The Conference

FORTMED 2017 is the International Conference on Modern Age Fortifications of the Mediterranean coast.

The conference will take place on 26, 27 and 28 October 2017, at the San Vicente del Raspeig Campus of the University of Alicante (UA).

The conference´s main objective is to exchange and share knowledge, valorization, management and exploitation of the culture and heritage that was developed on the Mediterranean coast in the Modern Age.

The Conference has an interdisciplinary character, in which architects, engineers, archaeologists, historians, geographers, cartographers, heritage managers, tourism experts, restoration-conservation experts and heritage dissemination will participate. The idea is to contribute more integrative visions, more real, more current, that take us to the level where the research of this subject must be found, in the XXI century.

The themes are centered on Mediterranean fortifications (Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, etc.) in the 15th to 18th centuries, including the rest of Mediterranean countries and the fortifications of this era that were built overseas (Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Panama, etc.).