Want to stay on top of what’s going on in NASOH? You’ll obviously want to keep an eye on the NASOH website as it gets redesigned over the coming months, but what else can you do to keep in touch, or better yet, to share your own news or items of interest to fellow scholars of the oceanic? You have a couple of social media options.
The first is Facebook, where you should search for and join the page “NASOH”. Here you can find updates on historical and archaeological projects by NASOH members, job postings and calls for papers in these and related fields, and photos from past annual conferences. You can even ask for (or offer!) help organizing panels, finding resources, and making professional connections.
Second, to recap the latest NASOH conference (or follow along while it’s in progress), go to Twitter and search “#NASOH18 . Scholars tweeting from the conference in St. Charles included this hashtag in their tweets to make them easy to find. In the search results, you can then choose to see the “top” or “latest” results; the latter will show you all the tweets tagged during the conference. (And plan in advance to follow #NASOH19 for next year’s conference in New Bedford, MA—or better yet join us and help tweet the conference live!)
While you’ll need to be on Facebook to join the NASOH Facebook page, you don’t have to join Twitter to see NASOH related tweets. But you should, so you can follow maritime scholars who tweet about their work and even join the conversation. Who should you start with? Once you’ve joined, send a tweet (or direct message) to @pkhardy to be added to the NASOH twitter list, where you’ll find the twitter handles of scholars you should know—and who should know you.
Before I sign off, I should point out that whatever the level of your interest in NASOH and oceanic history, you’re still invited. If you’re a professional working in the field, a grad student trying to expand your knowledge and connections (and hear about grant and fellowship opportunities!), or an enthusiast just dipping your toes in the water, please join us on Facebook and/or Twitter to hear more about the great work NASOH members are doing in all fields of ocean scholarship.
Penelope K. Hardy
Visiting Assistant Professor