Project

High Tide - Low Tide. Bruges’ late-medieval harbour system as a maritime cultural landscape.

Duration
01 January 2019 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
Keywords
Bruges Zwin late medieval maritime cultural landscape human-nature interactions connectivity commodity material culture diaspora communities geoarchaeology
 
Project description

Bruges’ role as late-medieval harbour and “maritime cultural landscape” is inextricably associated with the dynamic interaction between man and nature via the Zwin tidal inlet. The connectivity within the local and with the global trade networks, the transactions in commodities as well as the impact of residing foreigners on material culture will be the subject of this interdisciplinary study.