the Canadian Nautical Research Society and the North American Society for Oceanic History have announced the programme for their joint 2014 conference at the Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania. The conference is from Wednesday, 14 May to Saturday, 18 May 2014. On the evening of Friday the 17th, the Keynote Authors Panel will examine the War of 1812. The Keynote speaker on Saturday will be Dr James Delgado.
The conference has papers on a wide set of themes that reflect the interests of both organizations involved in the conference. Topics go beyond the War of 1812 to cover topics such as wrecking, shipbuilding, and the first Canadian submarines (CC1 and CC2).
The programme is available here
Editors Note: This conference, and in general the work of the CNRS and NASOH are highly recommended. The conference in particular presents an excellent opportunity especially for graduate students (or even undergraduate) students to experience an academic conference. This does not just entail being present for the various panels, but also learning about the historical profession outside classrooms and the University space. The CNRS publishes the quarterly journal Northern Mariner and also Argonauta. These publications are extremely welcoming to Graduate students and Early Career Researchers to publish scholarly work, book reviews, and essays on the historical profession. Membership in CNRS and NASOH are also an excellent investment for those who are interested in maritime or oceanic history.
the Canadian Nautical Research Society is the Canadian Affiliate for the International Commission for Maritime History.