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Advisory Council on
Underwater Archaeology

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Advisory Council on
Underwater Archaeology

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Advisory Council on
Underwater Archaeology

Call for Graduate Student Associate Member Applications

The ACUA is seeking a candidate/s to fill the Graduate Student Associate Member position/s. The Graduate Student Associate (GSA)Member is a voluntary, two-year appointment to the board requiring attendance at the annual Historical and Underwater Archaeology Conference, participation in board meetings, and an annual report of accomplishments. The current term runs from 1 January 2022 through 31 December 2023, and Graduate Student Associates are limited to two consecutive terms. To learn more about it and to apply, please download the Call for GSA Member Application. Deadline for applications October 1, 2021.

Call for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Student Travel Award Applications

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Travel Award provides support in the amount of $1,000 (USD) to a student who is presenting a paper or poster on an underwater or maritime archaeology topic at the annual Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology conference. The goal of this travel award is to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion and to encourage student involvement at the meetings. Diversity is inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, and socioeconomic background. Applicants that self-identify as diverse are encouraged to apply. For more information about qualifying, applying, and submitting for this award, please download the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion award guidelines. Deadline for applications updated to October 15, 2021.

Call for George Fischer International Student Travel Award Applications

The George Fischer Student Travel Award provides support in the sum of $1,000.00 (USD) for international students currently studying maritime archaeology to attend and present a paper at the annual Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology conference. This award, in honor of George, supports the professional development of students embarking on their nascent careers. Meet past winners and find out more about them. For more information about qualifying, applying, deadlines, and submitting for the Fischer student travel award. please download the ACUA George Fischer Student Travel Award guidelines. Deadline for applications October 15, 2021.

Archaeological Photo & Video Festival Competition

SHA members and conference attendees are invited to participate in the annual Archaeological Photo Festival Competition.  Images must be displayed at the SHA conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology and winning entries will be posted to the ACUA website and social media sites. Deadline for entries is December 1. For more information download the contest ENTRY GUIDELINES and SIGN UP here.

Beneath the surface of our oceans, lakes, rivers, and wetlands lies a physical record of humankind preserved in prehistoric and historic shorelines, shipwrecks, inundated cities, harbors, and other traces of our past.

Core Principles

Ethics, respect, diversity and equity are the core principles around which we should all strive to lead our professional and personal lives. The ACUA strongly encourages all professional organizations to promote ethical principles, non-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-racist policies among their memberships.

Vision Statement

The ACUA serves as an international advisory body on issues relating to underwater archaeology, conservation, and submerged cultural resources management. It is working to educate scholars, governments, sport divers, and the general public about underwater archaeology and the preservation of underwater resources.

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