Volunteer Divers for Archaeological Project in Florida

Dives began in September and continue through October.

Operational details – This site has previously given up Paleo Indian and other pre-historic remains (dated at 10 – 11,000 yrs old) and it is believed to contain additional items of potential historical importance including significant fossilized remains. We are seeking volunteer divers to assist with the sub-surface excavation at the site. We will be removing build up that has covered the wall over the last 20 plus years (since last dive operations were concluded). This a strictly volunteer opportunity and we anticipate that it will be limited to a maximum of 12 to 14 volunteer divers. Training will be provided, divers will be recognized for their contributions and divers are free to discuss/post their experiences while on the site, with minimal limitations.

Dive Qualifications Required – We will consider any diver with an advanced open water certification that includes training as a deep diver and nitrox diver. Although vis at the site is generally good, some operations may cause limited visibility, so a night/limited visibility or cave/technical wreck certification is recommended but not required. All participants will receive training in underwater archeological technique and c-cards will be available upon request.

Call for Papers Naval and Maritime History

Naval and Maritime History
2011 McMullen Naval History Symposium

The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2011 McMullen Naval History Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, on 15-16 September 2011. The 2009 symposium was very successful, with over 250 in attendance, and 138 papers presented.

Proposals dealing with any aspect of naval and maritime history are welcome. Proposals should include an abstract not exceeding 250 words and a one-page vita. Most encouraged are proposals for panels, containing an abstract for each paper and brief vita for each panelist. Mail proposals to Dr. Marcus Jones, History Department (12C), 107 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5044; send electronic proposals to mojones@usna.edu. The deadline for submitting proposals is 21 January 2011. The program committee expects to finalize the program in February 2011; final versions of papers are due to the symposium committee and panel chairs by 1 August 2011.

A limited number of travel stipends are available to scholars residing outside the United States and to 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 2011 symposium can be found online at www.usna.edu/History/Symposium. Specific inquiries should be directed to Dr. Marcus Jones at mojones@usna.edu.

1 October 2010

1) Pritzker Military Library, Chicago, Vice President Collections and Interpretation.

The Vice President Collections and Interpretation serves as the chief curator or lead content officer in implementing the institution’s mission statement in terms of both collections and interpretation through exhibition, publication, online dissemination, and educational programs. The position is one which has high public exposure as regards to interfacing with VIP visitors, library donors, and board members. Competitive salary and benefits.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@pritzkermilitarylibrary.net. Opportunities will be posted until the interview process is complete and the positions have been filled. No phone calls, please.

2) Maritime Ethnographer, University of Ulster, closes 15 October

The postholder will carry out research in the field of Celtic folklore and narrative tradition, specifically on the project ‘Stories of the Sea: A Typological Study of Maritime Memorates in Modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic folklore traditions’. S/he is required to have native or near-native competence in Modern Irish and /or Scottish Gaelic. (Fixed-term for 18 months.)

3) Director, Tahoe Maritime Museum, ncd