Jafar Anbar - 2020 - University of Aix-Marseille PhD Scholar

Currently, I am a PhD candidate at the University of Aix-Marseille with a scholarship from the Honor Frost Foundation. The PhD will be a joint degree between the National University of Athens and Aix-Marseille University at the framework of CIVIS. My doctoral research proposes the systematic archaeological documentation of the southern part of the Syrian coastline from Arwad Island to Tabbat Al-Hammam. The study will involve coastal and underwater interdisciplinary fieldwork, with subsequent GIS analysis of all published and collected data.

After graduation from Damascus University, the Faculty of Architecture, since 2014, I am permanently employed at the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) of the Syrian Ministry of Culture, responsible for the documentation of archaeological sites. Besides, I worked as a Lecturer of Architectural Design at the University of Lattakia.

In 2020, supported by an HHF scholarship, I completed the Master degree of Maritime and coastal Archaeology (MoMArch) at Aix-Marseille University, in the framework of HHF objective of capacity building of maritime archaeology in Syria. During my two-years studies, I improved my academic and practical skills and I engaged in several underwater interdisciplinary archaeological fieldwork projects. More information about my MA scholarship can be found here

Moreover, I am currently participating at Aix-Marseille University team at the European Horizon 2020: NEANIAS 2019-2022: Novel EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Services for Emerging Atmosphere, Underwater & Space Challenge https://www.neanias.eu/.

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