Inaugural session

The dignitaries of the inaugural session addressed this workshop as an important collaboration between Indian Maritime University and Maritime History Society and marked these two days a stepping stone towards the 360-degree view of maritime studies.
Welcome address: HoD, Professor V.K. Kesavadev
Keynote Address: Honourable Vice Chancellor Dr (Mrs) Malini Shankar, IAS (Retd)
Thematic Address: Cmde Odakkal Johnson, Director MHS


Session I

The session I of the workshop covered important aspects of Tangible and Intangible Heritage in context of ship building and forts and fortifications of the western coast.
Tangible and Intangible Heritage
Amruta Talawadekar and Aishwarya Devasthali, Research Associates, MHS


Session II

The Session II of the workshop covered Maritime development through 5000 years of Indian history. The key highlights of the sessions included a brief discussion on monsoon winds and the knowledge system of sailing, the sea-faring communities, the evolution of Bombay Docks, and its contribution towards making of Bombay.
Maritime Development Through History
Dennard D’Souza and Janhavi Lokegaonkar, Research Associates, MHS


Valedictory Session

The two days workshop concluded with a closing address by Cmde Odakkal Johnson and observations and take away by the dignitaries K.M. Sivakholundu, Mr. U.S. Ramesh, and Kesavadev. The speakers highlighted the importance of a collaborative approach and connecting our traditional knowledge and technology with modern and contemporary techniques. In the closing address, Cmde Johnson suggested the way forward in terms of multi-stakeholder projects in the varied sections of maritime history and heritage.