1) 2013 Maritime Archaeology Field School In Bermuda
Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) will be offering a joint Field School in Maritime Archaeology in Bermuda during July 2013. This annual field school has been conducted in cooperation with the Bermuda Maritime Museum since 1999. The field school is a research-based learning experience that exposes students to a variety of activities.
Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) will be offering a joint Field School in Maritime Archaeology in Bermuda during July 2013. This annual field school has been conducted in cooperation with the Bermuda Maritime Museum since 1999. The field school is a research-based learning experience that exposes students to a variety of activities including archival research, artifact conservation, archaeological survey, and underwater excavation and documentation of historic shipwrecks.
The field school will be conducted from July 15 to August 8, 2013. Training leading to AAUS qualification as a Scientific Diver-in-Training will be provided at Saint Mary’s College in advance of departure for Bermuda. Classroom work focused on maritime history and maritime archaeological field methods will comprise week one of the field school. Underwater research and documentation of 16th and 17th century shipwrecks will be conducted in Bermuda during the remaining weeks. For additional information and requirements, please contact jallan at stmarys-ca.edu or rodmather at mail.uri.edu. For information on the scientific diving portion of the course please email the SMC Dive Safety Officer.
2) Masters Studentship In History, AHRC-Funded Research Preparation, University of Hull -The Department of History
The Department of History at the University of Hull invites high-quality proposals from applicants for an AHRC-funded studentship for a Research Preparation Masters (MA Historical Research) tenable for one year from 1 October 2013. The award, which was made to a consortium bid from the Universities of Hull and Huddersfield, will be held at Hull, with optional access to facilities and research support at Huddersfield. Applicants, who should hold at least a good 2:1, or 1st undergraduate degree in History or a relevant discipline, may offer a proposal from any period of history from the medieval to the modern. We would, however, particularly welcome proposals which correspond to the Department’s research concentration in the areas of global and international history; military history; Atlantic history and slavery studies; Anglo-American history; Native American history; and maritime history. Applicants are encouraged to consult the web site of the Department for full details of our research activity. http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/history.aspx
Closes 15 march.
3) Chief Curator, Old Dartmouth Historical Society (New Bedford Whaling Museum), New Bedford, MA
As an important member of the senior management team, the Chief Curator has primary responsibility for the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. The successful candidate will articulate an exhibition, interpretation, and collections philosophy and strategy that will succeed in engaging audiences in a compelling manner coupled with a strong educational focus. The Chief Curator must demonstrate strength in one or more areas of our collection, which includes not only whaling history but also maritime history, local history, decorative art, and art history. The individual must have the strength of conviction to provide leadership and direction to staff under his/her supervision. The Chief Curator must be a creative problem solver, and have both the vision to lay out a comprehensive, innovative, approach to history-based exhibitions and work in a hands-on manner to see these tenets executed. The Chief Curator has primary responsibility over all aspects of exhibition development including strategic planning, interpretation, budgeting and management plus design and installation of the exhibitions on location, off-site and on-line. The curator should have experience with and will be involved in securing funding and interacting with major donors. Concurrently, the Chief Curator has primary responsibility over the management, care and growth of the art and history collections. Knowledge of collections preservation, conservation and registration is important. He/she will have knowledge of and develop strategies to, in adherence to the museum policies, strengthen the Museum’s collection by identifying gifts, acquisitions and de-accessions. Visit www.whalingmuseum.org for a complete job description and for information on how to apply.