2 PostDocs: Archaeology of the Manila Galleon

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Prof. Montón Subías is interested in sponsoring up to 2 postdoctoral students working in any subject related to the previous projects including the Archaeology of Colonialism, the Archaeology of Gender and the Archaeology of the Manila Galleon. In addition, experts in 3D model tools for architecture reconstruction will be also accepted to work in the preservation, protection and presentation to the general public of the archaeological sites excavated within the project ABERIGUA.
closing date (expressions of interest): 31 May 2020

Call for manuscripts: Special Issue “Advanced Technologies for Maritime and Underwater Archaeology”


Dear Colleagues,

Underwater cultural heritage (UCH) is a crucial asset for the knowledge of humankind’s history and traditions. It is tangible evidence of past human life that has to be protected for ensuring its accessibility to present and future generations.

The documentation, preservation, and dissemination of UCH is an open challenge that is strongly interdisciplinary because it involves collaboration among various experts from different sectors like archaeology, geology, biology, marine science, engineering, robotics, computer science, and numerous other disciplines.

This Special Issue intends to collect original and high-quality research articles and technical notes devoted to the knowledge of underwater materials and promote innovative methodologies, applications, and emerging technological solutions on the subject of materials that lie underwater.

Submissions are welcome that contribute to providing a multidisciplinary forum for cutting-edge scientific and technological issues in materials science, underwater archaeology, archaeometry, cultural heritage, alteration and aging, climate impact, case studies, and other related fields involving the large and varied community of experts from around the globe working in the underwater cultural heritage field.

Contributions are invited on the following topics:

  • 3D imaging technologies for the documentation of underwater sites;
  • Sensing, diagnostic, and monitoring technologies for UCH;
  • Advanced data processing technologies applied to the conservation and monitoring of UCH;
  • Characterization and diagnostics of underwater materials;
  • Conservation state assessment and conservation-restoration technologies for underwater archaeological sites and objects;
  • Case studies dealing with conservation and valorization of UCH;
  • Digital technologies for the exploitation of UCH.

Prof. Dr. Fabio Bruno
Dr. Antonio Lagudi
Dr. Michela Ricca
Guest Editor

Director of Humanities, US Merchant Marine Academy


This position is that of the Head, Department of Humanities, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. The Academy, one of the five Federal Academies, is a degree granting institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Upon graduation, Midshipmen (male and female) are awarded Bachelor of Science degrees, credentialed as Merchant Marine Officers by the U.S. Coast Guard, and commissioned as officers in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is looking for a new Department Head for its Humanities Department. It might be a good fit for a naval or maritime historian.





Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Regional Bureau in Cairo and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist at the Culture Unit, the Individual Consultant will prepare a working paper on the education and training programmes on the UCH management in the Arab Region. The working paper will inform the development of a regional capacity building programme in this area.


Master’s degree in maritime archaeology, heritage management, and education.

Minimum 10 year-experience in education and training related to maritime archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage management

Excellent research and writing skills in English.


Previous experience in preparing reports preferably on maritime archaeology, Underwater Cultural Heritage management, and heritage education.

Interested individuals are invited to submit additional documents including CV to UNESCO Cairo Office at the email address to cairo@unesco.orgwith a copy toa.el-sheikh@unesco.org and a.takahashi@unesco.org indicating the title of this position by the deadline of 10 May 2020.

Archaeological Projects Needed

Seeking Archaeological Projects Worldwide!

We are seeking Archaeological Projects Worldwide!
We are working with a major international broadcaster to develop a new series looking at upcoming archaeological projects around the world and we need your involvement to make it a success!

We ideally need projects coming up in the next 18 months, once restrictions related to the Corona Virus can be safely lifted.
Projects big, small and everything in between are needed! We want to hear from you about your current or planned projects, who is in your team and the organisations you work in.

How to Apply!
If you are interested in submitting your project to us, please get in touch with us at casting@pastpreservers.com with further details about your plans. We will need the dates of your planned work, the scope of the work and its aims and links to a project website if available.

If you wish to update your details or are not already registered with us, you can now do this online at https://forms.gle/f3sbAcvBccnx9dAE6

Shipwreck Webinar

Ocean Encounters Virtual Event Series

Wednesday, May 6, 2020  |  7:30 – 8:30 p.m. EST

The Science of Shipwrecks

Speakers: Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard and
WHOI Biologist Kirstin Meyer-Kaiser

There are an estimated three million shipwrecks across the seafloor. These sites provide important insight into human history and culture. They are also home to rich ecosystems of interest to marine scientists. Renowned explorer Dr. Robert Ballard and WHOI scientist Dr. Kirstin Meyer-Keyser will provide a fascinating overview of some of the many, surprising facts that can be learned from shipwrecks.

Preservation & Curatorial Intern, SS United States Conservancy (Philadelphia, PA)


The SS United States Conservancy, a national nonprofit organization founded in 2004, is dedicated to protecting, revitalizing, and promoting the historic ocean liner SS United States, the largest passenger ship ever built in America and current holder of the transatlantic speed record. “America’s Flagship” transported four U.S. presidents, business moguls, movie stars, tourists, artists and authors, and immigrants, and the vessel is one of the sole surviving iconic ocean liners from the golden age of trans-Atlantic travel.

The SS United States Conservancy purchased the SS United States in February of 2011 and is currently working to secure her future as a mixed-use, stationary development which will include a SS United States museum. The Conservancy is moving full speed ahead on its goals of building its permanent collection of archives, art, and artifacts from the SS United States. Our dedicated staff is always diligently exploring how to best preserve, celebrate, and disseminate the range of items in the Conservancy’s collections through not only various social media platforms but also through unique opportunities and partnerships with museums, institutions, and other organizations.

Guided by a prominent board of directors and advisory council, the Conservancy currently has a small team based in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and New York. The organization has members hailing from all 50 states and 22 nations worldwide.

For more information about the organization and its mission, visit http://www.ssusc.org.

Post Doc in Underwater Archaeology



Marie Curie Post-doc Positions at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice “Expression of Interest” for hosting Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows–Call 2020

PhD in Archaeology or in History

The fellow should have experience in maritime/underwater archaeology or in nautical history

The fellow should have leadership abilities and international experience in research and/or teaching.

We are interested in Marie Skłodowska-Curie research proposals coveringthe following topics:1) Maritime archaeology

2) Underwater archaeology

3) Nautical history

Forensic Archaeologist


The Forensic Archaeologist will provide professional and scientific expertise to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) on a full-time basis, and will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides professional forensic and archaeological laboratory analysis and designs and implements analyses of a variety of materials associated with covered conflicts, including the Cold War, Vietnam War, Korean Conflict and World War II.
  • Serves as an expert in fundamental spatial concepts for assessing, visualizing and managing data using software, such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Surfer, and GoogleEarthPro.
  • Serves as a scientific-decision maker to create and iteratively execute an archaeological strategy to excavate a site and forensically process any evidence.
  • May deploy up to 140 days a year to recovery sites (both foreign and domestic) which may include remote, isolated, and/or austere environments.

NHHC Historian


You will serve as a Supervisory Historian, acting as the Section Head Historian, at the NAVAL HISTORY AND HERITAGE COMMAND (NHHC).

  • You will serve as the principle advisor to the Branch Head and Deputy Branch Head on historical scholarship and policy.
  • You will direct and lead the research and analytical products created by one of three sections within the Histories Branch.
  • You will serve as the immediate supervisor, with a focus on junior and/or newly hired historians, responsible for training, tracking pay and leave issues, making annual employee evaluations, and recommending performance personnel actions.
  • You will develop and oversee future research planning and execution.
  • You will plan, research, and prepare original studies, monographs, briefings, and booklets that furnish detailed historical background to Navy issues and provide historical support to naval activities.
  • You will assign, review, and provide responses to external and internal historical inquiries.



This position is located in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, in the Division of Cultural Resources and Museum Management.

San Francisco Maritime NHP includes historic vessels, historic buildings and landscapes, a maritime museum building, and a vast array of maritime collections, archives, and a unique small craft. It has the largest museum and research collection in the National Park Service, and the Maritime Research Center represents an immense resource for San Francisco and Pacific Coast maritime history. Please visit find a park for additional park information.



Museum Conservators perform critical work that involves the application of professional conservation techniques in an effort to maintain art objects. These individuals have a key responsibility to prepare museum collections and objects for storage, research, or exhibition. Museum Conservators also conduct research of art objects in an effort to preserve a record and history of various objects. These individuals are also responsible for supervising subordinates to include the assignment and review of work performed, and assisting them as it relates to job training and education.


Instructional Assistant Professor position in Nautical Archaeology (RE-Posted)

Nobody applied? Re-posted yesterday.


The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a temporary, full-time, nine-month, non-tenure Instructional Assistant Professor position in Nautical Archaeology, starting in the Fall 2020 academic semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses per semester (Fall and Spring semesters). Courses in the Fall semester includeHistorical Archaeology,Archaeological Artifact Conservation, andAnalytical Archaeology; courses in the Spring semester will be determined at the time of appointment based on the candidates expertise and departmental needs. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the operation of the Conservation Research Laboratory, as well as the administration of the departments MS degree in Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience and a demonstrated ability to teach electives in Historical Archaeology, Nautical Archaeology, and Conservation.

About the university:Texas A&M Universityis a public land-grant institution that serves undergraduates who are primarily from the state of Texas, along with a graduate and faculty body from around the world. We are a member of the Association of American Universities and our academic professional track faculty are evaluated on their teaching and service records.TheADVANCE centerprovides a wide range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities to support faculty in their professional and personal success.

About the department: TheAnthropology Departmentis made up of 23full-time tenure-track faculty. Along with Nautical Archaeology we have programs in Biological Anthropology, Terrestrial Archaeology, and Cultural Anthropology.The department houses two Centers, the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation and the Center for the Study of the First Americans, as well as the Conservation Research Lab. The Nautical Archaeology faculty focus primarily, though not exclusively, on maritime activity in the ancient Mediterranean and medieval Europe, as well as world-wide seafaring in the historic period, and share a common interest in ship construction, old world seafaring, world seafaring, and the conservation and recording of archaeological material.

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Research Fellow


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 May 1st, 2020, and ending September 29, 2021. 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.

Master’s degree in Maritime Studies, History, or Anthropology with a field specialization in underwater archaeology, and who is certified to Register of Professional Archaeologist standards is required.

A preference will be given to candidates with Advanced SCUBA certification and qualifications from the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). Candidates who have experience working on battlefield archaeological sites, with advanced GIS and remote sensing experience, and experience with project planning, execution, and post-processing datasets will be given preference.


Archaeological Conservation Free Webinar

Conservation of Cultural Heritage Recovered from Terrestrial and Marine Sites

In 2019, Dr Ian MacLeod visited the NZ Branch of the ACA to deliver a guest lecture series. For those of you who weren’t able to catch it, Dr MacLeod has kindly agreed to present this lecture as a webinar.


Our island nations are littered with historic shipwrecks which have been recording the microenvironment of the oceans since 1622 off the Western Australian coast. A study of the layers of decay recorded on degraded metal objects provides climate and corrosion scientists with a unique insight into the changing conditions on the seabed and with data on seawater temperatures.

After 40 years of applied research, Dr MacLeod has developed a series of novel conservation treatments which have extended the lives of thousands of artefacts. Overseas projects include the in-situ conservation of the WWI submarine HMAS AE2, which penetrated the Dardanelles on the first ANZAC Day and so saved the lives of hundreds of New Zealand and Australian troops. Work on early bronze age sites in Turkey has shown that in-situ measurements of pH, voltage and chloride ion activities in soil profiles has enabled prediction of treatment needs of bronze objects recovered from those historic sites.

Event Details

This webinar will take place at 5:00 PM AEST.


Dr Ian MacLeod

Marine Archaeologist


  • Start Date: Approx June 2020
  • Duration: Approx 2 months
  • Location: Italy and France
UTM Consultants is looking for a Marine Archaeologist with strong experience in offshore investigations to assist our client with their upcoming project. Fluency in Italian and proficiency in French would also be desirable.
This assignment is in Italy and France. It is due to start approx June 2020 and is expected to last approximately 2 months.

USACE Archaeologist, Mobile

USACE Mobile District is looking for a maritime archaeologist:


This position includes work associated with cultural, tribal, historic, environmental, and archeological investigations, studies, and reports. Work involves conducting field investigations, preparing, coordinating, and reviewing reports and/or information necessary to ensure that work authorized by a Department of the Army (DA) permits are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Conduct terrestrial and maritime investigations to ensure that work is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

One year of specialized experience which includes; 1.) Directing, coordinating, and performing terrestrial and maritime investigations for evaluation of historic and prehistoric cultures, 2.) Preparing cost estimates for cultural resources contracts, 3.) Designing and preparing scopes of work for cultural resources contracts, and 4.) Implementing policy and procedural guidance utilizing the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws and regulations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11 or above.)

CRDIP Cultural Resource Management Assistant

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE CRDIP Cultural Resource Management Assistant interested in dedicating 11 weeks in support of the National Park Service at George Washington Memorial Parkway in McLean, Virginia.

This is an opportunity to engage in a number of cultural resource program area activities in addition to having an opportunity to focus on a specifically defined project or projects. Projects can include assisting with archeological investigations, conducting historical research, gaining experience with archival and library records and materials, CRM files, helping with the curation of museum collections, performing architectural conservation projects on historic structures, and assisting with cultural landscape management tasks.
Start: June 2020

Duration: *11 weeks minimum commitment required*
The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program(CRDIP)is a special professional development program offering that supports undergraduate and graduate students, from underrepresented populations, who wish to gain exposure to and experience in the historic preservation/cultural resources fields of work. Applicants must be 18-35 and either A) in pursuit of a higher education degree or B) still be within two years of graduation from a degree program.
Check out CRDIP.org for more information on the program.

Project Website: For more information regarding the George Washington Memorial Parkway, or the National Park Service, please visit: http://www.nps.gov/gwmp. For more information on ACE, please visit: http://www.usaconservation.org.
Compensation: The ACE CRDIP member will receive $440/week paid out every two weeks.
AmeriCorps: This position may be eligible for a 300-hour ($1,289.95) AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service hours. Additional enrollment is required.
Housing: Park housing is not provided, but reasonable housing costs in the area will be covered by ACE. Dorm rooms at local colleges and universities, rooms at local rental properties, or other member program housing (e.g. WISH- Washington Intern Student Housing) is available at market prices.
Project Goals: The member will learn about NPS Cultural Resources Management Guidelines, the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties, and other CRM procedures.

Educational experiences would include having the selectee learn:

  • Introductory archeological skills and concepts while assisting with projects that require archeological field and lab work.
  • To read plans, drawings, construction documents, and maps.
  • To assist with research such as reviewing planting plans, vista and viewshed plans, landscape documents, and other similar materials to assess the current conditions of GWMP cultural landscapes and work with landscape architects to improve conditions.
  • Records management and help with the continued organization, management, cataloging, and filing of records materials to assure that all GWMP cultural resource management records, archives, and library resource files and materials are appropriately accounted for under NPS Guidelines.

Opportunities will occur to attend project meetings and perform work to help with rehabilitation of historic structures, monuments, and memorials, working with the architectural conservator and historical architect. Opportunities will exist for reviewing archived drawings and plans and historic maps to help identify potential historic resources and ascertain current proposed project impacts on these resources.
Position Description: The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) CRDIP member would be able to engage in a number of cultural resource program area activities in addition to having an opportunity to focus on a specifically defined project or projects, as this will provide the broadest experience in the wide range of activities undertaken by a park Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Program.

Specific Projects could include:

  • Assisting with Phase I Archeological Investigations ahead of park development projects.
  • Providing background research on cultural resources and historic properties for Section 106 compliance documents.
  • Analyzing the historic 1932 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Planting Plan of the GWMP to help survey for missing elements to identify restoration areas in the cultural landscape.
  • Conducting preservation maintenance conservation work on park memorials.
  • Conducting maritime history research related to underwater archeological sites within the park.
  • Helping to develop a stronger web presence for the GWMP CRM Program.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their skills and experience through their resume and application and be in pursuit of obtaining or within two years of having obtained a Bachelor/Master/PhD degree in history, anthropology, cultural resource management, archaeology, public history, or other relevant field.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Must be 18 to 35 years of age and are in pursuit of a higher education degree or within two years of graduation.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals within NPS.
  • Must have effective communication skills with diverse audiences;
  • Ability to self-direct alone and effectively participate in a group or small team environments.
  • Must have a strong interest in the cultural resources field.
  • Must have the ability to conduct historical research.
  • Ability to engage in occasional physical activities associated with field projects.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation. A personal vehicle is required.
  • English proficiency is necessary.
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required.

Please note: Marijuana and other controlled substances are not allowed at any time during the performance of duties or while on federal property, regardless of State law or qualified medical marijuana card status. ACE reserves the right to drug test at any time.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, thoughtful cover letter, and contact information for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: https://usaconservation.applicantpool.com/jobs/. Early consideration will be given as applications are received. This posting may close at any time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Michelle Daneri at (385) 228 7827 or mdaneri@usaconservation.org with any questions not identified herein.

EOE: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.