Position/s

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Archaeology

Biography

Mark has broad experience in maritime archaeology, historical archaeology, museums and cultural heritage studies in a career that spans more than thirty years. He is currently an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Flinders University. Mark was the convenor of the Maritime Archaeology Program (MAP) at Flinders University for 14 years (1997-2010). Before that he was curator of maritime archaeology at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney (1987-1993) and State Maritime Archaeologist for the Victoria Archaeological Survey in Victoria.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Archaeology) Department of Archaeology - Flinders University  1999
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education School  1998
  • Master of Arts (with merit) - by research and thesis History Department - University of Sydney  1993
  • Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology (with distinction) Western Australian Institute of Technology  1982
  • B.Sc (Biology) Murdoch University. Western Australia  1977

Honours, awards and grants

  • 2012 appointed as an expert member of ICOMOS-ICAHM (International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management)
  • 2012 elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).
  • 2010 appointed as an expert member of the ICOMOS Underwater Heritage International Scientific Committee - ICUCH (International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage).
  • 2009 appointed as an associate member of the Flinders College of Distinguished Educators (FCDE) for having been recognised nationally for outstanding contributions to the field of university-level teaching and learning.
  • 2009 invited by UNESCO to become a member of the Academic Advisory Committee the UNESCO Asia and the Pacific regional project entitled "Safeguarding the Underwater Cultural Heritage of Asia and the Pacific: Building Regional Capacities to Protect and Manage Underwater Archaeological Sites through the Establishment of a Regional Centre of Excellence Field Training Facility and Programme of Instruction" funded by the Royal Government of Norway.
  • 2009 invited by UNESCO to present at the UNESCO Workshop on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Pacific held in the Solomon Islands in December 2009
  • 2009 invited to be a member of the Scientific Committee and the sub-committee on "Protecting Cultural Heritage" for the World Universities Congress held in Canakkale, Turkey in October 2010.
  • 2008 awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation: For sustained leadership in building an integrated maritime archaeology program and for teaching excellence using an innovative curriculum including work-integrated learning to produce job-ready graduates.
  • 2008 Visiting Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA
  • 2003 awarded a Flinders University Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Research expertise

  • Archaeology
  • Historical studies

Research interests

I am currently a member of a research team that is conducting research at the Bach Dang archaeological site in Vietnam where Kublai Khan's invasion fleet was defeated and largely destroyed in 1288AD. This research started as an international collaborative project involving the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (the leading not-for-profit research institute in the field in the world) at Texas A&M University and the Maritime Archaeology Program (MAP) at Flinders University working in cooperation with researchers from the Institute of Archaeology at the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences and the Vietnam Archaeology Academy. The project is led by Dr Lien from the Institute for Archaeology in Vietnam and has been funded through grants from National Geographic magazine as well as a personal HCA-ISL Research Fellowship awarded to me in 2009.

I am currently one of the three Chief Investigators for a large ARC Linkage project (LP110200184): The Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project: in situ preservation and reburial of a colonial trader - Clarence (1850). This project, co-ordinated through ANU, has received $500, 000 funding from the ARC and the highest possible endorsement under the Cooperative National Heritage Agenda (the CNHA) and the ten Industry partners include the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities as well as the Commonwealth Historic Shipwreck Delegates from all States, the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island. The site chosen for conducting this focused reburial study is the Australian built trading vessel Clarence (Victorian Heritage register S127) located in Port Phillip, Victoria.

Publications

  • Staniforth, M. (2012). The Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project. In Berelov, I., Eccleston, M. & Frankel, D, ed. Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management in Victoria. Merlbourne: La Trobe University, pp. 51-56.
  • Staniforth, M. (2011). Australian Maritime Archaeology. In A Catsambis, B Ford & DL Hamilton, ed. Oxford Companion to Maritime Archaeology. New York, USA: Oxford University Press, pp. 561-588.
    [Web Link]
  • Staniforth, M., Hunter, J. and Jateff, E. (2011). International Approaches to Underwater Cultural Heritage. In Jack W. Harris, ed. Maritime Law: Issues, Challenges and Implications. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 1-26.
  • Staniforth, M. (2008). European-Indigenous contact at shore-based whaling sites. In Peter Veth, Peter Sutton & Margo Neale., ed. Strangers on the Shore. Canberra: National Museum of Australia, pp. 124-132.
  • Staniforth, M. (2007). William Salthouse 1841: barrels, beef and bottles. In Michael Nash, ed. Shipwreck Archaeology in Australia. Crawley, W.A.: University of Western Australia Press, pp. 99-110.
  • Staniforth, M. (2007). Australian approaches to defining and quantifying underwater cultural heritage: learning from our mistakes. In Julie Satchell and Paola Palma, ed. Managing the Marine Cultural Heritage: Defining, Accessing and Managing the Resource. York, UK: Council for British Archaeology, pp. 25-29.
  • Staniforth, M. (2007). Archaeology. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 124-129.
  • Staniforth, M. (2006). Artifact Studies. In Mark Staniforth, Michael Nash, ed. Maritime Archaeology: Australian Approaches. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 27-40.
    [10.1007/0-387-26108-7_3]
  • Flatman, J. and Staniforth, M. (2006). Historical maritime archaeology. In Dan Hicks, Mary Beaudry, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 168-188.
  • Staniforth, M. (2004). The Inconstant Girls: The Migration Experience of Nearly 200 Irish Orphan girls and Young Women Sent to Adelaide in 1849 Aboard the barque Inconstant. In Sue Williams, Dymphna Lonergan, Rick Hosking,Laura Deane and Nena Bierbaum, ed. The regenerative spirit Volume 2: (Un)settling, (dis)locations, (post-)colonial, (re)presentations. Adelaide, Australia: Lythrum Press, pp. 27-41.
  • Philippou, C.M. and Staniforth, M. (2003). Maritime Heritage Trails in Australia: An Overview and Critique of the Interpretive Heritage. In James D. Spirek, Della A. Scott-Ireton, ed. Submerged Cultural Resource Management: Preserving and Interpreting our Maritime Heritage. New York, USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 135-149.
  • Staniforth, M. (2003). Early Trade Between Canada and Australia and the Wreck of the William Salthouse (1841) In Christian Roy, Jean Bélisle, Marc-André Bernier, and Brad Loewen, ed. Mer et Monde - Questions d'archaelogie maritime. Quebec, Canada: Association des Archeologues du Quebec, pp. 212-227.
  • Staniforth, M. (2003). Material Culture and Consumer Society. New York, USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Staniforth, M. and Hyde, M. (2001). Maritime Archaeology in Australia: A Reader. Blackwood, SA: Southern Archaeology.
  • Staniforth, M. (2005). Book review: The shore whaling stations at South Georgia by Bjorn L. Basberg. International Journal of Maritime History, XVII(2) pp. 419-420.
  • Staniforth, M. (2002). The Maritime Heritage of the Cayman Islands, Roger C. Smith. Historical Archaeology, 36(2) pp. 130-131.
  • Staniforth, M. (2002). Emily R Baker, 'Caleb Reynolds: American Seafarer' [book review] The Great Circle, 24(1) pp. 40-41.
  • Staniforth, M. (2002). The Wreck of La Belle, the Ruin of La Salle, Robert S. Weddle. Historical Archaeology, 36(4) pp. 155-156.
  • Staniforth, M., Briggs, S.M. and Lewczak, C. (2001). Archaeology: Unearthing the Invisible People. Mains'l Haul: A Journal of Pacific Maritime History, 36(3) pp. 12-19.
  • Staniforth, M. (2001). Book review of "The Bombay Country Ships, 1790 - 1833" by Anne Builey. The Great Circle, 23(1) pp. 54-56.
  • Staniforth, M. (2007). Alasdair Brooks, 'An Archaeological Guide to British Ceramics in Australia, 1788-1901' (Book Review) Historical Archaeology. 41(2) pp. 163-164.
    [Web Link]
  • Staniforth, M. (2006). In Situ Stabilization: The William Salthouse Case Study. Underwater Cultural Heritage at Risk: Managing Natural and Human Impacts, pp. 52-54.
  • Staniforth, M. (2006). Murder and Mayhem. Dig. 8(4) pp. 20-21.
  • Staniforth, M. (2006). Jervis's Whaling Station. Dig. 8(4) pp. 24-25.
  • Delgado, J. and Staniforth, M. (2002). Underwater Archaeology. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems.
    [Web Link]
  • Staniforth, M. (2001). Book Review of The Bombay Country Ships 1790-1833 by Anne Bulley. The Great Circle. 23(1) pp. 54-56.
  • Philippou, C.M., Staniforth, M., Briggs, S.M. and Lewczak, C. (2001). A Whalers' Home at Fishery Beach.
  • Staniforth, M. and Shefi, D. (2010). Protecting underwater cultural heritage: A review of In situ preservation approaches to underwater cultural heritage and some directions for the future. In Ali Akdemir and Oktay Koc (General Editors), ed. 2010 World Universities Congress Proceedings Volume II. Cannakale, Turkey: Canakkale Onseklz Mart University. 2010 World Universities Congress. Cannakale, Turkey. Oct 2010, pp. 1546-1552.
  • Staniforth, M. (2009). Australian approaches to shared heritage: Royal Navy vessels in Australian waters. In J.Hayward and M. Williams, ed. Shared Heritage: Joint responsibilities in the management of British warship wrecks overseas: International Seminar. Portsmouth, UK: English Heritage: University of Wolverhampton. Shared Heritage: Joint responsibilities in the Management of British Warship Wrecks overseas. Wolverhampton, UK. Jul 2008, pp. 17-29.
    [Web Link]
  • Staniforth, M. (2009). Research in underwater archaeology: some challenges and approaches for the future. In Merkel, B and Schipek, M., ed. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop 2009: Research in shallow marine and fresh water systems. Freiberg, Germany: M. Technische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg. International Workshop 2009: Research in shallow marine and fresh water systems. Freiberg, Germany. May 2009, pp. 106-110.
    [Web Link]
  • Staniforth, M. (2008). Collaboration is the key: Developing field and work skills in collaboration with government, museum and commercial underwater cultural heritage organizations. In R. Radic, Rossi. A. Gaspari & A. Pydyn, ed. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists Session: Underwater Archaeology. Zagreb, Croatia: Croatian Archaelogical Society. 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists. Zadar, Croatia. Sep 2007, pp. 111-120.
    [Web Link]
  • Staniforth, M. (2002). Assessing the significance of twentieth century underwater cultural heritage. In 20th Century Heritage: Our Recent Cultural Legacy. Adelaide, SA: AUSTRALIA ICOMOS SECRETARIAT. 2001 Australia ICOMOS National Conference. Adelaide, SA. Nov 2002, pp. 145-149.
  • Veth, P., Philippou, C., Richards, V., Staniforth, M., Rodrigues, J.A., Khan, A.B., et al. (2013). The Australian Historic Shipwreck Preservation Project 2012: First report on the background, reburial and in-situ preservation at the Clarence (1841-50) Bulletin of The Australasian Institute For Maritime Archaeology, 37 pp. 1-19.
    [Web Link]
  • Lampard, S.M. and Staniforth, M. (2011). The Demon Drink: working-class attitudes to alcohol in nineteenth-century Port Adelaide. Australasian Historical Archaeology, 29 pp. 5-12.
    [Web Link]
  • Evans, A.M., Firth, A. and Staniforth, M. (2009). Old and New Threats to Submerged Cultural Landscapes: Fishing, Farming and Energy Development. Conservation & Management of Archaeological Sites, 11(1) pp. 43-54.
    [10.1179/135050309X12508566208407]
  • Staniforth, M. (2009). Shipwreck cargoes : approaches to material culture in Australian maritime archaeology. Historical Archaeology, 43(3) pp. 95-100.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Staniforth, M. (2009). Work-Integrated Learning in Maritime Archaeology: An Australian Approach. International Journal of Learning, 16(8) pp. 519-528.
    [Scopus]
  • Staniforth, M. (2008). Strategies for teaching Maritime Archaeology in the Twenty First Century. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, 3(2) pp. 93-102.
    [10.1007/s11457-008-9037-7] [10.1007/s11457-008-9037-7] [Scopus]
  • Richards, N. and Staniforth, M. (2006). The abandoned ships' project: an overview of the archaeology of deliberate watercraft discard in Australia. Historical Archaeology, 40(4) pp. 84-103.
    [Scopus]
  • Staniforth, M. (2003). Annales-Informed Approaches to the Archaeology of Colonial Australia. Historical Archaeology, 37(1) pp. 102-113.
    [Scopus]
  • Staniforth, M. (2003). Material Culture and Consumer Society. New York, USA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Staniforth, M. (2012). The Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project. In Berelov, I., Eccleston, M. & Frankel, D, ed. Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management in Victoria. Merlbourne: La Trobe University, pp. 51-56.
  • Staniforth, M. (2011). Australian Maritime Archaeology. In A Catsambis, B Ford & DL Hamilton, ed. Oxford Companion to Maritime Archaeology. New York, USA: Oxford University Press, pp. 561-588.
    [Web Link]
  • Staniforth, M., Hunter, J. and Jateff, E. (2011). International Approaches to Underwater Cultural Heritage. In Jack W. Harris, ed. Maritime Law: Issues, Challenges and Implications. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 1-26.
  • Staniforth, M. (2008). European-Indigenous contact at shore-based whaling sites. In Peter Veth, Peter Sutton & Margo Neale., ed. Strangers on the Shore. Canberra: National Museum of Australia, pp. 124-132.
  • Staniforth, M. (2007). Australian approaches to defining and quantifying underwater cultural heritage: learning from our mistakes. In Julie Satchell and Paola Palma, ed. Managing the Marine Cultural Heritage: Defining, Accessing and Managing the Resource. York, UK: Council for British Archaeology, pp. 25-29.
  • Staniforth, M. (2007). William Salthouse 1841: barrels, beef and bottles. In Michael Nash, ed. Shipwreck Archaeology in Australia. Crawley, W.A.: University of Western Australia Press, pp. 99-110.
  • Flatman, J. and Staniforth, M. (2006). Historical maritime archaeology. In Dan Hicks, Mary Beaudry, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 168-188.
  • Staniforth, M. (2006). Artifact Studies. In Mark Staniforth, Michael Nash, ed. Maritime Archaeology: Australian Approaches. New York, USA: Springer, pp. 27-40.
    [10.1007/0-387-26108-7_3]
  • Staniforth, M. (2004). The Inconstant Girls: The Migration Experience of Nearly 200 Irish Orphan girls and Young Women Sent to Adelaide in 1849 Aboard the barque Inconstant. In Sue Williams, Dymphna Lonergan, Rick Hosking,Laura Deane and Nena Bierbaum, ed. The regenerative spirit Volume 2: (Un)settling, (dis)locations, (post-)colonial, (re)presentations. Adelaide, Australia: Lythrum Press, pp. 27-41.

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