Bursary to attend the 1st International Conference of Mediterranean Harbour and Coastal Archaeology.

The Foundation is offering up to three bursaries to attend the first International Conference of Mediterranean Harbour and Coastal Archaeology, to be held in Aix-Marseille from the 27th September to 1st October 2022.

The Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology ( MoMArch – Aix-Marseille University ) with the support of the Mediterranean Archaeology Institute – ARKAIA | Aix-Marseille Université and H2020 NEANIAS Project are organising the conference under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Maritime and Coastal Archaeology of Aix-Marseille University.

The Conference will be held at Le Cube THE CUBE | Aix-Marseille Université in Aix-en-Provence from the 27th September to the 1st of October 2022. Livestreaming will also be available on a dedicated website.

In 2022, the key theme will focus on Ancient Mediterranean Harbour-cities diachronically from prehistory to Mediaeval times and it is organised under the framework of the Aigina Harbour-city project (2019-2023) now running in the Aegean Sea (website under construction). Besides the key theme, the conference welcomes papers covering a wide range of subjects, new discoveries and current underwater and coastal fieldwork research, documentation and interpretation on ancient harbours and coastal sites in the Mediterranean.

Priority will be given to those who have submitted a paper or a poster to the conference, please note, that abstract submissions must be done directly with the conference organisers, this application is for the bursary only. The deadline for abstracts is the 31st May, see here for more information. 

The bursary is 1000 Euros and will contribute in covering the expenses of traveling (including visas) and accommodation as well as the registration fee.

In order to apply you must;

  • Be from the HFF region (Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon or Syria) or an early career researcher working in the HFF region.
  • Be planning to submit a paper/poster at the conference.
  • Submit a full report on the event if successful.
The deadline for bursary applications is the 15th July 2022. To apply please complete the form below.
  • Please provide more information about you which demonstrates a strong interest and commitment to maritime archaeology.
  • Please provide more information which amongst other things, outlines why you should receive this support, indicating why you have chosen to take part in the conference and what benefit this brings you specifically as well as your potential peers. This should be ideally a minimum 250-300 words and include a clear justification for why this conference will benefit you, and what you hope to achieve through attending.
  • If you have submitted a paper or poster please provide the abstract here.
  • Please upload a brief CV, ideally no more than one page, as a word doc or pdf
    Max. file size: 128 MB.
  • If your application is successful we ask that you abide by the following terms and conditions, please tick these to confirm you understand and accept
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