The Ships that Changed History

This symposium brought together four world renowned scholars to give multiple public lectures on four of the most significant and celebrated shipwreck finds of the last half century. It was organized by Donny L Hamilton, professor of nautical archaeology at Texas A&M University, and held on April 5-6 2017 in Texas A&M University’s Reed Arena.

Symposium Overview

This first lecture consists of four introductory overviews of the ships that changed history.

Donny L Hamilton, symposiyum organizer

Cemal Pulak - Uluburun

Christopher Dobbs - Mary Rose

Frederick hocker - Vasa

Jim Bruseth - La Belle

 

 


Wednesday, April 5th, 2017


ULUBURUN LATE BRONZE AGE SHIPWRECK -1300 BC

Dr. Cemal Pulak
Professor, Nautical Archaeology Program
Texas A&M University

 

Talk title: Uluburun Shipwreck (1320 BC) and the Late Bronze Age Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean.

 

Wednesday, April 5 2017

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Uluburun Shipwreck.

 

 

KING HENRY VIII’S FLAGSHIP, MARY ROSE-1545

Christopher Dobbs
Head of Interpretation & Maritime Archaeology, Mary Rose Trust
Portsmouth, England
Thursday, April 6 2017

 

Talk titles:

The Ships That Made History: Mary Rose

Our Museum is Not About a Ship!


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Mary Rose.

 

 

KING GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS’ WARSHIP, VASA-1628

Dr. Fred Hocker
Director of Research
Vasa Museet
Stockholm, Sweden
Thursday, April 6 2017

 

Talk title: Understanding Vasa

 


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Vasa.

 

 

EXPLORER ROBERT DE LA SALLE’S SHIP, LA BELLE -1686

Dr. James Bruseth
Guest Curator, Bullock Texas State Museum and former Director of the Archaeology Division
Texas Historical Commission
Austin, TX
Thursday, April 6 2017

 

 

Talk title: La Belle

 

 


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La Belle.

 


The Ships that Changed History symposium is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University, the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation, the Nautical Archaeology Program of the Department of Anthropology, the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, and the Texas A&M University Press.

The symposium coincides with the publication of Texas A&M University Press’ book, La Belle: The Archaeology of a Seventeenth-Century Ship of New World Colonization, by James E. Bruseth, Amy A.Borgens, Bradford M. Jones, and Eric D. Ray. This book, along with other publications of the Texas A&M University Press' Ed Rachal Foundation Nautical Archaeology Series, will be available for purchase.

The symposium is followed by the Texas A&M University Parents’ Weekend and the annual Shipwreck Weekend on April 8, featuring student presentations and an open house of the Nautical Archaeology Program, the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation Laboratories, and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology.

 

Citation Information:

Name of Lecturer (i.e. Pulak, Cemal)

2017. Lecture Title, The Ships that Changed History Symposium, Nautical Archaeology Program, Texas A&M Univeristy http://nautarch.tamu.edu/Shipsthatchangedhistory/The_Ships_that_Changed_History.html.

 

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