David Stewart


Dr. Stewart is an Assistant Professor in Maritime Studies. He specializes in the maritime archaeology of the Age of Sail, focusing on British and American seafaring during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Stewart’s work seeks to increase understanding of maritime culture, both aboard ship and ashore. To this end, his current research examines the ways that British and American seafaring communities memorialize those lost at sea. Articles on this research have appeared in Mortality and are forthcoming in IJNA, and he is also preparing a book manuscript based on this work. In addition to memorialization, Stewart’s research interests include shipboard life, maritime cultural landscapes, maritime folklife, gender in seafaring, and material culture theory. Before coming to ECU, Stewart served as an Assistant Director on the excavation of a Byzantine shipwreck near Bozburun, Turkey and participated in the excavation of the Bronze Age shipwreck at Uluburun, Turkey. He has also worked on terrestrial excavations and surveys in Greece, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Dr. Stewart teaches History and Theory of Nautical Archaeology, Maritime Culture and Cultural Landscapes, American Maritime Material Culture, and European Maritime History and Archaeology.