PhD Candidate of Maritime Archaeology (Honor Frost Foundation Studentship)
Academia Profile: https://soton.academia.edu/ZiadMorsy
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Research Interest: Maritime Ethnography, Boat Recording, Underwater Archaeology, 3D Documentation.
PhD title: Ethnographic Approach to Egyptian traditional sail boats. A study of contemporary maritime cultural material potential in terms of remaining traditional sailing boats, and traditional maritime cultural material, to reveal specific aspects of its maritime past. Thus, the idea of extensively recording and studying the surviving maritime cultural material record with a more thorough and systematic approach, was conceived.
This research will seek to understand what aspects of Egypt’s maritime and riverine culture survives in the traditional ethnographic record, and as a result it hopes to provide a better understanding of the impact of modernization on local traditions, and a clearer appreciation of some of the ancient.