INTRODUCTION TO NAVAL ARTILLERY AND ITS HISTORICAL MEANING

III UCA International Summer School – Introduction to Naval Artillery and its historical meaning (12th – 16th September 2015)

Director: Xavier Nieto Prieto
Coordinator: Alberto Gullón.
Registration: until 11/07/2016
Course fee excluding accomodation: 250 € (2 grants for students from Cadiz University)
Course fee including accomodation: 500 € (2 grants for foering students.  The scholarship covers tuition costs plus room and board.)
Language: English

Objetives:

  1. Guns and naval artillery are one of the archaeological objects most widely documented in underwater environment. Through this course we want to raise a discussion about its problematic, their identification, historical and naval issues, and its conservation or restoration.
  2. A training course on Naval Artillery will offer to the students the opportunity to get deeper on this problematic and develop specific abilities on its research.

Programme

  • Monday 12 September

Introduction to Naval Artillery and its Historical meaning.

9h – 9h 30 Welcome to Students

9h 30 – 11h Theoretical course. Historiography: The Origin of artillery and its technological production and regulation. Speaker: Renato Gianni Ridela (Italy).

11h – 11h 30 Coffee Break.

11h 30 – 13h Theoretical course. Historiography: War on the sea, application of artillery in naval conflicts. Speaker: Renato Gianni Ridela (Italy).

13h – 14h Symposium and presentation of practical cases by students.

 

  • Tuesday 13 September

Naval Artillery: XV – XVII Centuries.

9h – 10h 30 Theoretical course. Naval Artillery in western Europe during the XV-XVII century.  Speaker: Fred Hocker (Director of Research, Vasa Museum, Sweden)

10h 30 – 11h Coffee Break.

11h – 12h 30 Theoretical course. Naval Artillery in western Europe during the XV-XVII century. Its influence in Shipbuilding. Speaker:

12h 30 – 13h Break.

13h – 14h Symposium and presentation of practical cases by students.

 

  • Wednesday 14 September

Naval Artillery in XVIII century.

9h – 10h 30 Theoretical course. Naval artillery in the preindustrial times. Guns in Europeans fleets. Speaker: Mrs Ruth Rhynas Brown – (Basiliscoe, England).

10h 30 – 11h Coffee break.

11h – 12h 30 Theoretical course. The influence of 18th naval artillery on shipbuilding. Iron guns in Europeans fleets. Speaker: Mrs Ruth Rhynas Brown –  (Basiliscoe, England).

12h 30 – 13h Break.

13h – 14h Symposium and presentation of practical cases by students.

 

  • Thursday 15 September

Research and conservation of naval artillery.

9h – 10h 30 Theoretical course. Conservation and restoration of underwater artillery precedence. Speaker: Luis Carlos Zambrano (Museo de Cadiz, Spain).

10h 30 – 11h Coffee break.

11h – 12h 30 Theoretical course. Methods of research and record systems applied to Naval Artillery. Speaker: Antonio Ramos (Universidad de Cadiz, Spain).

12h 30 – 13h Break.

13h – 14h Symposium and presentation of practical cases by students.

16 h – 19h Activity: Round table with the participation of all the teachers and course participants. Its main aim is to draw conclusions about the state of research in the field of naval artillery and establish priority lines for the coming years.

 

  • Friday 16 September

10h – 14h Street guns. Field visit to naval artillery on the streets and walls of Cadiz. Alberto Gullón. (Universidad de Cadiz)

 

Joint to this great oportunity!!


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