Old Ships of The New Gate USA Tour 2012

(23 February– 16 March 2012)

Assoc. Prof. Ufuk Kocabaş gave 14 lectures to promote Istanbul University Yenikapı Shipwrecks Project at the United States of America with the invitation of American Friends of Turkey (AFOT). “The Old Ships of the New Gate” tour was organized by AFOT Vice President Dr. Elizabeth W. Shelton and took place between the dates 23 February– 16 March 2012.

Conferences within the America tour:

  • Washington Turkish Embassy (with the introduction of The Honorable Ambassador Namık Tan), 24 February 2012
  • Harvard University, Dumbarton Oaks, 29 February 2012
  • The Museum of History in Raleigh, 1 March  2012
  • UNC Chapel Hill & Duke Universities joint conference, 2 March  2012
  • NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort, 3 March  2012
  • NC Maritime Museum, Southport, 4 March  2012
  • Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 5 March  2012
  • Texas A&M University Marine Archeology Programme, 7 March 2012
  • Southern Methodist Unv (SMU), 8 March  2012
  • Addison: Conference, reception, 8 March  2012
  • Ocean Institute (Dana Point) Conference, reception, 10 March  2012
  • UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, 11 March  2012
  • World Monument Fund, Empire States Conference, reception, 14 March 2012
  • Smithsonian Institution conference, 15 March 2012


Endless thanks to American Friends of Turkey (AFOT) Vice-President Dr. Elizabeth W. Shelton and Napier Shelton for their contributions of realizing “The Old Ships of the New Gate” tour, their hospitality and help, to Officers Mrs. Sara Rau, and Mr. William Rau, to Washington Ambassador The Honorable Namık Tan, The Honorable Timur Soylemez, The Honorable Feriha İstar and The Honorable Mesut Özbek, to The Honorable Ercu Akman ve The Honorable Gökşin Carey, to The Honorable Board Member Oya Bain, to North Carolina Maritime Museum System Director Mr. Joseph K. Schwarzer and Mrs. Melanie Schwarzer, to Prof. Dr. Kenneth Sams, to President of ATA Houston Deniz Demirörs, to The Honorable Demir and Gülgün Karsan, to Houston Consul General The Honorable Cemalettin Aydın, to The Honorable Board Member Evren Yarman, to Head of Texas A&M University Marine Archaeology Programme Prof. Dr. Kevin Crisman, to Prof. Dr. George Bass and Mrs. Ann Bass, to Prof. Dr. Donny L. Hamilton, Prof. Dr. Filipe Casto and Mr. Jim Jobling, to President ATAA Dallas The Honorable Kürşat Doğru, to Los Angeles ATASC The Honorable Vega Sankur, to The Honorable Engin and Esat Kadaster, to President of New York ATS The Honorable Doğa Kayalar, to Ms. Melody J. Curtis, Prof. Walter Denny and  Ms. Margaret Grieve from the Smithsonian Institution.