The Society currently includes approximately 200 members. We have established scholars as well as younger academics, college students (graduate and undergraduate) and many others who who have careers in other fields but who have an interest in history and exploration. We present Virtual Lectures periodically and hold one conference each year.
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The Society for the History of Discoveries hosts, sponsors or participates in events that reflect the mission of the Society and the interests of its members
Check here for the Call for Papers and the latest information on the 65th Annual Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX, in October.ANNUAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
Terrae Incognitae is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published by the Society for the History of Discoveries. The aim is to examine the history and impact of geographic exploration and cross-cultural interaction around the globe prior to the modern era.
The Journal is available to society members or through institutional subscriptions.
The Society for the History of Discoveries announces its 2023 Student Prize for best student research paper in the history of geographic discoveries. Two prizes are available, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students.
Founded in 1960, the purpose of the Society is to stimulate teaching, research, and publishing in the history of geographical exploration. We now call for research papers on voyages, travels, biography, history, cartography, the technologies of travel, the impact of travel and cultural exchange, and other aspects of geographic discovery. The primary purpose is to enlighten the reader about some aspect of the geographic exploration of our physical world.