North American Society for Oceanic History

Established: 1974. Size of membership: 220. Annual dues: $65 regular; $25 student; $100 institutions.


Statement of Purpose: The society was founded in 1973 to provide a forum for maritime history and remains actively devoted to the study and promotion of naval and maritime history. The society’s objectives are to promote the exchange of information among its members and others interested in the history of the seas, lakes, and inland waterways; to call attention to books, articles, and documents pertinent to naval and maritime history; and to work with local, regional, national, international, and government organizations toward the goal of fostering a more general awareness and appreciation for North America’s naval and maritime heritage. NASOH also houses the US Commission on Maritime History, which is a constituent member of the International Commission on Maritime History.

Annual Meeting: May

Publications: NASOH Newsletter, triennially; co-publisher: The Northern Mariner/ Le marin du nord, quarterly; The NASOH Handbooks to Maritime History. 

North American Soc. for Oceanic History
Dept. of Hist., Texas Christian Univ.
TCU Box 297260
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Primary Contact: Warren Riess, Pres.


Warren C. Riess
Darling Marine Center

Vice President
Michael J. Crawford
Naval History and Heritage Command

Vice President
Gene Allen Smith
Texas Christian Univ.

Vice President
Joshua M. Smith
US Merchant Marine Acad.

Michael W. Kegerreis
Texas A&M Univ., Coll. Station

Larry Bartlett
Texas Christian Univ.