Master of Maritime and Coastal Archaeology

Project acronym: MOMARCH

Topics: maritime, underwater, harbour and coastal archaeology

Disciplinary fields: human sciences, archeology, earth and environmental sciences

Summary: The purpose of this two‐year Masters program is to train top‐level international specialists in all fields of maritime archaeology. More specifically, its aim is to prepare professional archaeologists in the research, protection and management of the maritime cultural heritage by offering them a solid methodological grounding and fieldwork training. The curriculum is designed to be interdisciplinary. It crosses traditional archeology, in a diachronic perspective, and earth and environmental sciences.
In this international Master degree, each class consists of 8 students in numerus clausus. 50% of the recruitment is reserved for international students. The Master was internationally recognized as a high-educational academic program in maritime archaeology and entered in 2015 the UNESCO UNITWIN Network. Therefore, AMU is one of the 7 universities worldwide to support a high level MA in maritime archaeology. The Master is already under the patronage of the French National Commission for UNESCO. In 2017, Aix-Marseille University obtained the UNESCO Chair in Maritime and Coastal Archaeology, the first ever attributed world-wide in this subject. As a result, the program has reached its initial objective of world-wide recognition. In the meantime, the scientific team has initiated a series of collaborations with Institutions and Universities internationally for the promotion of Underwater and Coastal Archaeology (Unesco Chair Project Partners).

Project interlocutor: Jean-Christophe Sourisseau, Centre Camille Jullian (UMR 7299)

Project duration: 01/01/2019 – 12/31/2020

Call for proposal: Académie d’Excellence 2017

Carnet sur Hypothèses: https://momarch.hypotheses.org/

Photography credits: Opérateurs sous-marins de topométrie (photo L. Roux, Cnrs-CCJ)

Video:  Momarch, Collection  “Expérimenter l’Avenir” by  A*Midex


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