Following on from the success of our first Centre for Maritime Archaeology (CMA) and Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) annual lecture in 2017, the CMA and SMMI annual lecture for 2018 raises the theme of Shipwrecks and Lost Lands. We are pleased to announce that Professor Jon Adams from the University of Southampton will present on the groundbreaking research of the Black Sea Maritime Archaeological Project. See here for more details and booking.
This page will host a number of resources from the conference ‘Under the Mediterranean’ held in Cyprus from 20 – 23 October 2017.
View or download the full proceedings of the conference
1. Opening Remarks and Keynote Lecture Honor Frost Under the Mediterranean
Patrice Pomey, Emeritus Research Director, Aix-Marseille University – CNRS.
The 6th Annual Lecture of the Honor Frost Foundation, ‘The vision of Honor Frost and the future of her Foundation’, was delivered by Dr Lucy Blue, Maritime-Archaeological Director Honor Frost Foundation, on Monday 11 December 2017.
Dr Blue looks back at the first 6 years of the Foundation’s work in supporting maritime archaeology in the eastern Mediterranean and outlines the strategy driving the Foundation in nurturing the discipline for the years ahead.
From the 25th until the 29th of October a symposium was held in Beirut, Lebanon entitled “Tyre, Sidon and Byblos: Three Global Harbours of the Ancient World” organised by the Ministry of Culture, DGA and the Lebanese British friends of the National Museum, and partially supported by the HFF.
Recent years have seen a spike in maritime archaeological projects on the Levantine coast since the creation of the Honor Frost Foundation, and this symposium served to bring together a number of these archaeological teams in one place. Early-career researchers discussed fresh, new approaches in terms of processing data, network analysis, and innovative techniques in archaeometry, and experts shared their latest work regarding three of the key harbours on the Levantine coast. The event highlighted all the new and exciting projects currently being undertaken in Lebanon and how they have shaped our understanding of the Levantine coast through time.