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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 →

Questions on Week 3 Charles Weager (Blackwater, Yateley, Hampshire, UK): I find it interesting that a simple method of changing the sail shape existed. That they could head to within 60degrees of the wind is fascinating. Was this technology available to Medieval ships? Is it lost technology? I had always understood that until the use of Lanteen (Triangular) sails that shipping was seriously restricted hence the need to rely on the trade winds for ocean navigation. Continue reading →