CfP: 2023 McMullen Naval History Symposium - Society for the History of Navy Medicine Panel

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Call for Papers
January 31, 2023
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Maritime History / Studies, Military History


2023 McMullen Naval History Symposium - Naval Medicine Panel

Planned for 21-22 September 2023 U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

The year 2023 marks several significant milestones and events in naval history: the 35th anniversary of Operation PRAYING MANTIS, the centenary of the Honda Point Disaster and of the initiation of the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Problems between the World Wars, the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Naval Institute, 200th anniversary of the declaration of the Monroe Doctrine, 250th anniversary of the Royal Navy’s arctic expedition aboard HMS Racehorse and Carcass which included a young Lieutenant Nelson, among many others.

The Society for the History of Navy Medicine invites proposals for papers on the broadly defined topic of maritime medicine. Papers accepted will be presented on the Society’s panel at the 2023 Symposium.  Proposals should include a one-page curriculum vitae and an abstract of no more than 250 words which encapsulates the research and material to be presented.  A selection committee will determine the panel participants and will submit to conference conveners.  The Society will provide travel grants of up to $850 for graduate students whose papers are accepted for presentation.  The proposal deadline is midnight on 31 January 2023.  Email proposals to

The conference conveners anticipate announcing a draft program by the end of April 2023; papers are due to the committee and panel chairs by 15 August 2023.  Further information on the 2023 McMullen Naval History Symposium will be available online at in early 2023.

Contact Info: 

Society for the History of Navy Medicine