The Centre for Maritime Archaeology is the focus for maritime archaeological research within Archaeology at the University of Southampton. Committed to the promotion and practice of maritime archaeology, we have provided world class expertise in research and education since 1995. Our members are involved in a wide range of projects across the globe, and we have established strong links with partner academic institutions, and both the commercial and curatorial sectors.
Training future maritime archaeologists
Our taught and research postgraduates benefit from the diverse learning opportunities provided by the CMA and go on to work professionally in academia, maritime archaeological and marine industries, and the wider heritage sector.
Our Partnerships and Collaborations
Our research engages with the public, private and third sector around the world. We collaborate and work in partnership with other academic institutions, marine industries, heritage agencies, museums and the broader public.
We have collaborated with FutureLearn to offer a free online course that is open to all ‘Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds: Maritime Archaeology‘. The next edition of the course will be running in January 2017, you can watch the Promo video and register for the course here.
Dynamic community of researchers
Our members include established international experts and emerging scholars, undertaking innovative, multidisciplinary research in areas from Pleistocene submerged landscapes through shipwreck archaeology to ethnographic studies and experimental archaeology.
Studentships and Bursaries
I became actively involved with archaeology in 2005, when I entered the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus. During my undergraduate studies, through active participation in a number of BA courses in Maritime Archaeology and underwater projects, I developed a special interest in maritime archaeology. This was the reason that I […]
On August 2016 I was generously awarded the HFF Studentship at the CMA at the University of Southampton, marking the third HFF PhD Studentship at the University of Southampton. Upon the completion of BA in Greco-Roman Archaeology, I have enrolled in the first MA class at the ACMAUCH – Faculty of Arts – Alexandria University […]
Naseem Raad is a Lebanese archaeologist studying the Roman economy in the eastern Mediterranean. After completing an MA in Maritime Archaeology funded by the HFF, Naseem has been granted a scholarship to expand his study with a PhD at the University of Southampton. In the PhD, he has focused on establishing a systematic method to […]
During the academic year of 2013-2014, I completed a Master’s degree in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton, funded by the Honor Frost Foundation. The MA thesis, entitled “Bronze Age and Iron Age Levantine Harbours: an Evaluation of their Maritime Accessibility and Protection”, evaluated the natural affordances of ancient harbours located on the central […]
Sergio El Kesrouwani, completed his undergraduate degree at the American University of Beirut. He participated in university led excavations on Bronze and Iron age coastal sites in the north and south of Lebanon. His first experience with maritime archaeology began during the 2017 NAS (Nautical Archaeology Society) field school in Lebanon. Through the funding of […]
Naseem Raad, a Lebanese archaeologist, was awarded the studentship by the HFF in 2015 to complete an MA in Maritime Archaeology. Naseem completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Davis in Classical Studies, Economics, and Archaeology. He continued his studies at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, where he completed an MA in […]
Dorothy Chakra from Lebanon has been recently been awarded the next HFF MA studentship at the Centre for Maritime Archaeology. Dorothy, a graduate of AUB in Beirut, has participated in two HFF sponsored projects: the Ain el-Mreisseh Project, Beirut in 2013 and the Melieha Bay, Malta Fieldwork Project in 2014.
Following an MSc in Archaeological Computing-Spatial Technologies at the University of Southampton (Safadi, 2013), I was fortunate to receive funding from the Honor Frost Foundation for a Master’s degree in Maritime Archaeology. During the academic year of 2013-2014, I pursued and completed with Distinction the Maritime Archaeology Master’s programme. My MA thesis, entitled “Bronze Age […]
Honor Frost Foundation supports HFF University of Southampton PhD studentship holder Crystal Safadi for StructureScan survey training at the University of Ulster. Special thanks from the Foundation to Dr Kieran Westley and Dr Colin Breen for making this opportunity possible for Crystal, which will help on future work in Lebanon. Read Crystal Safadi’s blog