American Spelean History Association

for the
2018 NSS Convention

July 30 - August 3, 2018

Helena, Montana

This is a call for presentations for the Spelean History Session at the 2018 NSS Convention.  The session provides 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 Tuesday morning, July 31.

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 at 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., Schnecksville, PA 18078. His phone is 610-799-5030.  Bob’s phone is 301-725-5877.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 15, 2018.

Check the NSS Convention Web site at for more information.

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