Funded PhD: Mapping potential wreck sites with seafloor data – scientific, social and legal considerations

We are very happy to announce a  fully funded PhD studentship for UK/EU students as part of the Marine and Maritime Futures Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship scheme at the University of Southampton.   If you have an excellent academic track record, are looking for a stimulating and challenging transdisciplinary project in a world class research environment please read on for further details on how to apply ... Continue reading →

Winchelsea Medieval Port Project

New project at the ancient port of Winchelsea, East Sussex, to include geotechnical survey and an RTI survey of the Ship Graffiti in St. Thomas Church and the cellar underneath Blackfriars Barn. Find our more at the Medieval Ports, Ships and Sailors conference in Winchelsea on the 26th of April 2015. For more information, and to register, please email was@winchelsea.net  or thomas.dhoop@soton.ac. Continue reading →

Funded PhD Studentship

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship in the Faculty of Humanities in collaboration with the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton. This studentship is funded through an SMMI Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship Award, to start October 2015. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Helen Farr (Archaeology), Prof Robert Marsh (Ocean and Earth Science) and Dr Ivan Haigh (Ocean and Earth Science). Continue reading →

Medieval Seafaring video up for BUFVC award.

Our MOOC (free online maritime archaeology course) film maker, Joe Brett, has been nominated for the British Universities Film and Video Council Learning on Screen Awards for the Courseware and Curriculum In-House Production section for ‘Medieval Seafaring’. The short video on 'Medieval seafaring and shipbuilding' presented by Prof Jon Adams and starring some of our recent Masters graduates wielding adzes and axes was shot at Bucklers Hard, Beaulieau last spring. Continue reading →

Adriatic Without Borders

If you happen to be in Italy, why not pop along to the exhibition currently running at Castello di Udine?  The exhibition, Adriatico Senza Confini, showcases cultural contact around the Adriatic Sea between 6000-4000 BC and  includes work by Helen Farr on navigation and seafaring. It will be running until the 22 February 2015, see exhibition page above, or take a look at their facebook page. Continue reading →

The Sea and Me: Public Event 22nd Nov

Saturday 22nd November 10am - 5pm Free This event will bring together researchers, local cultural institutions, and the wider public for a series of talks, workshops, and hands-on activities around the theme of The Sea. We'll be considering everything from pirates to shipwrecks to sound and the sea. As a port city, Southampton has a long history of interaction with the sea and the industries surrounding it. Continue reading →

Julian Whitewright to be AIA’s 2014 Steffy Lecturer

Dr Julian Whitewright will be the Archaeological Institute of America's Steffy Lecturer for 2014-2015. Julian will be delivering lectures at the University of Missouri, the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan during late October. He'll present both his ongoing work into the sailing rigs of the ancient Mediterranean and research on eighteenth and nineteenth century British ships and shipbuilding. Continue reading →

Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: starts Monday.

Our free, 4-week, online course starts on Monday. It's a fantastic introduction to maritime archaeology open to anyone, anywhere in the world. Stuffed full of articles, videos, slideshows, interactive timelines and links to fantastic online resources, it has been designed by a team of lecturers, researchers and postgraduates at the Centre for Maritime Archaeology. They will be on hand throughout the course to respond to comments, queries and new ideas. Continue reading →