Maritime Archaeology in Contemporary Society
The global significance of maritime archaeology
Joe Flatman is currently engaged in a major editorial project in maritime archaeology, having been commissioned to edit a book provisionally entitled Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology: How Climate Change and Technology Are Rewriting History (New York: Springer). Due in publication in mid 2012, the book will be a volume of cutting-edge contributions on the latest work on prehistoric submerged archaeology from around the world.
Similarly, Joe is also involved in editing the underwater and maritime archaeology sections of the forthcoming Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology (New York: Springer), which will further extend this review of the global significance of maritime archaeology.
Between January 2005 and December 2008 Joe was chairperson of the steering committee of the 3rd International Congress on Underwater Archaeology Steering Committee (IKUWA3). IKUWA3 attendance well exceeded that of the previous two Congresses, and was the largest ever meeting of its kind held in Europe. The Congress was awarded over £30,000 of sponsorship from a variety of industry and government sponsors, most notably a prestigious British Academy World Congress Grant. UNESCO also bestowed their official patronage on the Congress, an extremely uncommon honour.
- J. Flatman, A. Evans and N. Flemming (eds.) in preparation Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology: How Climate Change and Technology Are Rewriting History. New York: Springer.
- J. Flatman, N. Richards and V. Dellino-Musgrave (eds.) in preparation Underwater and Maritime Archaeology Section, C. Smith (editor in chief) Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.
- Flatman, J. in preparation The Threat to Maritime Heritage, in P. Everill and P. Irving (eds.) Rescue Archaeology @ 40. Hereford: RESCUE.
- Flatman, J. and Adams, J. in preparation The Medieval and Post-Medieval Periods, in J. Ransley (ed.) English Heritage Maritime and Marine Historic Environment Research Framework. London: English Heritage.
- Flatman, J. 2011 Places of Special Meaning: Westerdahl’s Comet, ‘Agency’, and the Concept of the ‘Maritime Cultural Landscape’, in B. Ford (ed.) Contributions to the Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes (When the Land Meets the Sea Series, Volume I). New York: Springer. 311-29.
- Flatman, J. (ed.) 2009 Conserving Marine Cultural Heritage [guest edited journal volume], Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 11(1). London: Maney.
- British Academy
- Amanda Evans (Tesla Offshore LLC)
- Nic Fleming (National Oceanography Centre)
- Nathan Richards (East Carolina University)
- Virginia Dellino-Musgrave (Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology)