The group provides a forum for practicing maritime archaeologists and advises CIfA Advisory Council on issues relevant to underwater sites, intertidal and nautical archaeology.
MASIG aims to
Membership of the group is open to anyone involved with maritime archaeology. It is free for CIfA members, non-members pay a £10 yearly fee.
For further details please contact the CIfA office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Cooper (Chair)
Toby Gane (Hon. Secretary)
Katy Bell (Hon. Treasurer)
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The Marine Archaeology special interest group committee invite you to join them for the group's Annual General Meeting, 5.30 - 6.00 pm, on Friday 21 April at the CIfA 2017 Conference in Newcastle.
No committee elections are due this year but all are welcome to attend the AGM, meet the present committee, discover what the group is planning next and how you can get involved.
The meeting is being held directly after the group's session 'Marine archaeology: global standards for protection and professional practice', in room ARMB 2.16. If you are attending the conference please do come along if you can. A link to last year's minutes can be found here
If you aren't going to the conference but are able to come to the AGM please let us know so your name can be given to reception.
You can find more details about the CIfA 20174 Conference here
If you have any questions, want to confirm your attendance at the AGM or give your apologies please contact Anna at anna.welch [at] archaeologists.net
For further details of our forthcoming events and links to items relevant to Marine Archaeology visit the MASIG blog site http://ifamag.wordpress.com/ or website http://www.ifamaritimeaffairsgroup.org/aboutmag/
MASIG publish a bi-annual bulletin which contains news and updates from the world of underwater, maritime and nautical archaeology.
Maritime archaeological archives currently face a bleak future. There are few, if any, public repositories with the remit or capacity to collect from the marine zone, a lack of clarity over roles and responsibilities and a tendency for those collections which are not split or sold to remain uncurated and inaccessible. IfA Maritime Affairs Group have produced 'Slipping Through the Net: Marine Archaeological Archives in Policy and Practice' (Ransley & Satchell) which examines the current state of maritime archives and highlights principle issues which must be addressed to ensure a more positive future.
Following a seminar in December 'Slipping Through the Net' was put out to consultation. This version of the document includes revisions following consultation. Additionally responses have been used to help formulate a future strategy document 'Tightening the Net', which will be available here in the near future.