Pacific – The Peaceful Ocean?
North American Society for Oceanic History
2015 Annual Conference
Hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School
“Pacific – The Peaceful Ocean?,” the 41th Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH),will be hosted by the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, May 13-17, 2015.
Using the international connection of the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, the 2015 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, archaeology, empire, military (e.g., First World War), indigenous, environmental, public history, and parks and protected areas. 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 saltwater or navigable freshwater environments.Papers from graduate students and junior scholars with fresh approaches to maritime history are greatly encouraged.
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 paper by a graduate student 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.
Accommodations for PowerPoint presentations will be provided; however, 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 December 1, 2014. Please submit proposal packets electronically to the Program Committee. These should be sent to: Vic Mastone at firstname.lastname@example.org. NASOH members interested in serving as panel chairs, please send an email to the Program Committee at the same address.
James Allan, St. Mary’s College
John Jensen, Sea Education Association
Chris Madsen, Canadian Forces College
Victor Mastone, Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources
Salvatore Mercogliano, Campbell University