The
Nautical
Archaeology
Digital Library

Ship Treatises and Technical Documents

Filipe Castro

Introduction

I offered a class, ANTH614 – Treatises on Shipbuilding, at Texas A&M up to 2016. Changes in the structure of the graduate program made me quit offering this class as a seminar, but I kept teaching it as a “Directed Studies” class. Over the years, however, students from several countries have shown interest in this subject and I decided to include it in the NADL as a set of PowerPoints that can be downloaded and changed, improved, and perhaps help faculty and students offer similar or different versions of this course. I believe that it is much easier to change and adapt a class than it is to develop it from scratch.

Anybody interested in cooperating with PowerPoints is welcome. I want to clean and polish all my class PowerPoints, and I believe that this can go much faster if it is a cooperative project.

Below are links to PFDs of the NADL PowerPoints that I am cleaning and polishing, and that I hope will constitute the base for a class on treatises and technical texts on shipbuilding, in the western world, for the time being.

Western Treatises on Shipbuilding

Class No.Class TopicPDF
01IntroductionPDF
02.01Taxonomies IPDF
02.02Taxonomies IIPDF
03Longitudinal and Transversal ControlPDF
03.01Case Study: Saveiros da BahiaPDF
04Rising and NarrowingPDF
05Architecture
05.01Villard de Honnecourt
05.02Alberti
05.03Paladio
05.04Vignola
06Italy in the 15th Century
06.01Venetian Arsenal
06.02Michele da Rodi
06.03Giorgio Trombetta
07Spain
08 PortugalPDF
09France
10Italy in the 16th Century
10.01Misure de NavilliPDF
11England
12Netherlands
13Spain in the 17th and 18th Centuries
13.01Gaztaneta
13.02Jorge Juan
13.03Marquez de la Victoria