/CFP/ Appalling Ocean, Verdant Land: America and the Sea

The 2022 ASANOR (American Studies Association of Norway) Conference will be held at Nord University from September 29 to October 1. We welcome papers from a wide range of fields, including literature, history, political science, linguistics, and cultural studies, that explore the role of the sea in the American experience. From the Puritan pilgrims landing… Read More /CFP/ Appalling Ocean, Verdant Land: America and the Sea

#HistOcean Recent / Upcoming Books

December 2021 Our December book list comes full of just-released publications featuring oceans and coasts, pirates and sailors, reflections on blue humanities and blue legalities, coral reefs and underwater habitats. Just in time to add them to your Christmas gift list! Anne C. Claus, Drawing the Sea Near: Satoumi and Coral Reef Conservation in Okinawa… Read More #HistOcean Recent / Upcoming Books

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