Dr Julian Jansen Van Rensburg
Honorary Research Fellow
I received my doctorate in 2013 from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. My research was funded by and formed part of the MARES Project, a multi-disciplinary, multi-period project focusing on the maritime traditions of the peoples of the Red Sea and Arabian-Persian Gulf. My research utilised a cross-disciplinary methodological approach that integrated ethnographic data with historical, archaeological and environmental data providing temporal and spatial insight into the effect local, regional and global influences had on the traditions and technologies of the maritime communities on the island of Socotra, Yemen.