Portus now forms part of the Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica

Administratively, Portus now forms part of the Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, as a consequence if the recent cultural heritage re-organization by the Franceschini reforms by the Italian State.
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Administratively, Portus now forms part of the Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, as a consequence if the recent cultural heritage re-organization by the Franceschini reforms by the Italian State.

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Survey works in 2016 and 2017

Steve Kay and Sophie Hay undertook GPR and Electrical Resistance Tomography Survey on the Claudian mole in the port of Claudius in spring 2016 and 2017, and are due to do so again in spring 2018. The work was funded by the Portuslimen Project undertaken in close collaboration with the British School at Rome. Steve also undertook the first season …

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Steve Kay and Sophie Hay undertook GPR and Electrical Resistance Tomography Survey on the Claudian mole in the port of Claudius in spring 2016 and 2017, and are due to do so again in spring 2018. The work was funded by the Portuslimen Project undertaken in close collaboration with the British School at Rome.

Steve also undertook the first season of a photogrammetric survey of the Grandi Magazzini di Settimio Severo.

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Professor Simon Keay has been appointed a member of the Comitato Scientifico of the Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica by the MiBACT for five years from 2017.
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Professor Simon Keay has been appointed a member of the Comitato Scientifico of the Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica by the MiBACT for five years from 2017.

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An Ocean without History? CMA and SMMI Annual Lecture 24th March 17.45

This year the CMA turns 20, and as such we thought it a good time to take stock and think about what we do well and what we could improve on.  Out of this discussion came the desire to shine

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This year the CMA turns 20, and as such we thought it a good time to take stock and think about what we do well and what we could improve on.  Out of this discussion came the desire to shine a brighter light on the research being conducted on maritime heritage (both within the  CMA and beyond) and to offer a space within which significant developments can be discussed.  As such we agreed that we would begin an annual lecture series, singling out a key issue per year and acting as a focus for our discussions.  At the same time, it became apparent that there was considerable shared interests between research conducted within the CMA and that represented more broadly within the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI).  As such, we’ve teamed together to help attract a more diverse audience with the hope of seeing discussion develop in new and interesting ways.

We are very pleased to announce that the inaugural annual lecture will be given by Dr Ulrike Guérin, UNESCO Secretariat of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage on Friday 24th March at 17.45 in lecture theatre A of the Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. Dr Guérin’s talk is entitled:
‘An ocean without history? Bringing the importance of the ocean’s history and underwater cultural heritage to the attention of the UN and of governments.’
At a time when the UK government is ever more closely aligning itself with the UNESCO 2001 convention, with formal adoption becoming a clear possibility, this talk represents a chance to hear about the value and importance of our shared cultural heritage and how it can be protected. This a public talk open to all, and we very much hope to see a diverse range of people there.  

To sign up for the event (tickets are free) follow this link.  

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New online tours of Portus launched

We are pleased to launch a series of online tours produced by Peter Wheeler. Peter, with input from the rest of the Portus Project team, has created tours for the Claudian, Trajanic, and Severan periods, and for the Fifth to Seventh Centuries. There is also a tour providing a virtual visit to the archaeological site as it is today. Finally …

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We are pleased to launch a series of online tours produced by Peter Wheeler. Peter, with input from the rest of the Portus Project team, has created tours for the Claudian, Trajanic, and Severan periods, and for the Fifth to Seventh Centuries. There is also a tour providing a virtual visit to the archaeological site as it is today. Finally there is an interactive timeline for the site.

The tours are intended only as a first step and we have many additions and modifications planned. We would welcome your comments and suggestions below or via portus@soton.ac.uk

The tours are available in English and Italian and are accessible via: http://www.portusproject.org/tour/

 

Assessing the Impact of CinBA

18 months after the official project end-date we have revisited CinBA project partners and participants to reflect on the impact of the research. The report highlights 7 areas in which significant impact can be identified: Research impact Pedagogical impact Continuing … Continue reading

18 months after the official project end-date we have revisited CinBA project partners and participants to reflect on the impact of the research. The report highlights 7 areas in which significant impact can be identified: Research impact Pedagogical impact Continuing … Continue reading

Winchelsea Medieval Port Project

New project at the ancient port of Winchelsea, East Sussex, to include geotechnical survey and an RTI survey of the Ship Graffiti in St. Thomas Church and the cellar underneath Blackfriars Barn. Find our more at the Medieval Ports, Ships and Sailors conference in Winchelsea on the 26th of April 2015. For more information, and […]

New project at the ancient port of Winchelsea, East Sussex, to include geotechnical survey and an RTI survey of the Ship Graffiti in St. Thomas Church and the cellar underneath Blackfriars Barn.

Find our more at the Medieval Ports, Ships and Sailors conference in Winchelsea on the 26th of April 2015.

For more information, and to register, please email thomas.dhoop@soton.ac.uk

Funded PhD Studentship

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship in the Faculty of Humanities in collaboration with the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton. This studentship is funded through an SMMI Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship Award, to start October 2015. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Helen […]

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship in the Faculty of Humanities in collaboration with the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton. This studentship is funded through an SMMI Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship Award, to start October 2015. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr Helen Farr (Archaeology), Prof Robert Marsh (Ocean and Earth Science) and Dr Ivan Haigh (Ocean and Earth Science).

For more information, and to apply, please follow this link:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKS837/phd-studentship-in-prehistoric-archaeology-and-oceanography-exploitation-of-prevailing-winds-and-currents-by-the-earliest-known-seafarers-reaching-and-colonizing-australasia-c50000-years-ago