Education in Maritime Archaeology: Universities, Capacity Building, and the Internet

Author(s): Peter B. Campbell

Year: 2016


The field of maritime archaeology exists within a dynamic socio-political world that constantly changes due to actions of those outside the field, such as legislation, funding, and public opinion. Education must suit the needs of students who will work in current and future conditions; however, many field schools and degree programs operate using paradigms from previous conditions. Registrant responses on show concern on what is being taught, significant gaps between education and jobs, and a lack of understanding about the current job market. This paper examines the current state of maritime archaeology and how education can shift to suit current and future needs.


Drawing on the Illyrian Coastal Exploration Program/Transylvania University academic fields schools, University of Southampton’s Shipwrecks and Submerged Worlds massive open online course, and data from’s registrant information, the author presents findings about how education can better suit students and benefit the field.

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Education in Maritime Archaeology: Universities, Capacity Building, and the Internet. Peter B. Campbell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434709)

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