The 3rd Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium was held at Worcester College, University of Oxford from the 22nd – 23rd February 2020, last year, and brought together an audience of seventy early career researchers from ten different countries and fifteen different institutions and provided the opportunity for nineteen early career researchers to present their work. The conference provided a platform early career researcher in the field of maritime archaeology to present their work, whilst also to forge bonds of friendship between places and institutions and to create academic and personal networks that will serve them into the future as they progress in their careers. It discussed the subdiscipline and its various branches from a holistic, interdisciplinary perspective and focused predominately on research topics concerned with the eastern Mediterranean, alongside a smaller number from further afield to add important wider perspective and views of how maritime research is being conducted elsewhere. 

MAGS 2020 Committee

  1. Achilleas Iasonos: D.Phil. Candidate in Maritime Archaeology (Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology)
  2. Nesreen El-Galy: D.Phil. Candidate in Archaeological Science (Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology)

MAGS 2020 Keynote Speakers

Day 1: Dr. Antony Firth (Director of Fjordr Limited & Technical Advisor to the HFF  Steering Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage): “Maritime Archaeology and the Ocean Decade 2021-30: integrating archaeological research with the UN Sustainable Development Goals”

Day 2 : Dr. Emad Khalil (Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology): “The Contribution of the Honor Frost Foundation to Egyptian Maritime Archaeology”

Day 2: Dr. Lucy Semaan (HFF Maritime Archaeologist for Lebanon): “Towards building capacity in maritime archaeology in Lebanon: The Honor Frost Foundation”

Schedule and Book of Abstracts