Deadline for Portland Conference, Feb. 26

Please get your conference submissions in now.  The deadine is February 26!  Looking forward to seeing you in Portland!!!

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New Graduate Program in Naval History

Here is a new post from the Naval Historical Foundation:

New Masters Degree in Naval History Offered Through Distance Learning at University of Portsmouth

 

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Conference Hotel Information

We are looking for a big turnout for our NASOH/NAFHA/SHNM conference in Portland, Maine, May 11-15, 2016.  Please come and give a paper:

Hotel information is below:

Holiday Inn By the Bay Conference Center,  http://www.innbythebay.com/
They are holding 70 rooms for May 11–14 until April 11, 2016
Room Rates, for a standard room with 2 double beds:
$129 Single or double occupancy
$139 Triple
$149 Quad
Upgrades, if available:
+ $10 Standard King
+ $15 Executive King
+ $10 Executive Double
Conference rates will be offered for two days before and after the conference if rooms are available.
Note that there is an additional 9% room tax.
For reservations, call 800-345-5050, or from within Maine: 207-775-2311 ext. 0. Tell the reservationist that you are attending the NASOH conference.
If you have any problems please contact Warren Riess: riess@maine.edu  or 207-563-8177.
Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Society for the History of Navy Medicine
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New conference submission deadline

We have extended the conference paper/panel submission deadline to February 26.  Please join us in Portland!

Call for Papers

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine will co-sponsor an annual conference with the North American Society for Oceanic History and the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association in:

Portland, Maine, May 11-15, 2016.

The Program Committee welcomes submissions: Proposals should include: Panel/Paper Title, 250 word abstract of each paper to be presented, 200 word bio of presenter, and contact information (submit in 12-point Times Roman font and NOT as a PDF).  

Send Proposal to the Program Committee via Vic Mastone: victor.mastone@state.ma.us

Please send an additional copy to your Society Executive Director, Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite, acroswhi@odu.edu 

Please put: SHNM paper proposal in the Reference line of the email

We welcome complete panels and individual papers.

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 26, 2016.  (New deadline)

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine offers one generous travel award for a graduate student presenting at the conference.

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New Foundation Board Members

Good news: Last summer at our annual Foundation for the History of Navy Medicine meeting in Washington, D.C., we voted to name two new members to our board.  They have generously agreed to join: Dr. Ken Hagan and Captain Joel Labow.  Dr. Hagan and Captain Labow join me, RADM Frederic Sanford, MC, USN, RET, Captain Thomas Snyder, MC, USN, RET, Dr. Harold Langley, and Captain Lee Mandel, MC, USN, RET on the Foudation board.   Let’s all give Dr. Hagan and Captain Labow a warm welcome to our organization.  Their bios are below:

Dr. Kenneth J. Hagan has spent 33 of his 45 years of teaching as a professor of history and strategy at the U.S. Naval Academy, Naval Postgraduate School, and the Naval War College. His debut in the field of naval history was in 1973 when he published his dissertation, American Gunboat Diplomacy and the Old Navy, 1877-1889. He has since written and published 7 books, 19 book chapters, 11 articles, and 25 encyclopedia entries on naval and military history as author, co-author, editor, and co-editor. Of particular note is his book This People’s Navy: The Making of American Sea Power (1991), which was regarded by former Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman, Jr. as “easily the best one-volume history of the Navy yet written.” Currently he is hard at work on a book on U.S. national strategy from 1890 to 1921. Hagan and his works are known internationally; he will be presenting at the Portuguese Naval Academy’s Naval History Conference in Lisbon this fall. He has served as Archivist and Director of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum and remains Professor and Museum Director Emeritus. He has received the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, and multiple research grants.

Captain Joel Labow (Capt. Medical Corps, United States Navy, RET) has had a long career in Navy medicine.

Capt. Labow graduated from Columbia College in New York City in 1966 having earned an NROTC scholarship. After a period of line service he earned his doctor of medicine degree from Tufts University in 1975. Following his internship and residency in pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven Connecticut he was chief resident and instructor in pediatrics at Yale University school of medicine from 1978 to 1979. Capt. Labow served as staff pediatrician and pediatric critical care consultant at National Naval Medical Center from 1979 to 1982.  Therein followed a long career in naval medicine with stations in Bethesda Maryland, Portsmouth Virginia and other sites including aboard the USNS Mercy (T-8H 19).   From 1994 to 2001 Capt. Labow served as the director for Medical Corps Professional Programs and principal advisor to the Surgeon General of the Navy for graduate medical education issues. After retiring from the Navy in 2001 after 35 years of service he served in the Department of Pediatrics, National Naval Medical Center until 2014 as a civil-service staff pediatrician. He was promoted to clinical professor of pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and assumed his position as a clinical preceptor for third-year students rotating in the pediatric clinic in 2014.

Capt. Labow is a Fellow of the American College of Pediatrics and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He received many awards and honors during his long naval career including but not limited to: Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Metal; Meritorious Service Metal with Gold star.

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It’s time to submit your conference proposals!

Ahoy SHNM members,

We are looking at our upcoming conference now.  We are excited that our SHNM will be joint hosts with the North American Society for Oceanic History and the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association for the annual conference, this year in Portland, Maine, May 11-15, 2016.

The call for papers deadline is fast approaching on February 1.  Please make sure to consider your academic work and submit a paper proposal.  The details are attached.

Hope to see you in Portland.  Annette Finley-Croswhite, Executive Director

Call for Papers

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine will co-sponsor an annual conference with the North American Society for Oceanic History and the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association in:

Portland, Maine, May 11-15, 2016.

The Program Committee welcomes submissions: Proposals should include: Panel/Paper Title, 250 word abstract of each paper to be presented, 200 word bio of presenter, and contact information (submit in 12-point Times Roman font and NOT as a PDF).  

Send Proposal to the Program Committee via Vic Mastone: victor.mastone@state.ma.us

Please send an additional copy to your Society Executive Director, Dr. Annette Finley-Croswhite, acroswhi@odu.edu 

Please put: SHNM paper proposal in the Reference line of the email

We welcome complete panels and individual papers.

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 1, 2016.

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine offers one generous travel award for a graduate student presenting at the conference.

 

Society New Logo

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One more time….

Dear Society Members,

On New Year’s Eve, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the Society for the History of Navy Medicine.  All monies go to very good causes such as funding our graduate student travel award and graduate student research award.

A small contribution of just $25 might seem insignificant, but in the big picture, it helps to get our graduate students to our conferences. You may not be aware of this, but as universities have become more coporate entities (as is the trend throughout the United States), fellowships and tuition waivers are being reduced or cancelled.   In fact, at my University, tuition waivers don’t exist anymore for graduate students in my college as they did a decade ago.  This means graduate students have to pay their own tuition out of their very small stipends.   This situation may not be true for graduate students at the top-tier universities, but overall the last ten years have seen universities reduce graduate student stipends and tuition waivers just as faculty salaries have stayed stagnant or in many cases have also been reduced.  And it is worse for graduate students because  the cost of living has increased tremendously.  Many graduate student have to resort to student loans to offset small stipends, and many do not have any healthcare at all.  This is the world we now live in today in Higher Education.

So please, think about making this contribution, today.  We have a conference coming in May, and I would like to get a whole panel of graduate students there if possible.  Conferences are marvelous venues to network and to learn more about professionalism within an academic environment and of course, to share intellectual ideas.

Thank you in advance, if you are able to support our Society, and in particular, our graduate students.  All contributions are tax deductible.

Respectfully,

Annette Finley-Croswhite, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Society for the History of Navy Medicine

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