from the Roman Period to the Middle Ages

Meetings and international conference

An elementary networking instrument for all those involved in the projects will be provided by regular meetings that will give the participants in the individual projects an opportunity to discuss their intermediate results and agree on future action. Such colloquia will be held on various levels and have a synergetic effect thanks to interdisciplinary and international collaboration.

Section meetings

Working meetings on specific topics within each section are planned for the exchange and discussion of intermediate results: the SPP is organised in four sections, in accordance with the methodological demands of the individual disciplines. Regular meetings are planned for each section, i.e. geophysical surveying and archaeological fieldwork; analysis of archaeological features; geoarchaeological research; analysis of historical and iconographical sources. Scholars working on the various subprojects will have an opportunity to present their work and discuss harbour research with colleagues using similar methods.

Interdisciplinary plenary meetings

Participants in the SPP will meet once a year at a general colloquium. These regular plenary meetings are to allow the research results obtained in the individual sections and subprojects to be brought together on an interdisciplinary basis. These working meetings will supplement the activities of the Advisory Board and be an essential element for cost and quality control.

Theme-specific workshops and working groups

Both national and international colleagues will meet for one-off workshops or at regular meetings of working groups to discuss cross-disciplinary topics.

International conference

An international conference with the specific aim of general networking and presentation will be held at the end of the first three-year phase of the SPP (working title: Portus Europaeenses − European Harbours in Ancient and Medieval Times). A further conference will be held at the end of the second three-year phase as an international event, organised for the purpose of making the results of the SPP available to our colleagues in international circles.

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