New Excavations in Kuumbi Cave

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in News | No Comments
New Excavations in Kuumbi Cave

New Excavations in Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar August 17, 2016 A multidisciplinary team of scientists recently excavated one of Zanzibar’s most important caves, revealing a complex human occupation history over the last 18,000 years.  Initial occupations by Later Stone Age hunter-gatherers ranged between ~18,000 – 13,000 years ago.  Later peoples inhabited the cave in the late […]

Bristol Europrojects meeting

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in News | No Comments
Bristol Europrojects meeting

Participants in 4 major Euro funded projects undertaking work in Africa (shown in the photo above) met as part of the 11th Annual African Archaeology Research Day Conference in Bristol, 21-22 November.  The projects included: The ERC-funded Trans-SAHARA Project The Marie Curie-funded EUROTAST Project The ERC-funded Crossroads of Empires Project And the ERC-funded Sealinks Project. The […]

Sealinks book publication

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in News | No Comments
Sealinks book publication

Dr. Tom Hoogervorst, the first DPhil student on the Sealinks Project, has recently published a monograph with Archaeopress, Oxford.  The book, entitled Southeast Asia in the Ancient Indian Ocean World, presents the results of his ERC-funded DPhil studies at the University of Oxford as part of the Sealinks Project.  Dr. Hoogervorst is continuing his research […]

Science feature on Sealinks conference

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in News | One Comment
Science feature on Sealinks conference

The Sealinks conference held in November 2013 is covered in this week’s issue of Science.  The 27 June issue of the journal features an article by science writer Andrew Lawler on the Sealinks Project and its conference Proto-Globalisation in the Indian Ocean World, held at the Ashmolean Museum and Jesus College Oxford, November 7-10. To […]

Sealinks conference podcast

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in News | No Comments
Sealinks conference podcast

Public lectures by Prof. Himanshu Prabha Ray, Dr. Nicole Boivin, Professor Mark Horton and Dr. J.D. Hill at the Ashmolean Museum are now available here.  The talks were presented as part of the opening of the Proto-Globalisation in the Indian Ocean World Conference on 7 November. Click on play button below to listen: Presentations included: […]

Sri Lankan CCF to make documentary on Sealinks

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Sri Lankan CCF to make documentary on Sealinks

The Central Cultural Fund (CCF), Sri Lanka, is making a documentary on the joint CCF-Sealinks excavations undertaken at the southern port site of Kirinda in spring, 2013.  A trailer for the documentary can be seen here.

Sealinks invite to Buckingham Palace

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in News | No Comments
Sealinks invite to Buckingham Palace

Sealinks PI Nicole Boivin talks about her visit to Buckingham Palace and the Sealinks Project in a recent edition of the Jesus College Alumni newsletter. Click here to read the newsletter piece.

Sealinks workshop covered in Azania

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in News | No Comments
Sealinks workshop covered in Azania

The Sealinks Project workshop “East Africa in the Indian Ocean II”, held in Oxford 22-23 March 2012, has been reviewed in a recent story in the African archaeology journal Azania (2012, Volume 47(2), pages 226-30).  The piece, by Professor Peter Mitchell of Oxford University, describes it as “a highly productive as well as convivial workshop, conducted in […]

Sealinks thesis long-listed for ICAS Prize

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in News | No Comments
Sealinks thesis long-listed for ICAS Prize

Dr. Tom Hoogervorst’s recently finished D.Phil thesis has been long-listed for the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) PhD Prize 2013.  The thesis, entitled Southeast Asia in the Ancient Indian Ocean World: Combining Historical Linguistic and Archaeological Approaches (2012), was completed by Dr. Hoogervorst as part of the Sealinks Project.  Dr. Hoogervorst’s research was funded through the European Research […]

Wenner Gren award for Oxford conference bursaries

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in News, Uncategorized | No Comments
Wenner Gren award for Oxford conference bursaries

Generous funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation has been awarded to support the participation of scholars from the developing world in the Proto-Globalisation in the Indian Ocean World Conference.  This includes two bursaries for early career researchers, to be awarded through an open competition.  The bursaries will cover travel to Oxford, accommodation (5 nights), subsistence and […]