Memory, identity and heritage benefit through its investigation, conservation and enjoyment.

Three members of this team teach NAS courses:

Laura Carrillo Márquez (Senior Tutor).

Researcher since 1996 at the Vice-Directorate of Underwater Archeology of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), graduated from Archaeology in the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), with two specialty courses in Underwater Archaeology (ENAH-Directorate of Archaeological Studies and UNESCO/ARQUA), and in Management Strategies for Heritage Sites (National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography). Her interests are focused in underwater cultural resources management, enriched by the assistance to several courses on Strategic Planning and Management of Cultural Heritage and the participation in various terrestrial and underwater archaeology projects in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Responsible for INAH´s maritime archaeology projects in the states of Veracruz and Chinchorro Bank, Quintana Roo, who’s recently has been recognized by UNESCO´s Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage as an example of Best Practices.

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Vera Moya Sordo.

Graduated in Archaeology in the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), she started working as a researcher at the Vice-Directorate of Underwater Archaeology of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), in a project that was searching for the rests of the flagship of New Spain’s Fleet, wrecked in 1631, somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout ten years in this profession, her interests have specialized towards the recording and study of shipwrecks and the process of formation of these submerged contexts. In order to expand her horizon as a researcher and motivated by personal interest in the human experience of the sea and its navigation, she decided to study a Master’s degree and later a PhD in History (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM) related to other naval topics. She is an Alexander von Humbold Scholar and member of the international research group Red Imperial Contractor State Group (CSG) of Navarra University which seeks to study the mobilization of military resources and the construction of Spain’s imperial monarchy in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Rafal Reichert

MA in archaeology (University of Warsaw) and PhD in history (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM). Specialist in colonial and economic history of the Greater Caribbean, maritime history and maritime archaeology. Nowadays he is developing the project on wood supplies from Baltic and the New Spain viceroyalty for the Spanish navy in the 18th century. Currently is a researcher at the Center for Higher Studies of Mexico and Central America (CESMECA) of the University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas in Mexico.

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