Update on Bournemouth University Maritime Archaeology Courses

Bournemouth University (BU) ranked as UK number one new University in the Guardian University Guide for 2009 and 2010 is offering summer courses tailored for International students. BU’s International Summer School offers students a chance to mix academic study with an informative, enriching and unforgettable cultural experience exploring the beautiful southern coast of England, The courses have no formal assessment however all participants will receive a certificate of participation outlining the learning programme and areas of study completed.
What are the benefits?
Maritime Archaeology combines expert guest lectures with field trips and practical exercises to deliver an unforgettable learning experience.

The classroom-based sessions will be delivered by guest lecturers from government and industry, as well as our own experts, and will cover basic principles of maritime archaeology, including research, archaeological excavation, scientific analysis, conservation and curation of artefacts, publishing your research, and outreach activities.
You’ll also undertake excursions to maritime landmarks such as the Mary Rose and HMS Victory in the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, SS Great Britain in Bristol, and the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

Why Bournemouth University?
BU is based on the south coast of England and is recognised as one of the most innovative universities in the UK; bringing together professional and academic excellence. BU has a community of almost 17,000 students from over 100 different countries, while 5,982 students graduated from BU in 2012 alone. Our research offering is amongst the best in the country. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), eight out of 10 areas assessed featured research that was adjudged to be ‘world leading’ and BU was the fourth most improved university in the UK for the quality of its research.
Its great location in the South coast of the United Kingdom and its close proximity to the Jurassic coast (a UNESCO world heritage site) also make it an ideal location for study. It also boasts of a rich maritime heritage, including important and famous ship wrecks.
What are the requirements?
There is absolutely no experience is required to attend this program, we aim to unite the professional with the amateur and research with training and education.
Therefore, it’s a great opportunity that can help students make career or academic decisions.
There are two pathways tailored to both International students hoping to improve their English (the English program) and International students with advanced English skills (intensive program). “Maritime Archaeology” Intensive programme is tailored to International students that have completed a minimum of one year university-level study or college equivalent with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0 or equivalent.
Please note that IELTS score 6.0 is a guideline for entry requirements. Equivalent qualifications may also be accepted; please contact the school for further details. If your university does not work on a GPA scale and you are unsure of your grade equivalence then please get in touch so we can advise as to whether your qualification is sufficient for entry.

What is the cultural element?
After spending two weeks at BU studying Maritime Archaeology, you will then undertake the cultural programme which will give you the opportunity to learn more about British history and culture as well as visit a number of top destinations around the South of the UK, renowned for their cultural and historical significance, as well as their beauty. This is a unique opportunity to gain Intensive and valuable academic skills and experience while enjoying a great culture experience with other International students from all over the world.

23 December 2013

1) Research Fellow in Roman Mediterranean Ports, University of Southampton, closes 18 January

We are looking for a specialist in Roman and/or Maritime archaeology of the Roman Mediterranean at the post-doctoral level to form part of the ERC funded Roman Mediterranean Ports (RoMP) team for a period of four years from February 2014.

2) Curator, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 3 January

This position is located in the Naval History and Heritage Command Curator Branch at the Washington Navy Yard, DC. The Curator Branch is responsible for the management of Navy properties of historical and inspirational value, including artifacts, shipboard equipment, ordnance, uniforms and ephemera.

New MA in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation

MA (Res) in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation
The MA (Res) in Ancient Maritime Trade and Navigation is an interdisciplinary programme delivered in collaboration with the Università Ca Foscari, Venice. It has as its focus the economic history of maritime trade, the history of technology (in respect to ship building and navigation techniques) in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean, and the archaeology of port infrastructures, ships, and trade goods. The Venice teaching component focuses mainly on maritime and nautical archaeology.

Programme Director Dr Annalisa Marzano (a.marzano@reading.ac.uk)

Ca Foscari Module Director Dr Carlo Beltrame (beltrame@unive.it)



2014 Underwater Archaeology Field School and AAUS Scientific Diver Training

Applications are now being accepted for 2014 field schools in underwater archaeology in Croatia and Montenegro, as well as AAUS scientific diver training. Taught by the Illyrian Coastal Exploration Program in partnership with RPM Nautical Foundation, International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (Croatia), Regional Center for Underwater Demining in Bijela (Montenegro), and Transylvania University (United States). Students will gain experience in a wide range of skills required to be professionals in the field through practical field experience and classroom lectures. The course includes NAS training and transferrable university course credit.

Scientific diver training: June 2-15 (International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar)

Croatia: June 16-29 (International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar)

Montenegro: July 4-17 (Regional Center for Underwater Demining in Bijela)

Visit http://www.illyriancoast.org/ to read more.

3 December 2013

1) Research Officer, University of Hull, closes 1 January 2014

“your aim will be to enhance research capacity, especially in the fields of maritime and marine environmental history.”

2) Honor Frost foundation M.A. and/or Doctoral Awards in Maritime Archaeology, University of Southampton, closes 14 February 2014.

3) Phd Studentships in Maritime History, University of Hull, closes 3 February 2014.

4)  38th Voyagers on the Charles W. Morgan Volunteers, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea seeks volunteers to participate in an exciting, unprecedented public-history project onboard the former whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Beginning Dec. 1, 2013, the Museum will accept project proposals by talented, self-motivated adults from a range of disciplines and backgrounds to document and share their experiences during the ship’s commemorative 38th Voyage in Summer 2014. During its first 37 voyages (1841-1921), this vessel ventured into all the world’s oceans in pursuit of whale oil and baleen, carrying multi-ethnic crews and coming into contact with many different cultures. Now a National Historic Landmark, the Morgan will sail to seven New England ports, engaging communities with their maritime heritage, raising awareness of the changing perceptions about whales, and furthering ongoing research into whales, whaling, and whaling peoples. During the day-long passages between ports, museum staff will examine every aspect of the voyage to better understand the past experiences of those who sailed this ship and others like her. While rooted in history the 38th Voyage is not a reenactment, but rather an opportunity to add to the ship’s story with contemporary perspectives. We seek additional public participants, with each volunteer sailing aboard one voyage leg (one night plus the following day). These “38th Voyagers” will document and filter this experience through their own perspectives and talents, producing finished products for the Museum to share online and through exhibits, publications, and public programs. Artists, scholars, teachers, scientists, museums professionals invited to apply. Complete CFP at: www.mysticseaport.org/38thvoyagers