Study Maritime Archaeology in Western Australia


These postgraduate degrees are taught every 2 to 3 years in Perth, Australia.  The program aims to provide the specialist practical skills and knowledge in maritime archaeology, or to lead students to higher-degree research in the field of maritime archaeology.  The courses are taught by expert archaeologists and museum staff (maritime archaeologists, conservators, museum curators, historians, boat builders) at both the University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum as well as industry experts in geophysics, remote sensing, and marine studies.  Our focus is very much ‘hands–on’ as well as providing a supportive and stimulating academic environment.  Enrolments are limited.

Applicants are normally expected to possess a bachelor’s degree in archaeology or a related discipline.  If applicants are to dive then qualifications are required.  More information on the program structure can be found on: (bottom of page).  See also,

Dr. Alistair Paterson, Associate Professor
Dr. Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Adjunct Lecturer / Assistant Curator
Corioli Souter, Adjunct Lecturer / Curator
CONTACTS for timetable and further information

Faculty Student Office 
(Tel) +61 8 6488 2091 

Dianne Anstey, Administrative Officer, Archaeology
(Tel) +61 8 6488 2868

New on-line course: Archaeological Oceanography

The distance learning program at the Oceanographic Center of Nova Southeastern University is excited to announce a new online 3-credit graduate course, Archaeological Oceanography: Reefs and Wrecks.  

This course brings together the human history of exploration of the seas through navigation with ocean forces and features, most notably storms. When ships are lost-at-sea, and shoreline cities are submerged, human exploration and salvage interests are common. Legal battles are common. Elements of concern include stewardship of natural and cultural resource plus conservation and research of artifacts.

The course instructor, Dr. Clarice M. Yentsch, conducted national and international oceanographic research for 20 years and more recently has worked as a consultant with the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. and was Curator of Education at the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum in Key West from 2002 to 2008.

She is presently working with the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, now a part of Nova Southeastern University. She is a research scientist and adjunct professor at the Oceanographic Center with a keen interest in underwater archaeology.

Archaeological Oceanography: Reefs and Wrecks will premier in the Fall 2 term of study (October 19th – December 11th, 2009).   Registration is now open.  The course may be taken as a stand-alone, or for credit towards either of two Graduate Certificates or the distance MS in Coastal Zone Management.  For more information, please visit our website at or contact us by email ( or telephone (1 800 541 6682 Ext. 23621).

Julio Perez
Administrative Assistant

Distance Education Programs
Nova Southeastern University

Oceanographic Center
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Dania Beach, FL 33004
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24 September 2009

1) Museum Technician, Naval Museum of Quebec, closes October 9

2) Marine Anthropologist, The University of Greenwich, closes October 1

3) Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions, New Bedford Whaling Museum

As a key member of the senior management team, the VP Collections and Exhibitions is responsible for the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and presentations, plus research library management. Oversees a staff of 6 FTEs, plus a number of volunteers and apprentices. Assumes primary responsibility for the planning, development, supervision, and installation of the Museum’s exhibitions both on location, off-site and on-line.  Assumes primary responsibility for the development, management, and care of the art and history collections and develop strategies, in adherence to the museum policies, to strengthen the Museum’s collection by identifying appropriate acquisitions and de-accessions; and providing assistance to the President in identifying funding sources and donors. Works with the Museum Conservator in the planning, direction, and execution of preservation and conservation activities to ensure the Museum’s continued reputation as a world-class whaling, maritime, and regional history museum. Oversight of the Museum’s research library and scholarly activities will also be a primary focus, responsible for ensuring that the integrity of the Museum’s exhibition publications and catalogues is sustained and enhanced. Please contact on a confidential basis:  Kristen Sniezek, V.P. Administration New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740 Email:

5 September 2009

1) Historical Coordinator, Devonport Maritime Museum, Hobart

2) Director, Scottish Maritime Museum, closes 26 September

3) Research Internship
The USS Constitution Museum is seeking volunteers or interns interested in carrying out small-scale research projects in the fall and/or spring of 2009-2010.  Working closely with the Museum’s collections, the interns will perform in-depth research into one class of artifact related to the War of 1812.  These will include, but are not limited to, ceramics and glass, navigational instruments, medical instruments, chests, carpenter’s tools, sail maker’s tools, and presentation pieces.  Applicants should have strong writing skills and some familiarity with period material culture.  Schedule is flexible, but a minimum of 8 hours per week is preferred; may be done for credit (at the discretion of the intern’s educational institution); these internships are unpaid.  Send letter of interest (please specify availability), resume, and writing sample to Research Coordinator, USS Constitution Museum, P.O. Box 1812, Charlestown, MA, 02129 or email

Two positions at Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina is advertising for two tenure-track assistant professor positions ( [search jobs, choose History Department to see all 4 jobs advertised in the department including a maritime history student assistantship] in the new Center for Archaeology and Anthropology. Maritime-focused applicants with the necessary qualifications as noted in the ads would be very welcome. I am the contact person for questions about either position. 

Dr. Cheryl Ward
Director, Center for Archaeology and Anthropology
Associate Professor of History & Maritime Archaeologist
Coastal Carolina University