The Society for the History of Discoveries has posted additional information of its 53rd Annual Meeting to be held September 27-30, 2012, in Pasadena and San Marino, California. Non-members are welcome to attend the several days of events and meetings. See http://www.sochistdisc.org/2012_annual_meeting.htm
The web site also has early information and an itinerary for the post-conference optional excursion to the Page Museum at the famous Le Brea Tarpits and the Getty Center.
At the meeting website now is day-by-day activity information, hotel and transportation details. As the CALL FOR PAPERS closed just a few days ago, the program schedule with speakers and topics will be posted later, and that will be announced to this list, as will hotel reservation and meeting registration information as soon as those details are available. Please check the meeting site at the top of this message for meeting updates in the coming weeks.
The meeting hotel is the Hilton Pasadena, conveniently located near the site of the Friday and Saturday program paper sessions, the renowned Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanic Gardens in San Marino, California.
The Society for the History of Discoveries was formed to stimulate interest in teaching, research, and publishing the history of geographical exploration. Founded in 1960, the Society includes members from several academic disciplines as well as archivist, non-affiliated scholars, and lay person with an interest in history. The scope of the Society's activities encompass the discovery, exploration, and mapping of the earth's land and sea surface from earliest times to the present- the explorers and the explored. Fields of specialization thus include the history of European expansion, cartography, navigation, colonial settlement, biography, and bibliography. See http://www.sochistdisc.org