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Welcome to the MARES Project
MARES is a three year, multi-disciplinary, multi-period project focusing on the maritime traditions of the peoples of the Red Sea and Arabian-Persian Gulf. Drawing on ethnography, archaeology, history and linguistics, it seeks to understand how people have inhabited and navigated these seascapes in late antiquity and the medieval period, and how they do so today.
The MARES Project team is based at the Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) at the University of Exeter in southwest England. The project is led by Professor Dionisius Agius, Al Qasimi Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture and the research team includes post-doctoral research associates Dr John P. Cooper and Dr Chiara Zazzaro, and Ph.D. candidates Julian Jansen van Rensburg and Lucy Semaan. Research administrative support comes from Beata Faracik.
The project is funded by the Golden Web Foundation, based in Cambridge, UK.
Friends of Soqotra Annual Conference and AGM 2011
Professor Dionisius A Agius
Elected as a Fellow of the British Academy. Details Here.
Award Grant -Dr John Cooper.
Sedimentological investigation of the harbour and foreshore areas of the medieval port-town of Tinnis in the northeast Nile Delta Details Here.
New Video Added.
People of the sea and traditional craft of the Emirates: Voices of the Past
Arab News story about the Exhibition and Red Sea V Conference.
This is Devon, Display devoted to wooden boats
Second Dhow Exhibition Lecture and Reception
11 November 2010, 6.30pm
Lecture Theatre 1, IAIS Building
Lecture by Mr David Goddard, former Director of the Exeter Maritime Museum, will be followed by short presentation by MARES Project Director, Prof. Dionisius Agius and Dr John P. Cooper.
There will be opportunity to talk to the speakers during the drinks reception that will follow afterwards.
A Final Programme is available here.
Additional information is available here
The University of Exeter, The Queen’s Drive, Exeter, Devon, UK EX4 4QJ
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