Maritime Archaeology Interest Group
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.








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)


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)


University of North Florida, Building 51

May 20th

The Recovery of the La Belle

Peter Fix (Texas A&M University)


Bartos, Nicholas

Batur, Katarina

Brennan, Michael

Brickley, Tess

Brown, Amelia

Carlson, Deborah

Cutrara, Cosette

Darnell, Laura

Davis, Dan

Dunn, Shannon

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

Racin, Karl

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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