ROMARCH: New M.A. program on ancient maritime trade and navigation

Grado shipwreck: 2nd c. AD

The Department of Classics at the University of Reading is pleased to announce the launch of a new MA programme on ancient maritime trade and navigation delivered in collaboration with the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici of Università Ca’ Foscari , Venice.

This unique programme focuses on the history of maritime trade, ship building, and navigation techniques in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean, and the archaeology of port infrastructure, ships, and trade goods. Students will spend Autumn and Spring terms at Reading and then 2 months in Venice, taking an intensive course comprising seminars and site visits.

The duration of the programme is 12 months (October to September) and applications are now open for start in autumn 2013. Application deadlines are 1 July for EU students, and 1 June for International students. A limited number of studentships to contribute towards the payment of tuition fees are available for the most academically competitive applicants.

For additional information, please visit: and/or email the programme director, Prof. Marzano:

Prof. Annalisa Marzano, FHEA, FRHistS
Professor of Ancient History
Deputy Head of Department

University of Reading
Department of Classics
School of Humanities
Whiteknights, PO Box 218
Reading RG6 6AA
United Kingdom

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