Policy Forum

2018 Policy Forum – Managing Shipwrecks

Towards better integration of the interests and responsibilities that affect how we look after maritime heritage Shipwrecks are often the first thing that comes to mind when people hear about maritime archaeology or underwater cultural heritage (UCH). Although they are important as underwater cultural heritage, shipwrecks are also a focus for lots of other interests. …

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2016 Policy Forum – Social and Economic Benefits: the seamless sea

Marine and maritime cultural heritage can have a strong hold on people’s imaginations, contributing to sense of place within communities as well as attracting domestic and international tourism. However, marine and maritime cultural heritage is often fragmented. Traditional institutional divisions separate what is in the sea, what is from the sea and what is by …

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2015 Policy Forum – Investigating and safeguarding First World war Shipwrecks: Engaging public interest in the War at sea

The British Academy and the Honor Frost Foundation held a Policy Forum on Thursday, 22 January 2015 that brought together an invited audience from a wide cross-section of people to consider public policy towards First World War shipwrecks. Case studies from a range of initiatives in the course of the Centenary provided a backdrop to …

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2013 Policy Forum – Managing Maritime Heritage in International Waters – Scoping Day

On 22 January 2013 the British Academy and the Honor Frost Foundation held an event to discuss UK government policy on the protection of underwater heritage in international waters. The event provided a forum for policymakers and academics to exchange knowledge and discuss solutions to underwater heritage as a policy issue. It will also help …

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