McMullen Naval History Symposium: 2017 Call for Papers

November 2016

navalacademy-emblemThe History Department of the United States Naval Academy invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2017 McMullen Naval History Symposium on any topics related to American or world, naval and maritime history.

Proposals should include a one page vita and an abstract of no more than 250 words which summarizes the research and its contribution to historical knowledge. Panel proposals (made up of three presenters, a chair, and a commenter) are highly encouraged, and should include all relevant material on the presenters, as well as a one page vita for the chair and commenter.

Proposal deadline: 13 February 2017. Email proposals to by midnight, 13 February. The program committee anticipates announcing a draft program by the end of April 2017; papers are due to the committee and panel chairs by 15 August 2017.

The full call for papers can be found here (PDF) Further information will be available online. Specific inquiries may be directed to the Director: Associate Professor Brian Van De Mark (, or Deputy Director: Commander Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong (

A small number of modest travel stipends are available to graduate students and recent PhDs who do not hold a tenure – track position or full-time employment. Support for these grants comes from the generosity of the McMullen Sea Power Fund established in honor of Dr. John McMullen, U.S.N.A. Class of 1940. Please indicate your desire to apply for a travel stipend with your proposal.

THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 68574) US Navy battleships arriving at Scapa Flow as seen by Admiral Beatty and crew of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source:

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