Associate Professor Wendy Van Duivenvoorde

Associate Professor Marine Archaeology

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building (229)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde is an associate professor in maritime archaeology at Flinders University. Her current research is focused primarily on maritime trade and shipbuilding in the ancient Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Dr van Duivenvoorde is an expert in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century Dutch shipbuilding and her studies primarily focus on ships of exploration and Indiamen, and include the archaeological remains of Western Australia's Dutch East Indiamen shipwrecks. An additional research interest comprises ancient ship's fastenings and anchors. Dr van Duivenvoorde has become a specialist in the study of ship's fastenings dating to the ancient Greek and Roman periods. She has conducted research on the metal fasteners and anchors excavated from ancient Mediterranean merchantmen such as the Tektaş Burnu (±440–425 B.C.) and Kyrenia (3rd century B.C.) shipwrecks.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Anthropology (Nautical Archaeology), Texas A&M University (2008)
Masters of Arts, Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Amsterdam (2000)
Propedeuse, Art History, University of Amsterdam (1993)

Honours, awards and grants

Awards in last 10 years:

  • John Lyman Book Award, Naval and Maritime Science and Technology, North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH), 2015 (for Dutch East India Company Shipbuilding);
  • Flinders University Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellow 2015;
  • Flinders University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Early Career Researchers 2013;
  • Best Paper, AIMA Conference 2011, Brisbane, Australia (Title: Tree rings within ship timber: the inter-disciplinary study of Batavia’s hull remains and their connection to the Dutch fine arts).

Grants in last 10 years:

  • Flinders University, Re-entry Fellowship, 2015, 208;
  • Chief Investigator, AINSE grant (ALNGRA11309), 2015;
  • Partner Investigator, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra grant, Vergulde Draeck shipwreck survivors (w/ Jeremy Green and Alistair Paterson), 2014;
  • Flinders University, Faculty Conference Scheme, International Overseas Conference, 2014;
  • Chief Investigator, AINSE grant (ALNGRA13505), 2013;
  • Chief Investigator, AINSE grant (ALNGRA13504), 2013;
  • Chief Investigator, ARC Linkage (LP130100137)(w/ Jeremy Green and Alistair Paterson), Shipwrecks of the Roaring Forties: a maritime archaeological reassessment of some of Australia’s earliest shipwrecks, 2013-2018;
  • Flinders University, Faculty Conference Scheme, International Overseas Conference, 2013;
  • Partner Investigator, Batavia National Heritage Listing-Heritage Management Plan (BHMP), Your Community Heritage (YCH) Program, 2013;
  • Flinders University, EHL Large Research Project, Round 2 2011;
  • Flinders University, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Near Miss Grant, 2011;
  • Partner Investigator, Worldwide Universities Network WUN, Building an Indian Ocean Archaeology Network, 2011;
  • Best Conference Paper Award, Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology Annual Conference, Brisbane, 2011;
  • Partner Investigator, ARC Linkage (LP110100456): Southeast Asia's global economy, climate and the impact of natural hazards from the 10th to 21st centuries, 2011-2013;
  • Partner Investigator, UQ-UWA Bilateral Research Collaboration Awards, 2011;
  • Dr R.C. Anderson Fund, Society for Nautical Research, UK, 2009.
Key responsibilities

Maritime Archaeology Program Coordinator

Research expertise
Archaeology
Research interests
Nautical archaeology, classical archaeology, computer applications in archaeology, archaeobotany, archaeometallurgy, technological advancement, dendro-archaeology, ancient Mediterranean ship construction and technologies, ancient Mediterranean seafaring and seamanship, and European shipbuilding (in particular that of the Dutch United East India Company), seafaring, and seamanship.
Topic coordinator
ARCH8154 Underwater Cultural Heritage: Legislation, Management and Interpretation
ARCH8157 Methods in Underwater Archaeology
ARCH2204 Australian Maritime Archaeology
ARCH3309 Maritime Archaeological Field School
ARCH8152 Maritime Archaeological Field School
ARCH8158 Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction
ARCH8150 Maritime Archaeology in Australia
ARCH8155 The Archaeology of Seafaring
ARCH8159 Maritime Archaeology Field Practicum
ARCH2211 Ships and seafaring in the Indian Ocean
ARCH8160 Ships and seafaring in the Indian Ocean
Topic lecturer
ARCH1002 World Archaeology
ARCH1001 Introduction to Archaeology
Supervisory interests
Australian maritime archaeology
East Asian maritime archaeology
Experimental archaeology
Indian Ocean shipbuilding and seafaring
Maritime archaeology
Maritime cultural heritage
Material studies in maritime archaeology
Museum studies in maritime archaeology
Nautical archaeology
North-western European shipbuilding and seafaring
Traditional boatbuilding
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Maritime Archaeology (8)
Associate supervisor: Maritime Archaeology (3)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Maritime Archaeology (2)
Associate supervisor: Maritime Archaeology (5)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Jason Raupp

2015 Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - APR 2016

Maddy Fowler

2015 Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence - APR 2016

Jason Raupp

2017 SHA Kathleen Kirk Gilmore Dissertation Award - JAN 2017

Publications
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Research
Ancient Mediterranean Seafaring
Australian Maritime Archaeology
Batavia Shipwreck
Dendro-archaeology
Dutch East India Company
Historic Shipwrecks
Kyrenia Shipwreck
Maritime Archaeology
Post-medieval seafaring
Underwater Cultural Heritage
Vergulde Draeck Shipwreck
Wooden shipbuilding
Zeewijk Shipwreck
Zuytdorp Shipwreck
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Media expertise
  • Research
Interests
  • Ancient Mediterranean Seafaring
  • Australian Maritime Archaeology
  • Batavia Shipwreck
  • Dendro-archaeology
  • Dutch East India Company
  • Historic Shipwrecks
  • Kyrenia Shipwreck
  • Maritime Archaeology
  • Post-medieval seafaring
  • Underwater Cultural Heritage
  • Vergulde Draeck Shipwreck
  • Wooden shipbuilding
  • Zeewijk Shipwreck
  • Zuytdorp Shipwreck