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