Note: Event date has changed from the 21st to the 28th
Join us for the next event in our lecture series about the history of underwater archaeology. Michelle Creisher will discuss benchmark excavations, what scholars have learned from them, as well as some current projects including the excavation she is currently working on as part of her doctoral research.
Michelle Creisher is a second year PhD candidate at the University of Haifa whose research focuses on the ceramic cargo of the Ma‘agan Mikhael B shipwreck from the Early Islamic period. She graduated with an M.A. from the department of Maritime Civilization at the University of Haifa in 2017, and an M.A. in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies from Brandeis University in 2015. She has had the honor of participating in a number of underwater excavations, including the Roman shipwreck at Caesarea and the Akko Tower Wreck from the 19th century. She is originally from the town of Shapleigh in Maine, where she was raised with all six of her siblings, one of whom now teaches at the Apprenticeshop and another who is a current apprentice there. Apparently, an interest in ships, boats and the sea runs in the family.
This lecture is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10.