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The Centre for Maritime Archaeology Research Group Conference: 'Beyond the Sea'

On the 29th-30th May 2015 the Centre for Maritime Archaeology research group (CMARG) at the University of Southampton is holding a postgraduate-led symposium entitled ‘Beyond the Sea’.


This event will include a full day of research papers given on the 30th May, with a keynote lecture and wine reception being held on the evening of the 29th May. The keynote will be given by Prof. Jon Adams from the University of Southampton (title TBC).

The symposium looks to draw on the success from the ‘Land and Sea’ conferences held previously at the university, which encouraged the inclusion of maritime studies within mainstream archaeological research. In addition, this new symposium aims to provide an opportunity for postgraduates and early career researchers working in Maritime Archaeology, within the U.K, to present their work to their peers, and potential future colleagues, within a formalised but friendly environment. This will differ from many of the opportunities currently available to postgraduates and early career researchers within Maritime Archaeology, as conferences within the field are often dominated by long running projects and well-established academics. Beyond the Sea will thus showcase the breadth of research currently being undertaken by PhD students within the Centre for Maritime Archaeology (CMA) at the University of Southampton, as well as help facilitate connections between postgraduate communities both in Southampton and further afield.

The key themes of the symposium will be interdisciplinary in nature ranging from past climate change, submerged landscapes and technology to heritage, legislation and public engagement. This will hopefully encourage those conducting related research within the archaeology department and other related disciplines, such as oceanography and ship science, to attend – even if they do not normally consider themselves to be maritime archaeologists.

This symposium is funded by the Humanities Graduate School at the University of Southampton.

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Call for Papers

The call for papers is currently open. Registration details can be found here. Further details can be found on the symposium’s website.

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