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The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (IJNA) is the world leading peer reviewed journal of the NAS, founded in 1972.

Ever since the IJNA was established, it has existed as a forum for the exchange of ideas and research relevant to all aspects of nautical archaeology.

The IJNA is published for the Society by Wiley twice a year in March and September. Articles are published online as soon as they are available, ahead of the print issues, and NAS members who subscribe to IJNA have online access to this material, as well as to the current issue, online early articles and every single back issue. More information about the journal including submitting articles can be found here

IJNA subscribers can access the online journal via the Membership and Events portal here. If you are not a member and would like to subscribe you can join using the same link.


NEW: We are pleased to introduce our online system for booking NAS courses and events.

Members and non-members can access the booking system here. The portal is updated throughout the year as new courses become available. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Your booking is automatically linked to your account and any member's discounts will be applied at the checkout - so long as you are logged in. Discounts do require an up-to-date membership, the status of which can be found on your profile. If your membership has expired, you can renew it online or by calling the office (023 9281 8419).

More courses and events will be made available online as they are organised, so remember to keep checking. We hope you enjoy the new system!

Please note: The "Qualifications" and "Credentials" features on the member's portal are not yet available for editing. We hope to start work on this during the new year.

There are many ways in which you can get involved in nautical archaeology with the NAS. For over 40 years we have arranged events and activities all over the world.

So why not attend a conference, sign up for a course, visit a museum or historic ship or perhaps come with us on one of our trips to interesting countries with amazing nautical heritage?

To keep in touch with events and activities you could get involved with please sign up to our free E-news update or even better support the NAS by becoming a member and have access to our members news articles, or subscribe to the world’s leading academic journal, the IJNA.

The Nautical Archaeology Society is a not for profit organisation and a registered charity in England and Scotland.
Our charitable objectives are to involve as many people as possible from all around the world in our maritime heritage.

This we do by a variety or mechanisms from schools outreach activities like after-school clubs; free courses for disadvantaged groups and by subsidising events that we believe will
enhance peoples lives and improve the prospects for our non-renewable cultural heritage.

Please donate to the NAS to help support our work, striving to improve the awareness and the experiences of people, through the fun and excitement that is nautical archaeology.