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8–11 September—National Marine Art Conference, American Society of Marine Artists
Williamsburg, VA
For the first time in its nearly four-decade history ASMA will be  presenting the first National Marine Art Conference (NMAC).  In addition, ASMA will open its 17th National Exhibition at the Muscarelle Museum at the College of William and Mary in historic Williamsburg, VA, on September 9, 2016.  The exhibition will remain on display through November 11, 2016, then travel on to multiple museum venues over a period of 16 months, with the exhibition closing in January, 2018, at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT. The Society will offer workshops, technical art lectures, demonstrations, share knowledge and expertise through plein air painting; keynote speaker will be JOHN STOBART, Fellow Emeritus and Founding Member of ASMA.

8–10 September – Association for Great Lakes History Annual Meeting and Conference
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan
The Association’s Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, September 9, followed by the Annual Maritime History Conference on Saturday, September 10. The presentations at this year’s conference will include a wide range of both local and regional maritime history topics, and the public is welcome to attend at a reduced conference fee. The Association’s Annual Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday evening and will include the presentation of this year’s Henry N. Barkhausen Award for Original Research in Great Lakes Maritime History, Joyce S. Hayward Award for Historic Interpretation, and Association for Great Lakes Maritime History’s Award for Historic Preservation.

20–23 September—Historic Naval Ships Association Annual Conference
Corpus Christi, Texas
The HNSA annual conference will be held aboard USS Lexington. Find details at the HNSA website.

4–5 November—North Carolina Maritime History Council Conference
New Bern, NC
Call-for-Papers deadline is 15 September. For details, contact Brian Edwards, program chair.


4–8 January Society for Historical Archaeology Conference
Fort Worth, Texas
“Advancing Frontiers: Where the Next 50 Years OF SHA Begins.”
See website for details.

19–21 April—Council of American Maritime Museums Annual Conference
San Francisco
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and San Francisco Maritime National Park Association will host this year’s meeting. See the CAMM website for details and Call for Session Proposals.