Call for Papers: North American Society for Oceanic History


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The North American Society of Oceanic Historians (NASOH) will hold its conference and annual meeting in Galveston from Sunday, 22 April, through Thursday, 26 April. The headquarters hotel will be the Tremont Hotel in historic downtown Galveston. Texas A&M University at Galveston will serve as the host institution. Members of the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) will meet jointly with NASOH.

The conference will consist of sessions that focus on maritime topics. “Maritime” is broadly construed to include all waterways and the societies which border them; waterborne commerce and transportation; fisheries; marine sciences; exploration; and military and naval conflicts worldwide. Papers focusing on the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and their littoral regions are particularly welcome. NASOH encourages all interested in these topics to share their research at this conference.

Session proposals should include 1). a cover sheet with the session title as well as the names, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and mailing addresses of all participants, including the chair and commentator; 2). a 300-word description of the session as a whole; 3). a 300-word description for each paper or presentation; and a single-page vita from each participant. Individual paper proposals should include a cover sheet with the paper title, name, affiliation, e-mail address, and a mailing address of the panelist; a 300-word description of the paper; and a single-page vita. Individuals interested in chairing or commenting on a session are invited to submit a single-page vita. These materials should be emailed to the program chair, Dr. James Bradford at The deadline is 1 January 2012.

Individuals interested in attending the conference should visit the organization’s web page, or contact the program chair, Donald Willett at for further registration information.

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