Welcome to North American Society for Oceanic History

Welcome to North American Society for Oceanic History

About NASOH

Our Mission

 The North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) was founded in 1973 to provide a forum for maritime history and remains actively devoted to the study and promotion of naval and maritime history. 


The society’s mission is to promote the exchange of information among scholars interested in the history of the seas, lakes, and inland waterways; to call attention to books, articles, and documents pertinent to naval and maritime history; and to work with local, regional, national, international, and government organizations toward the goal of fostering an awareness and appreciation for North America’s naval and maritime heritage. 

US. Commission on Maritime History

 NASOH houses the U.S. Commission on Maritime History which is a constituent member of the International Commission on Maritime History.

The Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord

Along with the Canadian Nautical Research Society, NASOH co-sponsors publication of The Northern Mariner/ Le Marin du Nord, a quarterly journal of maritime history scholarship.  

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