Category Archives: Education

Summer Scholar Program at Mystic Seaport

Applications are being accepted now for the “Summer Scholar” 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut.  The topic of the program, directed by Dr. Eric Roorda, is American maritime studies.

These NEH programs pay $3,900 for 5 weeks of participation in a gorgeous part of the country.

Participants can be full or part time faculty or graduate students.  In our past NEH programs in Mystic, we’ve had scholars from many different disciplines, such as History, Literature, Theater, Philosophy, Geography, and Spanish.

DETAILS:

http://www.mysticseaport.org/munson-neh/

The deadline is March 4! 

First Issue of WORLD OCEAN JOURNAL Available Online

World Ocean MagazineThe World Ocean Observatory  has announced the launch of World Ocean Journal, a new bi-annual e-zine on ocean culture, issues and solutions to today’s ocean issues. The inaugural volume includes essays, interviews, art, exhibits and performances which profile some of the vital impacts of the ocean on our lives. The last essay, by director Peter Neill, contains his “reflections on ‘reciprocity’ as a rationale and framework for exchange of value and engagement between the ocean and us, between civil society and the natural world that sustains it.” For more on the journal’s content, click here.

The mission of the World Ocean Observatory is to provide a place of exchange about the ocean as defined as “an integrated, global, social system” relating the ocean to fresh water, climate, science, food, technology, finance, policy governance, coastal development, planning, and cultural traditions. World Ocean Journal, a new outreach effort by the World Ocean Observatory, is yet another extension of our efforts to educate the public, broaden our audience of Citizens of the Ocean, and present information and educational services as dynamic as the ocean itself.

Maritime Documentation Internship Opportunity

The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are pleased to announce the Maritime Documentation Internship.  The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project.

For more information see 2014 Maritime Documentation Internship notice

CAMM Website Resources

Attention CAMM members!

I have recently created two new resource pages on the CAMM website. These public pages are intended to assist researchers and educators in using your online resources. Research Links provides links to information about your research collections and online tools for using those collections. Educational Materials is intended to assist educators find online tools for teaching maritime history. Aside from teacher training opportunities, this listing does not include programs offered at your facility but rather online curriculum and other resources that can be used offsite. I gathered these links by perusing your websites. Please let me know if I have overlooked a link that should be included.

A related resource page, Ship Plans Directory, has also been developed based on the survey forms many of you filled out last summer. Additional collections may be added by filling out the CAMM Ship Plans Survey form and returning it to my attention.

Candace Clifford
CAMM Administrator
maritimemuseums@gmail.com