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Dr Madeline Fowler 

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Madeline Fowler is a Senior Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

I am a maritime archaeologist with a focus on Aboriginal maritime landscapes and decolonising maritime archaeology. I am currently contributing to the ERC-funded ACROSS project (Australasian Colonisation Research: Origins of Seafaring to Sahul) by exploring ethical practices for engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the study of the submerged landscapes of Australia’s deep past.

I completed my PhD at Flinders University, Australia, in 2015 and continue to have a strong partnership with the Maritime Archaeology Program at Flinders University as an Associate Lecturer. My doctoral research addressed neglected Aboriginal narratives by working with the Narungga community to record the maritime cultural landscape of Point Pearce Aboriginal Mission (Burgiyana) in South Australia. I continue to work closely with Narungga community members and scholars, a relationship which began in 2012. My former posts include Project Officer in the Coastal & Marine team at Wessex Archaeology, UK, (2016) and Senior Curator Maritime Archaeology at the Queensland Museum Network and James Cook University, Australia, (2017–2018). I am a Dive Master and have worked on maritime archaeology projects in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Denmark. I currently hold the position of Reviews Editor for the Journal of Maritime Archaeology and am on the Board of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (USA).

Dr Madeline Fowler
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom

Room Number: 65A/1235

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