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Julian Jansen van Rensburg
PhD Candidate, MARES Project
M.A. in Maritime Archaeology (Southampton)
Having completed his Masters in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton in 2004 Julian has been working in the commercial field of archaeology as Senior Site Assistant for the Cambridge Archaeology Unit and Project Officer for the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology doing desk based assessments and fieldwork. He is also an Associate of the Institute of Archaeologists and an Associate of the Higher Education Academy. He also holds a commercial HSE SCUBA diving licence.
Julian has also been involved in numerous archaeological projects both in the UK and abroad namely, Alderney, Germany, Iceland, Ukraine, Bermuda, Yemen and Iran where he lead the underwater survey in search of the Tammishe wall in the Caspian Sea. He has also been a Tutor with the Nautical Archaeology Society and has organised and run a Shipwreck Archaeology course for Broadreach Academic Treks in Bermuda. Currently, he is also the Secretary for the Friends of Soqotra.
Julian's research interests include:
Jansen van Rensburg, J. “The Hawārī of Socotra: Cultural Treasure or Coastal Trash”, In Gambin T and Nash H (eds.), Ships, Saints and Sea lore: Maritime Ethnography of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Valetta: Midsea Books. – In Press
Agius, D., Cooper J.P., Jansen van Rensburg, J., & Zazzaro, C., 2010, “The dhow’s last redoubt? Vestiges of wooden boatbuilding traditions in Yemen”. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 40: 71-84.
Omrani Rekavandi, H., Sauer, E., Wilkinson, T., Abbasi, G.A., Ainslie, R., Ershadi, M., Fattahi, M., Galiatsatos, G., Jansen Van Rensburg, J., MacDonald, E., Mahmoudi, M., Oatley, C., Priestman, S., Ratcliffe, J., Roustai, K., Safari Tamak, E., Shabani, B. and Usher-Wilson, L.S., 2008. "Shaping a Frontier Landscape: The Sasanian Army on the Great Wall of Gorgan and the Wall of Tammishe (Fieldwork in 2007, with a summary of the 2005 and 2006 seasons)", in Archaeological Reports 7, On the occasion of the 9th Annual Symposium on Iranian Archaeology (Research Centre for ICHHTO, Iranian Center for Archaeological Research), 3rd volume, Tehran.
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