PhD Position on Maritime-Cultural Landscape of the Early Modern Netherlands, 1550-1650’

Project description
The PhD candidate will carry out research within the framework of the research programme ‘The Scheurrak SO1 shipwreck in the maritime-cultural landscape of the early modern Netherlands, 1550-1650’. This interdisciplinary programme contains two PhD projects, and is a cooperation between the Institute for History of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Archaeology. The programme investigates what one extraordinarily well-preserved shipwreck, excavated between 1989 and 1997, can tell us about the shipping and shipbuilding industries of the early modern Netherlands, and the material culture of the Baltic trade in the period between 1550 and 1650. The programme will contribute to a better understanding of the broader notion of the maritime-cultural landscape of the early modern Netherlands, and is financed by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed).

Maritime Cultural Resource Specialist

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an on-call Maritime Cultural Resource Specialist for one of our offices on the Great Lakes or along the Eastern US or Gulf Coast. This position will be responsible for assisting with consultation and compliance projects to support a variety of public and private clients. Our successful candidate must have an excellent understanding of the National Historic Preservation Act (including Section 106 [its implementing regulations] and Section 110), the National Environmental Policy Act, and other federal cultural resources legislation, as well as guidance related to underwater resources. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience serving as a Principal Investigator for underwater archaeological projects.


Marine/Archaeological Conservator

The Conservator will assist with the conservation of the submarine H.L. Hunley (1864), its associated artifacts, as well as other specialized projects. The conservator will work in the conservation and maintenance of materials and collections managed by the WLCC, working closely with the conservation, archaeological and scientific teams of the WLCC. Performs other duties as assigned. 

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Research Fellow in Maritime Archaeology

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Research Fellow in Maritime Archaeology to work with Dr R. Helen Farr, Dr I. Haigh and Prof R. Marsh on an ERC grant. The successful candidate will have experience of palaeo-hydrodynamic tidal modelling and ocean drift calculations of relevance to early seafaring, and analysing results in Matlab.

By the date of the appointment the successful candidate will hold, or will be nearing completion of a PhD in a relevant subject area and will have a developing publication record.

Work pattern to be agreed at offer stage.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Helen Farr (

RFQ: Operational Support for Sea-going Operations in the Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit – SAHRA/MUCH/01/01/2020

Notice is hereby given that quotations are invited from suitably qualified and experienced service provider to submit quotations for operational support for sea-going operations in the South African Heritage Resources Agency’s (SAHRA) Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage (MUCH) unit by providing a skipper, boat, dive team, and necessary equipment to complete operations safely and within the applicable laws of South Africa

The completed original quotation documents must be placed in a sealed envelope – clearly stating the Quotation number and the name of service provider.

The sealed quotation must be deposited into the Tender Box situated at the reception area on the ground floor of the South African Heritage Resources Agency, 111 Harrington Street, Cape Town 8001

The closing time for receipt of quotations is 11:00 on Friday, 28 February 2020

RFQ: Mobile River NR Nomination, Shipwrecks of Mobile

The Mobile River National Register nomination project will consist of identifying, recording, and evaluating significant archaeological and historical sites including Twelvemile Island Ships Graveyard, the CSS Huntsville, and CSS Tuscaloosa. The project will also include research on the Clotilda to nominate it as a National Historic Landmark (NHL). After collecting data and research, nominations will be produced for Twelvemile Island Ships Graveyard, CSS Huntsville, CSS Tuscaloosa, and the Clotilda. The Twelvemile Island Ships Graveyard will include the waters of Twelvemile Island’s eastern channel, encompassing eight known wrecks and any potential wrecks that may exist within the boundaries that have not yet been documented.



Nautical Archaeology Fellowship

Historic Preservation Fellowship

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes, VT

This seasonal, full-time paid fellowship provides an opportunity for an emerging professional to gain valuable experience in the museum field while also improving public access to the region’s cultural heritage. This position will provide public interpretation for museum visitors at the Museum’s Nautical Archaeology Center, gain understanding of artifact conservation, and undertake research that will serve as a foundation for the protection and improved public access to the lake’s steamboat shipwrecks. Undergraduate and graduate candidates are welcome to apply. We welcome applications from candidates of diverse academic backgrounds – experience in historic preservation and nautical archaeology is a plus, but not required.
To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcript, and 2-3 references to Christopher Sabick, Director of Research and Archaeology, at
Applications are due by April 24, 2020.

SALARY RANGE: $15/hour