The Trireme Trust - Conference

The Trireme: Lessons from Olympias
A Day Conference
Saturday 19 September, 1998

The Conference was held at the River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames.


11.00 - 11.30
Olympias and her Sea-Trials
Dr. Boris Rankov - Chairman, Trireme Trust
11.30 - 11.45
Videotape ofOlympias in action
11.45 - 12.15
Towards a Revised Design
Timothy Shaw - Director, Trireme Trust
12.00 - 12.45
Proposals for a Revised Design
Dr. John Coates - Director, Trireme Trust
2.30 - 3.00
Triremes under Sail and Oar
Dr. Ian Whitehead - Museums Officer, Hartlepool Museum Service
3.00 - 3.15
Xenophon and the Speed of Triremes
Prof. Hermann Wallinga - Prof. Ancient History, Universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht
3.15 - 3.30
The Reality of Long-Distance Rowing
Antony Duff - Lecturer in Marine Studies, Falmouth Marine School, Cornwall
3.30 - 3.45
A Sliding Stroke for Triremes
Dr. John Hale - Director of Liberal Studies, University of Louisville, Kentucky
4.15 - 5.00
Beyond Olympias: an Outsider's View
Prof. Andre Sleeswyk - Professor of the History of Technology, University of Groningen
(Paper presented by B. Rankov)

There is a chance that some of the papers might be put on the web - I'm waiting to hear from those concerned.