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.