Newport Ship Conference

Details of the conference at the University of Bristol, 17-18 July 2014, are here – Newport Ship Conference 2014.

The Newport Ship is the most important late medieval merchant vessel yet recovered. Built after AD 1449 in northern Spain, she foundered at Newport twenty years later while undergoing repair. Since her discovery in 2002, further investigations have transformed historians’ understanding of fifteenth century ship technology. This cutting-edge conference will bring together maritime archaeologists and historians to celebrate and to explore the ship, consider her significance, and to locate the vessel within the commercial world from which she came.

We are hoping to limit the cost of attending the conference to a nominal charge of £10, which will cover registration, refreshments and lunch on both days. Attendance of the conference dinner on the Thursday night will be extra.

Date: 17-18 July 2014 Venue: University of Bristol
Convenor: Dr Evan T Jones (University of Bristol)

MAILING LIST : to register interest contact


Conference supported by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Newport City Council, and the Friends of the Newport Ship :


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