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27th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai’i/Pacific

Hello Circle Readers,

The 27th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai‘i and the Pacific will be held from 13-15 February 2016 at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.  The theme is “Diving into Archives: Collecting and Interpreting Maritime Information,” and the deadline for abstracts is 15 January 2016.  Please see the flyer here (PDF) for more information on the event and the call for papers.

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International Congress on the History of Oceanography — Call for Papers

Hello Circle Readers,

The Ninth International Congress on the History of Oceanography will be held April 12th – April 15th 2016 at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.

Papers are invited over the following groups of subjects:

  • Observational oceanography
  • International co-operations
  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Economic aspects of oceanography
  • Institutional heritage
  • Archival resources
  • Mathematical simulation

Please see the Circular here (PDF format) for more details regarding the event.

New Publication: “Charles Darwin’s New Zealand correspondents” by Garry J. Tee

Hello Circle Members,

An article by Garry J. Tee (Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland) on “Charles Darwin’s New Zealand Correspondents” has recently been published in the Journal of the Historical Studies Group, Geosciences Society of New Zealand.  Please see below for the full reference and a link to the article (PDF format):

Garry J. Tee,  “Charles Darwin’s New Zealand correspondents,”  Journal of the Historical Studies Group, Geosciences Society of New Zealand, No.48 (September 2014), 35-60.



Upcoming Conference: Australasian Mining History Association

Hello Circle Readers,

Registrations are now open for the 21st Annual Conference of the Australasian Mining History Association. The conference will be held at the Art Gallery and Museum of the Northern Territory, Darwin, between the 21st – 27th June 2015. Abstracts (250 words) on mining related topics should be submitted to reach the Secretary at: mel.davies@uwa.edu.au by 1st April.

Registration forms available at: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=14863

Or, view on the Association’s web page at: http://www.mininghistory.asn.au

The Association also has two grants available for young researchers who will be expected to present papers at the conference. For information on the grants contact Prof. Ken McQueen at:

— Thanks to Mel Davies for bringing this to attention.