Interdisciplinary meeting in maritime history and maritime archaelogy at the University of Helsinki: The 18th Century Baltic: Seafaring, Technology and Interaction

Friday, 23rd of November, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

University of Helsinki, Porthania, P II, Yliopistonkatu 3, Free admission, no registration


10.00             Opening. Professor, Head of Department, Hannes Saarinen, University of Helsinki

10.20             Professor Jari Ojala, University of Jyväskylä and BA Lauri Karvonen: Assessing the Reliability of the Sound Toll Accounts: Comparing the Data to the Swedish and Portuguese Sources

10.40             Researcher Riikka Alvik, Vrouw Maria Underwater -project: The Cargoes of Dutch Merchant Ships in the 18th Century Baltic: Case studies St. Michel and Vrouw Maria

11.00             Discussion

11.15             Break

11.50             Associate Professor Alexei Kraikovsky, European University at St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg and the Gulf of Finland – mechanisms of interaction

12. 30            Researcher Minna Leino, National Board of Antiquities: Maritime Sveaborg, remains in the Underwater Landscape – The diffusion of innovations and mechanism of interaction in the Baltic and Shipwrecks as historical source material

12.50             Discussion

13.10             Break

14.40             Dr James Davey, National Maritime Museum: The Advancement of Nautical Knowledge: The Royal Navy and the Charting of the Baltic Sea 1795-1815

15.20             Professor emeritus Yrjö Kaukiainen, University of Helsinki: Between the Devil and the Shallow Dark Sea: 18th-century hazards of navigation in the Gulf of Finland

15.40             Discussion

16.00             Break

 16.30             PhD Marcus Hjulhammar, Statens Maritima Museer / Swedish National Maritime Museums: Stockholm från sjösidan / Stockholm seen by the sea

17.00             Docent Mikko Huhtamies, University of Helsinki: Shipwrecks and salvage companies in the Gulf of Finland (1700-1800)17.20


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