Society Partners with Naval Academy McMullen Naval History Symposium for 2019 Scholarly Papers Panels

The Society is pleased to report that Commander Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong, USN, Assistant Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy, has told us that the McMullen Naval History Symposium will be happy to host our panel(s) at their September 2019 event. The Society has a “history” with McMullen: we mounted two panels at the 2011 Symposium and they were both well received and well attended. It is our desire to work toward a more permanent affiliation with the biennial McMullen going forward.

Commander Armstrong indicates that the Call for Papers will go out in early November with a submission deadline in early-to-mid February 2019. While the Symposium date is not yet established, the Naval Academy’s history department has mounted previous Symposia in mid-to-late September.

The Society will establish a panel of distinguished historians and naval persons to review and select papers for presentation in our panel(s), and will invite / provide panel chair(s) and commentator(s). Graduate and professional students whose papers are selected for our panel(s) will be eligible to receive the Society’s Graduate Student Travel Grant of up to $800 to attend the Symposium.

Stay tuned for more information, and in the meanwhile, start working up your paper proposals!

©2018 Thomas L Snyder


About thomaslsnyder

Retired urological surgeon and navy reservist. Writing the history of the Navy's first hospital on the U S west coast, at Mare Island, California. Founder and Executive Director, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Founder and Coordinator of the Albany Base Hospital No. 33 Society, a military affinity group at Albany Medical College, my alma mater. Past Commander of the San Francisco Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States and founder and past Commander of the Naval Order's "virtual" Continental Commandery. Naval Order Ship's Store manager and Assistant Treasurer General. Member of the Solano County (California) Historical Records Commission.
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