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

01 January 2019 → 31 December 2023
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Landscape archaeology
    • Landscape and ecological history
    • Archaeological science
    • Other history and archaeology not elsewhere classified
  • Social sciences
    • Economic history
Bruges Zwin late medieval maritime cultural landscape human-nature interactions connectivity commodity material culture diaspora communities geoarchaeology 15th Century Middle Ages Comparative Geographic and map based Quantitative Surveys Language and text analysis Field research Belgium Northern Europe Western Europe Southern Europe History Archaeology
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.