Conference "Sunken First World War Heritage" (Zadar, 12 June 2018) Zadar, St. Nicholas Church, within the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology
The International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, as part of the project NETWORLD („Networking in preserving First World War multicultural heritage in the Danube countries“) in cooperation with the INOVAcija Institute, organizes an international conference on cultural tourism with an emphasis on First World War.
It is part of the overall programme of celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, with which we join the European celebration with a common aim of raising awareness of the importance and significance of cultural heritage.
The Conference “Sunken First World War Heritage" will take place on 12 June 12 2018 (09.30 – 17.00 hours) in St. Nicholas Church, within the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, Zadar,
The date of the conference was symbolically chosen so as to mark of the 100th anniversary of sinking of Austro-Hungarian ship Szent István.
The Republic of Croatia has a huge potential for developing diving tourism and the conference will go in the direction of its popularization. Experts in the field of history, cultural tourism and underwater archaeology will present historical maritime events and First World War fleets in the Adriatic Sea.
Likewise, the emphasis will be on the locations of shipwrecks attractive to tourists and in need of further valorisation.
The participants to the Conference will have the oppor6unity, amongst other, to listen to/watch presentations on: the largest war ship sunken in the Adriatic Sea ‒ battleship Szent István, passenger steamship Baron Gautsch, which represents one of the most attractive diving locations in the Adriatic and even worldwide, shipwrecks of Italian battleships Regina Margherita and Cesare Rossarol, etc.
In the framework of the Conference, the participants will be able to visit the Gallery of the International Centre for Underwater Heritage and the poster exhibition "100 years of solitude under the sea" in St. Nicholas Church.
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