The Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium (MAGS) was first established in 2018 to allow young researchers at the Master, PhD, and early post-doctoral stages to engage with conference attendance and paper presentation in front of an audience composed of peers and like-minded scholars. The Steering and Organising Committees are aware of and sensitive to the fact that, at an early career stage, conference participation can be a challenging experience. The Symposium aims to offer a platform where young scholars, sometimes for the first time, can experience a professional academic setting in a friendly environment structured along the lines of international conferences.
Sponsored by the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF) and organized by early career researchers of the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute, the 5th MAGS invites the next generation of maritime archaeology scholars to gather on the island of Cyprus. The Symposium will take place over two days (2-3 March 2023) at the premises of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. In addition to paper sessions, MAGS will include related academic and social events, which will be communicated in due time within the MAGS 2023 Programme.
The symposium aims to attract scholars of maritime archaeology and related sub-disciplines, whose studies focus on the Mediterranean region. Furthermore, as this is the first time that MAGS will be held in one of the countries of the HFF region, we particularly encourage participation from students and young scholars of the remit. We believe that MAGS 2023 will offer a great opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and network, creating opportunities for collaboration.