Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program: Oral History Collection

Author: Laura Kissel, polar curator at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program Welcome to Ohio! The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program, aka the Polar Archives, is a collaborative venture of the Ohio State University Libraries and the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. The Polar Archives was formally established… Read More Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Archival Program: Oral History Collection

Expeditions of Art and Science

By Killian Taylor (Archives and Records Manager, Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum) (Cover image: William Belanske, curator and artist of the Vanderbilt Museum) Nestled on the shore of Long Island’s historic “Gold Coast”, the place of inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s the Great Gatsby, lies the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum: a one-of-a-kind institution of history and… Read More Expeditions of Art and Science

#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