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Field School in Maritime Archaeology in Italy

March 10, 2011

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The Reitia Association ACD in collaboration with Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia,Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici and under the patronage of the Federazione Archeologi Subacquei – FAS, from the 19th to the 25th of June 2011 offers a Field School of Maritime Archaeology in the Area Marina Protetta of Capo Rizzuto (Crotone), Italy

The field school is turned mainly both to Italian and foreign students and licensed in archaeology interested to be instructed in underwater archaeological documentation.

The course will take place during the research activity of the Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici of the Università Ca’ Foscari on a Roman wreck with a marble cargo located at Punta Scifo near Capo Colonna. The researches have been allowed by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Calabria and the Area Marina Protetta “Capo Rizzuto”.

The students will take part in the research activity on the wreck.

The field school will also host a lecture series with field school instructors and the scientific coordinators.

The field school is restricted to six students; participation can be competitive depending on the numbers of applicants who will be selected by their personal curricula. A scuba and a medical certificate are required.

At the end of the activities, the CMAS/ACDC internationl license of Underwater Archaeology (Archaeology Diver) and a certificate of attendance of the Ca’ Foscari University will be issued to the students.

Scientific direction:

Carlo Beltrame, lecturer in Maritime Archaeology at the Università Ca’ Foscari and Salvatore Medaglia PhD

Secretariat and logistic organization: Duilio Della Libera, Reitia Onlus.

Informations and applications: www.reitia.it;  info@reitia.it; mobile

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United By Water: Exploring American History through the Shipwrecks and Maritime Landscapes of the Great Lakes

February 16, 2011

Funded NEH Opportunity at Thunder Bay for July 2011.

APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 1!

Many people in the marine archaeology/maritime heritage community teach—often this is a part-time element in our frequently complicated and unconventional careers.  For those who have teaching and academic service connections to community colleges, the National Endowment for the Humanities has funded a unique opportunity to integrate underwater archaeology, maritime heritage, and associated fields into the college classroom.

Developed in partnership with the Alpena Community College, the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Sea Education Association, United By Water: Exploring American History through the Shipwrecks and Maritime Landscapes of the Great Lakes consists of a focused week-long workshop that covers a wide range of hands on and scholarly activities all geared toward integrating maritime historical perspectives into community college courses.  Two sessions are offered during the last two weeks of July 2011.   Successful applicants will receive a $1200 stipend to help defray expenses.  Local housing is available at quite reasonable rates.

For those interested in the intersections between education, heritage, and archaeology, this workshop offers an opportunity to engage with shipwrecks and cutting-edge interpretive resources and programs at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

The attached flyer describes the program and application process in more detail.   The March 1 deadline is approaching quickly! (download the PDF )

For additional information please visit our the project website at www.alpenacc.edu/shipwrecks or contact either of the Co-directors:  Cathy Green, email cathy.green@noaa.gov or Dr. John Jensen, email jjensen@sea.edu