• PRESERVATION, PEDAGOGY, AND PROGRAMS

    This purpose of this page is to highlight the work of James Bender and others who publish articles that support work in the preservation of maritime heritage. PRESERVATION, PEDAGOGY, AND PROGRAMS: THE APPLICATION OF A FUNCTIONAL METHODOLOGY FOR THE CONSERVATION OF INTANGIBLE MARITIME HERITAGE IN THE ADRIATIC James Bender Thesis 7.2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS Part …

  • Building the Batelina: A New Program for a Traditional Boat

      The plan had been brewing for a while. My friend Jim who started the Adriatic Maritime Institute in Croatia, wanted to invite me to come to their new boat building workshop in Split for a sort of residency. The project was to help start a shop and build small boats with youth. This would …

  • The Island Named Island: Reflections on the Peace River Odyssey 2016

               Every program starts with a speech, a welcome speech, an orientation, a bit of an inspirational moment that helps the group realize what they are about to do. During the Peace River Odyssey this element was critical, so that the group could see what they are doing and how to …

  • Peace River Odyssey

    This multi-faceted peace building expedition is the newest program from AMI. It is designed in order to work with students along the rivers of the central region which boarders the three countries of Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia. It is planned to help sustain the intangible heritage of boat building and maritime skills along the river and …