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Research, teaching, protection of maritime heritage

7 March 2023


"The Age of the Hanseatic League in the Mirror of Underwater Archaeology"

22 to 26 March 2023 in Lübeck


The motto of the conference was formulated by the event partners and the contributing institutions and is intended to reflect the main topic, which is presented in detail in the Call for Papers.

In addition, as with all IPR conferences, contributions from all areas of research on underwater archaeology and heritage are welcome. In response to recent events, we have included two additional topics in the call for papers:

Maritime Spatial Planning:
cultural property protection begins long before work on the object starts. Since the maritime and submarine realms are now just as much the target of planning processes, this is where archaeological heritage protection comes in. But how can one's own professional goals be prepared in such a way that they are sufficiently taken into account within planning processes? One aspect is the planning orientation of monument preservation, as it is considered e.g. in the research project BalticRim. The arc to be spanned in this area includes land development planning (FEP) as well as the area of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and ranges from environmental impact assessment (EIA) to cultural heritage impact assessment (CIA), which has not yet been established.

Divers as persons reliable
for movable and immovable cultural monuments or honorary conservators of archaeological monuments: the honorary office has always played a fundamental role in the conservation of archaeological monuments. In Schleswig-Holstein, for example, officially appointed persons reliable for cultural monuments monitor and control about 90% of the stock of monuments. In the meantime, the ALSH is working on the approval of divers as persons of confidence. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, a lively community of divers is engaged as volunteer conservators of archaeological monuments in various waters. With their commitment they contribute to the protection and recording of archaeological monuments.


on the annual meeting 2022 of DEGUWA e.V. on Underwater Archaeology


with the topic

Maritime Landscapes

will be held in close cooperation with the

Archaeological Museum of Istria (AMI)

from May 16, 2022 through May 22, 2022 in Pula, Istria (Croatia)

On the occasion of the 20th birthday of the UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage October/November 2001, a private sponsorship of 3000.00 euros was granted for the IPR XXVII congress. This consists of a travel grant for students and freelance scholars from abroad who will give lectures at the conference. The amount will be divided among the speakers concerned. The individual maximum amount is 300.00 euros.


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