Actions speak louder than words and ACUA is committing to making overdue changes to our organization to be more inclusive by launching a DEI Student Travel Award and implementing several initiatives to support inclusion more broadly. Read Jen McKinnon’s post to learn more about it.
ACUA Grad Student Associate members Kirsten Hawley and Aleck Tan hosted a lively discussion on public outreach and accessibility in the time of Covid19 with an excellent panel. Read more about it!
Normally the ACUA Deep Thoughts Blogs are written by ACUA members. This blog is an exception because it is written by Susan Langley’s graduate student, McKenna Litynski, who organized an international virtual conference on climate change. Susan wrote the preface and McKenna provides links to the recordings. Find out more about it.
This discussion focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion in maritime archaeology supporting the goals of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. It compliments and builds upon a similar discussion on the ODHN website.
Are you are an underwater archaeologist wondering: how can I contribute? How can I make this world a better place? How can I use my unique perspective to give back to my chosen profession and to the public at large? If so, the ACUA wants you! To find out how you can get involved and run for the ACUA board, check out Kendra Kennedy’s blog.
The new year brings new opportunities and new partnerships. This year is also the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Check out Ashley Lemke’s blog with all you need to know about what is planned for the ACUA in 2021.
Jean-Sébastien Guibert looks back the Anémone project and the crucial role that volunteers played in it’s success over five field seasons. Check out Jean-Sébastien’s blog and share.
Marco Meniketti, Ex-Officio ACUA Chair, suggests that in this time of public health crises and national upheaval we must continue to act to protect cultural resources from the escalating deregulation and roll backs that are happening right now. Check out Marco’s blog and share.
Aleck Tan, ACUA Graduate Student Associate member, provides a recap of the 2020 ACUA Panel Turning the Tide: Women and People of Color in Underwater Archaeology. She was joined by a great group of panelists that explored the limits and opportunities for women and people of color in archaeology.