New appointments to ACHWS; Marine Communities Fund deadline; Ministerial visit to the Purton hulks; Maritime Archaeological Archives in the UK; UK Ship Preservation Network; Scotland’s marine heritage; Not finding Franklin?; Alexandrian call for papers; Cold War maritime archaeology; Seasearch news; NAS vacancy


New appointments to ACHWS 

Ian Panter, Principal Conservator for the York Archaeological Trust and Dave Parham of Bournemouth University have both been appointed to the UK’s Advisory Committee on Historic Wrecks.

Marine Communities Fund deadline

The next deadline for applications to The Crown Estate’s Marine Communities Fund will be on Friday 15 January 2010.  This funding round will consider projects due to take place during the 2010/11 financial year. 

Ministerial visit to the Purton hulks

The Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, Margaret Hodge MBE visited the important Purton site in Gloucestershire on 13 October

Maritime Archaeological Archives in the UK

A long term archive has been set up on the ADS website for the ongoing maritime archaeological archives project. The second project report entitled Review of Maritime Archaeological Archives and Access is now available to download.

UK Ship Preservation Network

National Historic Ships has issued a new press release on this long term project.

Scotland’s marine heritage

See The Scottish Government website for a news release dated 30 September.

Not finding Franklin?

A privately funded search for the ships of Sir John Franklin’s 19th century expedition to the North-West Passage has been denied an archaeological permit by the Canadian Nunavut government.

Alexandrian call for papers

A call for papers has been made for The International Seminar on Maritime Cultural Heritage, which will take place in Alexandria from 3-4th April 2010.

Cold War maritime archaeology

The remains of HMS Volage, a British destroyer sunk by a mine off Albania in 1946 have been located and investigated by a consortium of maritime archaeologists.

Seasearch news

The Seasearch Annual Report for 2008 is now available.

NAS vacancy

The Nautical Archaeology Society is advertising for an office administrator to be based in Portsmouth.


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