Connecting the Global and Local: The Sea and Maritime Cities, the 45th Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History held jointly with the National Maritime Historical Society and co-hosted by the New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center will be held in New Bedford, Massachusetts, May 15-18, for papers_connecting the global and local_deadline extended_distribution

Underwater Cultural Heritage Funding

Shared Underwater Cultural Heritage | Call for Proposals 2019

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra, Australia
welcomes project proposals for initiatives focusing on Dutch-Australian underwater cultural heritage to be initiated in 2019.

Dutch-Australian Underwater Cultural Heritage

The Dutch explored the Australian coastline more than 150 years before James Cook and the two nations have worked together on maritime heritage for more than 40 years, culminating in the highly successful 2016 celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s landing on the Australian continent. As far back as 1606, Dutchman Willem Janszoon and his crew on the Duyfken made the first European landing on the Australian continent. Many Dutch explorers, including Dirk Hartog and Abel Tasman, followed. Some of the Dutch journeys to Australia did not end well. So far, four Dutch shipwrecks have been found in Australian waters, including the Batavia and the Zuytdorp, others  are still missing.

Recent examples of Dutch-Australian cooperation on underwater cultural heritage are the search for the Fortuyn, a Dutch East India company ship that was lost in 1724, and the Shipwrecks of the Roaring 40s’ project, which aims to reinvestigate the sites and previously excavated finds of the oldest European shipwrecks lost on the West-Australian coast, including the famous Dutch East Indiamen Batavia, Zeewijk, Zuytdorp and Vergulde Draeck with the newest technologies and methodologies.—call-for-proposals-2019

Lecturer in Maritime History

The department of History and Art History is seeking to expand and enhance our provision of maritime/naval history by recruiting an energetic and committed individual with expertise in and successful undergraduate teaching in the field (any period/region post 1450). Maritime history is one of the most popular areas of study and research among our undergraduate and postgraduate students. This is a new post and you will be expected to design and develop new maritime history modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, and will work effectively both independently and as part of a team with colleagues, students, and internal and external associates.

Maritime Heritage Interns

This is a 10-week summer internship with the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The intern will work in the Sanctuary Visitor Center campus assisting the Education Coordinator and the Visitor Experience Manager with visitor center operations, programs and community outreach activities (i.e. tours, staffing visitor center, and delivering STEM/marine technology programs) at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, Michigan.


Bulgaria Underwater Archaeology Summer 2019

The Bulgarian Underwater Archaeology field school provides a comprehensive training in underwater archaeological methods through participation in an ongoing research project: discovering the submerged heritage of ancient Mesambria, present-day Nessebar (UNESCO World Heritage Site) on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Today, significant parts of the ancient town are below sea level. Remains of fortification walls, towers, staircases, gates and other structures from Classical and Hellenistic period, Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages were traced in various sectors around the peninsula. The dynamic coastal landscape of the town makes it an ideal location to experience multiple aspects of maritime archaeology. Students will be trained  in various underwater archaeology and interdisciplinary practices: underwater reconnaissance survey, archaeological excavations, underwater photography, photogrammetry and 3D modeling, mapping and recording of submerged archaeological structures and monuments, marine geophysical survey, creating a GIS database, etc. Our research aims to fill in the gaps in our knowledge of the fortification system of Mesambria and its harbors, the changes to the coastal landscape and the fluctuation of the Black Sea level in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the societal reactions and adaptations to these changes. This program aims to broaden the knowledge and refine the skills of participating students, and thus enhance their career in Maritime Archaeology.

Prerequisites: Participants must hold an Open Water Diving Certificate (any world-wide recognized training organization) in order to participate in this field school.

Marine Archaeologist

Spring 2019?

ANTH 389 – Marine Archaeology

Term: Spring 2019

College: College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences

Department: Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for Fall 2018 to teach ANTH 389 – Marine Archaeology. The course meets on FRIDAYS, 10:30am -1:20pm.

Minimum qualifications:


Topical and professional experience in the area of marine archeology, cultural and natural preservation.

Preferred qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent.

Topical and professional experience in the area of marine archeology, cultural and natural preservation.

The candidate should have experience in teaching anthropology and/or archeology.

Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.


To apply, please submit the following

A completed faculty application
Curriculum vita
Three current references
Letter of interest
Optional survey

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

Senior Geophysicist and Marine Geologist

RE-Advertised! Apply today.

Tetra Tech Inc. is currently seeking a  Senior Geophysicist/Marine Geologist in a highly dynamic role to support offshore development projects with a focus on submarine cables and the offshore wind industries.  This role provides broad support and technical expertise in other aspects of offshore project permitting, design, and development activities.  It also functions as a liaison and technical contact between various other offshore development functional groups, such as underwater acoustics, marine archeology, and the marine survey groups.


Senior Research Fellow Maritime Archaeology

You will be planning and delivering research in accordance with the a remote sensing and data collection project across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions under the supervision of the award holder. You will also be involved with ground survey and training programmes delivered annually across the project regions. You will also be involved with ground survey and training programmes delivered annually across the project regions.

You will have extensive experience in maritime archaeology, with a strong track record of published research. You will also need experience of planning maritime archaeological projects.

This project is funded by Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, and aims to document the maritime archaeology of the maritime and coastal regions of the Middle East and North Africa (hence MarEAMENA).

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Lucy Blue

Underwater Archaeologist

Serves as a professional archeologist in the Europe-Mediterranean Directorate, advising on archeological standards, techniques, and methods and their application to locating and investigating sites related to missing US Service Members from past conflicts. Provides determinative ( e.g., deciding and controlling) scientific and investigative guidance for archeological survey (Phase I), testing/assessment excavations (Phase II), and archeological data recovery excavations (Phase III) in accordance with the DP AA Laboratory Manual.

Reviews and recommends revisions to Directorate policies and standard operating procedures to ensure professional archeological standards are considered while planning underwater recovery operations and maintained during excavation, and to ensure agreement with Agency laboratory policies and procedures.

PostDoc in Naval and Maritime History

The Pearsall Fellowship is a one year postdoctoral Fellowship in Naval and Maritime History. Applications are encouraged for work on any aspect of Naval and Maritime History, in the broadest sense, anywhere in the world, from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West up to the present day.
Area of research:
Naval and Maritime History in any period from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West until the 21st century.
Eligibility requirements:

Applicants may be of any nationality, and their PhD (or equivalent) may have been awarded in any country.

Applicants must already have submitted their doctoral thesis for examination, or be prepared to do so by 1 October of the academic year in which the award is to be held. Applicants who already hold doctorates must have been awarded them in the five years prior to October 2019.

This Fellowship is intended as a first academic post for recent doctoral graduates. Those who have previously held another postdoctoral research Fellowship will not be eligible.

The Fellowship cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant.

Amount awarded:

DPAA Research Fellow Maritime Archaeology


The Department of History and the Program in Maritime Studies invite applications for a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Research Fellow appointment in Maritime Archaeology to begin as soon as possible. The DPAA Research Fellow for the History Department at East Carolina University is a temporary position beginning as soon as possible and ending April 16, 2019. The Fellow will work in collaboration with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), an agency of the Department of Defense whose mission is to search for, recover and identify remains of missing personnel from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the Gulf Wars, and other recent conflicts. DPAA’s cases are based on information received from families, archival and historical research, findings from local residents in the area where these wars were fought, and field investigations.

The DPAA Fellow will have the following responsibilities:
• Initiate a research agenda and contribute to the historical and archaeological scholarship on unaccounted-for service personnel (e.g., missing in action, killed with no body returned, or prisoners of war that did not return).
• Facilitate historical and archaeological research to conduct geospatial analysis of available primary sources to define prioritization of historical events and provide a defined search grid and survey plan to locate prioritized underwater loss incidents identified by DPAA.
• Build and manage a network of constituencies involved in underwater archaeology who can contribute to on-going research on POWs/MIAs.
• Communicate with DPAA Fellows at other institutions to build effective scholarly collaboration on POW/MIA research issues. Other institutions include The University of Wisconsin, Brigham Young University, Tuskegee University, and Scripps Oceanographic Institute.

2019 Field School in St. Augustine, FL

Underwater Archaeology Field School

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) is pleased to provide a one-of-a-kind field school experience in St. Augustine, FL. LAMP oversees an intense, four week accredited educational program allowing both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in a marine survey and underwater excavation of a historic shipwreck site. In addition to methodological training and academic lectures, students get valuable real-world experience in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork, scientific diving and seamanship and laboratory analysis.

2019 Field School

  • 2019 Dates: June 24th – July 19th
  • Location: St. Augustine, Fla.
  • Research Focus: The “Anniversary Wreck” is an historic vessel from the 1700s located just off the coast of St. Augustine.
  • Skills, Procedures & Lectures: Students will also be instructed in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, marine remote sensing survey and analysis (magnetometer & side scan sonar), artifact collection and documentation and basic conservation laboratory methodology. Additionally, the field school will host an evening lecture series with instructors and visiting professionals from various public, private and academic institutions throughout Florida.


  • Students must be scuba-certified and EITHER qualify as a scientific diver through AAUS(American Academy of Underwater Sciences) or a similar institution OR qualify as a scientific-diver-in-training through LAMP’s scientific diver program. These requirements include a specific medical exam to be completed prior to field school and a swim test to be conducted upon arrival. More information and downloads of the medical exam form and other required paperwork are available below.
  • Students must have DAN diving accident insurance covering at least $125,000 for skin and scuba diving injuries, or an equivalent policy.
  • Students must hold current CPR and First Aid certifications.

The fee for the field school is $2,500 for students seeking academic credit and $2,900 for students not seeking credit. A $250 deposit is due upon acceptance and the remainder is due on the first day of class; all fees are payable to LAMP. This fee includes housing, food (except on weekends when you are responsible for your own food), all diving gear (other than mask, fins, snorkels, & booties), air fills, dive locker, classroom and laboratory facilities. The deposit and remaining balance may be paid with check or credit card.

Graduate or undergraduate credit is available through Plymouth State University or through your own institution, if appropriate arrangements are made, at additional expense paid directly to the school for tuition. Students may receive four credit hours for completing the full four week program. Tuition must be paid separately through the university issuing credit and the tuition cost is separate from the Field School fee payable to LAMP.

Housing is provided as part of the programs, but students must provide their own transportation to and from St. Augustine. Students are also responsible for the required diving insurance, diving medical exam and CPR/First Aid before the start of the course.

If you have any other questions, please call or email Allyson Ropp at or 904-829-0745.


Allyson Ropp


81 Lighthouse Avenue

Saint Augustine, Florida 32080

(904) 829-0745, ext. 247


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Project Support Officer Heritage Victoria

Heritage Victoria are advertising for a Fixed Term position, some of you may be interested in applying.

We are currently advertising a fixed term VPS3 position at Heritage Victoria.

This is a new Project Support Officer (Major Projects) role. We’re looking for someone with a background in archaeology or related heritage discipline, who can tackle statutory and administrative support for major projects.

This role will work closely with the Manager Major Projects and Archaeology and Maritime archaeology teams, and will assist in the operation of the VHI.

The position is fixed term for three years, applications close at midnight on 31 January. This role is being externally advertised.

Link to the role:

Marine Geophysics/Maritime Archaeologist

The Schools of Ocean and Earth Science and Archaeology at the University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Research Fellow in Marine Geoscience to work with a multi-disciplinary group on the ACROSS project – Australasian Colonization Research: Origins of Seafaring to Sahul on a 2 year fixed term contract. ACROSS is focused on the earliest migrations into Australia (c. 60ka) and represents a multidisciplinary approach (including marine geological/geophysical, hydrodynamic and archaeogenetic methods), to examine the “When, Where, Who and How” of the earliest seafaring in world history. We seek a quantitative earth or ocean scientist capable of working with conventional 3D seismic data and running extant large scale ocean models to generate a series of Late Quaternary reconstructions of the Australian shelf. Training in all areas can be provided as the successful candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of archaeologists, geologists, oceanographers and geneticists.

VYDC- Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Educator

LCMM Educator AmeriCorps members are key players in our educational programs. Members teach and mentor students, lead school groups, create curricula and lead maritime adventure summer camps. Members encourage teamwork and model healthy lifestyle choices by teaching students fun ways to learn from and enjoy every aspect of the Lake Champlain watershed. Service ranges from rowing programs and snorkeling lessons, to communication with program partners, outreach to schools and teachers, and research of history and archaeology content. While carrying out varied responsibilities related to all departments of the museum, members contribute to creation of exhibits, organize and host events, and at times crew LCMM’s replica boats during off-site tours with educational groups. Minimum Age: 18. Reliable private transportation required; valid license. Ability to swim is required.

Maritime Archaeology Technical Officer

This position provides support to the Maritime Archaeology teaching and research activities within the thematic section of History & Archaeology. The Maritime Archaeology program includes under- and post-graduate topics, research by higher degree students, and academic staff-led research projects. The position will also be expected to work with other Technical Officers to support general laboratory and equipment support and to cover periods of leave and high workload. The incumbent will be required to undertake out of hours working, for example when on field trips.