SOCIETY
FOR THE HISTORY

OF DISCOVERIES

The Society for the History of Discoveries was formed to stimulate interest in teaching, research, and publishing the history of geographical exploration and its impact.

Founded in 1960, the Society includes members from several academic disciplines as well as archivists and librarians, non-affiliated scholars, and laypersons with an interest in history. We are open to all with an interest in the subject.


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ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

Founded in 1960, the Society includes members from several academic disciplines as well as archivists and librarians, non-affiliated scholars, and laypersons with an interest in history. We are open to all with an interest in the subject.

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EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


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

This September  SHD is sponsoring two events, our Annual Conference and a new Virtual Lecture.   Click on the links below for more information.


63RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE

29 September - 1 October, 2022

St. Louis, 

Missouri





SOCIETY JOURNAL
TERRAE INCOGNITAE

Terrae Incognitae is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published for 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.

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FOR STUDENTS

The Society for the History of Discoveries announces its 2022 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.

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