This is a reminder that the Society will mount a 3-paper academic panel (or more, if good paper proposals come flowing in) at the Naval Academy McMullen Naval History Symposium, 19 – 20 September 2019. The deadline for paper submissions is 15 February.
Remember also that the Society offers travel grants of up to $850 for graduate / professionals students whose papers are selected for presentation.
Please submit your summary and short bio to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
©2019 Thomas L Snyder
The United States Naval Academy Department of History has generously agreed to host the Society’s papers panel(s) at its 2019 McMullen Naval History Symposium on Thursday and Friday, 19 and 20 September.
Today, the Society is releasing its Call for Papers. 250 word abstracts (in Word(r) format) and brief personal biographical resume should be submitted to the Society Executive Director (email@example.com) no later than 15 February 2019.
Generous travel grants are available for graduate / professional students whose papers are accepted for presentation.
©2018, 2019 Society for the History of Navy Medicine
The Society for the History of Navy Medicine is pleased to announce the members of the selection board tasked with selecting a recently published book concerning the history of maritime medicine, the author(s) of which will receive the Harry D Langley Book Prize in the autumn of 2019. They are:
Robert T Bramson, MD. Doctor Bramson has been Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine (1985-1992) and Harvard School of Medicine (2002-2006). He was book and manuscript reviewer for several radiology journals for more than two decades. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971.
Barry M Gough, PhD. Professor Gough is a military and naval historian. He is University Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University and Adjunct Professor of War Studies and History at the Royal Military College of Canada. The most recent addition to his extensive bibliography is Churchill and Fisher: Titans at the Admiralty, published in 2017.
Andre’ B Sobocinski. Mr Sobocinski is the Historian at the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, a post he has held for 12 years. Educated in history, psychology and information science, he is the author of more than 200 works relating to the history of navy medicine.
©2018 Society for the History of Navy Medicine
The Society will award its second-ever Langley Book Prize in the History of Naval / Maritime Medicine at the Naval Academy McMullen History Symposium in the autumn of 2019. I am looking for one person to join two eminent historians on the selection board. This board will review about half a dozen books that meet the criteria for the award, and select the finest of the lot, the author(s) of which will receive the Langley Prize and a generous cash prize. I believe I should be able to procure review copies of these books for you. If you are interested, please let me know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Society members have agreed to give papers at the 2019 McMullen. I am looking for a third paper. I’d prefer that this be from a graduate or professional student, but all comers are encouraged! If I get enough submissions to form a second panel, I will try to do so. Have something you’d like to give at the Naval Academy in 2019? Send me your paper proposal at email@example.com. Remember: the Society will give a grant of up to $850 to help defray travel expenses of graduate / professional students whose papers are accepted for presentation in the Society’s panel(s).
©2018 Thomas L Snyder
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
Members and friends of the Society are reminded to submit their nominations for the Langley Book Prize no later than 10 August. The prize provides for a financial award of $500 and a Certificate of Award. Books eligible are those (fiction or non-fiction) that deal with any aspect of the history of maritime / naval medicine. Books should be published in English between 2013 and the first half of 2018. The prize will be announced and awarded at our panel meeting in the autumn of 2019.
Please send book title, author, publisher and publish date to the Society Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. A panel of distinguished historians and officers will then review the candidate books for the selection.
©2018 The Society for the History of Navy Medicine
Two years ago the Society launched the Harold D Langley Book Prize for the History of Maritime Medicine. It is now time to consider works for our second award, to be announced in 2019. To this end, members and friends of the Society are invited to submit titles for assessment. Our panel of prominent historians will consider works published in English between 2013 and the first half of 2018. Please submit your title(s) along with author, publisher and publication date to the Executive Director – email@example.com.
(c) 2018 Thomas L Snyder