Ships and Shorelines: Maritime Archaeology for the 21st Century, 16 - 18 October 2015

Our conference for 2015 has been organised in association with the University of Southampton Lifelong Learning Programme and the Centre for Maritime Archaeology. It will be held at Avenue Campus, University of Southampton and promises to be a fascinating weekend packed full of interesting talks.

Download the full conference programme/booking form and abstracts

Friday 16 October

Key-note address by Professor Jon Adams, Maritime archaeology in the 21st century

Saturday, 17 October

Jose-Oscar Encuentra and Garry Momber, A voyage of discovery: maritime archaeology across Europe
Garry Momber, Results from Bouldnor Cliff, Isle of Wight, and their European relevance
Julian Whitewright, South Coasters: the maritime archaeology of two 19th-century shipwrecks from the Solent
Amanda Bowens and Brandon Mason, Forgotten wrecks of the First World War; raising awareness and public involvement
David Parham, The Swash Channel, Dorset, 16th-century wreck
Professor David Sear, Geoarchaeology across the terrestrial:marine transition: results of the research at Dunwich 2008-2015
Professor Dominic Tweddle and colleagues, Work of the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth
Dr Fraser Sturt, The isles of the British Isles: reconstructing sea-level changes
Dr Kieran Westley, Submerged archaeology: investigation in the north of Ireland

Sunday, 18 October

Christopher Dobbs, Presenting Maritime Archaeology in the 21st Century
Alexzandra Hildred, Mary Rose research in the 21st century
Peter Clark, The Dover Bronze Age boat: new developments
Mark Knight, The Must Farm log-boats
Gustav Milne, Nautical archaeology in the community
Lauren Tidbury, CITiZAN - community archaeology on the coast
Toby Jones, The Newport Medieval Ship: the construction and sailing of a 15th-century merchant vessel in western Europe

Conference fees and booking

£80 to include teas and coffees

Student fee and bursaries: There will be a limited number of places for students, available after 31 July at £15 to include teas and coffees but not lunches. There are also Cheney Bursaries available to a few students for travel and accommodation costs. Please contact the Administrator.

Discount rates for joint tickets: To attend the Royal Archaeological Institute conference, 16-18 October and the NAS/SPMA conference, ‘Coastal and maritime archaeology of the modern era’, 21-22 November, in Portsmouth. Bookings and payments for the conferences should be made separately with each organisation.

Booking deadline: 1 October 2015

Past conferences

If you'd like to find out more about conferences that the Institute has hosted in previous years, please go to our past conferences page.