Call for Papers: New Research in Phoenician Seafaring

Call for papers: A Symposium

23-25 June 2011

In the absence of written records, the Phoenicians are seen through either the prism of Greek, Roman, and Biblical literature or their material remains as analyzed through archaeology.  During the past decade, nautical archaeological aspirations have turned toward the presence and capabilities of the Phoenicians sailing the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean with the goal of creating a better understanding of their role in the ancient world. 
The Marburg Center for the Ancient World, the Archäologisches Seminar at Phillips-Universität Marburg, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Unterwasserarchäologie (DEGUWA) invite papers for a symposium on current and new evidence of Phoenician seafaring.  Papers in German, English, French, and Italian on Phoenician maritime endeavors– and their Punic iterations– are welcomed, particularly those concerning archaeological discovery and analysis as well as new avenues of theory and research.   Accepted and presented papers will be published in a volume of the proceedings.

Abstracts of approximately 75 words should be submitted by 15 March 2011 to the organizers at

Prof. Dr. Ralph K. Pedersen
DAAD-Gastdozent für Nautische Archäologie
Philipps-Universität Marburg
Archäologisches Seminar
Biegenstr. 11
D-35032 Marburg, Germany
Tel.: 06421-28 22340
Fax.: 06421-28 28977