Phoenician Routes in the Mediterranean Sea

 

 
MARE NOSTRUM is an EU funded programme that aims to study the Phoenician routes in the Mediterranean and the problems facing ports in the Mediterranean. It brings together participants from Lebanon, Syria, Malta, Italy, Greece, Tunisia and Algiers.
 
The next Translational Meeting is being held at Birgu, at the renovated Auberge de France. This meeting is very important as it will also bring together scholars who will be having the first seminar dedicated to the Phoenician routes in the Mediterranean with speakers from Malta and abroad. The seminar, being held on the 14th April, 2011, from 0900 to 1200, is open to the public.
 
The local organisation that is involved in this project is Integrated Heritage Management, a network of professionals in the field led by Malta’s Ambassador to UNSCO Dr Ray Bondin who has over twenty-two years of experience in the management of cultural heritage. Ray Bondin told us that it was a privilege to hold the seminar and workshop in Birgu, a city that is progressing in a very fast way to become the second most important city in our Grand Harbour. The projects which are being done on its waterfront and on its historic walls will give the city the importance that it deserves.


 

 

 
 
     
 Integrated Heritage Management – IHM (Malta)
 
 
 
4th Transnational Meeting MALTA
Valletta (Birgu) - Tas Silg - Marsaxlokk
11-14 March 2011
 
AGENDA
Working language English
 
ACTIVITIES  
1. Mare Nostrum Local Key Stakeholders Meeting. 11.04.2011.
2. Mare Nostrum Scientific committee meeting. 12.04.2011
3. Mare Nostrum Steering and monitoring committee meeting. 13.04.2011
4.Mare Nostrum Tas-Silg Technical Visits.
5. Mare Nostrum Malta Poster Exhibition. 11-14.04.2011
6. Mare Nostrum Press Conference. 14.04.2011
7.First Mare Nostrum Conference “Phoenician Routes in the Mediterranean  
     sea”. 14.04.2011
Participants, the project referents and scientific experts of :
 


Partners
 
DiCR, Italy.
Medieval City of RHODES, Greece.
City of TYRE, Lebanon.
USJ & MAJAL, Lebanon.
PARALLELI, Italy.
 
 
 
Associated partners
 
DELARPA, Tunisia.
AEGEAN UNIVERSITY, Greece.
HOUSE OF EUROPE IN RHODES, Greece.
Associazione Culturale SAMOTRACIA, Italy.
INTEGRATED HERITAGE MANAGEMENT, Malta.
DGAM Direction Générale Antiquités et Musés, Syria.
 


11 April 2011 
1. Mare Nostrum Local Key Stakeholders Meeting
 
Place:  Marsaxlokk, Tas-Silg.
From DiCR participants: Roberto Sabelli, Giorgio Risicaris.
 
09:30: Departure from near Victoria Gate [Grand Harbour / British Hotels] for Marsaxlokk
 
 
10:00
Meeting with local decision and policy makers.
Office of Marsaxlokk Local Council. Meeting with Mayor, Councillors, fishermen.
 
11:00
MN Local Key Stakeholders round table (Marsaxlokk, Tas-Silg).
Presentation of MN project, brainstorming for WP4 and WP5 activities.
 
 
13:00  Light lunch at Marsaxlokk .
 
 
Mare Nostrum Tas-Silg - Marsaxlokk Technical Visits.
 
 
14:30 
Marsaxlokk port-city: site visits to local economic and social activities.
 
15:00 
Tas Silg Phoenician sanctuary site visit.
 
 
16:00 Departure for Valletta.
 
19:30  Dinner.
Informal come together of arriving partners and associates at PALAZZO TRATTORIA [Old Theatre Street, Valletta].
 
12 April 2011 
2. Mare Nostrum Scientific committee meeting
 
09:00 Departure from near Victoria Gate [Grand Harbour / British Hotels] to Birgu [Vittoriosa].
Meeting place: Auberge de France at Birgu [Vittoriosa] Valletta.
 
 
09:15 Arrival of the MN participants and registration.
 
09:30
 
Presentations by the WP coordinators using power point files (20 min. each one) of until now achieved results.
 
WP3  USJ/MAJAL
WP4  DiCR
WP5  Rhodes-Aegean University
 
 
10:30 Coffee break
 
11:00
 
Further planning of WP work and deliverables next steps:
 
11:00 WP3  USJ/MAJAL
The Handicraft pamphlet
Activities in Schools
Competition in Universities
Exhibition in the square
 
11:30 WP4  DiCR
Results of the survey campaign in Tyre.
Pilot MN Heritage Trail work in Tyre and Tartous.
MN Heritage Trails work in all MN sites.
 
12:00 WP5  Rhodes-Aegean University
Next steps of the work started with the Rhodes steering committee meeting.
 
 
13:00 Snacks offered by IHM at Inquisitors Palace, Birgu.
 
14:00 Buses for Valletta. Visit to St Johns Co-Cathedral and Museum of Archaeology.
 
15:00
 
Brief reporting of local MN activities performed, after the Tyre TM, in the MN heritage sites and partners (power point presentations, 15 min. each one):
 
Medieval City of RHODES Greece
City of TYRE Lebanon
USJ & MAJAL Lebanon
PARALLELI Italy
DELARPA Tunisia
HOUSE OF EUROPE IN RHODES Greece
Associazione Culturale SAMOTRACIA Italy
INTEGRATED HERITAGE MANAGEMENT Malta
DGAM Syria
Fabrizio Fuccello
DiCR Italy
 


 
17:30    End of first day activities. Walking tour of Birgu.
18:00    Departure for Valletta. Evening free.


 
13 April 2011 
3. Mare Nostrum Steering and monitoring committee meeting
 
08:30  Departure from near Victoria Gate [Grand Harbour / British Hotels] to Birgu [Vittoriosa].
Meeting place: Auberge de France at Birgu [Vittoriosa] Valletta.
 
 
09:00
Monitoring activity
Euromed Heritage 4 events and workshops.
Project web site.
Dissemination and communication plan.
 
10:30 Coffee break.
 
11:00 Departure to Tas Silg and Marsaxlokk
11:30
 
Mare Nostrum  Tas-Silg - Marsaxlokk Technical Visits.
 
12:30 Return to Birgu
13:00  Snacks offered by IHM at Maritime Museum, Birgu.
14:00
Budget.
Milestones, deliverables.
Fixing the dates of next MN meetings and Stakeholders Round Tables.
Assessment by the committee of the until now activities.
 
17:30 End of second day activities. Departure for Valletta. Evening free.
 
14 April 2011 
First Mare Nostrum Conference “Phoenician Routes in the Mediterranean  sea”.
 
08:30  Departure from near Victoria Gate [Grand Harbour / British Hotels] to Birgu [Vittoriosa].
09:00 – 12:00 Conference (see following detailed program).
The Phoenician Peace Challenge.
Mare Nostrum, keeps sailing from 2009 through a dense sequence of shared activities, following the Phoenician Mediterranean routes.
But witch are exactly these routes, and what Phoenician legacy can teach us today?
A cycle of three Mare Nostrum Conferences is launched in Malta on April 14 2011 and then scheduled in Carthage and Tyre, aiming to bring more light on the commercial, cultural and artisan activities that stay at the base of the peaceful Phoenician expansion in our common sea.
Today we are mostly attracted by the tourist economy and we are supposed to promote integrated and quality destinations networking that can strengthen global Mediterranean competitiveness through cooperation based on endogenous values and capacities.
Better focus, interpret and share the Phoenician humus can pilot a north-south pivoting experience and enhance intercultural dialogue targeting the challenging equation between economy and culture.
The announcement and the papers of the conferences are published on the Mare Nostrum news letters and web site. You can participate next conferences with a paper presentation contacting Mare Nostrum eh4 [dot] marenostrumatgmail [dot] com
12:00
 
Mare Nostrum  Press Conference
 
13:00 Transfer to Valletta.
 
 
 
 
 
First Mare Nostrum Conference
 
“Phoenician Routes in the Mediterranean sea”
 
PROGRAM - INVITATION
 
14 April 2011 09:00
Auberge de France, Birgu (Vittoriosa) Valletta Malta
 
Working language English
 
Moderator HE Dr. Ray Bondin
Manager, EU & International Programs Heritage Malta
Ambassador & Permanent Delegate of Malta to UNESCO
 
 
 
09:00  “The Phoenician Peace Challenge” 
Michele Coppola
 
 
09:30 Tas Silg and the Phoenicians in Malta”
Nicholas Vella
 
 
10:30 “The Stones of Tyre and Tartus”
Carlo Alberto Garzonio
 
 
11:00 “Phoenician Masks Travelling in the Mediterranean”
Susanna Sarti
 
 
11:30 “Elements of Phoenician Architecture”
Roberto Sabelli
12:30 Visit to the Mare Nostrum Poster Exhibition.
End of the Conference.
 
Illustration: Phoenician Mask from Tunis, Musée du Bardo. Catalogue S. Moscati (ed.), I Fenici, Milano 1988, p. 359
 
MN participants:


 

 
NAME
ORGANISATION
 
 
 
 
Partners
 
1
Carlo Alberto Garzonio
DiCR
2
Roberto Sabelli
DiCR
3
Michele Coppola
DiCR
4
Fabrizio Fuccello
DiCR
5
Giorgio Risicaris
DiCR
6
Susanna Sarti
Soprint. Archeologica
7
(name to be confirmed)
 RHODES
8
(name to be confirmed)
 RHODES
9
Issam Hachem
TYRE
10
(name to be confirmed)
TYRE
11
Liliane Barakat
USJ/MAJAL
12
Claudine Abdelmasih
USJ/MAJAL
13
Raffaella Giordana
PARALLELI
 
 
 
 
Associates
 
14
Ray Bondin
IHM
15
Abdellatif Taboubi
DELARPA
16
Andreas Papatheodorou
AEGEAN UNIV.
17
Anna Haritou
HOUSE E. RHODES
18
(name to be confirmed)
SAMOTRACIA
19
(name to be confirmed)
DGAM

 
 
 
Looking forward to have a successful and fruitful transnational meeting in Malta.
 
Malta - Florence 25.03.2011
 
IHM
Ray Bondin
 
DiCR
Carlo Alberto Garzonio
Giorgio Risicaris