• Geographic Storytelling and Place-based Oral Histories

      Place is a center of meaning constructed by experience. Place is known not only through the eyes and mind but also through the more passive and direct modes of experience, which resist objectification. To know a place fully means both to understand it in an abstract way and to know it as one person …

  • Vinka, a Solstice Offering

    My friend Crni, which means black in Croatian, and I were on the ferry to a small island called Drvenik Mali. It was in the wintertime and the islands were pretty much deserted. On the ferry was a small assortment of locals and delivery drivers heading out to the island on the afternoon run. Our …

  • Kornati Adventure

    ~The Kornati Adventure~ Exploring Maritime Traditions    Over the past seven years, Adriatic Maritime Institute’s summer programs have given Croatian students from homes for children without parents, the opportunity to experience maritime heritage and learn directly from the older generation about the sea, islands, and rivers. Students from several youth homes and transitional programs have had the …

  • 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 …