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Effective June 14, 2014, the new contact email for SHD’s Secretary, Mylynka Kilgore Cardona, is

For those wanting to be fully informed about the 2013 meeting in Tampa, Florida, visit the meeting’s web page at http://www.sochistdisc.org/2013_annual_meeting.htm.  Click on the tool bar at top to read the abstracts, view the daily program, and see a selection of photos taken at the event.

FUTURE SHD MEETINGS: Mark your calendars now for the coming SHD Annual Meeting:

2014 October 30 – November 2 in Austin, Texas
2015 July 8 – 10   London, England


The September 2012 issue of Terrae Incognitae, the scholarly journal for the Society of the History of Discoveries, is a special issue on the exploration of Africa.  Here is the table of contents:
•    Exploration in the Nineteenth Century by Imre Josef Demhardt
•    The Cartography of Exploration: Livingstone's 1851 Manuscript Sketch Map of the Zambesi River by Elri Liebenberg
•    The Reverend Charles New: Nineteenth-Century Missionary and Explorer in Eastern Equatorial Africa by Sanford H. Bederman
•    Alexine Tinné: Nineteenth-Century Explorer of Africa by Mylynka Kilgore Cardona
•    Hermann Habenicht's Spezialkarte von Afrika - A Unique Cartographic Record of African Exploration 1885-1892 by Wulf Bodenstein
•    Recent and Upcoming Literature in Discovery History
•    Book Reviews

The publisher has granted free public access to the introductory essay "Exploration in the Nineteenth Century" by Imre Josef Demhardt.  


SHD has even more presence on the Internet courtesy of its blog Terrae Inblognitae. Blog Editor (and SHD Member) Gene Rhea Tucker created this blog. The blog has the latest in SHD news, items of interest scoured from the World Wide Web, and guest posts from SHD members. From the blog  there are also links to the SHD main web page, Terrae Incognitae, and to Terra Cognita as well. There is no registration/membership to the site required for access. Access Terrae Inblognitae at http://terraeinblognitae.blogspot.com/

SHD Past Meeting Programs.  Programs of many of the Society’s past meetings are available by clicking on the various years at the Society “Previous and Future Meetings” web page. Click here.

Founding members Thomas L. Goldstein and John Parker, and early members Sanford Bederman, Barbara Backus McCorkle, Norman J. W. Thrower, and Carol Urness have described the founding and development of the Society in remarks delivered at our annual meetings Click here to read those remarks.

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