Underwater Archaeology classes for the sport diving public

The Marine Archaeological and Research and Conservation group in south Florida is hosting a series of classes on underwater archaeology for the sport diving public. The classes are designed to prepare students to participate in public underwater archaeology projects. For more information see the MARC flyer at:


or their website at: http://www.marinearcheology.org/

Questions can be addressed to: Divemarc@bellsouth.net

2009 NASOH Conference, Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 2009 Annual Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History, Steamship Historical Society of America and National Maritime Historical Society

Hosted by the California Maritime Academy, CSU
Vallejo, California

“Ports, Forts and Sports: Maritime Economy, Defense and Recreation through Time and across Space,” the 28th Annual Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) co-sponsored by the
National Maritime Historical Society and Steamship Historical Society of America, will be hosted by the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California, May 14-17, 2009.  The Conference Program Committee invites proposals for papers and sessions exploring all fields of study related to saltwater or navigable freshwater environments. Suggested areas of research include, but are not restricted to, archeology and
anthropology, arts and sciences, history, and/or museum exhibitions. Proposals that identify the unique characteristics and influence of maritime economy, defense and recreation in the Pacific and other ocean
regions are especially encouraged.

The Program Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers and full sessions, preferring panels with three papers and a chair. Proposals should include a brief abstract of 500 words for each paper,
plus a one-page abstract for proposed panels, and a brief bio of 200 words for each participant, including chairs. Graduate students arestrongly encouraged to submit proposals for presentations. Accommodations for PowerPoint presentations will be provided; however, any other requirements, including audio-visual equipment, special outlets, or accommodations for disabilities should be included in the proposal.  Scholars interested in chairing sessions are welcome to send a brief bio to the Program Committee Co-chairs. Please note that all participants must register for the conference. Specific questions may be directed to Program Committee Co-Chair, Bill Thiesen at thiesen@earthlink.net. The deadline for submissions is December 1st,
2008. For further information, visit NASOH’s web site at www.nasoh.org and click on the “Annual Conference” button.

Send or email submissions to the two Program Committee Co-Chairs listed

Victor T. Mastone       James M. Allan
Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources    Saint Mary’s College of California                     
Commonwealth of Massachusetts   Department of Anthropology, PO Box 4613
251 Causeway Street, Suite 800  1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Boston, MA 02114        Moraga, CA 94556
victor.mastone@state.ma.us      jallan@stmarys-ca.edu

Program Committee:
Timothy G. Lynch, California Maritime Academy, CSU, Conference Coordinator
James M. Allan, Saint Mary’s College of California, Co-Chair
Victor T. Mastone, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Co-Chair
William H. Thiesen, United States Coast Guard, Co-Chair
Catherine M. Green, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
C. Douglas Kroll, College of the Desert
Christopher P. Magra, California State University-Northridge
Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Central Carolina Community College
Amy M. Mitchell-Cook, University of West Florida
James M. Morris, Christopher Newport University (emeritus)
Brian J. Payne, Old Dominion University
Warren C. Riess, University of Maine
Gene Allen Smith, Texas Christian University
Kathleen B. Williams, Cogswell Polytechnical College
Channing M. Zucker, United States Navy (ret.)

16 August 2008

1) Chesapeake Bay African American Heritage Conference, August 16-17, 2008

On August 16-17, a conference will be held to bring together educators, parents, and students for a weekend of presentations and activities celebrating African Americans on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The conference will take place at Sojourner-Douglass College, and the Douglass-Myers Maritime Park, both in Baltimore.

This 2-day conference will combine regional experts and their presentations with oral histories, video, and personal testimonies. The second day of this unique conference will feature sailing lessons with sailors from the Universal Sailing Club. The outcome is to develop a greater understanding of the region, country, and world by viewing history through the lens of African American waterfront communities, occupations, and lifestyles on the Chesapeake Bay.

When: Saturday, August 16. 9:00am, Sunday August 17, 12:30pm.

Where: Sojourner-Douglass College, 500 North Caroline St. Baltimore, MD
21205 Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1417 Thames St. Baltimore, MD 21231

For more information:

Conference Website: http://aamaritime.org/home

Story on WJZ-TV Channel 13 with Kai Jackson:


Marcus Asante or Brian Morrison, PhD.
Conference Coordinators

2) Maritime Archaeology and Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean, Conference, September 18-20, Madrid, Spain

Maritime Archaeology and Ancient Trade in the Mediterranean

Madrid, Spain, 18-20 September 2008

This conference will seek to explore the contribution of maritime  archaeology to the understanding of trade and exchange in the region  of the ancient Mediterranean. Papers will examine issues such as sea  routes and trade patterns, the links between shipwrecks and the  ancient economy and between land-based archaeology and maritime  commerce. The conference will also concentrate on the evidence from  ports and shipwrecks and their connections with wider Mediterranean  trading networks. Finally there will be a special session devoted to  Egyptian production, ports and trading routes. For more information see: http://www.ocma.ox.ac.uk/events

3) Classical Marine Archaeologist?, Brooklyn College, closes November 14

The Department of Classics invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall 2009 semester. We seek applicants trained in the literature and material culture of ancient Greece, with a research specialization in the pre-Classical period, particularly in the relations of ancient Greece with other Mediterranean and Near Eastern cultures such as Mesopotamia or the Black Sea littoral. Candidates must have a proven record of teaching the ancient Greek language at all levels and be qualified to teach a core curriculum course in ancient culture, through which Brooklyn College students are exposed to Homer and Bronze Age culture as well as other periods and genres through the Roman era. Brooklyn College emphasizes a strong tie between research and teaching, and this position is intended to contribute in particular to two concentrations with the Classics major: Languages and Material Culture.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong promise as scholar and teacher, and must have the Ph.D. by July 1, 2009. We seek applicants committed to undergraduate and graduate education at a public, urban institution that serves a highly diverse student body.

A letter of application with curriculum vitae and brief writing sample of about 20 pages, as well as a dossier including three letters of recommendation, should be sent to Professor Liv Yarrow, Chair of the Search Committee, Classics Department, Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2008; applications received after that date may not be considered. We will conduct preliminary interviews at the APA/AIA Meeting in Philadelphia. For further information, please contact Professor Liv Yarrow (718 951-5560 or yarrow@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

Brooklyn College is an AA/EO/IRCA/ADA employer.

4) Assistant Historian, Canadian War Museum, Canadian Naval History, closes August 27

5) 2009 Naval History Symposium, US Naval Academy, paper proposals due 10 January 2009

2009 Naval History Symposium

The History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at its 2009 Naval History Symposium in Annapolis, Maryland, from 10-12 September 2009. The 2007 symposium was extremely successful, with over 300 in attendance and 138 papers presented.

Proposals on any aspect of naval and maritime history are welcome. Paper proposals should include an abstract not exceeding 250 words and a one-page vita. Panel proposals are also encouraged and should contain an abstract and vita for each panelist. Please mail proposals to Commander C.C. Felker, History Department (12C), 107 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5044; or send electronic proposals to felker@usna.edu. The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 January 2009. The program committee expects to finalize the program in February 2009. Final versions of papers are due by 1 August 2009.

A limited number of travel stipends are available to scholars residing outside the United States and graduate students within the United States. Please indicate your desire to apply for a travel stipend in the cover letter or email that contains your proposal.

The program committee will award prizes to the best papers presented at the Symposium. As in the past, we will publish selected papers at a later date.

Information on the 2009 symposium can be found online at www.usna.edu/History/symposium. Specific inquiries should be directed to CDR C.C. Felker at email felker@usna.edu.

13 August 2008

1) AIMA/ASHA/AAMH Conference

The extension on the call for papers/posters for the AIMA/AHSA/AAMH Conference September 2008, Adelaide, South Australia *ends this Friday 15 August*.

A list of session abstracts are available on the conference website and can be accessed at:

Please use the online form to submit paper and poster proposals. Paper and poster proposals should be no more than 150 words. Papers will be either 15 or 20 minutes long depending on the number of papers proposed. The deadline for paper and poster proposals is 15 August 2008. Registration will remain open and you can do this on the website as well.

Workshops are still open for participants, but will be filling up shortly. Registration for conference workshops should be conducted through the workshop organisers. Workshops on offer include:
Data Management in Maritime Archaeology Using Site Recorder 4
Organiswer: Jennifer.McKinnon@flinders.edu.au
Don’t Just Dig It – What about the Future of Archaeological Collections?
Organiser: Walshe.Keryn@saugov.sa.gov.au
Introduction to Conservation Issues Related to Underwater Cultural
Sites Organiser: Jennifer.McKinnon@flinders.edu.au

Please continue to check the website for more updates on events and speakers.

Jennifer McKinnon
Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology
Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, SA 5001
(+61 eight) 8201 5875
(+61 eight) 8201 2784 fax

2) 2008 Nautical Archaeology Society Conference

Please be advised that the Nautical Archaeology Society 2008 Annual Conference will be held from the 7th to 9th November 2008, with the lectures taking place on Satruday 8th November 2008 at Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (UK).

NAS 2008  offers an opportunity to discuss research, reveiw recent archaeological activies, and exchange ideas on investigating, researching, and managing our underwater and maritime cultural heritage.

We have a new speaker added to the line-up. Dr Mark Holley of Michagan College. Mark will discuss new methods of rapid field survey of archaeological sites. His paper will nicely compliment that of other speakers: Matthew Harpster, Philip Robertson, Mike Williams, Rebecca Stalker, Mark Beattie-Edwards, and Gordon LePard.  Additional speakers will be announced speakers shortly.

If you have any questions about the event, please visit the Conference pages of the NAS Website
http://www.nasportsmouth.org.uk/news/conference2008.php, or phone, fax or email the NAS Head Office using the details below.

The NAS 2008 Annual Conference is proudly supported by RUCO, English Heritage, Historic Scotland, PADI, BSAC, SAA, and Action Stations.
Sarah Ward
Nautical Archaeology Society
Fort Cumberland
Fort Cumberland Road
Portsmouth PO4 9LD
United Kingdom

Ph/Fax:  + 44 (0) 23 9281 8419     
Mobile:   + 44 (0) 7969 027 939

Email:     sarah@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org
Web:       http://www.nasportsmouth.org.uk/

3) Education Volunteers interested in Underwater Archaeology

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) is looking for an education volunteer to help develop our online programs.   The MUA works with underwater archaeologists from around the world by publishing their work online and has developed an educational resource with great potential.  The education coordinator would help us develop further online resources and hands on kits for teachers.  So if you have an interest in underwater archaeology and would like to get more involved please contact me with any questions you might have at:


Educators with various levels of online technical experience are encouraged to volunteer.  Thanks, and good luck with the coming semester!

Best regards,

T Kurt Knoerl
The Museum of Underwater Archaeology

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