Call for Sessions


AIMA is pleased to announce a call for Session abstracts for the the 2017 conference.  The Conference theme is Claimed by the Sea and covers both tangible and related intangible cultural heritage that provide a complete and holistic picture of maritime archaeological studies and projects of societal importance.

Session Abstract Instructions:

-       The abstract should include a session title, chair names and affiliation with contact e-mails, and one nominated contact person

-       The abstract should not exceed 300 words in length

-       The deadline for session abstract submission is March 13, 2017

-       The abstract will be reviewed and accepted by March 17, 2017

-       Please send all submissions and enquiries to


Proposed Conference Sessions and Chairs:

1. Collecting the Sea (Corioli Souter & Britt Burton)

2. Maritime Connections (Mark Polzer & Omaima El Deeb)

3. Indigenous Coastal Archaeology in Australasia (Mick Morrison)

4. Archaeology of Ships (Kurt Bennett & Ross Anderson)

5. Ports, Harbours and Anchorages (Cosmos Coroneos & Katarina Jerbić)

6. Maritime Cultural Landscape (Maddy Fowler)

7. Deep History of Sea Time (Jonathan Benjamin & Ingrid Ward)

8. Shipwrecks of the Roaring Fourties (Alistair Paterson, Jeremy Green & Maddy McAllister)

9.  New Technologies and Maritime Archaeology (James Hunter & John McCarthy)

10. Conservation and Archaeological Science (Vicki Richards)

11. Landscapes as Living Bodies, Rivers as Lifeblood (Ian Moffat and Amy Roberts)

12. Student Projects in Maritime Archaeology (Peta Straiton)


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