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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¬† 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 →

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 →

Communicating Above Water

This week I have been reflecting on language, not least because I‚Äôm writing this on a train travelling through the vowel laden Danish landscape, but also because it has been a recurrent theme within my meetings. I am on my way back from an interesting conference on ‚ÄėOffshore Industry and Archaeology‚Äô held in Esbjerg and sponsored by the Offshore Centre, Denmark and Syddansk University. Continue reading →

Contemplating the necessity for international collaboration in maritime research

This has been a busy week. Instead of writing the dreaded chapter for a gazetteer, this week has been filled with meetings and seminars from visiting scholars undertaking maritime research around the globe. The arrival of our colleagues from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA), the University of Western Australia, Thessaloniki University (Greece) and Yokohama National University (Japan) has been coincidental; we were not hosting an international symposium or congress. Continue reading →