1) Chesapeake Bay African American Heritage Conference, August 16-17, 2008
On August 16-17, a conference will be held to bring together educators, parents, and students for a weekend of presentations and activities celebrating African Americans on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The conference will take place at Sojourner-Douglass College, and the Douglass-Myers Maritime Park, both in Baltimore.
This 2-day conference will combine regional experts and their presentations with oral histories, video, and personal testimonies. The second day of this unique conference will feature sailing lessons with sailors from the Universal Sailing Club. The outcome is to develop a greater understanding of the region, country, and world by viewing history through the lens of African American waterfront communities, occupations, and lifestyles on the Chesapeake Bay.
When: Saturday, August 16. 9:00am, Sunday August 17, 12:30pm.
Where: Sojourner-Douglass College, 500 North Caroline St. Baltimore, MD
21205 Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St. Baltimore, MD 21231
For more information:
Conference Website: http://aamaritime.org/home
Story on WJZ-TV Channel 13 with Kai Jackson:
Marcus Asante or Brian Morrison, PhD.
2) Maritime Archaeology and Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean, Conference, September 18-20, Madrid, Spain
Maritime Archaeology and Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean
Madrid, Spain, 18-20 September 2008
This conference will seek to explore the contribution of maritime archaeology to the understanding of trade and exchange in the region of the ancient Mediterranean. Papers will examine issues such as sea routes and trade patterns, the links between shipwrecks and the ancient economy and between land-based archaeology and maritime commerce. The conference will also concentrate on the evidence from ports and shipwrecks and their connections with wider Mediterranean trading networks. Finally there will be a special session devoted to Egyptian production, ports and trading routes. For more information see: http://www.ocma.ox.ac.uk/events
3) Classical Marine Archaeologist?, Brooklyn College, closes November 14
BROOKLYN COLLEGE (C.U.N.Y.) – BROOKLYN, NY
The Department of Classics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall 2009 semester. We seek applicants trained in the literature and material culture of ancient Greece, with a research specialization in the pre-Classical period, particularly in the relations of ancient Greece with other Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultures such as Mesopotamia or the Black Sea littoral. Candidates must have a proven record of teaching the ancient Greek language at all levels and be qualified to teach a core curriculum course in ancient culture, through which Brooklyn College students are exposed to Homer and Bronze Age culture as well as other periods and genres through the Roman era. Brooklyn College emphasizes a strong tie between research and teaching, and this position is intended to contribute in particular to two concentrations with the Classics major: Languages and Material Culture.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong promise as scholar and teacher, and must have the Ph.D. by July 1, 2009. We seek applicants committed to undergraduate and graduate education at a public, urban institution that serves a highly diverse student body.
A letter of application with curriculum vitae and brief writing sample of about 20 pages, as well as a dossier including three letters of recommendation, should be sent to Professor Liv Yarrow, Chair of the Search Committee, Classics Department, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2008; applications received after that date may not be considered. We will conduct preliminary interviews at the APA/AIA Meeting in Philadelphia. For further information, please contact Professor Liv Yarrow (718 951-5560 or email@example.com.
Brooklyn College is an AA/EO/IRCA/ADA employer.
4) Assistant Historian, Canadian War Museum, Canadian Naval History, closes August 27
5) 2009 Naval History Symposium, US Naval Academy, paper proposals due 10 January 2009
2009 Naval History Symposium
The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2009 Naval History Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, from 10-12 September 2009. The 2007 symposium was extremely successful, with over 300 in attendance and 138 papers presented.
Proposals on any aspect of naval and maritime history are welcome. Paper proposals should include an abstract not exceeding 250 words and a one-page vita. Panel proposals are also encouraged and should contain an abstract and vita for each panelist. Please mail proposals to Commander C.C. Felker, History Department (12C), 107 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5044; or send electronic proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 January 2009. The program committee expects to finalize the program in February 2009. Final versions of papers are due by 1 August 2009.
A limited number of travel stipends are available to scholars residing outside the United States and graduate students within the United States. Please indicate your desire to apply for a travel stipend in the cover letter or email that contains your proposal.
The program committee will award prizes to the best papers presented at the Symposium. As in the past, we will publish selected papers at a later date.
Information on the 2009 symposium can be found online at www.usna.edu/History/symposium. Specific inquiries should be directed to CDR C.C. Felker at email email@example.com.