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.
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
CALL FOR PAPERS. The 64th Annual Conference of The Society for the History of Discoveries will be held from 21-23 September 2023. Papers are being accepted for evaluation and must be submitted by 17 April.
See the EVENTS page or choose CALL FOR PAPERS below for complete 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.
A VERY SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
The special issue of Terrae Incognitae focusing on the unpublished fourteenth-century geographical manuscript Cronica Universalis is available free online through March 2023. Click LEARN MORE above to get details and access.
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.