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SS City of Medicine Hat

In this short video, Dani explains why SS City of Medicine Hat is her favourite shipwreck. Check out her blog entry on other shipwrecks from her home province. Transcript Hello! My name is Dani. I'm a student at the University of Southampton and I'm a facilitator on the course. My favourite shipwreck is the SS City of Medicine Hat. It was found in a city called Saskatoon, which is in central Canada - that makes it about three days' drive from the nearest ocean. Continue reading →

Make your own paper Tudor artefacts

Last week we looked at the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose (Step 2.14 of the Mooc).  For a bit of fun this weekend, why not try and make your own artefacts? Our friends at the Mary Rose Museum have a wonderful collection of paper craft Tudor era artefacts that you can make at home.  All you need is a printer, scissors, glue and a bit of patience! The flagon took about 10 minutes and Henry VIII was at least 30 minutes to make. Continue reading →

Your help is needed! Please complete a 10 minute pre-course survey on maritime heritage

Hello, and welcome once again to the Shipwreck and Submerged Worlds Blog! As part of ongoing research at the Centre for Maritime Archaeology Research Group (CMARG) on public perception of maritime heritage, we hope that you might take ten minutes or so to complete the following survey: 10 minute pre-course survey on maritime heritage. This information helps the MOOC team better understand how to improve the course and tailor both it and blog posts to your interests. Continue reading →

Free talk with Jon Adams at Beyond the Sea Symposium- May 29th in Southampton

The Centre for Maritime Archaeology Research Group is pleased to be able to invite participants in the MOOC to attend the Friday night event for Beyond the Sea, an early career graduate symposium being held at the University of Southampton, Avenue Campus. The event is happening on the May 29th, 2015.  Please join us at 6 pm for a key note speech by Professor Jon Adams, followed by a wine reception at 7 pm. Continue reading →