International Conference on the History of Shipbuilding


The First Conference Announcement and Call For Papers

International Conference on the History of Shipbuilding (Wooden & Post-Wooden)

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce the “International Conference on the History of Shipbuilding (Wooden & Post Wooden)” which will be held in Pîrî Reis University, Tuzla-Istanbul on 10 – 11 May 2018.

Wooden ships are the vehicles to adventures, explorations, and dreams. Ships and boats have connected people since the Paleolithic and transported goods and ideas across the planet. The history of shipbuilding is part of the history of technology, the history of ideas, and the history of the human adventure. The study of the diversity of watercraft invented, perfected, and evolved around the world is a fascinating occupation that aims to understanding humankind and its relations with nature, crafts, tools, building materials, the creation and dissemination of knowledge, and the immense possibilities that ships represent. It is time now to review the advances in research in the field of shipbuilding to provide more clues for other interdisciplinary fields: maritime history and global history, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, cartography, and the history of sciences and techniques.

The objective of the conference is to create an international platform for exchanging knowledge and experience on the history of shipbuilding. The conference will also establish and sustain a lasting forum where researchers and academicians from all around the world can continue to freely contribute to our understanding of all aspects of the shipbuilding enterprise and its place in human history.

Portions of the conference may be held on board the Pîrî Reis University Ship (if available).

We would like to invite you to submit a paper for the conference sessions on the themesand beyond.


Prof. Dr. Oral ERDOGAN

Rector of Pîrî Reis University

Admiral (R) Metin ATAÇ

22.Chief of The Turkish Navy,
Member, Board of Trustees, Pîrî Reis University


  • 15.12.17
    Due date for abstract submissions
  • 10.01.18
    Notification of acceptance
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The First Conference Call For Papers

International Conference on the History of Shipbuilding

Main Topic

  • The History of Wooden and Post-Wooden Shipbuilding and Ancient Boats in Pre-Classical, Classical, Early Medieval, Late Medieval,
    Early Modern, and Modern Era


  • Maritime Landscapes, Shipbuilding Capabilities, and Sea Power
  • Hull ConstructionTechniques & Methods
  • Reconstructing Ships, Experimental Shipbuilding
  • Effects of Shipbuilding & Trade upon each other
  • History of Shipbuilding Business
  • Effects of Ships upon environment
  • Ancient Boats
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Digital Archaeology
  • And more…

Submission Guidelines
  • Due date for abstract submissions: 15 December 2017
  • Abstract format: MSWord, 250-400 words
  • Submit abstract electronically to Nazif Ozdagdeviren at
  • Abstracts will be selected after review by members of the International Scientific Committee.
  • Notification of acceptance:10 January 2018
  • Presentation format: Paper or MS PowerPoint
Conference Fee
  • Speakers
    • 250 € (includes lunches for two days and gala banquet)
    • 150 € for early booking are available until 30 November 2017
  • Attendance :50€ per day (includes only coffee breaks)
  • Phd Candidates, Graduate and Undergraduate Students : 25 € per day (includes only coffee breaks)
  • Gala Banquet : 50 €
  • 75 €(please inform before 31 March 2018)

International Conference on the History of Shipbuilding

Conference Co- Chairs
  • Prof. Dr. Oral Erdoğan, Rector of Pîrî Reis University
  • Admiral (R) Metin Ataç (22.Chief of The Turkish Navy, Member, Board of Trustees, Pîrî Reis University)
Organizing Committee
  • Prof. Dr. Oral Erdoğan, Rector of Pîrî Reis University
  • Prof. Dr. Nurhan Kahyaoğlu (Pîrî Reis University)
  • Rear Admiral (R) Nazif Ozdagdeviren (Director, Mariteme Research Center, Pîrî Reis University, Conference Secretary)
  • Dr. Aydın Şihmantepe (Pîrî Reis University)
  • Dr. Tansel Erkmen (Pîrî Reis University)
  • Sinan Tunçay (Unlimited Master, Pîrî Reis University)
  • Res. Asst. Burcu Çınarcı (Pîrî Reis University)
  • Res. Asst. Onur Yurdakul (Pîrî Reis University)
  • Lect. Fahimeh Farjami (Pîrî Reis University)
  • Lect. Begüm Kut (Pîrî Reis University)
International Scientific Committee
  • Admiral (R) MetinAtaç (22.Chief of The Turkish Navy, Board Member of Pîrî Reis Uni. President of the International Scientific Committee)
  • Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Adachi (Tokyo University)
  • Prof. Dr. İdris Bostan (İstanbul University)
  • Prof. Dr. Dejanirah Couto (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes)
  • Prof. Dr. Sander Çalışal (Pîrî Reis University)
  • Prof. Dr. Nurhan Kahyaoğlu (Pîrî Reis University)
  • Prof. Dr. Maria Pia Pedani (University Ca'foskari)
  • Prof. Dr. Kadir Sarıöz (Istanbul Technical University)
  • Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Yılmaz (Yıldız Technical University)
  • Prof. Dr. Tuncay Zorlu (Istanbul Technical University)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Filipe Castro (Texas A&M University)
  • Researcher-Author Gregory McIntosh (Pîrî Reis University)
Keynote Speaker
Invited Speakers
  • Researcher Fred Hocker (Vasa Museum-Sweden)
  • Underwater Archaeologist Roberto Junco (Mexico)
  • Prof. Dr. Ufuk Kocabaş (İstanbul University)
  • Rear Admiral Aydın Eken (Gölcük Shipyard)

Contact & Registration


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T.C. Piri Reis Üniversitesi Deniz Kampüsü

Postane Mahallesi, Eflatun Sk. No:8, 34940 Tuzla/İSTANBUL

+90 216 581 0050
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