PhD Opportunity! Lloyd’s Register Surveyors in China
In celebration of its 150 years of operations in China, Lloyd’s Register is sponsoring a PhD project that will assess the influence and impact that LR and its surveyors had on China, from 1869-1918.
Dalian Maritime University: a Safeguarding Pioneer
Dalian Maritime University, China’s cradle of navigators, is a pioneer in safeguarding China’s navigation culture. Join me as I dive deep into its vital intangible cultural heritage safeguarding activities.
Spectacular Silk Route Shipwrecks
In the second of this two-part series, explore some of China’s Silk Route Shipwrecks, those which have plied the Maritime Silk Route for millennia and which contributed to the development of the worlds greatest civilisations.
Last Friday, I was invited to speak at “Friday with Friends” with Friends of the Museums Singapore (FOMS). I spoke of China’s Swimming Dragons; those ships which plied the Maritime Silk Route. Join me for the first of a two-part special on China’s Maritime Silk Route shipwrecks.
The Great George bass
The great George Bass has crossed the bar this week, aged 88. An inspiration to underwater archaeologists everywhere, in 1960, he directed the excavation of Turkey’s Cape Gelidonya Bronze Age shipwreck (c. 1200 BCE), and it was the start, as they say, of a brilliant career.
History and the Sea: an Interview with Me
Do you think of underwater archaeology when considering maritime security? Not so long ago, CIMSEC, the Centre for Maritime Security, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank established to foster the discussion on securing our seas, interviewed me about just that.
Zheng He’s Treasure Ships: myth or reality?
In 1405, Admiral Zhèng Hé set sail on the first of seven voyages to the Western Ocean. Today, these are considered some of the greatest voyages of maritime history, yet the remains of a Treasure Ship has never been found. Join me on my quest to determine if these ships are myth or reality!
Exploring Sino-Foreign Maritime Exchange
China conversations are happening everywhere at the moment, at every minute of every day. But, have you ever stopped to think about how China first came into contact with the outside world? Or what happened when it did?
Underwater Archaeology at the Digital Museum
Want to know how underwater archaeology began in China and how it connects with Southeast Asia? Then join me as I revisit my morning at the Digital Museum!
Open Seas, Closed Seas
As we all start preparing to battle our second winter with COVID19, my mind has wandered the superb sunshine, beautiful blue water, firm friends and incredible intellects present at ISBSA15, the 15th International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology.
Lejre: Land of Legends
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the Stone Age? Without smartphones, broadband Internet, cable TV or dare I say it… cars?! Not so long ago, I did just that.
Think you’ve got the Vikings pegged? With their long blonde hair, horned helmets and sensational sagas? Well, contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t all about vengeful voyages for those sexy Scandinavians..