"Connected Conference of NASOH, CNRS and NMHS at the Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania, May 14-17, 2014.

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“Connected by Water: Inland Waterways and Maritime Endeavors,” the 40th Conference of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH), co-sponsored the by Canadian Nautical Research Society and the National Maritime Historical Society, will be hosted by the Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania, May 14-17, 2014. 

Using the international connection of the Great Lakes as a backdrop, the 2014 Program Committee invites paper and session proposals that explore 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, 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) An abstract, not to exceed 250 words; B) A 200-word bio for the presenter; C) 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 February 1, 2014. Please submit proposal packets electronically to the Program Committee. These should be sent to: Program Co-Chair Vic Mastone at victor.mastone@state.ma.us.