HFF 10th Annual Lecture - Online

Advancing Maritime Archaeology: the Honor Frost Foundation Achievements Ten years on

9th December 2021 – 6pm (UK time)

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Dr Lucy Blue, HFF maritime archaeological director

Dr Naseem Raad, HFF Scholar, Academic Coordinator of the Marine Sciences and Culture Program at the American University of Beirut

Maria Michael, HFF Scholar, Researcher, University of Southampton

Ziad Morsy, HFF Scholar, Visiting Lecturer, Alexandria centre for maritime archaeology, Alexandria University.

2021 is the 10th anniversary of the Honor Frost Foundation. To celebrate we have decided to take a different approach to the 10th annual lecture – inviting not one but four lecturers! The HFF Maritime Archaeological Director Dr Lucy Blue, will outline the contribution the Foundation has made to developing research and capacity in the eastern Mediterranean over the last ten years. Her lecture will provide the context for a more in-depth exploration of research in the key HFF regions, through the insight of recently completed HFF doctoral scholars from Lebanon, Cyprus and Egypt. The scholars will reflect on their research and the impact that support from the Foundation has had on their careers, their home institutions and for maritime archaeology more generally in their country.

Dr Naseem Raad’s research explored economy, amphorae and trade of Roman Lebanon and he continues to expand our knowledge of the region and its important ports, through the timely HFF Beirut Port Project. Naseem now co-ordinates the HFF funded American University Beirut Minor in Marine Sciences and Culture, the first ever programme of maritime archaeology in Lebanon.

Maria Michael’s doctorate research addressed the evidence for fishing in antiquity on the island of Cyprus. Her presentation discusses her research and reflects on how her involvement with HFF on a variety of HFF funded projects, including Dreamer’s Bay, has expanded her maritime archaeological horizons and contributed to developing research and capacity in Cyprus.

Ziad Morsy’s research discovers how and why boats on the River Nile have changed over recent centuries, and his current work with traditional boat builders and users documenting the last vestiges of working Nile craft, is critical to furthering this understanding. Ziad’s input into teaching and research at the Centre for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, Alexandria, is further helping to support Egyptian maritime archaeologists of the future.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session