Maritime Archaeology Interest Group
Chair: 
Matthew Harpster

The Maritime Archaeology Interest Group consists of AIA members who are interested in exploring and understanding all aspects of maritime life in the past and present.  Such interests include ships and shipwrecks, port cities, iconography and graffiti, maritime communities and landscapes, or literature and epigraphy.  Our goals are to promote our interests, scholarship, and knowledge to the extensive AIA community, to aid the AIA’s efforts to protect and manage maritime cultural heritage, and to communicate and to educate others about the importance of maritime communities and their material culture.

In addition to a regular session at the AIA Annual Meeting, the AIA also sponsors a series of lectures in North America that encompass maritime themes and material culture.  For more detailed information about these public lectures, please consult the AIA Lecture Program page.

Location

Institution

Date

Title

Speaker

New Jersey

Princeton University, 106 McCormick Hall

March 2nd

Investigating a Minoan Coastal Town in East Crete: new work at Palaikastro, 2012-16

Carl Knappett (University of Toronto)

Washington

Whitman College, Olin Hall 157

March 2nd

A Tale of Two Sunken Harbor Cities – the Harbors of Ancient Athens and Corinth

Bjørn Lovén (University of Copenhagen)

Texas

Houston Museum of Natural Science

March 2nd

Secrets from a Watery Grave: USS Houston and HMAS Perth

Alexis Catsambis (Naval History and Heritage Command)

New York

University at Albany SUNY, Fine Arts Bldg., Room 126

March 3rd

Currents and Commodities: How Oceanographic Effects Influenced the Prehistoric Colonization of Islands

Scott M. Fitzpatrick (University of Oregon)

Connecticut

Trinty College, McCook Auditorium

March 6th

Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga

William Fitzhugh (Smithsonian Institute)

New York

Cornell University, G22 Goldwin Smith Hall

March 7th

A Tale of Two Sunken Harbor Cities – the Harbors of Ancient Athens and Corinth

Bjørn Lovén (University of Copenhagen)

District of Columbia

University of Maryland, FSK Hall, Room 0106

March 9th

The Ancient Athenian Naval Bases in the Piraeus – the Backbone of the World’s First Democracy

Bjørn Lovén (University of Copenhagen)

Virginia

University of Virginia, Campbell Hall 158

March 13th

A Tale of Two Sunken Harbor Cities – the Harbors of Ancient Athens and Corinth

Bjørn Lovén (University of Copenhagen)

Illinois

Adler Planetarium

March 14th

The Antikythera Mechanism: A Masterpiece of Ancient Astronomy and Engineering

James C. Evans (University of Puget Sound)

Virginia

University of Richmond, Jepson Hall, Room 118

March 16th

The Ancient Athenian Naval Bases in the Piraeus – the Backbone of the World’s First Democracy

Bjørn Lovén (University of Copenhagen)

Tennessee

University of Tennessee, (Room TBA)

March 21st

The Ark before Noah

Irving Finkel (British Museum)

Illinois

Burpee Museum of Natural History

March 21st

Between East and West at the End of Antiquity: the Marzamemi Shipwreck

Justin Leidwanger (Stanford University)

Alabama

University of Alabama, Chan Auditorium

March 23rd

The Ark before Noah

Irving Finkel (British Museum)

Florida

University of North Florida, Building 51

March 25th

The Ark before Noah

Irving Finkel (British Museum)

New York

Eastchester Public Library

March 26th

The Deep Ocean: The Next Archaeological Frontier

James Delgado (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma (Room TBA)

March 28th

Conquering Nature: Herod the Great and the Building of Caesarea

Barbara Burrell (University of Cincinatti)

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University, University Park (Room TBA)

March 29th

The Ark before Noah

Irving Finkel (British Museum)

New York

Scarsdale High School

March 30th

The Ark before Noah

Irving Finkel (British Museum)

Illinois

Monmouth College, Center for Science and Business, Pattee Auditorium

April 3rd

Sacrifices to Spectacles: Intangible Expressions of Naval Victory and their Importance

Kristian Lorenzo (Hollins University)

California

Concordia University, DeNault Auditorium

April 23rd

Mauna Kea: The Largest Prehistoric Quarry in the Pacific Basin

Peter R. Mills (University of Hawaii at Hilo)

New Mexico

Pecos Trail Café, Santa Fe

May 16th

Kayaks and Chaloupes: The Maritime Landscapes of Inter-Cultural Contact in Labrador, Canada

Amanda Crompton (St Mary’s University)

Florida

University of North Florida, Building 51

May 20th

The Recovery of the La Belle

Peter Fix (Texas A&M University)

Members

Bartos, Nicholas

Batur, Katarina

Brennan, Michael

Brickley, Tess

Brown, Amelia

Carlson, Deborah

Cutrara, Cosette

Darnell, Laura

Davis, Dan

Ferguson, Jonathan

Foley, Brendan

Fulton, Carrie

Greene, Elizabeth

Harpster, Matthew

Harris, Scott

Kennedy, Todd

Kreines, Silvana

La Folette, Laetitia

Leidwanger, Justin

Manghelli, Marisa

Marshall, Gordon

Martinsen, Kelci

Mazza, Alba

Radloff, Lana

Royal, Jeff

Ruff, David

Rustom, Shohan

Sparks, Laurel

Stewart, Dave

Stoesz, Elizabeth

Strassfield, Zoe

Trego, Kris

Van Alfen, Peter

Van de Moortel, Aleydis

Votruba, Greg

Wachsmann, Shelley

Williams, Hector

Woodward, Robyn

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