3 April 2015

1) Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 7 April

This position is located at the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington Navy Yard.  The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command is to: collect, preserve, protect, and make available the artifacts, documents, and art that best embody our naval history and heritage for present and future generations through professional research, analysis, interpretation, products and services.

The NHHC provides historical information services, writes and publishes naval histories, operates the Navy Department Library, maintains archives for naval operational and other selected records, coordinates collection, preservation, distribution, and exhibition of art, historical artifacts, and photographs, and manages the Navy’s submerged cultural resources, including shipwrecks and sunken aircraft.

2) Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command, closes 6 April

This position is located in the Histories Branch, a component of the Naval History and Heritage Command in Port Hueneme, CA.  The mission of the Histories Branch is to research, preserve and disseminate the history of the Navy.  The Histories Branch accomplishes this task by collecting, analyzing and preserving historical records and information and developing historical knowledge products which inform Navy leadership, sailors and the American public.  Professional historical research and products are essential for the Histories Branch to accomplish their mission.

3) Doctoral Award, University of York, Hull Maritime Museum, closes 27 April

The Department of Art History at the University of York, in partnership with Hull Maritime Museum, invites applications for a fully-funded AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship to commence in October 2015. The PhD supervisors are Prof. Jason Edwards (York) and Robin Diaper (Curator, Hull Maritime Museum). Focusing on Hull’s maritime activities from the late 18th century, the museum’s collections contain numerous pieces of scrimshaw, more than 300 canvases, a sizeable print collection, and a range of other objects of key art and anthropological interest, supported by a small library and range of journals and object files. The student will develop a thesis relating closely to these collections, seeking to intervene in four current scholarly debates:

* marine painting
* Victorian whaling
* interdisciplinary craft studies
* interdisciplinary animal studies.

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