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Join our Tweetchats

Whilst Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds is live, the team will be hosting 4 tweetchats: Thursday 4th February Thursday 11th February Thursday 18th February Thursday 25th February The chats will take place from 20:00- 21:00 GMT*. How to take part Log in to Twitter by 8pm (GMT). Follow the hashtag #FLShipwrecks Post any questions or comments that you may have. Members of the team and others will respond. Continue reading →

An interdisciplinary database about Roman ports

You are welcome to attend a FREE research seminar at University of Southampton. Venue: Lecture Theatre A (Room 1133), Building 65, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton Date: Wednesday February 10th Time: 18:00 Professor Simon Keay, Dr Nicolas Carayon and Hembo Pagi (Rome’s Mediterranean Ports project, University of Southampton) will be discussing 'An interdisciplinary database about Roman ports'. Continue reading →

‘Belgica’: whaler and research ship

In this short video, Thomas talks about his favourite shipwreck: Belgica.   The Belgica,  built as the whaler Patria in 1884 in Svelvik, Norway, became Belgium's most illustrious research vessel after it was bought and refitted by Adrien de Gerlache. The ship and its crew were the first to spend the winter on the ice of Antartica when the ship got stuck on the 28th of February in 1898. Only 13 months later, the crew managed to dig a canal to free the ship from the ice. Continue reading →

Meet our facilitators

For the third run of Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds, our facilitators are: (L-R) Crystal Safadi, Dani Newman, Rodrigo Ortiz Vazquez and Ammandeep Mahal. To find out more about the facilitators, click on our interactive image. Crystal, Dani, Rodrigo and Ammandeep will be responding to queries posted by learners in 'Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds', as well as taking part in our weekly TweetChats. Continue reading →

Questions on Week 4

Hello and welcome to Week Four. This is a question and answer session which normally we have lots of the facilitators and educators here altogether in the same room, but this week lots people are out in the field and so what we're going to do is record a few question individually and hopefully we can then answer them in the same way that we did last week. Continue reading →