The Conference

FORTMED 2020 is the fifth edition of the International Conference on Fortifications of the Mediterranean Coast. The Conference will take place on March 26th, 27th and 28th 2020 in Granada, at the School of Arabic Studies (LAAC, EEA, CSIC).

The first four editions of the Conference were held:

  • on October 15th, 16th and 17th 2015 at the Universitary Institute of Heritage Restoration of the Universitat Politècnica de València;
  • on November 10th, 11th and 12th 2016 at the Architecture Department of Università degli Studi di Firenze;
  • on October 26th, 27th and 28th 2017 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universitat de Alacant;
  • on October 18th, 19th and 20th 2018 in Torino, Politecnico di Torino – Department of Architecture and Design, Castello del Valentino.

The main objective of the Conference is to exchange and share knowledge, valorisation, management and exploitation of Culture and defenive Heritage that was developed on the Mediterranean coast, taking also into account the phenomena that took place overseas. The dissemination of the results is the crucial resource to achieve the objectives 

FORTMED 2020 has an interdisciplinary aim where architects, engineers, archaeologists, historians, geographers, cartographers, heritage managers, tourism experts, experts in restoration-conservation and promotion of heritage will participate. The idea is to provide more inclusive, more real and more up to date views, leading us to the highest point of the investigations on this matter in the twenty-first century.

The theme is centred on the fortifications of the Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Cipro, Greece, Albania, Algeria and Morocco) from the Antiquity to the present day; although it does not exclude other Mediterranean countries and other fortifications from this era built overseas (Portugal, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Panama…).

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