American Spelean History
2020 NSS Convention
July 27-31, 2020
Elkins, West Virginia
This is a call for presentations for the
History Session at the 2020 NSS Convention. The session
a good way to tell other spelean historians what you are doing and to
solicit input to assist your research.
The session is informal and the audience friendly. There are no
requirements to provide fancy visual aids or to provide a written paper
(other than an abstract to include in the Convention Program). Of
course, the Editor of the Journal
of Spelean History would be glad to receive any written
papers for publication.
Presentations can be on any topic related to spelean history, including
historical exploration of caves, historical commercial caves, early
cave science, human use of caves, etc.
The Spelean History Session is currently scheduled for Thursday morning, July 30.
The session will be chaired by Dean Snyder. However, Bob Hoke is
gathering the abstracts and will submit them to the person responsible
for the Convention Program.
In addition to the abstract, Bob will need to know the title
of your presentation, the amount of time you will need, and what
audio-visual equipment you will need. Abstracts can be e-mailed to Hoke
or mailed to 6304 Kaybro St., Laurel, MD 20707.
Your abstract must be limited to 250 words. Please be sure that it is a
summary of your conclusions and results, not merely a statement of what
you are going to talk about.
If you have any questions about the session please contact Dean Snyder
or Bob Hoke. Dean's address is 3213 Fairland Dr.,
PA 18078. His phone is 610-799-5030. Bob’s phone
The deadline for submitting abstracts is June 24, 2020.
Check the NSS Convention Web site at nss2020.caves.org for
updated or validated on October 27, 2019