Belitung: The Afterlives of a Shipwreck


Dr. Natali Pearson traces the 9C shipwreck Belitung's 'lives and afterlives', shifting our thinking about shipwrecks beyond the popular tropes of romance, pirates, and treasure, toward an understanding of how the relationships between sites, objects, and people shape the stories we tell of the past in the present.

Belitung: The Afterlives of a Shipwreck2023-07-03T11:05:27+08:00

Belitung: The Afterlives of a Shipwreck


The Tang Dynasty-era shipwreck continues to be the centre of attention. In this talk, author Dr. Natali Pearson will focus on the new knowledge it has bought to the surface about the maritime silk road as well as the controversies that have accompanied the ship and its cargo's discovery and display. She will be followed by a presentation by Tim Winter and a discussion moderated by the Society's president, Kwa Chong Guan.

Belitung: The Afterlives of a Shipwreck2023-06-20T17:47:39+08:00
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