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Mediterranean Harbour Cities I. 1st International Conference of Mediterranean Harbour and Coastal Archaeology 2022

The Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology (MoMArch - Aix-Marseille University) with the support of the Mediterranean Archaeology Institute - ARKAIA | Aix-Marseille Université and H2020 NEANIAS Project are organising the 1st International Conference of Mediterranean Harbour and Coastal Archaeology under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Maritime and Coastal Archaeology of Aix-Marseille University.

The Conference will be held in presence
 at Le Cube THE CUBE | Aix-Marseille Université in Aix-en-Provence
 from the 27th September to the 1st of October 2022.
 Livestreaming will be available at our dedicated website.

During the Conference, we will host the H2020 NEANIAS Project workshop, where all participants will have the opportunity to test interactively three Innovative Underwater Services (Bathymetry mapping, Seafloor mosaicking and Seabed Classification) now developed for the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud).

In 2022, the key theme will focus on Ancient Mediterranean Harbour-cities diachronically from prehistory to Mediaeval times and it is organised under the framework of the Aigina Harbour-city project (2019-2023) now running in the Aegean Sea (website under construction). Besides the key theme, the conference welcomes papers covering a wide range of subjects, new discoveries and current underwater and coastal fieldwork research, documentation and interpretation on ancient harbours and coastal sites in the Mediterranean. For further details, please refer to the Call for papers and key themes.

Key themes :

 Ancient Mediterranean Harbour-cities : New discoveries, documentation and interpretation through recent underwater and coastal archaeological research and/or the study of iconographic and written sources : diachronic evolution, harbour facilities, harbour topography and fortification, economic and naval networks, administration, legislation, socio-economic framework, daily life, among others.

 Research subjects, but not exclusively :

  • Harbour infrastructure and facilities ; harbour construction techniques ; harbour archaeo engineering
  • Innovative methodologies in shallow-water geoarchaeological prospections
  • Issues of climate change impacts on Mediterranean coastal sites and integrated management of the coastal zone

 New discoveries, recent archaeological fieldwork, documentation and interpretation in harbour and coastal Mediterranean archaeology

English will be the official language of the Conference.


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Organising Committee

Dr. Rémi Corbineau, Project Manager, Institute for Mediterranean Archaeology - (ARKAIA).

Dr. Franca Cibecchini, Maritime archaeologist, Département des Recherches Archéologiques Subaquatiques et Sous-Marines (DRASSM), French Ministry of Culture.

Dr. Sabrina Marlier, Maritime archaeologist, Musée Départemental d’Arles, France.

Stephanie Guillet, Accountable manager, Institute for Mediterranean Archaeology - (ARKAIA).

Jafar Anbar, PhD candidate in Maritime Archaeology - CIVIS joint PhD degree, Aix-Marseille University and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Honor Frost Foundation scholar.

Judith Gatt, PhD candidate in Maritime Archaeology – Joint PhD, Aix-Marseille University and University of Cyprus. Honor Frost Foundation scholar.

Vassilis Papadakis, Master MoMArch (Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology), Aix Marseille University.

Labrini Tsitsou, PhD candidate in Coastal Geoheritage - Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement (CEREGE), Aix-Marseille University.

Dimitra Voutyrea, Maritime archaeologist, Master MoMArch alumni (Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology), Aix-Marseille University, KORSEAI Institute.

Tiffany Kerschenmeyer, Assistant coordinator of the Master MoMArch (Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology), Institute for Mediterranean Archaeology (ARKAIA)