Underwater Archaeology in Northern European Rivers and Lakes


under the motto

Underwater Archaeology in Northern European Rivers and Lakes”

Our call for papers sent in June 2008 has met great response from all over Europe. 28 papers from 9 different countries will be held on 20 – 22 February 2009 at the Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel. The event is organised in collaboration between the DEGUWA (German Society for the Promotion of Underwater Archaeology), the local department of prehistoric archaeology and its affiliated study group AMLA (Study Group for Maritime and Limnic Archaeology) and – last not least – the National German Maritime Museum. The cultural programme – encompassing guided tours, dive trails and other excursions – commences already on Tuesday, the 17th February.

Please visit our website for further information: http://www.deguwa.org/

The conference programme could be downloaded directly as PDF at:
http://www.deguwa.org/documents/IPR_XIV_programm_e.pdf (English version)
http://www.deguwa.org/documents/IPR_XIV_programm_d.pdf (German version)

Please note that the online-registration closes already on 31st January 2009. Subsequent registrations could be only made at the conference office.

We hope to meet you in Kiel!

Daniel Zwick

Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society’s 2009 Intro Course in Underwater Archaeology

Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society’s 2009 Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology

The Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society (MAHS) still has several openings for its annual Introductory Course in Underwater Archaeology starting Wednesday, January 28, 2009.  The course consists of nine evening sessions (7:30-9:00pm) on Wednesday nights at the McLean High School, Media Center, 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA, and a pool session.  The cost of the course is $150. (Make checks payable to MAHS, PO Box 44382, L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20026)  Course texts, which are optional, are expected to cost about $25.  The class is open to all interested persons. Directions to McLean High School are found on our website www.mahsnet.org

 2009 Underwater Archaeology Course Schedule

 Jan 28            Introduction to Underwater Archaeology

Feb 4              Archival Research

Feb 18            Ship’s  Architecture

Feb 25            Position Fixing and Search Methods

Mar 4              Surveying, Recording and Mapping

Mar 18            Photography and Video Documentation

Mar 25            Conservation of Artifacts

Apr 1              Ethics and the Law

Apr 22            Project Planning and Report Preparation

Apr 29/May 6 Snow Dates if earlier session canceled

TBD Sat/Sun-Apr/May  Survey and Mapping Pool Session

 If your schedule or location do  not permit attending these evening classes, MAHS also offers the course on a ten video cassette series with instructor guide for $199.95.  For further info on the video course contact us at the e-mail above.

Upon completion of the introductory course, the student who is a certified scuba diver will be eligible to enroll in an underwater archaeology field school to be held in Key Largo, FL June 25-28, 2009 or in local area field schools to be scheduled later.  PADI certifications in underwater/maritime archaeology are available to graduates of these courses. 

MAHS is an internationally recognized non- profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the research and preservation of our maritime heritage and to increasing the general public’s awareness of this heritage.  As part of our charter, we hold monthly meetings with guest speakers, conduct various underwater archaeology courses and field schools annually, and participate in various interesting and exciting archaeological and historical projects.

 For further information about the course see our website at www.mahsnet.org or e-mail us at the address listed above.

14 December 2008

1) HABS/HAER Maritime Documentation Internship Program, closes February 1

2) Assistant Registrar, Australian National Maritime Museum, closes January 9

3) Research and Statistical Officer, 2 posts, Government of Nova Scotia; “Extensive knowledge of 18th century British and French Imperial history, and 18th and 19th century Maritime history.” NCD

4) Exhibit Production Staff
Immediate openings for Exhibit Production Staff working on the Sailors Speak exhibit at the USS Constitution Museum! The Sailors Speak Exhibition is an NEH-funded project about the lives of sailors aboard USS Constitution in 1812 based upon the prototype exhibit, “A Sailor’s Life For Me?” which is documented at: familylearningforum.org The exhibition will reflect the best possible family learning and scholarly practices. Production staff will assist in the construction and completion of the Sailors Speak exhibition. Duties may include: shop carpentry to build exhibit elements including interactives, graphic design/production ‑ preparing files for printing, and assisting with any additional supplementary activities related to the completion of the Sailors Speak Exhibition. Experience in museum exhibition production preferable; some carpentry or graphic design experience required. Part-time or full-time, seasonal, hourly rate depends on experience. The exhibition will open in May 2009. We are looking for creative team players that can help bring this exciting project to completion. To apply please email resume to: rkiihne@ussconstitutionmuseum.org. Application Deadline: December 22, 2008. EOE

Maritime Archaeology Conservator

Position #000382

Maritime Archaeology

The History Department of East Carolina University invites applications from experienced Archaeological Conservators for a new renewable fixed term position to begin on August 17, 2009 in its Program in Maritime Studies, a distinguished graduate program offering the MA in nautical archaeology and maritime history.  Completed M.A. is required, and candidates must be certified to dive, at the time of application.  The holder of the
position will be responsible for laboratory and field conservation (50%), teaching (40%), and field project planning and service (10%). 

Specific duties will include teaching courses in conservation techniques and field methodologies, grant and report writing, use of remote sensing apparatus (magnetometer, side scan, ROV, and supporting software including Hypack and ArcView), and conservation laboratory management. Applicants must complete a candidate profile and submit a curriculum vita and letter of application online at www.jobs.ecu.edu. In addition, applicants should arrange for original graduate transcripts and three current letters of recommendation to be sent to:

Dr. Lawrence Babits, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.

Screening will begin January 2, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting a disability accommodation should call the ECU Office of Disability Support Services at 252-737-1016(Voice/TTY/Relay). Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at time of employment.

6 December 2008

1) Archaeological Institute of America Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships, Link and Link

2) ADMAT Maritime Archaeology Field School in the Dominican Republic January 3-November 13, 2009, Various Dates

3) Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Field School, January 13-February 15

4) Underwater Archaeology Field School in the Mediterranean, Ecomuseum of the Cape of Cavalleria, April 27-November 14, 2009, Various Dates

5) University of West Florida Summer 2009 Field Schools

6) East Carolina University 2009 Field Schools

7) Head of Learning, River and Rowing Museum, closes January 5

New Program in Underwater Archaeology

On the 23rd of October 2008, the Alexandria University – Egypt announced the inauguration of the Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage. The Centre is the first of its kind in the Arab Region dedicated to providing education and training at a postgraduate level in aspects of Maritime and Underwater Archaeology.

The creation of the Centre is funded through a grant from the Trans-European mobility scheme for university studies (Tempus), as well as a number of corporations and private donors.

The establishment of the Centre is a collaborative project between eight consortium members from the EU and Egypt fronted by the University of Southampton – UK. In addition to the Alexandria University, the consortium includes the Nautical Archaeology Society – UK, the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport – Egypt, the Supreme Council for Antiquities – Egypt, the Centre for Alexandrian Studies – France, the University of Ulster – UK and the Université de Provence – France.

Collectively the consortium members provide the necessary academic, technical and administrative expertise required for the achievement of the centre’s objectives.

The Centre offers a postgraduate Diploma and Master of Arts degrees in Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage, which aims to provide graduates from different backgrounds with a sound theoretical and
methodological foundation in the investigation, interpretation and management of the maritime and underwater archaeological resource within its wider context.

For more information please contact:

Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage

Faculty of Art

Alexandria University

Hussein Sobhi Street, El-Shatbi 21526



Phone: +2 010 520 3650

Fax: +203 4810 599

E-mail: centreformaritimearchaeology@gmail.com

Emad Khalil, PhD.


Centre for Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage

Faculty of Arts

Alexandria University

4 December 2008

1) Director, Norwegian Maritime Museum, closes December 18

2) Palynologist/Paleoecologist, Maritime Archaeology, English Heritage, closes December 8

(You will also maintain working relationships with the Maritime Archaeology team, building on a special interest in the coastal and marine aspects of environmental archaeology. )

3) Executive Director
Executive Director – New Hampshire Boat Museum seeks dynamic leader to advance Museum through successful fund-raising and development and to oversee day-to-day operations. Museum is located in Wolfeboro, NH. Museum outreach programs include Youth, Family & Women’s Boat Building, Community Sailing, Lecture Series, Boat Auction, Antique Boathouse Tour, Boat Show and biennial Vintage Raceboat Regatta. Hands-on Board, part-time staff and over 150 active volunteers support activities. Executive Director will report to Board’s Vice-Chairman, and be an integral part of local community. Ideal candidate will have proven track record managing and growing the funding base of a non-profit, skills in marketing, strategic planning, human resources management, financial management, educational programming and museum management. College degree with emphasis in Museum Management, and/or 6+ years of senior development experience for a non-profit is desired. This is challenging position for creative person who wants to direct an expanding museum involved in historic preservation, artifact acquisition, and community outreach. An EOE, NHBM offers competitive package including salary, health insurance and other benefits. Please send resume, by December 12, 2008, with availability and salary requirements to: NH Boat Museum, Attn: Hank Why, PO Box 1195, Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03894, Or Email to: hwhy@nhbm.org Website: www.nhbm.org  

4) Writing Internship
The USS Constitution Museum is seeking a volunteer or intern interested in carrying out a large-scale writing project in the fall and/or spring of 2008-2009. Using information compiled by Museum researchers, the applicant will craft succinct and engaging biographical profiles of sailors who served on board USS Constitution during the War of 1812. Applicants should have strong writing skills and some familiarity with military or naval history. Knowledge of Microsoft Access is beneficial but not necessary. Schedule is flexible; may be done for credit (at the discretion of the intern’s educational institution); this internship is unpaid. Send letter of interest (please specify availability), resume, and writing sample to Research Coordinator, USS Constitution Museum, P.O. Box 1812, Charlestown, MA, 02129 or email mbrenckle@ussconstitutionmuseum.org.

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