Fish&Chips events in June/July: stories from Taranto’s waters

A program of conferences and events called The surrounding sea. Stories from Taranto’s waters (Il mare intorno. Storie dalle acque di Taranto) will mark the final steps of Fish&Chips project in June and July 2021, organized by the University of Foggia and the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto. The initiative will take place exclusively online, in streaming on MArTA Facebook and YouTube channels. These are the first two dates in June:

  • Thursday June 3rd 2021 at 10:00 am – Press conference and presentation of the review of conferences and events: The surrounding sea. Stories from Taranto’s waters
  • Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 6:00 pm – Introductory conference: Taranto and the resources of the sea – FISH&CHIPS Project, speakers Prof. Danilo Leone, Prof. Maria Turchiano, Prof. Giuliano De Felice (UNIFG). Introduced by Eva Degl’Innocenti (Director of the MArTA), prof. Sebastiano Valerio (Director of the Department of Humanistic studies, University of Foggia) and Fabrizio Manzulli (Councilor for Economic Development and Tourism of the Municipality of Taranto).

The project has given value to the great heritage of experiences and traditions in the field of fishing and mussel farming in Taranto and Corfu, developing a series of conservation and enhancement actions of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the coastal and marine heritage of the Adriatic and Ionian areas.

The project focuses on a multidisciplinary study of productive activities related to the sea and gravitating around it, analyzing the role of sea exploitation in local, regional and Mediterranean economies starting from archeology, identifying and enhancing the identity aspects of coastal communities in relation to the “historical memory” of the territory (changes of the social identity of fishermen over time).