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

Marine Lexicon

Posted by Vera Schwach: “Marine Lexicon is a cooperative project between Portugal and Norway, funding by EEA Grants, aiming at the construction of a thesaurus of European common names of marine mammals (cetacean, seals, sea lions, and sirenian) and symbolic elements (sea monsters, hybrid beings, folklore creatures) represented in the early modern age (15th –… Read More Marine Lexicon

CFP: 2021 Prague International Congress of History of Science and Technology

The International Commission for the History of Oceanography is seeking abstract submissions for two proposed sessions at the 2021 Prague International Congress of History of Science and Technology (for details, see: https://www.ichst2021.org/). Please send proposed abstracts or questions by Friday, May 22nd to Penelope Hardy at phardy [AT] uwlax.edu or Helen Rozwadowski at helen.rozwadowski [AT]… Read More CFP: 2021 Prague International Congress of History of Science and Technology

Challenging the scientific legacy of Johan Hjort. Bergen, Norway 12–14 June 2019

[Click here for a google doc of the CFP] [Click here for a PDF version of the conference announcement below]   Dear Colleagues in history of marine science and fisheries science In the year of Johan Hjort’s 150th birthday (1869–1948), we want to draw your attention to this exciting ICES symposium CHALLENGING THE SCIENTIFIC LEGACY OF… Read More Challenging the scientific legacy of Johan Hjort. Bergen, Norway 12–14 June 2019

Challenging the scientific legacy of Johan Hjort: Is it time for a new paradigm shift in marine research?

By Vera Schwach ICHO and the Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics, Bergen, Norway, is organizing a combined marine science and history of marine science symposium: In 2019 we will celebrate the 150-year anniversary of the birth of Johan Hjort (1869-1948). His research was foundational to the development of modern fisheries science. In particular, Hjort’s… Read More Challenging the scientific legacy of Johan Hjort: Is it time for a new paradigm shift in marine research?

Neither Mad Nor Blind: Blogging in the History of Oceanography

Below is a 1959 memo fresh out of the archive of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Subject Files. It reads, “Our Verifax is broken – If this Thermofax copy is going to drive you mad or blind, I’ll make a Verifax as soon as the machine is fixed.” Photographer: Denzil Ford. Permission to post granted… Read More Neither Mad Nor Blind: Blogging in the History of Oceanography