BOATS AND ANCIENT HARBOURS SEMINAR
Monday 8 June 2015 – from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Auditorium – 4th Floor – Tower B, Nation Towers Corniche.
Lunch provided (12:00 – 13:00 pm).
A series of talks presented by international experts to raise awareness of Abu Dhabi’s rich maritime heritage and to outline the project objectives of the Boats and Ancient Harbours initiative. This is your chance to learn about the different types of boats found in the region, the recording of traditional boats, interviews with former boat builders and users, as well as giving you an insight into the photographic and film archives relating to traditional boats and harbours of Abu Dhabi Emirate.
9:00 – 9:15 am – Dr Mark Jonathan Beech (Head of Coastal Heritage and Palaeontology section, Historic Environment Department, TCA Abu Dhabi) – Welcome and Introduction.
9:15 – 9:30 am – Dr Mark Jonathan Beech (Head of Coastal Heritage and Palaeontology section, Historic Environment Department, TCA Abu Dhabi) – The TCA Abu Dhabi Boats and Ancient Harbours Project.
9.30 – 10:00 am – Professor Dionisius Agius (Professor of Arabic and Islamic Material Culture at University of Exeter, U.K.) – The Emirati dhow: reality or romantic replica?
10:00 – 10:30 am – Dr Eric Staples (Director of Maritime Heritage Projects, Sultanate of Oman) – Reconstructing Remnants of the Sea: An interdisciplinary approach to maritime heritage.
10:30 – 11:00 am – Alessandro Ghidoni (Technical Director at Oman Maritime, Sultanate of Oman) – Dhows, Data and Documentation.
11:00 – 11:15 am – Ahmed Al Mheri (Traditional Boat Racing Coordinator, Emirates Heritage Club, Abu Dhabi) – Traditional Boat Racing and the activities of the Emirates Heritage Club.
11:15 – 11:30 am – Ahmed Ismael Al Marzouqi (Youth Sailing Coach) – Modern boat racing and the work of the Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club.
11:30 – 12:00 am – Discussion, Questions and Answers.
12:00 – 13:00 pm – Lunch.
Attendance is free, but please confirm your participation by sending an email to: Dr Anjana Reddy – email@example.com