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Published Research Papers & 10th Maritime Heritage Conference Review



The National Maritime Historical Society is honored to publish research papers presented at the 10th Maritime Heritage Conference last month in Norfolk, Virginia.   Papers will be posted to the website as they become available.  For a complete listing of papers presented, please see the official Conference Program.  Over 140 presentations were made, along withKeynote Speakers Daniel J. BastaDr. Ray Ashley,  Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., Author Clive Cussler and many more! Sessions covered a wide range of maritime topics, including:

  • International Trade
  • Oceanic Immigration
  • Maritime Law
  • Shipbuilding
  • Small Craft
  • Lighthouses & Lifesaving Stations
  • Whaling
  • Underwater Archaeology
  • Historic Ships and Preservation
  • Sailors’ Lives
  • African-American Maritime History
  • Maritime Museums and Organizations
  • Mercantile & Naval Ports
  • Naval History
  • Maritime Literature
  • Native Maritime Cultures
  • Maritime Art and Music
  • Maritime Education
  • Sail Training
  • Marine Sanctuaries and Protected Areas

Nauticus, the innovative science and technology center and home to the battleship Wisconsin and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, was the principal host of this year’s Maritime Heritage Conference.  Organized by the National Maritime Alliance, the Maritime Heritage Conference was supported by multiple organizations and institutions associated with maritime heritage and covered a wide range of topics. Museums, universities, government agencies and non-profit historical and heritage societies large and small sent their leaders and staff to share with and learn from one another. The conference was also a great opportunity to meet the leadership and fellow members of the National Maritime Historical Society and the maritime history community.