The Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium (MAGS 2023)

Date: Thursday the 2nd of March & Friday the 3rd of March 2023 (02/03/2023 – 03/03/2023)
Location: The Symposium will be held at the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus,  very close to the city’s center (map). Address: 12 Gladstone Street, Nicosia.

Organisers: Mehmetcan Soyluoglu (PhD Candidate, The Cyprus Institute), Massimiliano Secci (Special Scientist (Research), University of Cyprus), Georgia-Dimitra Kyriakou (Special Scientist (Research), University of Cyprus), Irene Katsouri (Special Scientist (Research), University of Cyprus).


The Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium (MAGS) was first established in 2018 to allow young researchers at the Master, PhD, and early post-doctoral stages to engage with conference attendance and paper presentation in front of an audience composed of peers and like-minded scholars. The Steering and Organising Committees are aware of and sensitive to the fact that, at an early career stage, conference participation can be a challenging experience. The Symposium aims to offer a platform where young scholars, sometimes for the first time, can experience a professional academic setting in a friendly environment structured along the lines of international conferences.

Sponsored by the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF) and organized by early career researchers of the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute, the 5th MAGS invites the next generation of maritime archaeology scholars to gather on the island of Cyprus. The Symposium will take place over two days (2-3 March 2023) at the premises of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. In addition to paper sessions, MAGS will include related academic and social events, which will be communicated in due time within the MAGS 2023 Programme.

The symposium aims to attract scholars of maritime archaeology and related sub-disciplines, whose studies focus on the Mediterranean region. Furthermore, as this is the first time that MAGS will be held in one of the countries of the HFF region, we particularly encourage participation from students and young scholars of the remit. We believe that MAGS 2023 will offer a great opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and network, creating opportunities for collaboration. 


Abstract submissions:
Abstracts should be kept in the range of 250-300 words and should include the applicant’s name, email, and institutional affiliation. Submissions should be sent to: by the 31st of December 2022.

Paper presentation: Each paper will be allocated a fifteen (15) minutes oral presentation, plus five (5) minutes for questions/discussion.

Publication: According to the quality of the research papers delivered at the Symposium, presenters will be encouraged to submit to the online HFF Short Report Series.


For further information and updates regarding the bursary scheme and the conference in general, please refer to the MAGS website and the MAGS Facebook page. For any enquiries, please contact us directly:


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