Morgan Breene

PhD candidate in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford

Morgan is a doctoral candidate in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford. She has worked with the Oceangate Titanic team since January 2018, preparing historical background material for the expedition. She has also worked on Oceangate-funded projects in Akko and Caesarea, Israel, since 2013. Morgan completed her undergraduate in history and anthropology at the University of Rhode Island in 2014. In 2015, Morgan was awarded the Marshall Scholarship, the most highly competitive scholarship for American graduates for study in the United Kingdom. Morgan completed two masters’ degrees as a Marshall, the first in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton, and the second in European History at University College London. Morgan’s current research is centered around the role of boats and other local technologies in the daily administration of the British empire in India, but she is also interested in the portrayal of femininity at sea, humanity’s changing relationship with coastlines, and the display of the sea in museum collections.

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Rescue excavation of a 1,600-year-old Roman merchantman

After winter storms scoured away sand from around the ancient harbor of Caesarea Maritima, Israel, local scuba divers came across the remnants of an ancient Roman merchant ship.

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