Slovenian underwater archaeologist and heritologist Miran Erič is coming to Australia

Miran Erič, the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Heritology, Slovenia, will give two public lectures in Sydney (18 Nov) and Melbourne (24 Nov).

Miran is visiting Australia to present his work in the fields of logboats and early watercraft, visual language (in archaeology), as well as the use of UW stereo photogrammetry for underwater surveys at the Sixth International Congress on Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA6) held at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle.


Friday 18 November 2016, 11.00am – 12.00noon (Vampire Room, Level 1, Wharf 7)
Australian National Maritime Museum
Darling Harbour
2 Murray Street NSW 2000

RSVP: David Payne (+61292983664), Curator ARHV, (visitors will need to sign in – let David Payne know and he can arrange).


Thursday 24 November 2016, 2:00pm – 3:30pm (Burwood Corporate Center)
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125
RSVP: Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona (, Associate Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
Title: Visual Language literacy and its importance: Why we need to change educational curriculums from a primary school to the highest education level
Abstract: Today, except at the art schools, visuality and its application in contemporary society is rarely implemented in systematic education. Moreover, literacy as a term is usually perceived as textual or spoken literacy. In the 19th century even 90% of Earth population was illiterate! It is estimated that nowadays more than 85% of the human race is literate – but more than 85% illiterate in Visual Language. However, when in 2002 we stepped into the digital age, everything changed.