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Oxford Symposia

Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology (OCMA)

In a common effort between the University of Oxford, the Hilti Foundation and the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine (IEASM) the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology was established in 2003. As part of the Oxford’s School of Archaeology it provides specialist knowledge for the analysis and publication of the material excavated by the IEASM, to participate in the excavations and to organize academic conferences.

The following symposia were/will be held by OCMA:


Heracleion in context: The maritime economy of the Egyptian Late Period

Cleopatra and the End of the Hellenistic World

Philadelphia 2010


East Meets West along the Maritime Silk Route

Tokyo 2009


Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean

Madrid 2008

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Trade, Topography and Material Culture of Egypt’s North-West Delta

Berlin 2006

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City & Harbour: The Archaeology of Ancient Alexandria

Oxford 2004

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