cultural heritage.