- Welcome to Sea History Adventures, a blog about maritime history that takes a lighter approach. For the last 5,000 years, human beings have relied on waterways. The seas and rivers of the world are a stage on which people have engaged in diplomacy, travel, commerce, cultural assimilation, colonialization, religious conversion, and war.
Here you will find short fiction, fun facts, game ideas, and other fun ways to learn more about the history of people interacting with rivers, seas, oceans, and other bodies of water.
Between the two of us we have published non-fiction, history, fiction, and gaming articles. We believe that history should be fun, that the sea is a place of magic and mystery, and that its many stories provide a great escape into adventure.
If you enjoy fiction, gaming, or history, this is the place for you. On average, we publish one blog post a month. Each post contains ten cool facts about an aspect of maritime history, a piece of short fiction about that aspect, gaming supplements or recommendations on where you can find games and fiction to further your adventure.
Stephen K. Stein is a specialist in naval history and the history of technology who has written on topics ranging from ancient battles to aviation to the iPod. His recent publications include The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade; From Torpedoes to Aviation: Washington Irving Chambers and Technological Innovation in the New Navy, 1877–1913; “The Greely Relief Expedition and the New Navy” in International Journal of Naval History 5 (December 2006), which won the Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Prize in Naval History; “The Experimental Era: U.S. Naval Aviation through 1916” in One Hundred Years of Navy Air Power; and “Interventions in Asia, 1899–1927” in A Companion to American Military History.
Stephen Stein is an assistant professor and acting chair of graduate studies in the Department of History at the University of Memphis and adjunct professor for the U.S. Naval War College (College of Distance Education), for which he teaches courses in strategy.
- Carolyn Stein is a freelance writer and editor. She has contributed articles to The Sea in World History, Atlas Obscura, Pyramid (gaming magazine), and other publications. She is currently working on a novel set in the imperial Roman empire.
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Edited by Stephen K. Stein.