New Web Exhibit on the Research Vessel Vema

by Joanna Behrman, Assistant Public Historian at the American Institute of Physics The Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics has put together a new virtual exhibit which takes visitors on an interactive journey across the world’s oceans aboard the Research Vessel Vema. Formerly a luxury yacht, the R/V Vema became… Read More New Web Exhibit on the Research Vessel Vema

The Abyss: Resurrecting Deep-Sea Biology in the Mid Twentieth Century

Author: Eric L. Mills Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) History of Science and Technology Programme, University of King’s College (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) Abstract After the publication of the last Challenger Report in 1895, deep-sea biology fell out of favor with marine biologists. It was replaced by embryology and physiology in… Read More The Abyss: Resurrecting Deep-Sea Biology in the Mid Twentieth Century

Oceans & History: International Commission for the History of Oceanography (ICHO) Meet & Greet

April 30, 2021, 2:00 PM (EDT) ASEH will be hosting ICHO members and anyone interested in ocean history to gather to find out about ICHO, meet each other, and learn about each others’ work. The event will begin with a short presentation introducing ICHO, followed by two 15-minute break out groups of 4-5 people (think group speed… Read More Oceans & History: International Commission for the History of Oceanography (ICHO) Meet & Greet

CFP: 2021 Prague International Congress of History of Science and Technology Individual Paper Submission Deadline Extended

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Local Organizing Committee of 26th ICHST, together with the DHST Council have taken a difficult decision to switch to a totally virtual congress. The virtual congress will be held on the originally scheduled date: 25–31 July. As soon as the virtual ICHST 2021 concept is finalised, (for details,… Read More CFP: 2021 Prague International Congress of History of Science and Technology Individual Paper Submission Deadline Extended

A Forgotten Aspect of the Famous Last Voyage of the Carnegie: It Entangled Harald Sverdrup, Roger Revelle and Herbert Graham in Oceanography

By John R. Dolan Sorbonne Université, CNRS UMR 7093 Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France Introduction The Carnegie was an unusual ship, a non-magnetic (iron-free) 44 m brigantine yacht designed to conduct surveys of terrestrial magnetism. In 1927 the vessel was overhauled and re-fitted for a 3-year global voyage, Cruise VII, dedicated not only to magnetism but… Read More A Forgotten Aspect of the Famous Last Voyage of the Carnegie: It Entangled Harald Sverdrup, Roger Revelle and Herbert Graham in Oceanography