Mondays and Thursdays, 5 - 6pm during Michaelmas Term
Convenors 2021/22: Dr Damian Robinson and Professor Andrew Wilson
The Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology (OCMA) is inviting you to attend its online seminar series "Alexandria and the Sea".
From 11th October to 2nd December lectures will be held each Monday and Thursday at 5 pm (GMT). The purpose of this seminar is to examine the relationship of the city of Alexandria to the sea during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. On Mondays, the Classical Archaeology Seminar will present the research of scholars and their teams working in and around Alexandria examining the city, its maritime façade, and connections across the sea beyond Egypt. In the Maritime Archaeology Seminar on Thursdays, a detailed range of studies on the underwater excavations and material culture from the Portus Magnus will be presented.
The series will culminate in a public lecture by Franck Goddio on Thursday, 2nd December, at 5 pm (GMT) in which he will present, for the first time, the results of his 25 years of research in the ancient Portus Magnus of Alexandria.
Alexandria and the Sea has been made possible by the generous support of the Hilti Foundation.