The NMHS Annual Conference will take place 15–17 May, 2017 in Charleston, SC, in conjunction with the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) annual conference and the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine.
We will be joined by maritime historians, professors, underwater archaeologists, authors, captains, crew, students and leaders from the maritime heritage community. Enjoy three days of presentations, panels, scholarly papers, plus tours and receptions.
The conference will be hosted by the College of Charleston and will explore a wide range of maritime connections and cultural landscapes—and an interweaving of both—to examine the meaning and processes of our maritime heritage. The college is downtown, within easy walking distance of Marion Square and other historic sites (there also will be plenty of nearby parking available).
Monday, 15 May – Evening reception off-campus at Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant
Tuesday, 16 May – Enjoy an afternoon harbor cruise to see Fort Sumner and then join the fun in a “dine-around,” an opportunity to better get to know other conference attendees in smaller groups at local restaurants
Wednesday, 17 May – Private tour of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley and conclude the three-day event with an evening banquet
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You can register for the full three days, or by the day.
Click here for the registration and sponsorship form.
Full Conference: $245 per person (if reserved by March 31), then will increase to $265 per person – includes all continental breakfasts & lunches, sessions, breaks, reception, banquet and field trips
Monday: $125 per person—includes continental breakfast & lunch, all lectures,
reception at Tommy Condon’s Restaurant.
Tuesday: $125 per person—includes continental breakfast & lunch, harbor cruise to
Fort Sumter and all lectures.
Wednesday: $145 per person—includes continental breakfast & lunch, tour of H. L.
Hunley and banquet.
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 May 1, 2017 minus a $50 cancellation fee. After 1 May 2017 no refunds will be issued.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS
Charleston International Airport is served by American, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, and United Airlines. There is a downtown shuttle service that costs $14 each way and leaves every fifteen minutes. A taxi to the Francis Marion hotel is about $30 each way. The driver may not charge extra for two passengers, but there is a $14 per passenger supplement for more than two people.
TWO HOTELS HAVE BEEN RESERVED:
NASOH has reserved a room block at the Francis Marion Hotel located at 387 King Street. The website is: http://www.francismarioncharleston.com.
The conference rate is $179/night for a single or double traditional room. Attendees must make their own room reservations by calling (843) 772-0600 or (877) 756-2121 by Friday, 31 March 2017; you must identify yourself as attending the NASOH conference to receive this rate. The Francis Marion hotel is on Marion Square, and is within easy walking distance of the College of Charleston.
DAYS INN Charleston Historic District
NASOH also has a room block at the Days Inn Charleston Historic District, located at 155 Meeting Street. The website is www.daysinn.reservationcounter.com. The conference rate is $135/night. Attendees must make their own room reservations by calling (844) 609-7616 by Friday, 31 March 31 2017; you must mention the group code CGNASO to receive this rate.