Ford to Present Keynote at European Conference on Scientific Diving

Posted on 3/17/2017 9:42:24 AM

Anthropology professor Ben Ford, in scuba gear in the water, dives to explore sunken ships in his research.Ben Ford (Anthropology Department) will present one of two keynote lectures at the Third European Conference on Scientific Diving, to be held March 22 and 23, 2017, on Madeira Island, Portugal.

The European Conference on Scientific Diving provides a major international forum to highlight the scientific outputs that are being achieved through the use of scientific diving as a research tool. The symposium attracts the European leaders in the field of scientific diving and provides a platform to encourage significant participation from early-stage researchers and students.

Ford's lecture, "Ship to Shore and Back Again: The Archaeology of Coasts," draws on his own research and published international examples to introduce the problems and challenges of conducting archaeological research in coastal regions. He's more than a little excited to be giving a talk on an island.

Ford is a member of the Anthropology Department faculty.