Historical Penicillin: 2017 McMullen Naval History Symposium Recap

By Matthew T. Eng, NHF Digital Content Developer Why do you study naval history? If you are reading this, I can only assume you have at least a passing interest in the field. Perhaps you are a budding historian in undergraduate or graduate school or an enthusiastic veteran. Simply put, you might just like naval history.

An American Inferno over Vietnam: Violent Skies Symposium Recap

“To the fair world: and heedless of repose We climb’d, he first, I following his steps, Till on our view the beautiful lights of Heaven Dawn’d through a circular opening in the cave: Thence issuing we again beheld the stars.” – Inferno, Canto XXXIV (Dante Alighieri) They were your friends and neighbors in your hometown.

Death and Rebirth: 2015 McMullen Naval History Symposium Recap

  By Matthew T. Eng In his introduction to the 1995 essay collection Doing Naval History, Naval War College Professor Dr. John B. Hattendorf discussed the (then) current state of naval history. Using information gathered at the 1993 Yale-Naval War College conference, Dr. Hattendorf noted the dangers of moving forward in the field: “While there

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Knox History Prize Awardees to be Honored at McMullen Naval History Symposium

It is with great pleasure that we announce our next three recipients of the Commodore Dudley W. Knox Naval History Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Dean Allard, Dr. Kenneth J. Hagan and LCDR Thomas J. Cutler, USN (Ret.). The Knox Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual for a lifetime body of work in the field of

World War I Centennial Symposium: The Thirst is Real

By Matthew Eng “History never repeats itself. Sometimes, it rhymes” – Dr. Sean McMeekin A packed crowd huddled into the MacArthur Memorial Theater in Norfolk, VA yesterday to listen to several well-known authors and historians speak on various topics surrounding the First World War. The Memorial graciously hosted the World War I Centennial Symposium (2014-2018) in

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2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium Preview

The 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium, hosted by the History Department of the United States Naval Academy, will be held 19-20 September 2013. For program updates, the list of panelists, registration, and additional information visit: www.usna.edu/History/Symposium/ For NHF members attending the symposium, we encourage you to wear your NHF lapel pin. If you do not

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Call for Papers: 5th Annual Baltic Military History Conference

Baltic Defence College, Tartu Estonia October 3-4, 2013 The Baltic Defence College in Tartu, Estonia will host a two-day conference on Baltic Region military history on October 3-4 2013. We invite academics, graduate students and military personnel to propose papers and panels on subjects dealing with Baltic region military history –from the Crusading Era through

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Seawolf: Maritime Strategy Covered In Sub History Seminar

With the Covert Submarine Operations exhibit in the National Museum of the U.S. Navy’s Cold War Gallery serving as a backdrop, a large crowd filled the Gallery’s North Hall on the evening of 11 April 2013 (coinciding with the Submarine Force’s 113th Birthday) to witness and participate in a program titled “Seawolf and The Maritime

Call for Papers – Naval and Maritime Power in Two World Wars: Contemporary Relevance and Historical Importance

11-12 April 2014 Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich Global War Studies and the Greenwich Maritime Institute are pleased to announce an international conference on the naval and maritime history of the First and Second World Wars. On the centenary of the First World War, the conference seeks to promote an international and interdisciplinary dialogue

Call for Papers – 1944: Seventy Years On, An International Conference

“1944: Seventy Years On” An International Conference 14-17 April 2014 Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Global War Studies and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst are pleased to announce an international conference on the Second World War with 1944 as the core theme. This was a year of decision in many theaters with the Allies advancing to

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NHF Raffle Winners Selected!

If you stopped by to visit our booth at the Surface Navy Symposium last week in Arlington, VA, you know that we were running a raffle. We had a nice collection of entries, and this week we selected six lucky winners. Three entrants were awarded the limited edition USS Enterprise commemorative coin, and three additional

Call for Papers: Press Gangs, Conscripts and Professionals – Recruiting the Royal Navy from the Age of Sail to the Present Day

To be held at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth 6 and 7 September 2013 Keynote Address by Brian Lavery Conference Reception Onboard HMS Victory This conference will explore how the Royal Navy recruited its personnel from its earliest times to the present day, including its various branches and services such as the

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Call for Papers: 2013 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

The George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), The Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science (CWSP) are pleased to announce their 2013 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War,

Call for Papers: Battle of the Atlantic – 70th Anniversary Conference

Battle of the Atlantic – 70th Anniversary Conference 23-24 May 2013 Naval Regional Headquarters, Liverpool May 2013 marks the seventieth anniversary of perhaps the major turning point in the Allied victory over the Germans in the Atlantic during the Second World War ‒ the defeat of the Uboats in mid-ocean. The official commemoration in Liverpool

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Call for Papers: North American Society for Oceanic History 2013 Conference

Call for Papers  The North American Society for Oceanic History 2013 Annual Conference Alpena, Michigan 15-18 May 2013   NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will host the 2013 Annual Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History. It will take place 15-18 May 2013 at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, in Alpena, Michigan