North American Society for Oceanic History Registration

Registration for the annual conference (13-17 May 2009) of the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) is now live.

Please visit for full registration details. This year, we will convene in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and are joined by our co-sponsors, the National Maritime Historical Society (NMHS) and the Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) as we discuss “Ports, Forts and Sports: Maritime Economy, Defense, and Recreation.” The conference organizers have developed a full program that includes over 60 papers, an exclusive screening of “The Men Who Sailed the Liberty Ships” (with a q+a session featuring Director Maria Brooks), the one-man play “From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks: The Life and Times of Harry Bridges” (featuring Ian Ruskin…full details available at and an array of included and optional tours. The annual awards banquet, featuring a keynote presentation by Robert Eric Barde (author of Immigration and the Golden Gate: Passenger Ships, Exclusion, and Angel Island), tours of the Cal Maritime simulator facility, and assorted other events are planned. Full information concerning the conference, including lodging options (which can be arranged for as low as $40 per night if staying in the campus dorms), can be viewed at:

Please consider joining NASOH, NMHS and SSHSA at this event!