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An Ocean Without History? CMA and SMMI Annual Lecture Event

An ocean without history?
17:30 - 19:30
24 March 2017
Lecture Theatre A Avenue Campus University of Southampton Southampton SO171BF

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Event details

The Centre for Maritime Archaeology (CMA) and Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) are pleased to invite you to their inaugural annual public lecture to be given by Dr Ulrike Guérin, UNESCO Secretariat of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. Dr Guérin's talk is entitled: An ocean without history? Bringing the importance of the ocean’s history and underwater cultural heritage to the attention of the UN and of governments. At a time when the UK government is ever more closely aligning itself with the UNESCO 2001 convention, with formal adoption becoming a clear possibility, this talk represents a chance to hear about the value and importance of our shared cultural heritage and how it can be protected. This a public talk open to all.

Speaker information

Dr Ulrike Guérin,UNESCO Secretariat of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage,Responsible for the underwater cultural heritage programme at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and for its 2001 Convention. Wide scale of activities, ranging from strategy development to project creation and oversee, encompassing: • Scientific, policy and legal advice to governments and scientific institutions; • Assistance to States governments worldwide in law drafting and adaptation; • Creation of Heritage protection promotion campaigns; • Work with SIDS and indigenous populations; • Organisation of Children heritage education campaigns; • Elaboration of capacity building materials and courses; • Organization of major scientific conferences.

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