Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Ines Cerovac, Evgenija Arh, Jana Krišković Baždarić, Branka Pemper
Opening of the exhibition at the University Library Rijeka, Dolac 1
Luppis and Whitehead, Citizens of Rijeka, Citizens of the World

12:00 – 13:30
Hildebrand de Boer
Workshop at the Rijeka City Museum, Muzejski trg 1 (close to the conference venue), In cooperation with the “Kvarner“ County Tourism Office
Workshop – Regional Touristic Heritage Networks & HollandRoute, A practical approach of
aspects and building stones

9:00 – 22:00

Registration, receiving of conference work's materials, submission of conference power point presentations
Ship/Botel/Restaurant "Marina", Port of Rijeka, Adamićev gat

20:00 - 22:00
Welcome drink, with live music by the "Yamas" ladies band
Ship/Botel/Restaurant "Marina", Port of Rijeka, Adamićev gat,
Off/before the conference programme may be attended by all conference participants

Thursday, 19 May 2016
7:00 – 9:00
Arrival of conference participants at the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, Muzejski trg 1
Registration, submission of conference power point presentations

9:00 – 9:30
Beginning of the Conference - Welcoming addresses
Homage to Giovanni Biagio Luppis and Robert Whitehead

9:30 – 10:45
Papers related to the general industrial heritage topic
Oral presentations with Power Point, 15 minutes maximum. More time will be allowed for oral presentations in case some of the authors are not present for their presentation.

Davor Trupković, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
Cultural and industrial heritage in Croatia (topic to be confirmed)

David Morgan, Europa Nostra IEHC, United Kingdom
Europa Nostra's Industrial and Engineering Heritage Committee (IEHC)

Axel Fohl, Germany
Difficult Heritage - Architectural Documents of the German Military Complex

Danijela Gračan, Zrinka Zadel, Antonela Grabar, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Possibilities of Industrial Tourism Development in the City of Rijeka


10:45 – 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 13:30
Continuation of papers related to the conference main topic, Torpedo History and Heritage

Ivan Smolčić, Nataša Jermen, Zdenko Jecić, Leksikografski zavod Miroslav Krleža, Croatia
The Representation of Rijeka's Torpedo Heritage in Encyclopaedic Editions

Ivan Pamić,
The Luppis Family - Origins and Arrival to Rijeka

Ana Alebić-Juretić, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Johann/Giovanni Luppis – A Sight from the War Archive (Kriegsarchiv) Vienna

Miljenko Smokvina,idependent researcher, Croatia
From “Kustenretter“ and “Luppis-Whitehead Torpedo“ to the “Whitehead“ Torpedo

Ines Cerovac, Evgenia Arh, Jana Krišković Baždarić, Branka Pemper, University Library Rijeka, Croatia
Luppis and Whitehead, Citizens of Rijeka, Citizens of the World

Ivan Jeličić, University of Trieste, Italy
Torpedo Workers and the Working Class of Fiume

Nikolaus A. Sifferlinger, Austria
Success by a Deadly Weapon - The Use of Torpedo by the K.u.K. Kriegsmarine in the First World War

Terje Fossnes, ESEP, Norwegian Defence Material Agency, Norway
Demystifying and "Demythifying" the Early Torpedo History


13:30 – 15:00
Lunch break

15:00 – 15:10

Stela Prislan-Fujs, Croatia
Presentation of the Croatian Postage Stamp Dedicated to Giovanni Biagio Luppis, Initiator of the Torpedo Invention in Rijeka

15:10 – 18:00

Continuation with papers related to the main topic, Torpedo History and Heritage

Helmut W. Malnig, ÖIAV, Austria
The Mutations of the Whitehead Torpedo, (1864-1918)

Hans Christian Bjerg, Denmark
Whitehead and the Implementation of the Torpedo in Scandinavia 1875-1914

Drew Gee, Australia
Development in Whitehead Torpedo Pistol Design 1866-1918

Denis Cahill, Australia
Fanciful Speculations or George Read Murphy and the "Victoria" Torpedo

Antoni Komorowski, Naval University of Gdynia, Poland
The Polish Navy and the Torpedo Development till 1939

Tomasz Neubauer, Navy Museum in Gdynia, Poland
Maritime Safety - Torpedo Weapons in the Collections of Navy Museum in Gdynia

Iwona Pietkiewicz, Naval University of Gdynia, Poland
German Test Stations and Torpedo Trials at the Bay of Puck

Katarina Ivanišin Kardum, Markita Franulić, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Croatia
Full Steam Ahead! - Industrial Heritage as a Tool in Museum Education - now and then

Davor Fulanović, Neda Staklarević, Zoran Kirchorfer, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Croatia
Is there Room for the Commando Submarine Velebit P-01 in the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla? - Case study

Peter Webberly, United Kingdom
The Torpedo Evolution

Katherine Epstein, USA
Torpedo, Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain



Opening of the exhibition of torpedo collections prepared by Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka and by the Rijeka City Museum, exhibition place at Žabica square
(a 10 minute-walk from the conference venue to the exhibition site)

Friday, 20 May 2016

8.30 – 11.30

Papers related to the conference main topic, Torpedo History and Heritage

John Robinson, maritime heritage and museums consultant, United Kingdom
British Developments in the Delivery of Anti-ship Torpedoes 1880-1950

Roger W. Cook, independent researcher, France
Torpedo Boat Carriers

Terje Fossnes, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation, Norway
"Damn the Torpedoes" - Torpedo Failures Case Studies

Janko Boštjančić, Park of Military History, Slovenia
The P-913 ZETA Submarine in the Collection of the Park of Military History in Pivka (Slovenia)

Juan Ignacio Chacon Bulnes, Diego Quevedo Carmona, Jose Manuel Chacon Bulnes, Technical Commission for the restoration and enhancement of Submarine Peral, Spain
The Submarine Peral, the Strategic Importance of Whitehead Torpedo in the Invention of the Submarine

M. Wunsch, DNV GL Hamburg, Germany, H. Brun, Ö.M.V. Wien, Austria
The Influence of Torpedo Operation on Submarine


11:30 – 11:45
Coffee break

11:45 – 12:30

Continuation of papers related to specific conference topics

Prof. Bernard Franković, D. Sc., Paolo Blecich, D. Sc., Dept. of Thermodynamics and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Thermodynamics of Torpedo Propulsion Engines

Josip Vretenar, independent researcher, Croatia
Austro-Hungarian Torpedo School and Franz and Silvius Morin, Austro-Hungarian Navy Officers

Peter Webberly, United Kingdom
Introduction of Torpedo Boats


12:30 – 15:30

A bus tour to the torpedo testing station and the former torpedo factory, a visit by bus to the “3.maj/Uljanik” shipyard.
Lunch at the “3. maj” shipyard

15:30 – 18:00

Continuation with papers related to specific conference topics

Hildebrand de Boer, Holland
HollandRoute - A Heritage Network in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Geatano Cataldo, Academy of Fine Arts, Venice, Italy
Wisdom and the State of the Art, the Testimonials of Industrial Heritage and Framework of Lagoon of Venice

Stanislav Južnič, University of Oklahoma, Head of Archives of Slovenian Jesuit Province, Slovenia
Salcher & Mach Teachers (on Centennial of Mach's Death)

Marjan Hren, Association of Mach's heritage under Gorjanci, Slovenia
Mach Heritage under Gorjanci

B. Hanžek, D. Horvat, Croatia
About Balistics in Rijeka and after that in Zagreb as well, until 1956

B. Hanžek, D. Horvat, Croatia
About Gyroscope and its Importance in Technology and in Science in General

Marko Perčić, Prof. Bernard Franković, D. Sc., University of Rijeka Faculty of Engineering, Croatia
Carl Paul Gottfried von Linde: Pioneer of Refrigeration Technologies (1842 – 1934)

Dražen Jovanović, Naval Heritage Collection, Ilija Mlinarević, Maritime Museum of Montenegro
Naval Heritage of Bay of Boka Kotorska from the XIX and XX Century

Josip Vretenar, Pula, Croatia
Austro-Hungarian Torpedo School

Bojana Vuksanović, Croatia
Dock-Culture, a proposal for conversion of Austro-Hungarian built floating dock into a new urban platform for culture, creative industries and tourism

Rienko Wilton, Holland
Pola Floating Drydock - The dock that never got to Pola


20:00- 22:00

Farewell party - for all the conference participants at the "Municipium" Restaurant, Trg
Riječke rezolucije 5 (in the city centre, near the Bonavia Hotel, a 10 minute-walk from the
conference venue)

Saturday, 21 May 2016

9:00– 11:30

Papers related to the general industrial heritage topics

Nataša Zaninović, JU NP Krka, Nataša Mučalo, State Archives in Šibenik, Croatia
Monuments of Industrial Heritage in the Krka National park - Archaeology, Conservation, Presentation

Zrinka Barišić Marenić, Croatia
Modernist Complex of Končar Electroindustry in Zagreb

Dragica Jovanović, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monoments of Serbia, Serbia
Military-Technical Institute in Kragujevac

Miroslav Banek, Institute of Management, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Valley of Ammunition Industry in Slovakia (once and today)

Zoran Petrović, Croatia
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Aerodinamica Spider

Final discussion and end of conference sessions

11.30 – 12:30

Lunch break

12:30 - 16:00

Bus tour to the Kozala Cemetery to visit Robert Whitehead’s tomb
Bus tour around Rijeka and its industrial heritage, the port of Rijeka, the Sugar
Refinery, the Paper Mill. The bus tour around Rijeka, from Opatija to the Bay
of Bakar



Authors should bring a printed poster in the format 100x70 cm (portrait format) ready to be posted in spaces provided by organizers.

Gyorgy Akos, Hungary
"The Small White Fleet" - Visit of US Navy to Trieste and Fiume/Rijeka in 1904

Marin Dubiny, Katarina Mackovičova, Eva Kralova, Slovakia
Revitalisation of Harbour Structures through their Cultural Values

Zoran Kirchhoffer, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Croatia
Significance of Historical and Expert Investigation during the Preservation of Movable Technical Heritage

Rifat Kulenović, Serbia
Astronomical Observatory in Belgrade, Serbia

Juliana Regina Pereira, Brasil
Rise into Ruin, Decay of the Industrial Landscape by the Ports in Southern Brazil

E. Trožić, E. Smajić, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Traces of Commercial Unclassified Waterway of the Sana River

E. Trožić, E. Smajić, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Trading Flatboat on the Sana River

Stjepan Zlatić, Croatia
Preserving and using heritage documentation of technical, military and industrial provenience: issues,challenges and possibilities

Marijo Zrna, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Croatia
Factory at the End of Town 

Exhibitions for all the conference participants in the spaces of the Maritime and History Museum Rijeka,
(conference venue)

Danijel Frka
Treasures of the Northern Adriatic, Most known sunken ships in Northern part of the Adriatic Sea -Exhibition of historical and contemporary underwater photographs and drawings.

Miljenko Smokvina
Giovanni Biagio Luppis, Life and Works

Exhibition of selected historical and contemporary torpedo books
Sale of torpedo related books, written/edited/ published by some of the authors present at this conference,
(and other authors/publishers too).

 Maritime and History Museum of Croatian Littoral, Rijeka, Muzejski trg 1

Conference language: English
Summaries and papers language: English

Summaries instructions:
Summary of up to 300 words, and up to 6 key words. Summary of paper should include: authors name, title of summary, organization/affiliation, authors e-mail address. Deadline for submitting summary, not later than: February1st, 2016 Organizer notification of acceptance of summary up to: March 1st,2016

Information on papers and posters:
Authors with an accepted summary should submit a paper in length ofup to 10.000 words, with up to 10 illustrations, photos, tables,drawings, etc.The deadline for submitting papers to the conference organizer is May 1st, 2016. Papers should be sent to the conference organizer in digital form (MS Word) addressed to conference mail addresses. The deadline for submitting the poster proposal is May 1st, 2016.Authors of accepted posters may bring their posters with them to the conference on May 18th, 2016. The format for posters is 70x100 cm(portrait format).

Oral presentation with Power Point, 15 minutes maximum.
Registration fee for all conference participants:
Until February 1st, 2016, 200 Euros, Until May1st, 2016, 250 Euros,
At the conference, May 18-21st, 2016, 300 Euros.
Payable to account Pro Torpedo Rijeka at
Erstesteiermärkische bank, Rijeka no: 26403000-01790145, IBAN
HR3924020061100407193, SW IFT ESBCHR 22
The conference organizer will reduce, upon request, the conference fee for students, who will submit their paper on any torpedo heritage topic. After the conference, theconference organizer will publish, in paper or CD/DVD form, the Conference Proceedings with all presented papers and posters, and the most distinguished selection will be published on its web site.

Hotel booking and tourist information:
We recommend hotel Continental(Jadran Hotels)
RB TRAVEL d.o.o., A. Medulića 8/I, 51000 Rijeka
phone: +385(0)51-316-010, fax: +385(0)51-316-011

Conference information and registration:
Miljenko Smokvina, president of the organizing committee
Ana Vranković, secretary of the organizing committee
Conference web site:
Pro Torpedo Rijeka:








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