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Monday, August 21, 2006

Job Posting

Old Dominion University Department of History invites applications for a
tenure-track position in economic or environmental history with research
specialization in maritime activities, maritime cultures or oceanic
systems. Appointment will be at the assistant or associate rank. Ph.D.
in History required. Teaching experience and relevant publications
preferred. Position begins July 2007. Submit letter of application,
three letters of recommendation and sample of publication to Dr. Jane T.
Merritt, Department of History, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
23529-0091. Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2006 and
continue until position is filled. Old Dominion University, an equal
opportunity, affirmative action institution, requires compliance with
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Job Listing

Friday, August 18, 2006

The MHN Blog: Seattle Firm May Have Found Lost WWII Sub

The MHN Blog: Seattle Firm May Have Found Lost WWII Sub

31st Annual Whaling History Symposium

The New Bedford Whaling Museum will be hosting its annual symposium from Oct 14-15, this year.

Sessions include:

"Yankee Whaling in the Caribbean and its Impact in Local culture: The Logbooks Speak" with Aldermaro Romero, "Sails, False Flags, and Paper Chases: Recovering the Cruise of hte CSS Shenandoah" with Tom Chaffin, and "All About Woggins" with Storrs L. Olson on the Smithsonian Insitution.

October 14-15, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
$100 members, $120 non-members
For more information or to register, call 508-997-0046 ext. 101

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Not sure what to do with this one

...but thought it would be of enough interest that I should post it.

A recent post on reads as follows:

For all you wargamers and geeks in general.

I work for Jane's Information in the UK and we just unearthed the original Naval wargame designed by Fred T. Jane (late 1800's), our founder. It comes in a 4x4x2 (approx) crate!!! We now have to decide what to do to get it valued or whatever. Quite exciting stuff.

A link to Fred's story is here including a photo sitting with the game set up:



News From Mariners Museum

Timothy Sullivan, late president of the College of William and Mary, will succeed John Hightower as president and CEO of The Mariners' Museum in November of this year.

Daily Press Story

William and Mary News

Position Announcement

Executive Director: Maritime & Yachting Museum

The Maritime & Yachting Museum of the Treasure Coast, a twelve-year-old, small museum with plans for significant expansion, seeks its first Executive Director. Unified Board will sell current property to renovate County buildings and move to busy park setting. Serious fundraising, programming and leadership duties lie ahead for enthusiastic individual.

Call for Papers and Workshops

Teaching and Learning in the Maritime Environment:
A Conference on Pedagogy & Scholarship

March 28-30, 2007 at The California Maritime Academy

The rich experience of teaching and learning in the maritime environment suggests that maritime educators are in a unique position to guide advances in experiential and learner centered higher education. The challenges and opportunities associated with maritime education are the foci of this conference, which will

· Establish a mechanism to recognize the contributions of all types of maritime faculty to the body of knowledge that is “maritime education.”
· Introduce maritime educators, newer to the “faculty” role, to the basics of contemporary pedagogy and scholarship.
· Provide an opportunity for the juried presentation (including “Proceedings” publication) of best “learner centered” practices in maritime education.
· Strengthen the grass roots, connectivity and resource network for campuses with a maritime mission.
· Enhance maritime campuses’ ability to relate to more comprehensive universities without lessening the unique culture that binds them to the sea.
· Chart the course for maritime education to serve as an exemplar for new directions in higher ed.

This conference is ideal for faculty on the professorial and vocational (a.k.a. “practice”) tracks in collegiate maritime academies, faculty working in both practical and theoretical aspects of maritime related disciplines (e.g., oceanography, naval architecture, marine biology and
other disciplines which may utilize research vessels, etc.), faculty in a wide variety of other arts and sciences areas with interest and expertise in subjects of a maritime nature (e.g., maritime historians, ocean engineers, etc.) and graduate students seeking careers in the above or
related areas.

With this call for papers and workshops, the program committee is looking for faculty working in the maritime milieu, and/or with maritime subject matter, to propose presentation of their best teaching and experiential learning practices as well as research findings, and exemplars of integrative undertakings including those in curriculum development, enrollment management, simulation (deck, engine, crisis management, etc.), and “semester-at-sea” or other “sea term” operations. Using the Carnegie Foundation’s Reconsidered Scholarship categories of teaching,
discovery, application and integration, the conference program, as currently envisioned, will include one all-day format of “how to” and “exemplar sharing” workshops and presentations in each category during 60 to 100 minute time slots and a second day format of 45 minute traditional academic paper/lecture presentations in the same categories. Both formal and informal opportunities for collegial discussion on specific maritime issues will also be provided.

To have your workshop or paper/lecture presentation considered for inclusion in the program, please prepare a detailed proposal or abstract describing the work to be shared and identifying which category (teaching, discovery, application, integration) will be addressed as well as which format (workshop [at 60 or 100 minutes] or 45 minute paper lecture presentation) the proposal would utilize. Identify a main presenter and supply all appropriate contact information. Submit your proposal, by Sept. 25, 2006, to

Teaching and Learning Program Committee
c/o Vice President for Academic Affairs
Cal Maritime, 200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590.

Electronic submissions should be Microsoft Word Documents and should be sent to the program committee via email address Selected entries will be notified by October 23. Presenters must register for the conference (“early bird” deadline is November 1). For the “Proceedings”, presenters will need to submit final documents in a simple but “camera-ready” template format to be supplied at the time of proposal acceptance.

Conference registration and lodging information will be available during the early fall. Save the dates: March 28-30, 2007. Bookmark