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2018 Annual Conference – February in New Orleans

The NMHS Annual Conference will take place Wednesday-Saturday February 14–17, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana in conjunction with the 11th Maritime Heritage Conference and the 45th Annual Tall Ships America Conference.  For additional details and information on paper and session proposals, please click HERE.

Enjoy an exciting, information-packed three-day joint conference encompassing a broad array of topics presented by maritime historians, professors, underwater archaeologists, authors, captains, crew, students and leaders from the maritime heritage community, culminating with a reception and banquet held on 17 February.


Full Conference: $395 per person – includes all continental breakfasts & lunches, sessions, breaks and banquet reception on 17 February 2018.  Sponsors of the conference from $500 to $15,000 are encouraged to participate and will be formally recognized.

Cancellation Policy:  All cancellations must be in writing; email is acceptable. Substitutions are accepted at any time, but must also be requested in writing. Cancellations will be refunded up until 5:00 PM EST 31 January 2018 minus a $50 cancellation fee. After 1 February 2018 no refunds will be issued.


The conference venue is the beautiful New Orleans Marriott in the French Quarter – 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.  Book your rooms while available at the special rate of $164 per night.  Call  (504) 581-1000 to book today and mention the code MHC!




Individual paper and session proposals should include a one-page abstract and a one-page biographical statement about each presenter. Please email proposals to Dr. David Winkler and Jonathan Kabak at: The deadline for papers and session proposals is 1 November 2017.  

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Maritime and Naval History
Maritime Art, Literature, and Music
Education and Preservation
Underwater Archaeology
Trade and Communications
Maritime Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Marine Science and Ocean Conservation
Historic Vessel Restoration
Maritime Heritage Grant Program
Maritime Landscapes
National Marine Sanctuaries
Inland Waters Commerce and Seaport Operations
Small Craft
Marine Protected Areas


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    • Please contact Dr. David Winkler and Jonathan Kabak at for additional information on the Call for Presenters. The deadline for papers and session proposals is 1 November 2017. Thanks and we hope to see you in New Orleans!

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