Maritime History Panels at the 50th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships

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Call for Papers
December 15, 2022
Rhode Island, United States
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, Maritime History / Studies, American History / Studies, African American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies

Tall Ships America is accepting proposals for the maritime history component of its 50th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships in February 2023. The conference is intended to be an in-person event in Newport, Rhode Island, although we may host a virtual space for pre-recorded presentations. We welcome original articles and scholarship from historians at every career level (including undergraduate and graduate students) on all areas of North American maritime history, but preference is given to the following topics:

  • Indigenous maritime history
  • BIPOC maritime labor & maritime advancements
  • Tall ships and traditional sailing vessels
  • Colonial and Early American maritime heritage
  • LGBTQIA+ maritime history
  • Histories of Atlantic slavery and resistance to the Atlantic slave trade
  • Sail training and education at sea
  • Maritime history topics that that offer potential for shipboard educational programming

Tall Ships America is a non-profit educational organization focused on youth education, leadership development and the preservation of the maritime heritage of North America. Founded in 1973, Tall Ships America is commended by Congress as the national sail training organization representing the United States. We support and promote the ships, people, and programs of sail training through scholarships for youth, professional services and advocacy, the Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, the annual TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® series of races and events, and the biannual publication of Sail Tall Ships!, the world’s definitive directory of sail training.

Please submit the following to by December 15, 2022:

  • Your presentation title
  • An abstract of no more than 250 words.
  • A brief biographical note (2-3 sentences).

Please direct any questions about the event or proposal requirements to Nicolas Hardisty at

Contact Info: 

Nicolas Hardisty

Program Manager - Historian

Tall Ships America