Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawaii and the Pacific to be Held in FebruaryUniversity of Hawaiʻi
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Marine Option Program (MOP) and Department of Anthropology, and the Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Foundation (MAHHI) announces the 15th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific to be held from February 14-16 at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki.
The theme of this year‘s symposium is "The Future of Maritime Archaeology in the Pacific." More than 20 presentations are scheduled ranging across studies of World War II events and shipwrecks, experimental approaches to traditional voyaging and technology, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and traditional marine resource procurement in Hawaiʻi.
Dr. Hans Van Tilburg, maritime heritage manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s (NOAA) Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, will give the keynote speech for the conference and discuss NOAA‘s Maritime Heritage Program in the Pacific. A panel will also discuss the future of maritime archaeology in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.
Among the scheduled speakers are William Dudley, PhD, Director, U.S. Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.; Ben Finney, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; Sherwood Maynard, PhD, Director of the Marine Option Program (MOP) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; and Melbourne Smith, President, International Historical Watercraft Society.
For more information about the symposium, visit www.mahhi.org.