26 May 2008

No updates for awhile, I’m in the field again, sorry for the delay. No idea when I’ll be able to post.


North Atlantic Fisheries History Association Conference

North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) Old Dominion University, Department of History

First Announcement

12th North Atlantic Fisheries History Conference; August 2009 in Norfolk, VA (USA)

The North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) and the Department of History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA invites you to participate in the 12th North Atlantic Fisheries History Conference to be held in August 2009 in Norfolk, VA (USA). This meeting is designed to stimulate scholarly exchange between researchers at all levels (from graduate students to senior scholars) and all disciplines which relate to the long-term development of fishing activity and its impact on the marine environment.

Proposals for papers and sessions relating to any aspect of the history of the North Atlantic fisheries are welcome. However, contributions addressing the special theme of the conference – Fisheries Management in a Historical Perspective – are especially encouraged. Session proposals should include an outline of the theme, a short description of the thematic scope and a list of participants already contacted by the session organizer.

Although a general Call for Papers will be issued in late summer/early autumn 2008, proposals submitted ahead of the call are encouraged.Proposals, and requests for further information, should be submitted to

The North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA) is an international, interdisciplinary organization that aims to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the historical development of the fisheries conducted in the North Atlantic. NAFHA meets its aim by fostering research activity, chiefly through the promotion of conferences that bring together established and emerging scholars to examine socio-cultural,
economic, political and environmental aspects of commercial fishing activity over the last millennium. The findings of these conferences, together with monographs and reference works, are disseminated in the
Association’s publication series, Studia Atlantica. For further information, visit www.hull.ac.uk/nafha

The History Department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA is one of very few North-American university departments with a dedicated focus on maritime history. Research at the department deals with a
variety of topics related to fisheries history of the Atlantic region and maritime history around the world, and faculty members include renowned specialists in this field. Members of the department participate in the intercollegiate interdisciplinary Maritime Consortium at ODU that brings together scholars from various disciplines including the humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional schools who are dealing with maritime affairs.

Looking forward to seeing you in Norfolk, VA in August 2009

Dr. Ingo Heidbrink
-NAFHA Presidency-
Associate Professor – Department of History
Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA
e-mail: nafha2009@odu.edu or iheidbri@odu.edu

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Dr. Ingo Heidbrink
Associate Professor
Dept. of History
8046 Batten Arts and Letters Building
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
tel. 757-683-3656 or -3949
fax. 757-683-5644
mail: iheidbri@odu.edu
Skype: ingo.heidbrink

19 May 2008

1) Registrar/museum collections manager, Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, ncd

2) Director of Education, Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, ncd

3) Project Cataloger Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport Museum
Applications Contact person: Jacqueline Schneider
Email: human.resources@mysticseaport.org
Application due date: 2008 06 20
Web Address: www.mysticseaport.org
Collections/Research Department
Project Cataloger: Full-time (35 hrs/week-11 per hr), Temporary (10 months) position responsible for processing/cataloging recently acquired photographs, ship models, tools, miscellaneous items and providing physical/intellectual access to the Museums’ Curatorial collection. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s and 4 years’ museum experience (or equivalent), general knowledge of American or maritime history/terminology, familiarity with museum practices/standards and proficiency with general computer programs. Must be detailed oriented and able to work with fragile objects with great care. For information or an application visit our website www.mysticseaport.org/hr or call Human Resources 860.572.5346. Send resume, cover letter and 3 references prior to June 20, 2008 to: Mystic Seaport Museum, PO Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355, Attn: Human Resources. We are an AA/EOE.

4) Curatorial Internship/Volunteer
The USS Constitution Museum’s Curatorial Department offers internships that will give students a closer look at the inner workings of a history museum in general and a behind-the-scenes look at the curatorial department in particular. Interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while working with the collections database, photographing and processing the collections, and cataloging artifacts and artworks. Interns will also learn about object care, handling, and housing. Some specific projects include cataloging works of art created by the Museum’s former painter in residence and conducting research into and writing biographies of artists whose work is represented in the Museum’s collections. The Museum also seeks interns interested in creating a database of British seamen who served on the ships defeated by “Old Ironsides” during the War of 1812. Interns should be able to dedicate at least one day per week towards their internship at the Museum. For more information, please contact: Harrie Slootbeek, Collections Manager, hslootbeek@ussconstitutionmuseum.org, 617-426-1812 x147; or, Matthew Brenckle, Research Coordinator, mbrenckle@ussconstitutionmuseum.org, 617-426-1812 x136.

5) Oral Historian, The Royal Naval Museum, closes May 31

Post Doc in France

The Universty of Lyon II offers post-doctoral grants (6 to 12 months) to young researchers who have defended their PhD in the past 3 years. Within this programme, we are looking for candidates wishing to participate to the NAVIGOCORPUS, a ANR- programme (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) aiming to create a relational d-base on merchant shipping (17th-19th c.). Candidates should be familiar with shipping, trade and sources of this period. An experience in d-bases is a plus. The post-doc fellow will reside in Lyon and work full-time in this programme, in close collaboration with the members of the LAHRHA (Lyon II University) taking part into the programme. The criteria for eligibility, dead-lines etc. are listed below.

For further information, contact Silvia Marzagalli, professor of Early Mondern History (University of Nice) and coordinator of NAVIGOCORPUS (Marzagalli@wanadoo.fr).

14 May 2008

I lied, one more post.

1) St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program and Plymouth State University Underwater Archaeology Field School, June 14-28, 2008. Register before May 30


2) USS Monitor Conservation Project at The Mariners’ Museum

Monitor Conservation Fellowship, 2008-2009


In partnership with the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, is offering a conservation fellowship for treatment of objects excavated from the wreck site of the USS Monitor. The fellowship is a full-time (35 hours/week) position for one year (July 2008-June 2009) and includes a stipend of $21,000. Additional funding for travel may be available at the discretion of the Museum’s chief conservator.

The fellowship entails hands-on treatments of large, industrial, composite objects such as pumps and motors. These objects were submerged in saltwater for 140 years prior to excavation and thus require specialized treatment. The fellow will gain experience in a wide variety of analytical and treatment techniques while working on objects from one of the most significant vessels in naval history.


The successful candidate for the position will be in his/her final year of or have graduated from a recognized conservation graduate or training program. Previous experience working with metal artifacts recovered from a marine environment is preferred.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required.

To Apply

Please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for two professional references to:

 Ms. Marcie Renner, Chief Conservator

 The Mariners’ Museum

 100 Museum Drive

 Newport News, VA  23606

Alternatively, electronic versions of the above-listed information may be sent to mrenner@marinersmuseum.org. All information must be received by May 29, 2008.

9 May 2008, back in the States, for now

1) Society for Historical Archaeology Call for papers, Toronto, January 6-11, 2009

2) Post Doc, Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences, Global Change in the Marine Realms, closes June 15

3) New Researchers in Maritime History Conference 2009
Date: 2008-11-07
Description: The seventeenth New Researchers in Maritime History Conference, managed by the British Commission for Maritime History and sponsored by the Society for Nautical Research, will be hosted by the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March 2009. Contact: G.J.Milne@liv.ac.uk


The Naval War College Foundation intends to award one grant of $1,000 to the researcher with the greatest need and can make the optimum use of the research materials for naval history located in the Naval War College’s Archives, Naval Historical Collection, Naval War College Museum, and Henry E. Eccles Library. Further information on the manuscript and archival collections and copies of the registers for specific collections are available on request from the Head, Naval Historical Collection. E-mail: evelyn.cherpak@nwc.navy.mil.  The recipient will be a Research Fellow in the Naval War College’s Maritime History Department, which will provide administrative support during the research visit. Submit detailed research proposal that includes a full statement of financial need and comprehensive research plan for optimal use of Naval War College materials, curriculum vitae, at least two letters of recommendation, and relevant background information to Miller Naval History Fellowship Committee, Naval War College Foundation, 686 Cushing Road, Newport RI 02841-1207, by 1 August 2008. For further information, contact the chair of the selection committee at john.hattendorf@nwc.navy.mil. Employees of the U.S. Naval War College or any agency of the U.S. Department of Defense are not eligible for consideration; EEO/AA regulations apply.

5) Director of Education, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum and the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program, ncd

6) Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Naval History, University of Exeter, closes June 16

7) Funded Ph.D studentships in History, Shipowners in maritime and urban life, Swansea University, closes May 23

) Funded Ph.D studentship, University of Leeds and the National Maritime Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum, closes May 23

9) Survey Technician, Oceanic Imaging Consultants, Inc., Honolulu, ncd