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Inaugural Lecture: The Maritime Archaeology of Shipwrecks: 'Treasuring' the Past? Event

18:00 - 19:00
7 December 2011
Avenue Campus, Building 65, Lecture Theatre A

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Tracey Storey on 023 8059 2487 or email .

Event details

To the media and in the minds of the general public ‘maritime archaeology’ often suggests the study of shipwrecks, perhaps because of the prominent role they played in the development of the subject over the last half century. In reality maritime archaeology encompasses all past human activity relating to seas, interconnected waterways and adjacent locales. But ships and ancient seafaring nevertheless remain a significant focus for research

 Unfortunately it is not only archaeologists for whom shipwrecks hold a fascination but those whose motivation is rather more commercial. This lecture reviews current research, announces some dramatic discoveries and asks in what ways should we treasure the past?

Each of the Inaugural Lectures in the Faculty of Humanties will have an end of lecture collection for charity. For this lecture the charities to be supported are The Linda McCartney Centre and Cancer Research UK.

Tea and coffee will be served at 17.30 in the North Corridor. A wine reception will be held following the lecture.






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