MA in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation, University of Reading

The MA in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation is an interdisciplinary programme delivered in collaboration with the Università Ca Foscari, Venice. It has as its focus the economic history of maritime trade, the history of technology (in respect to ship building and navigation techniques) in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean, and the archaeology of port infrastructures, ships, and trade goods. The Venice teaching component focuses manly on maritime and nautical archaeology.


Programme Director Dr Annalisa Marzano (

Ca Foscari Module Director Dr Carlo Beltrame (

School PG Administrator Mrs Amanda Harvey (

Enquiries may also be addressed to:

Department of Classics
University of Reading
PO Box 218
Reading, RG6 6AA, UK
(Mark envelope ‘MA enquiry)