February 15, 2020: In order to create the online registration for the 2020 NASOH Conference (May 14-17, 2020), we have had to temporarily remove the Online Membership Join/Renew and the Donate to NASOH pages on our website (limited PayPal buttons). These will return after the conference.

NASOH Respectful Behavior Policy

NASOH Respectful Behavior Policy adopted 2019-05-18 (pdf)



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.