30 March 2012

1) Research Officer, University of Hull, closes 1 June

Working within Blaydes House, your aim will be to enhance research capacity, especially in the fields of maritime and marine environmental history.

2) Lead Interpreter/Program Coordinator, Indian River Life Saving Station, open until filled

3) Environmental Protection Specialist, US Coast Guard, closes 10 April

23 March 2012

1) Flemish, Dutch, French Voiceover Artists, closes 6 April

Male or female native Flemish, French and Dutch voiceover artists required for a potential voiceover recording of a 2900 word script. The voiceover is for an information video regarding maritime archaeology and shipwrecks between Britain and France. Please only apply if you have access to recording facilities or are willing to travel to Swansea to record the script in our in-house studio.

2) Chief Educator, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, ncd.

3) Geophysics and Hydrographic Data Processor, EMU Limited, closes 23 April

4) Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter Department of History, closes 23 April 

Within this ERC project the successful applicant will work, together in a team of four researchers (PI, and 3 post-docs), on a comparative study of the contractual conditions and economic treatment of sailors active in the Mediterranean in the long seventeenth century (1570-1700). Further details on the project are available at http://centres.exeter.ac.uk/cmhs/research/sailing%20into%20modernity%20index.html. The successful candidate will work on collating and analysing French documentary evidence, mainly in archives of Courts of Justice, such as the Court de Sénéchaussée (Archives départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône) (Marseille); Fonds de la Marine, (Archives Nationales, (Paris)). For this purpose a research mission of 6 months to France with all the relative research expenses shall be funded as part of the appointment.

5) Exhibitions Project Manager, National Maritime Museum, closes 9 April

6) Archive Learning Officer, National Maritime Museum, closes 20 April

7) Park Ranger (Cape Lookout), Oregon, closes 6 April

AIMA 2012 Scholarship Announcement

AIMA 2012 Scholarship Announcement

The Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology is pleased to announce the 2012 AIMA Scholarship for maritime archaeological research projects. The investigation or project must be consistent with the objectives of AIMA and the work must have a benefit/application to maritime archaeology in Australasia. The award is open to all persons conducting maritime archaeological research within Australasia.  

A total of up to $2000 will be awarded. AIMA may choose to partially fund more than one project from these monies in 2012.  A condition of the AIMA Scholarship is that the recipient(s) are required to publish in the AIMA Newsletter, or for larger awards, a peer-reviewed paper either in the AIMA Bulletin, or as an AIMA Special Publication. This award also comes with a free one year AIMA membership.

Applications must be forwarded to the AIMA Scholarship Chair by 30 June 2012 to be eligible for this award.

For direct access to applications and other queries, contact the AIMA Scholarship Chair: Emily Jateff (ejateff@history.sa.gov.au)

Call for Papers: Flooded Stone Age

Second Call for Papers

Flooded Stone Age – Towards an Overview of Submerged Settlements and  Landscapes on the Continental Shelf

EAA Annual meeting, Helsinki 29 august– 1 September 2012

The aim of this session is to bring together ideas and information to develop a first pan-European overview of the inhabited lands that disappeared below the sea as the climate warmed and the ice sheets of the last Ice Age lost most of their volume. It continues the discussions in the recently published book “Submerged Prehistory” (Oxbow 2011), which sprang from a well attended session at the EAA 2009 meeting. This session will bring together updates on well known sites and regions along with reports on new sites, and work on areas not so well represented at the 2009 session. A central objective of the session is to contribute to the preparation of an atlas project on submerged Stone Age sites and landscapes of Europe and nearby areas of the Mediterranean. The project is in preparation as part of the EU-COST-financed SPLASHCOS network, which is focusing on the period of the great sea-level rise during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene. This pan-European network is seeking to coordinate reports on finds of archaeological sites, terrestrial fauna and preserved land surfaces older than ca. 5500 cal BP from sea-bed areas all over Europe and the Mediterranean.

Topic and questions within the scope of the session:
– New finds of submerged Stone Age sites and landscapes on the continental shelf.
– Reconstructing the pace of sea-level rise and submergence of landscapes during the Pleistocene and Early Holocene in Europe.
  – Why is the distribution of present finds from the continental shelf so uneven – research history and/or preservation?
  – Are there examples of the preservation of Pleistocene or Early Holocene wood, bone, etc. in sea-floor areas outside Israel, the North Sea and the western Baltic?
– Field methods for the location and excavation of submerged sites and landscapes.
  – Management of submerged prehistoric cultural heritage.
  – Co-operation between industry and archaeology in relation to submerged Stone Age sites and landscapes.

All session abstracts of the four day meeting can be found in the EAA Helsinki 2012 session list:http://www.eaa2012.fi/programme/session_list

All abstracts must be submitted by 31 March, 2012 (see the EAA call for papershttp://www.eaa2012.fi/File/1366/call-for-papers.pdf ) via the EAA 2012 abstract service pagehttps://www.abstrakti.fi/eaa2012/abs.do.