Call for Papers: NASOH Annual Meeting

 Ventures into the Western Ocean: Global Maritime Communities, Commerce, and Conflicts

 North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH)
National Maritime Historical Society (NMHS)
Society for the History of Navy Medicine (SHNM)

2017 Annual Conference
Charleston, South Carolina
May 15-17, 2017

“Ventures into the Western Ocean: Global Maritime Communities, Commerce, and Conflicts,” the 43rd Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History, held jointly with the National Maritime Historical Society, will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, May 15-17, 2017.

With the international connection of the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, the 2017 Program Committee invites paper and session proposals that explore a wide range of maritime connections, cultural landscapes, or an interweaving of both to examine the meaning and processes of our maritime heritage. Suggested topic areas include cultural connections, race, gender, fisheries, archaeology, empire, military (especially the First World War), Law of the Sea and ocean management, maritime health, indigenous, environmental, and public history. Additional topics and geographic focuses are welcome for submission and the Program Committee will consider papers and sessions exploring all aspects of history and archaeology related to navigable saltwater and freshwater environments as well as to preserving and publicly interpreting the cultural artifacts of our maritime heritage. Papers from graduate students and junior scholars with fresh approaches to maritime history are greatly encouraged as are papers discussing the maritime realm from a non-American/non-European perspective.

Students may apply for a Chad Smith Travel Grant to assist in travel to present a paper at the conference. Additionally, the Clark G. Reynolds Student Paper Award is provided each year to the author of the best graduate student paper delivered at the society’s annual conference. Please see the awards section of the NASOH website for details.

The Program Committee welcomes the submission of individual papers and full sessions, preferring panels with three papers. Session and individual paper proposals should include: A) title, not to exceed 10 words; B) abstract, not to exceed 250 words; C) a 200-word bio for the presenter; D) contact information including phone number, address, affiliation, and email. Please submit this information as a single Word document, single-spaced, 12-point Times Roman font, and not as a PDF.

Accommodations for PowerPoint presentations will be provided; any other requirements, including audio-visual equipment, special outlets, or accommodations for disabilities should be included in the proposal. Please note that all participants must register for the conference.

The deadline for proposal submission is February 1, 2017. Please submit proposal packets electronically to the Program Committee: NASOH or NMHS members interested in serving as panel chairs should send an email to the Program Committee at the same address.

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