16th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology

The Foundation funded nine students and early career researchers to both attend the ISBSA in person and online. The 16th ISBSA was held from the 27th September to the 1st October 2021 in Zadar, Croatia. The event was organized by the University of Zadar, the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, the Archaeological Museum Zadar, the Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar, the City of Zadar and the City of Šibenik.

Aya Helmy – Presented a poster – “Shipyards in Egypt between antiquity, nowadays, and the future”.

Ziad Morsy – Presented a paper along with co authors Mai Ghanem and Sarah Wagdy – “Stuck on the Nile bank: preliminary results on ecording and analysis of the last surviving traditional wooden fishing sailboat and its community

Yomna Mohamed – Presented a poster “Fishing boats in El Max: an ethnographic and historical study”. 

Nesreen Aly ElGaly – Poster – Ancient Egyptian Ship & Boat Models: Between Theory and Simulation. 

Maria Ktori – Presented a poster online -“Paphos harbour and vernacular shipbuilding in Cyprus: proposing a new approach on examining its condition in the Middle Ages (12th-16th century)”.

Sarah Wagdy presented a poster along with co authors Ziad Morsy, Mai Ghanem and Yomna Mohamed “Traditional boats of the Egyptian coastal lakes (Manzala, Burrullus and Edku) documental project. 

Sarah Ibrahim Aly also attended the conference in perrson, and Marwan Osman and Sirine Ghiye attended the conference virtually. 

Alongside the successful poster and paper presentations the team from the Centre for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, at the University of Alexandria, put in a successful bid to host the next ISBSA in Egypt.