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July 2015


Based at the Bermuda Maritime Museum, this diving-intensive field school teaches students how to survey, document, map and excavate historic shipwrecks. Participants will have a chance to examine a variety of shipwrecks from the 16th - 19th centuries; to undertake systematic archaeological surveys of the reef systems; and to document, map and test excavate an English shipwreck from the late 18th / early 19th century. Students who are able to scuba dive get the most out of the course.


Students will enroll in either 3 or 6 credits. Courses are taught by faculty from URI and

St. Mary’s College of California.


Courses available include:


    • HIS 391 - Directed Study
    • HIS 396 - Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology Field School
    • HIS 591 - Directed Study


Housing and Dining:

While in Bermuda, students will stay in double occupancy, dormitory style rooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.


Program Fee: TBA
3-6 URI Credits
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Program related excursions
Archaeological and dive related equipment


 NOTE: All fees are subject to change



Program Deadlines

Priority Application Deadline:

April 1, 2015

Application Deadline:

May 1, 2015

Final Payment Due:

July 14, 2015

For more information, please contact:


Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator
Dr. Rod Mather Kelly Watts
History Department Office of International Education
401-874-4093 401-874-2019

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