Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History jobs

Youth Diving With a Purpose

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 24, 2017

FREE Maritime Archaeology training program in Biscayne National Park, Florida

Dates: July 16th – July 26th (some students opt to stay a few extra days to participate in a coral restoration program)

Submission Deadline: Apply by March 15th (fully refundable $200 registration fee)

Requirements: Ages 16-21, minimum or 20 logged dives, and excellent buoyancy skills

Brief Description: Students will learn the basics of underwater archeology while mapping a ship wreck in Florida. Successful completion of the course will earn the student an UW archeology dive certification.

For More Info: Applications are available in dive class. YDWP website

University of Exeter, Mphil/PhD

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 23, 2017


The Centre for Maritime Historical Studies was the first of its kind in a British university and seeks to promote research into economic, social, political, naval and environmental aspects of the British maritime past from the earliest times to the present day, drawing also on European and international experience. Staff from the Centre supervise PhD students and are willing to provide supervision in the following areas of research:

  • maritime history from the Middle Ages to today;
  • business history and maritime trade;
  • port cities and communities;
  • mariners welfare and education;
  • naval history from the Middle Ages to the present day;
  • naval leadership from the late 17th century to the mid 20th century;
  • British naval administration and logistics;
  • Mediterranean maritime history from the Middle Ages to the 18th century;
  • African maritime history and port cities.

As a research student, you will be able to draw on excellent resources including the Exeter Local Maritime Archives Project database.

The Centre holds termly research seminars (in conjunction with the Society for Nautical Research), an annual international Maritime History Conference and a twice-yearly Strategic Policy Studies Group symposium (with associated publication).

Visit the Centre for Maritime Historical Studies website to find our more about our research interests and activities.

Research topic and proposal

If you are considering studying for an MPhil or PhD, you will need to pinpoint the topic in which you wish to undertake your research and identify members of academic staff who specialise in this area and can offer you supervision. Visit our staff profiles or research supervision web pages for more information about individual research interests.

Once you have identified your research area, you will need to prepare a research proposal which outlines the specific area you wish to study and submit this with your application.

Guidelines on submitting an MPhil/PhD application, including guidelines on writing a research proposal, can be found on our dedicated How to apply pages.
Read more at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/history/maritime/#Zki1mr7kYz4A7JHr.99

MA or PhD in Maritime Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 23, 2017

Honor Frost Foundation Masters and/or Doctoral Awards in Maritime Archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton

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 and Syria to attend the University of Southampton in September 2017.


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. This award is only available to students from Cyprus, Lebanon and Syria.

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

Closes 11 May.

South Africa Maritime Archaeology Posts

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 20, 2017

Might have missed the deadline, but check anyway.


5 Maritime Archaeology jobs posted on here.

2 Post Docs in Maritime Archaeology

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 20, 2017

Project description

The NWO-project “Maritime Archeology Meets Cultural History: The Texel Shipwreck BZN17 in Context” investigates the recent, spectacular find near Texel in the context of British royalist travel to and from the Dutch Republic between 1640 and 1661. The discovery of the Texel wreck BZN17 recently attracted worldwide attention. Unique objects retrieved from the wreck, some related to the British royal House of Stuart, made international headlines, exciting professional archaeologists, historians and general audiences alike. This project seeks to promote a new engagement with early modern material culture in general, and those unique objects found in the wreck in particular, using cultural historical sources and methodologies.

Two postdocs will conduct archival research in the UK and the Netherlands, establishing a historical context as well as basic facts regarding the owners of both goods and ship. Subsequent co-operation with researchers of materiality will further our understanding of how the history of Anglo-Dutch mobility and displacement of exile affected material culture, and how individual and group identities were shaped through that culture on both sides of the Channel. A pilot study for a transdisciplinary European project, this project seeks to build a bridge between maritime archeologists and cultural historians, in association with experts from the Conservation, Heritage and Museum sectors. Research outcomes will be widely disseminated through international media and exhibitions. The first Postdoc will begin on 1 May 2017.

Closes 31 March.

Research Assistant

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 20, 2017

You will contribute to a project “Living on Water: Early Iron Age lake-dwelling communities in Scotland” working with Professor Gordon Cook and Dr Derek Hamilton. Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in Scottish crannogs. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Closes 9 April.

Been in the field for 2 weeks

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on March 20, 2017

Missed a few postings. Tough to do while I am in the field.


2017 Summer Internship

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on February 24, 2017

The Maryland Historical Trust (Trust) is seeking candidates for its 2017 Summer Internship in Archeology. Interns serve a maximum of 400 hours over a period of 10 consecutive weeks to begin on or about May 24, 2017. Current graduate students in anthropology/archeology are preferred; students currently enrolled in or who have recently graduated from an accredited undergraduate program in anthropology/archeology or other closely related field are encouraged to apply.

The intern will work under the general supervision of the Chief Archeologist and time will be divided between office/laboratory and field work in support of the Trust’s terrestrial and maritime archeology programs.

Field work will take place in a variety of settings and involve use of hand tools and electronic surveying equipment, small boats, canoes and/or kayaks. It will include support activities associated with the Annual Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archeology, marine geophysical and remote sensing surveys, and archeological site visits and inspections. Office work is expected to include cataloging, data processing, geodatabase development, and/or research depending on the ability and interest of the successful candidate.

Interns will receive a total amount not to exceed $5,000.00 paid in bi-weekly increments based on the number of hours worked at a rate of $12.50 per hour.

The announcement and application information are available here:  https://mht.maryland.gov/documents/PDF/archeology/2017-Summer-Internship.pdf

Applications will be accepted until March 13, 2016

Underwater Remote Sensing RFP

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on February 23, 2017

Underwater Remote Sensing Survey of Laulau Bay, Saipan, CNMI

This project involves conducting a systematic remote-sensing survey of Laulau Bay and vicinity. Contractor will perform systematic remote sensing of project area using appropriate remote sensing equipment, including side scan sonar and magnetometer sensors coupled with GPS position-fixing equipment. Contractor will also conduct detailed remote sensing or diver “ground-truthing” on selected targets, in consultation with HPO, to identify and evaluate the targets for NRHP eligibility. Contractor will also make management recommendations for identified resources and groups of resources that may or may not be identified by the survey.

The project area stretches from due east of Isleta Maigo Luao (Forbidden Island), around the interior of the embayment, to Puntan Dandan (Dandan Point). Remote sensing survey should be conducted from the edge of the reef to 180m (600 ft.) depth. Total area to be surveyed is approximately 7 square kilometers. High-probability targets should be further investigated with diver survey or high-resolution acoustic imaging, as deemed appropriate after consultation with HPO. Diver survey should be limited to basic diagnostic photographs and/or sketches, and may be performed in conjunction with HPO staff.

Due March 7, Questions due February 23.

Maritime Archaeology Conservation Practicum

Posted in Uncategorized by underwaterarchaeologyjobs on February 23, 2017

External applications are now open for the 2017 Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Conservation Practicum in Adelaide, South Australia, from 24–28 September. The website is up, so if you are interested have a look at: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/field-schools-&-intensives/field-schools-and-short-courses/conservation-field-school/conservation-field-school_home.cfm

This topic provides hands-on experience in the theory and methods of conservation for a wide range of sites and artefacts. The topic contains some lecture, workshop and laboratory content, as well as field trips, and will be directed towards teaching students practical conservation and management techniques in both maritime and terrestrial archaeology.

This topic will be taught in the intensive mode (one week, from Sunday to Thursday) and SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for participation.

The aims of this topic are to:

·         develop advanced field skills associated with the conservation of materials and sites in Australia and overseas;

·         further develop students’ knowledge of ethical practice in archaeology;

·         advance students’ familiarity with theoretical and political issues in site conservation and management.

 The course is open to non-Flinders student for the cost of tuition. Credit for the course may be applied to home universities. This is also a great opportunity for current practicing professionals interested in staff development training. For more details and to apply to the topic please see the link above.

Any questions, just email me.

Best regards,



Wendy van Duivenvoorde, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology

Maritime Archaeology Program Coordinator

Co-chair UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology 20152018
Deputy Director, Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC)

Department of Archaeology | Flinders University

GPO Box 2100 | Adelaide, SA 5001 | AUSTRALIA

CRICOS Provider: 00114A

Physical location: Humanities, room 277

Phone  +61 8 8201 5195 | Fax +61 8 8201 2784 | E-mail wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au

Program in Maritime Archaeology: http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/archaeology/postgrad-programs/by-coursework/in-maritime-archaeology.cfm

Department blog: http://flindersarchaeology.com/

Staff page: http://www.flinders.edu.au/people/wendy.vanduivenvoorde

Academia: https://flinders.academia.edu/WendyVanDuivenvoorde

Texas A&M University Press: http://www.tamupress.com/product/Dutch-East-India-Company-Shipbuilding,8171.aspx

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