Parliamentary question; new maritime appointments; digital Victory; Princes Channel; Caird Library closure; US Naval Historical Centre news; NR-1 searches for the Bonhomme Richard; Illyrian find…


 

 

 

Parliamentary question on the UNESCO Convention

 

UK MP Andrew Smith asked the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to fulfil the Government’s commitment to the principles established in the Annex to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. Read the holding reply here.

 

New maritime appointments at the University of Ulster

 

Rory McNeary has been appointed as Research Associate in Freshwater Archaeology and Dr. Kieran Westley as Research Associate in Maritime Archaeology at the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster.

 

Digital replica of HMS Victory

 

The Archaeological Research Group at Southampton University are working to create a high resolution 3D digital model of this iconic vessel.

 

Caird Library to close

 

The Caird Library at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is to close on 20 December until late spring or early summer 2009. The temporary closure is part of the £35 million redevelopment of the museum. The redevelopment plans include providing a modern research and reading room and improved storage for paper-based collections. The library will operate a limited enquiry facility during the closure. 

 

“Historical analysis essential for naval professionals and policymakers” 

 

The US Naval Historical Centre has been renamed as the Naval History and Heritage Command to reflect its importance to the US Navy and Government.

 

The search for the Bonhomme Richard is not short of resources 

 

The US Navy submarine NR-1 was used this summer in the search for John Paul Jones’ iconic vessel. It was the mini-sub’s last mission before being deactivated.

 

World’s First Illyrian Trading Post Found 

 

See ScienceDaily (Dec. 8, 2008) for news about this new discovery by a Norwegian team in the Balkans.

 

 

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