What we do IKUWA IKUWA - Internationaler Kongreß für Unterwasserarchäologie - is a global network of cooperating bodies that organises congresses focused on underwater archaeology to raise awareness of the importance of underwater cultural heritage and to create an international regulatory framework for its protection. The congresses are organised under the patronage of UNESCO and the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. ---------------------- Members of the IKUWA Steering Committee Dr Hanz Guenter Martin Chair Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Unterwasserarchäologie e.V. Prof David Blackman Vice-Chair University of Oxford and Vice President of the Nautical Archaeology Society Dr Annalisa Zarattini IKUWA Underwater Archaeology, Ministry of Culture Mr Peter Winterstein IKUWA1 Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Unterwasserarchäologie e.V. Dr Beat Eberschweiler IKUWA2 Swiss Society of Underwater Archaeology Mr Mark Beattie-Edwards IKUWA3 Nautical Archaeology Society Dr Luka Bekić IKUWA4 International Centre for Underwater Archaeology Dr Hrvoje Potrebica IKUWA4 University of Zagreb Dr Iván Negueruela IKUWA5 National Museum of Underwater Archaeology (ARQVA) Dr Jennifer Rodrigues IKUWA6 Western Australian Museum Dr Arianna Traviglia IKUWA6 Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia Mr Kalle Virtanen IKUWA7 University of Helsinki Ms Minna Koivikko IKUWA7 National Board of Antiquities ---------------------- IKUWA7 - 2020 IKUWA7 is due to be held in Helsinki, Finland between the 2 -5 June 2020 - organised by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Helsinki, the Finnish Maritime Archaeological Society and the Finnish National Board of Antiquities. More here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/7th-international-congress-for-underwater-archaeology ---------------------- IKUWA6 - 2016 IKUWA6 was held from 25 November to 2 December 2016 at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle, Western Australia. IKUWA6 Honorary Committee The composition of the IKUWA6 Honorary Committee signified the highest governmental or institutional support for the IKUWA6 congress, and the principles that IKUWA6 represented in the protection, preservation and promotion of our global maritime cultural heritage resources. The IKUWA6 Organising Committee would like to thank the following individuals who agreed to serve on the Honorary Committee for IKUWA6, thereby signifying their support for this important conference. In alphabetical order, the committee included: Mr Alec Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Museum / Host of IKUWA6 His Excellency Paulo da Cunha Alves, Ambassador of Portugal to Australia The Honourable John Day, MLA, Minister for Planning, Culture and the Arts, Western Australia Ms Elisa de Cabo de la Vega, Secretaría de Estado de Cultura, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte / Sponsor and Host of IKUWA5 Dr Ulrike Guérin, Secretariat of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section, UNESCO Paris Associate Professor Martin Hadlow, Deputy Chair, Australian National Commission for UNESCO Mr Chris Johnston, Assistant Secretary, Department of Environment His Excellency Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador to Australia for France Dr Hanz Guenter Martin, Chair, International Congress on Underwater Archaeology Mr Arturo Rey da Silva, Secretariat of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section, UNESCO Paris Her Excellency Mrs Erica Schouten, Ambassador to Australia for the Kingdom of the Netherlands ---------------------- IKUWA5 - 2014 IKUWA5 was held in October 2014 in Cartagena, Spain, at the Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena. The event was organised and hosted by the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology. The theme of IKUWA 5 was "Heritage for Humanity". The publication of the proceedings of IKUWA 5 was released in December 2016 and can be downloaded here. ---------------------- IKUWA4 - 2011 IKUWA4 was held in October 2011 in Zadar, Croatia, where the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology has been established under UNESCO's auspices. The theme of IKUWA4 was "Managing the underwater cultural heritage". ---------------------- IKUWA3 - 2008 IKUWA3 was held in London in 2008. The Congress saw the Nautical Archaeology Society in conjunction with project partners, the Institute of Field Archaeologists, and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, playing host to the largest conference on underwater archaeology ever held in Britain. The congress was preceded by a three day professional development field school organised by the NAS, and followed by optional excursions. Project partners included UNESCO, the British Academy, Historic Scotland, and English Heritage. The IKUWA3 field school focused on the debate in UK archaeology on what, how and why archaeologists record the remains of boats and ships. It aimed to demonstrate through practical sessions the range of new recording methodologies available to maritime archaeologists. Although reference was made to a variety of boat and ship remains including the Newport Ship and the SS Great Britain, the field school focused on the remains of the Princes Channel Wreck or Gresham Ship, a Tudor ship dating to around 1574 that was discovered in the River Thames in 2003. The proceedings of IKUWA3: Beyond Boundaries, edited by Dr Jon Henderson is still available from the NAS Shop ---------------------- IKUWA2 - 2004 IKUWA2 was held in Zurich in October 2004. The organising committee included German and British members. About 200 participants from 25 countries attended. The proceedings were published in 2006 as Volume 40 of the monographic series "Antiqua" titled: "Die Neue Sicht. Une nouvelle lnterprétation de I'histoire." It was IKUWA 2's goal to demonstrate where and how the historical image has been changed through underwater archaeology investigations during the past decades, and which future investigations can be regarded as promising. In the days preceding the congress a postgraduate training workshop was held, with 21 participants from 11 European countries. All of which contributed to the strategic goal which is the creation of a long-term network of all European bodies which deal with underwater archaeology. ---------------------- IKUWA1 - 1999 IKUWA1 - the first International Congress for Underwater Archaeology - was held in February 1999 in Sassnitz, Germany, with the theme "protection of cultural heritage under water". It received considerable support from the Raphael Programme of the European Union, in the context of reinforcing east-west cultural and educational ties, and was organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Unterwasserarchäoloqie (DEGUWA) and seven German and five non-German (Switzerland, UK, Greece, Netherlands and Poland) partner organisations.