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Sara Rich

Assistant Professor, HTC Honors College

Jonathan Doe
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Kearns 114B

MWF noon-1pm; email for appointment

"Be the revolutionary you want to see in the world."


Dr. Sara Rich is an art historian and maritime archaeologist who dabbles in wood science, studio art, and speculative fiction. Her book, Cedar Forests, Cedar Ships: Allure, Lore and Metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2017) uses object-oriented ontology to address the complex relationships between ancient shipbuilding and forests that supplied ships’ timbers. Her new project, Shipwreck Hauntography, uses artistic, scientific, and philosophical forms of inquiry to help resolve common problems in nautical archaeology and to establish a stronger interface between art and archaeology underwater.

Interesting Facts

Studies shipwrecks and submerged prehistoric landscapes

Teaching Areas

Sci-Art, Art History, Colonialism, Archaeology, Studio Art, Interdisciplinary Studies, Critical Methods of Inquiry

Research Areas

Nautical Archaeology, Archaeological Science, Archaeological Theory, Art History, Studio Art, Speculative Philosophy, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Speculative Fiction

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