UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology (997), established in 2012 at Selçuk University (Turkey).
Underwater cultural heritage.
The main objectives of the Cooperation Programme are to:
- promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of archaeology related to underwater cultural heritage and related disciplines;
- create an academic training network tasked with harmonizing teaching schedules and programmes, teaching material and examinations; organize joint field schools; set up distance learning courses at the Master’s level, as well as common Master’s level courses; foster faculty and student mobility and set up a common scholarship system; and facilitate exchange or lending of technical material;
- set up a common web portal to facilitate knowledge and information-sharing, as well as the creation of a virtual community;
- organize regional and international conferences and seminars to promote the discipline and advance innovative research, as well as annual thematic meetings of the Network;
- carry out joint research projects to enhance understanding of the status of underwater cultural heritage worldwide;
- contribute to the elaboration of a pedagogical kit for underwater archaeology education;
- foster research, development, exchange and harmonization of databases or inventories addressing different aspects of underwater cultural heritage;
- encourage inter-university cooperation through the transfer of knowledge, reinforce the dynamism of existing academic and professional networks and strengthen North-South cooperation; and,
- act as a bridge between the academic world, civil society, local communities, research and policy-makers, promoting awareness on underwater cultural heritage and influencing cultural heritage policies.
Selçuk University (Turkey)
Alexandria University (Egypt)
Syddansk University (Denmark)
UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network
Contact: Dr.Hakan Oniz, Coordinator
Selcuk University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Archaeology
Phone: 90 542 874 1955 90 535 761 4252 /+ 90 332 2231373
Fax: +90 332 2411309