From the end of 2018 The Rising from the Depths network will be funding research and community-based projects in East Africa around the broad theme of coastal marine heritage. The aim is that these projects will be multi-disciplinary in scope encompassing archaeology, history, anthropology, geography, coastal management, offshore development, marine science and legal studies to address real development needs.

We are currently setting up and expanding network contacts and setting the research agenda (in conjunction with local partners and groups) and will have a series of scoping meetings in East Africa and the UK. If you would like to come to one of these meetings, we would appreciate your input. Please contact us here.

Past meetings

Below you can find information and agendas from our previous meetings. Where possible, we have also attached the presentations for download:

Meeting with the Kenyan Marine Fisheries Institute


17th-18th February – Ilha de Mocambique Maritime Archaeology Centre, Mozambique

20th February – Network meeting at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique

22nd February – Network meeting at Kenya Mombasa, Kenya

24th May – Network meeting at the University of Roehampton, London


Rising from the Depths PhD Students at the SeaChange event

4 March – University of Nottingham, PhD Welcome and SeaChange Launch

The first meeting of 2019, was an internal meeting where our PhD students presented their research proposals. These are stored on the PhD page of our website.

We also launched our sub-project, SeaChange. SeaChange is an interactive map that will show the interplay between the different disciplines of the Rising from the Depths Network. It will be launched as part of the Usable Past Platform on the Rising from the Depths Network in late 2019.

Jon Henderson presenting at the Arts and GCRF Event

9 May – University of Nottingham, Arts and Humanities and the GCRF Agenda

At this meeting, academics from the Arts came to speak about how their research fits within the GCRF agenda.

7 & 8 October – York Network Meeting

On the first day of the meeting, Jonathan Skinner (Reharbouring Heritage) and Caesar Bita (MUCH to Discover in Mida Creek) presented on the progress of their project. You can watch their presentations here:

On the second day, we heard from our PhD students on the progress of their research. You can read about our PhD projects here.