CLIR Recordings at Risk Digitization Project at MBLWHOI Library

By Karen Urbec (Institution Archivist, MBLWHOI Library) The Data Library and Archives of the MBLWHOI (Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Library is the intellectual heart of the Woods Hole scientific community.  Marine scientists have been based here for their explorations of the ocean since the mid-1800s and the Library has been here supporting their… Read More CLIR Recordings at Risk Digitization Project at MBLWHOI Library

Call for applications for ICHO fellowships

The International Commission of the History of Oceanography (ICHO) invites applications for fellowship support from scholars studying the history of the marine sciences broadly conceived.  ICHO is a global body devoted to linking scholars, writers, and teachers interested in the history of the marine sciences, broadly defined. We are a commission of the International Union… Read More Call for applications for ICHO fellowships

Why Ocean History?

By Helen Rozwadowski, Natalia Gándara-Chacana, and Samantha Muka Introduction By Helen Rozwadowski, University of Connecticut, Avery Point Scholars working emerging fields, such as ocean history and allied areas like coastal history, oceanic history and the like, benefit from the enthusiasm and momentum that accompanies new questions, new approaches, and new communities. Successful recent PhDs, with… Read More Why Ocean History?

CFP: Research Expeditions to India and the Indian Ocean in Early Modern and Modern Times

Virtual workshop, 3-4 November 2022 German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute for Maritime History Throughout the early modern and modern periods, many naturalists and scholars set themselves the task of exploring the Indian Ocean World. Many of these expeditions studied the culture, weather, landscape, flora, and fauna of the subcontinent, while others focused on the… Read More CFP: Research Expeditions to India and the Indian Ocean in Early Modern and Modern Times

Stories from the Salish Sea: Special Collections at the University of Washington

By Maureen Nolan & Lisa Oberg The Coast Salish peoples have called the Pacific Northwest home from time immemorial, their history and culture integrally linked with the region’s waterways. European explorations of the northeastern Pacific Ocean made by Sir Francis Drake in the 16th century and many others, including the voyages of Captains James Cook… Read More Stories from the Salish Sea: Special Collections at the University of Washington

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