South Africa

2 Public Engagement

Associated Projects

Kenya, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea (Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Viet Nam

American Spaces Reassessment and Design Project

South Africa, Mozambique

Slave Wrecks Project


Steve Lubkemann, Int’l Coordinator, Slave Wrecks Project, Mozambique Island, Mozambique. Photo courtesy Stephen Lubkemann.

Stephen Lubkemann

Acting Director, GWU Diaspora Research Program

Stephen Lubkemann is a maritime archaeologist and scholar of heritage. In 2008 he co-founded the Southern African Slave Wrecks and Diaspora Heritage Research Project, renamed the Slave Wrecks Project in 2014, and has served as the International Coordinator for the project since its founding.

Paul Gardullo. Photo courtesy of Paul Gardullo.

Paul Gardullo

Museum Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Since 2007, historian and curator Paul Gardullo has worked towards building the collections and exhibits for the Smithsonian’s 19th and newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Dave Conlin, of NPS-Submerged Resources Ctr.

Dave Conlin

Chief, Submerged Resources Center, National Park Service
Dave Conlin is  is the Chief of the Submerged Resources Center at the National Park Service and an underwater archaeologist.