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From the Affiliated Societies column of the September 2004 Perspectives

The North American Society for Oceanic History

AHA Staff, September 2004

NASOH, the North American Society for Oceanic History, will hold its 2005 annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia, May 19–21, 2005. The society invites proposals for sessions and individual papers to be presented at the meeting.

NASOH is a membership organization of maritime and naval historians, underwater archaeologists, librarians, archivists and museum professionals with a maritime focus, ship preservationists, students, sailors, and unaffiliated scholars and enthusiasts interested in oceanic history.

The theme of the 2005 meeting is "North American Maritime History: The Southern Connection." The emphasis will be upon, but not limited to, new research on the history of maritime trade and warfare, as well as new archaeological evidence of maritime activities in southern waters.

Submissions addressing the maritime heritage of the southern United States with focus on the waters of the Carolina-Georgia-Florida coast are encouraged. The history and archaeology of colonial era, early national, and Civil War vessels and sites is especially desired. The art, literature, and music of the maritime south are also appropriate topics.

Presentations will be no more than 30 minutes in length. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2004. Those submitting proposals will be notified by mid-January 2005. Proposals should include a one-page summary of the presentation, its thesis, sources, etc., and a one-page resume or c.v. Participants are encouraged to use visuals such as slides, PowerPoint presentations, or video displays.

Proposals may be sent to Joseph F. Meany Jr., Ph.D., 2005 Program Chair, c/o Sam'l Hutton Associates, 28–30 Cornhill Street, Annapolis, MD 21401-1706 or by e-mail to NASOH2005@aol.com. Please identify "NASOH Program" in the subject line. Proposals and correspondence by e-mail are especially encouraged.