Antony Firth

Education & career

Jan 2012 – present. Director. Fjordr Limited, Tisbury.

Jul 2002 – Dec 2011. Head of Coastal & Marine. Wessex Archaeology, Salisbury.  

Jan 1996 – Jul 2002. Project Manager. Wessex Archaeology, Salisbury.

Oct 1991 – Jan 1996. PhD Managing Archaeology Underwater. Faculty of Law/Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton.

Oct 1989 – Sep 1990. MSc Sea-use Law, Economics and Policy-Making. Sea-Use Programme, London School of Economics.

Oct 1984 – Jun 1988. BA (Hons) International Relations with French. European School, University of Sussex. (incl. Université de Strasbourg III, Oct 1986 – Jun 1987).


Research activities

Most of my research is carried out through Fjordr Limited, which is a small consultancy based in south west England specialising in the historic environment of marine, coastal and inland waters.

Selected publications (up to 5)

Trakadas, A., Firth, A., Gregory, D. et al. 2019, ‘The Ocean Decade Heritage Network: Integrating Cultural Heritage within the UN Decade of Ocean Science 2021–2030’. J Mari Arch 14, 153–165.

Firth, A, Bedford, J. and Andrews, D., 2019, ‘HMS Falmouth: 3D Visualization of a First World War Shipwreck’ in McCarthy, J.K. et al (eds) 3D Recording and Interpretation for Maritime Archaeology. Springer.

Firth, A., 2018, Managing Shipwrecks. Fjordr Limited for Honor Frost Foundation. ISBN 978-0-9933832-2-9.

Firth, A. 2015, The Social and Economic Benefits of Marine and Maritime Cultural Heritage: towards greater accessibility and effective management. Fjordr Limited for Honor Frost Foundation. ISBN 978-0-9933832-0-5.

Firth, A., 2015, ‘Historic Assets in Inland Waters: an appraisal of archaeology underwater in England’s Rivers and Canals’, Historic Environment Policy & Practice 6,3, pp.229-239.

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