Lecturer in Maritime History


The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University is undergoing a period of expansion and is seeking to consolidate its strong performance in research and teaching by appointing five outstanding Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in History. We welcome applications from anywhere in the world from suitably qualified candidates who are committed to the highest calibre of research and teaching, and who have clear plans for developing individual and collaborative research. Particular preference may be given to applicants whose expertise in History complements our existing research strengths in:

– Public History
– History of Radical Ideas
Maritime History
– Environmental History
– Medical History

You will be expected to: deliver high-quality, impactful research, develop PhD research supervision, innovate in building research collaborations, and help to grow research funding success in History. You will bring an outstanding track record of publications. You will also be expected to demonstrate a commitment to delivering innovative and imaginative, high-quality teaching via a range of research-informed undergraduate and taught postgraduate modules in History and combined honours degree programmes.


2019 Scientific Diver Course

Highly recommend getting your AAUS cert if you can swing the cost and the time.


LUMCON AAUS Science Diver Field Course

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium will be offering a two week AAUS scientific diver field course, July 21- August 02, 2019. The course is open to the public and researchers needing scientific diver training. The course will meet 8-10 hours daily during the two week period and will include academic course work and testing, pool training in emergency response and diving techniques, and at least 12 dives aboard LUMCON research vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Diving will be focused on inshore low visibility conditions and offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Participants are required to reside at LUMCOM during the course and must complete all course prerequisites before arrival. Cost is $1600 all inclusive, except for transportation to and from LUMCON. An application and list of prerequisites can be requested by email though dso@lumcon.edu or mconover@lumcon.edu

16th Century Shipwrecks Conference


The Santa Elena Foundation will present an educational symposium on “Shipwrecks of America’s Lost Century” in Beaufort from April 5 – 6, 2019. This one-day conference gathers together a group of eminent maritime historians and nautical archaeologists to share their understanding of seafaring ventures and shipwrecks from the sixteenth century, America’s Lost Century. SC Humanities supported this program with a Major Grant.

The symposium will include lectures, video presentations, discussions, and Q&A periods covering European activity on America’s southeast coast during the 16thcentury, including the discovery of ten Spanish and French active shipwreck archaeology projects. In addition, the program will include a special recognition of the contributions by Dr. Eugene Lyon in illuminating the early maritime and colonial efforts at Santa Elena and in Spanish La Florida.

Presenters include Carla Rahn Phillips, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Don Keith, Ships of Discovery; Paul Hoffman, Louisiana State University; Barto Arnold, Institute of Nautical Archaeology; Roger Smith, Florida Division of Historical Resources; John Bratten, University of West Florida; Corey Malcom, Mel Fisher Maritime Museum; Chuck Meide, St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program; Brad Loewen, Université de Montréal; Gordon Watts, Tidewater Atlantic Research, Inc; and James Spirek, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology.

A replica of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus’ flagship, will be available for tours on the Beaufort waterfront from March 29 – April 7.

The symposium is ticketed, and registration is required, as seats are limited. To register or for more information, visit https://santa-elena.org/shipwrecks-conference-announcement/.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 21-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.  It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.

PhD Studentship in Maritime Archaeology


Applications are invited for a fully-funded studentship from the Honor Frost Foundation.

The Foundation’s mission is to promote the advancement and research, including publication, of maritime archaeology with particular focus on the eastern Mediterranean. The Foundation is keen to support educational opportunities for students from the primary regions where Honor worked and is supporting a fully funded scholarship in Maritime Archaeology for students from Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria to attend the University of Southampton commencing in September 2019.


The scholarship is primarily for study at MA/MSc level with the possibility of further funding for PhD, but may also be offered at PhD level if there are suitable candidates. Due to funding restrictions, this award is only available to students from Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria.

Students will be registered at the University of Southampton and supervised by experts in the field of Maritime Archaeology.

2019 Maritime Archaeology Surveying Techniques (MAST)

MAST 2019 Announcement

University of Hawaiʻi Marine Option Program in partnership with NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will hold a maritime archaeology field school July 1 – 12, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.  During this two week field experience, students will learn basic underwater archaeological survey and historical research techniques from instructors, Col. Don Froning (USMC) and Dr. Hans Van Tilburg (NOAA Sanctuaries).  Our sites of interest may include various WWII era vessels which will be mapped.  All interested individuals should be fully authorized UH Scientific Divers with a 40’ depth authorization before the start of the field school current through the end of MAST.  This course has openings for 8 qualified students.  For off island students, on-campus housing is available through East-West Center Housing at a reasonable rate, go to  https://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/housing/visitor-housing – for information and reservations.

Offshore Geo


EDF Renewables North America, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables, is a leading North American independent power producer boasting over 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of services. Our mission is to deliver renewable solutions to lead the transition to a sustainable energy future.

Scope of Job:

Responsible for geotechnical and geophysical work during all phase of offshore wind projects, from desktop data acquisition to surveys.

Facilitate identification of geo-risks and report new geo-risks when they arise (eg. UXO, archaeology, boulders etc.).