Interdisciplinary seminar in maritime history and maritime archaeology at the University of Helsinki


Friday 22 November, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. University of Helsinki, Porhania (Yliopistonkatu 3), PII Free admission, no registration

Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies Maritime History Studies Po Box 59 (Unioninkatu 38 D), 00014 University of Helsinki Tel +358 9 191 23784,



Opening. The Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor Anna Mauranen

Chair: Department Coordinator, Dr. Tytti Steel

10.15 Dr.

Victoria Carolan, Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich:

The silent service on the silent screen: the ‘Cult of the Navy’ and early cinema

11.30 Break

Chair: Professor Yrjö Kaukiainen

12.00 Dr.

Remmelt Daalder, Senior Curator, National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam:

Van de Velde & Son, Sea Painters. A Family Business in Amsterdam, Greenwich and London, 1640-1707

13.00 Break

Chair: Docent Mikko Huhtamies

14.30 Dr.

Cathryn Pearce, Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich:

Jibber the Kibber, Pirate Wreckers and False Lights: Wrecking in Cornish Folklore

15.30 Professor

Yrjö Kaukiainen: In a Maritime Twilight Zone: Myths and Reality of the North-Baltic Wrecking and Wreck-plundering

16.15 Break

Chair: Department Coordinator, MA Anne Ala-Pöllänen

16.45 Forskningssamordnare

Mirja Arnshav, Statens Maritima Museer: Sjömanstatueringar – myt och verklighet / Sailor tattoos – myths and realities

17.15 MA

Eero Ehanti, National Board of Antiquities:

The Vrouw Maria’s Paintings and the Art of Sunken Ships