Society for the History of Navy Medicine Partners with the U.S. Naval Academy McMullen Naval History Symposium in 2019

As many readers know, I founded the Society for the History of Navy Medicine in 2006 to provide a scholarly home for people who are interested in research, scholarship and writing in the history of naval and maritime medicine. I was the Society Executive Director for its first 8 years, and have recently taken that role once again.

Since its founding, the Society has sponsored academic panels in several venues, including annual meetings of the Society for Military History (SMH), the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS), the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM), the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) and the U.S. Naval Academy’s biennial McMullen Naval History Symposium.

At its 2017 meeting, the Society’s governing body directed that we ask the McMullen to host our panel or panels at its 2019 Symposium,  and to work with them to establish a more or less permanent affiliation for future Symposia. I am pleased to announce that the first step in this sequence has taken place: we are welcomed to mount our panels at the 2019 McMullen! Commander Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong, USN, Assistant Professor of History at the Academy indicates to us that the Call for Papers will go out in early November, with a submission deadline in early-to-mid February 2019. The Society will constitute a panel of distinguished academics and naval medical persons to review and select papers for our panel(s), and will provide the panel chair and commentator. Graduate and professional students who have their papers accepted for presentation will be eligible for the Society’s Travel Grant of up to $800 to attend the Symposium.

Stay tuned for more information!

©2018 Thomas L Snyder

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