Investigador Associado

Ricardo Borrero L earned a BA in History from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, an MA in Anthropology (Archeology Area) from the Universidad de los Andes and a PhD from the Nautical Archeology Program (NAP) of Texas A&M University. In 2011 he obtained a scholarship to participate in the ARQUA-UNESCO International Course on Underwater Archeology that took place in Cartagena, Spain. In 2016 he obtained a Fullbright scholarship to pursue doctoral studies. In 2018 he was awarded the Society for Historical Archeology (SHA) Ed and Judy Jelks Award. He has taught History of Transatlantic Navigation and Introduction to Underwater Archeology at the National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH) in Mexico and was part of the Underwater Archeology Subdirectorate of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH-SAS) in Mexico for almost four years. He currently lectures in the Postgraduate degree on Underwater Cultural Heritage at the Externado University of Colombia. Borrero has participated in research projects in maritime history and archeology in Colombia, Mexico, Spain, the Bahamas and the United States, including the excavations of the wreck of Highbourn Cay, Bahamas, recognized as one of the earliest shipwrecks in America. He serves as a technical translator for the International Journal of Nautical Archeology (IJNA) and has published in peer-reviewed and indexed journals on a variety of topics related to underwater archeology and maritime history. In 2019 he obtained a research grant from the Institute of Nautical Archeology (INA). He has worked for the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History (ICANH), the Terra Firme Foundation and was the UNESCO Consultant in charge of the edition of the Spanish translation of the Training Manual for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean. He was one of the three tutors of the module on Naval Architecture of the corresponding UNESCO Course that took place online in 2021 and in February of 2022 he became a member of ICOMOS Colombia.