2016 Shipwreck Weekend Schedule. No registration required!

April 9th, 2016

Scoates Hall and the Anthropology Building

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Keynote Lecture - Saturday - April 9th, 2016 - 10:30am
Scoates Hall Room 208

The Studies in Nautical Traditions Lecture Series Presents:
Arthur B. Cohn

William M. Murray

William M. Murray is the Mary and Gus Stathis Professor of Greek History at the University of South Florida. He was the founding director of the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies, served two terms as chair of History (2001-2006), and currently serves as director of the department's Ancient Studies Center. He has taught as a visiting scholar at the University of Haifa (in 1997), the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (1986; 1996-96), and was selected a National Lecturer by the Archaeological Institute of America annually between 1989 and 2007, when he held the Institute’s Charles Elliott Norton Lectureship. In 2008, he was selected by the Onassis Foundation, USA, to write the first volume for their series "Studies in Hellenic Culture" and participate in their University Seminar Program as a distinguished lecturer. His scholarly interests embrace all aspects of ancient seafaring, from ships and sailing routes to trade and ancient harbors, to naval warfare and weaponry. In pursuit of these interests over the past 30 years, he has been involved in numerous archaeological projects in Greece, Israel and Turkey, both on land and under water. He is author of The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies, Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture (Oxford University Press, 2011) and is currently working with Konstantinos Zachos (Greek Ministry of Culture) to recreate full-sized warship rams from the Battle of Actium. The last project relies on analyzing Augustus' Victory Monument for the Actian War with 3-D laser scans and computer modeling techniques. He is an affiliated faculty member with Classics in the Department of World Languages and with USF's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies.



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Photograph of the Athlit Ram (foreground) and model of a polyreme (background).


2016 Shipwreck Weekend Itinerary


Keynote Speaker: William M. Murray

The Age of Titans

10:30am Scoates Hall 208

Carolyn Kennedy

Guest Speaker: Dave Ruff

40 Years of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University

11:30am Scoates Hall 208

Open House

Anthropology Building 1st floor

12:00pm - 5:00pm


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