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Ms Noran Hamed MA

Postgraduate Research student, Honor Frost Foundation Scholar

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Noran Hamed is a PhD researcher at the Centre of Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton, an Honor Frost scholar and a research assistant at Université Française d’Egypte (the French University of Egypt).

Being passionate about Archaeology since she was 9 years old, Noran obtained her BA in Egyptology from Ain Shams University – Cairo in 2008. Directly after graduation, She joined the Grand Egyptian Museum project as an archaeologist/archaeological content specialist at the Archaeological Database Department established by the Japan International Cooperation Agency until 2012.

Later in 2015, Noran earned her MA degree in Cultural Heritage Management from Université Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne. Her master’s dissertation focused on interpreting the museum collections and the collection management systems.

In 2017, She worked as an assistant lecturer at Université Française d’Egypte until 2020. Her role included, also, coordinating and student liaising the MA program in Cultural Heritage Management and participating as a researcher in the Erasmus+ project EduMuSt. Since 2020 Noran became a research assistant at the university to devote more time to her PhD research.

In 2018, Noran decided that it was time finally to explore the maritime archaeology world, a plan that she kept postponing since 2012, so in 2019 she obtained a postgraduate diploma in Maritime Archaeology from Alexandria University, after spending a semester at the University of Southampton through an Erasmus Mobility opportunity.

During that semester, Noran developed her PhD proposal and received an Honor Frost Foundation scholarship to start her research in 2019. She combined her experience and study to develop a research topic focusing on heritage preservation and public awareness of the maritime archaeological sites along the western coast of the Red Sea in Egypt. Moreover, in 2021, Noran joined the French archaeological missions of Université Paris Sorbonne at 2 sites in the Red Sea: Wadi Jarf and Ain Sokhna, where she developed more fieldwork skills.


Postgraduate Diploma, Maritime Archaeology, Alexandria University, 2019.

MA, Cutural Heritage Management, Université Paris Sorbonne, 2015.

BA, Egyptology, Ain Shams University, 2008.

Research interests

Noran's main research interest focuses on heritage preservation and public awareness of the maritime archaeological sites along the western coast of the Red Sea in Egypt. Her research aims to develop more sustainable management plans to achieve better community outreach of these sites through ecomuseums and community engagement. Hopefully, fulfilling these goals will help involve the local community in the preservation process and raise public awareness to safeguard the Red Sea heritage.

PhD supervisors

Dr Lucy Blue, Pr. Stephanie Moser

PhD research

Title: Red Sea Heritage: Interpretive Approaches through Site Management and Community Engagement

Funding: Honor Frost Foundation

Research group

Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Affiliate research group

Maritime Archaeology

Ms Noran Hamed
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
SO17 1BF
United Kingdom

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