Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction

Dear all,

External applications are now open for our popular topic Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction, scheduled from 17-21 September 2018.

This topic provides students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for researching ships and ship construction. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of recording, representing and interpreting ship construction. Students should expect to learn nautical terminology, the basic components of a ship and activities aboard, principles of ship construction and rigging, procedures for taking and drafting ship lines and construction plans, hull analysis, procedures for graphic representation of hulls and principles of reconstructing ships.  This topic is challenging, demanding and hands-on; students are expected to participate fully in problem-solving exercises.


This topic will be taught in the intensive mode (one week) and SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for participation.

The course is open to non-Flinders student for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is also an excellent opportunity for current practicing professionals interested in staff development training. For more details and to apply to the topic please see:

Any questions, just email

Kind regards,


Wendy van Duivenvoorde
Associate Professor in Maritime Archaeology
co-Chair UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology 20152018
Department of Archaeology | Flinders University
GPO Box 2100 | Adelaide, SA 5001 | AUSTRALIA
CRICOS Provider: 00114A
Physical location: Humanities, room 277
Phone  +61 8 8201 5195 | E-mail
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