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    "A reminder that the next of The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict seminars takes place on Thursday, 5th December.

    Professor Holger Nehring, University of Stirling - 'The peaceful continent? Peace and war in Europe's twentieth century'.

    All Modern Conflict seminars for the 2013/2014 programme will now be held in the Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre. Doorway 1, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, see www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/history-classics-archaeology/about-us/visiting-us for details of the location.

    See www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/history-classics-archaeology/modern-conflict/news-events/events/seminars for the most up-to-date details of the seminars.

    Please forward this email to anyone else you think may be interested. If this email has been forwarded to you and you would like to be added to the Centre email distribution list for reminders of the seminars and details of other events that may be of interest, please email csmc@ed.ac.uk.


    The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict School of History, Classics and Archaeology William Robertson Wing Old Medical School Teviot Place Edinburgh
    EH8 9AG"
     
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    "The Manchester Military History Society

    Christmas Special


    Don't forget it's our annual Christmas Special on Tuesday 10th December.

    It's different from our normal format and includes food and a number of short pieces.

    Let us know your ideas and we will try and fit them in.

    Already lined up
    World’s Best General… in 100 words or less” followed by a vote… please bring your candidates
    a short sharp talk on Indian Weapons...including handling some...
    A book auction
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Food will be a choice of hotpot and mild/medium strength curry (Yum!)

    Admission £3 per attendee including food.


    For more information click here.http://www.smatsuk.yolasite.com/?utm_source=The++Manchester+Military+History+Society&utm_campaign=3eb1df3334-Battlefield+Visits+-+July+2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_24051bff21-3eb1df3334-9346341"
     
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    "25TH IPRA CONFERENCE GENERAL CALL FOR PAPERS


    25th IPRA GENERAL CONFERENCE on the OCCASION of 50th ANNIVERSARY of IPRA

    UNITING FOR PEACE: BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PEACE THROUGH UNIVERSAL VALUES
    in cooperation with Sakarya University​
    ISTANBUL, TURKEY
    August 10-14 2014
    During the Cold War, ideological confrontations and inter-state conflicts were seen as most dangerous threats against peace and security, and with the end of the Cold War, it was expected that all these threats would disappear. Unfortunately, however, the end of the Cold War witnessed the emergence of new conflict patterns and the world faced new global challenges, new security threats. Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been going through a series of interrelated intra-state conflicts rather than inter-state conflicts. New generation threats for peace and security and conflicts appeared immediately as intra-state conflicts with ethnic conflict in the Balkans, political turmoil in Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East and recently with the emergence of protests and search for better democracy and peace as in Northern Africa countries.
    According to the 1994 UNDP human development report, the seven dimensions of human security are economic security, food security, health security, environmental security, personal security, community security and political security. However, with the emergence of new security threats and new generation conflict patterns across the globe, human rights, human security, humanitarian intervention, democracy, prosperity and peace building initiative have become new values and policies both for states and international organizations. All these are post-Cold War concepts that are inter- related and overlapping, and when they are undermined, sustainable peace cannot be established.
    As we observed from the beginning of history that conflict potential and conflicts are inevitable and will be available forever, only the conflict patterns can change. If so, we need to learn to which extent intra-state conflicts can be managed properly and to which extent conflict escalation across national frontiers, and also their escalation into violence, can be prevented. However, there are mistakes as well as success stories as regards to how states and International/regional organizations manage and / or prevent inter-state and intra-state issues / conflicts.
    It is in the context of further contributing to the scholarly debates involving post Cold War political ideology, geopolitics, international and regional cooperation in efforts to resolve or prevent the growing intra-state and cross-border conflicts that IPRA has decided to be the focus of the 25th IPRA General Conference to be organized on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of IPRA and hosted by the Sakarya University in Istanbul, TURKEY, between August 10-14 2014. On the 50 th Anniversary of IPRA, the venue of 25th IPRA General Conference is significant and timely since Turkey is in the middle of three continents and also currently surrounded by conflict zones in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel-Palestine etc . Also, Istanbul is a link between Europe and Asia.
    We welcome paper, poster and panel proposals from all peace researchers related to the following IPRA Commissions. Interested participants have the option of suggesting new panels or sessions.

    IPRA COMMISSIONS
    1. Art and Peace Commission
    2. Conflict Resolution and Peace Building Commission
    3. Development and Peace Commission
    4. Eastern Europe Commission
    5. Ecology and Peace Commission (EPC)
    6. Forced Migration Commission
    7. Gender and Peace Commission
    8. Global Political Economy Commission
    9. Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Commission
    10. Internal Conflicts Commission
    11. International Human Rights Commission
    12. Nonviolence Commission
    13. Peace Culture and Communications Commission
    14. Peace Education Commission
    15. Peace History Commission
    16. Peace Journalism Commission
    17. Peace Movements Commission
    18. Peace Negotiations and Mediation Commission
    19. Peace Theories Commission
    20. Reconciliation and Transitional Justice Commission
    21. Religion and Peace Commission
    22. Security and Disarmament Commission
    23. Sport and Peace Commission
    24. Youth and Peace Commission
    25. Peace Tourism Commission

    Sincerely,
    Conference Coordinators:
    Dr. Nesrin Kenar, co- Secretary General – IPRA
    Sakarya University, Turkey
    secretary-general@iprapeace.org "
    http://ipra2014.org/?page_id=20
     
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    "The Manchester Military History Society January Talk

    Winwick Pass/Red Bank 1648


    Jebel Akdar (Nov. 1958) and Personal experiences in Oman – 1960s

    A very Happy New Year to all our subscribers!

    Our next talk takes place on Tuesday 14th January 2014. Paul Beckmann tells the fascinating story of local English Civil War "The Battle of Winwick Pass"

    Like The Manchester Military History Society January Talk on Facebook share on Twitter

    For more information click here.

    We look forward to seeing you in 2014."
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    Here is the Battlefields Trust Programme of London Lunchtime talks for 2014 Charge £20 for Trust members £25 for non members.

    21 January 2014 “Operation Türkencreuz - the WW1 Bomber Raids on London , by Ian Cross: Lunchtime talk hosted by Fusiliers Museum HM Tower of London. Includes lunch and an opportunity to explore the Tower. Booking details here. http://www.justgiving.com/BattlefieldsTrustIancross21012014

    18 February 2014 The Battle of Bouvines and Magna Carta 17 July 1214, Professor John France: Lunchtime talk hosted by Fusiliers Museum HM Tower of London. Includes lunch and an opportunity to explore the Tower. Booking details here. http://www.justgiving.com/Bouvines1214

    18 March 2014 Firepower in Normandy 1944, Frank Baldwin, Lunchtime talk hosted by Fusiliers Museum HM Tower of London. Includes lunch and an opportunity to explore the Tower. Booking details here. http://www.justgiving.com/NormandyRA1944

    16 April 2014 'In at the death: the British army and the overthrow of Napoleon in 1814: Professor Charles Esdaile. Lunchtime talk hosted by Fusiliers Museum HM Tower of London. Includes lunch and an opportunity to explore the Tower. . Booking details here. http://www.justgiving.com/1814Esdaile

    20 May 2014 The BEF 1914: Historian and novelist Brigadier Allan Mallinson. Lunchtime talk hosted by Fusiliers Museum HM Tower of London. Includes lunch and an opportunity to explore the Tower. Booking details here. http://www.justgiving.com/BEF1914

    29 October Bosworth 1485 Rediscovered. Professor Anne Curry Lunchtime talk hosted by Fusiliers Museum HM Tower of London. Includes lunch and an opportunity to explore the Tower. Booking details here. http://www.justgiving.com/Bosworth1485
     
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    "Via email.
    [SIZE=10pt]The Media, War and Conflict Journal is hoping to mark the 100 years since the start of Word War 1 by publishing a themed issue of the journal in 2014.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]We are particularly interested in offering an international perspective on the centenary and welcome contributions from beyond the UK and US and articles that reflect diverse national perspectives and topics related to World War 1.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]Suggested topics include but are not limited to:[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=10pt]Mediations and re-mediations of World War 1[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=10pt]Remembering (and forgetting) Word War 1 (including official and non-official commemoration, mnemonic outputs, mediated memory, visible and invisible war practices)[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=10pt]Historical and contemporary analysis of Word War 1 (and relations to contemporary warfare) in, with and through media[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=10pt]Word War 1 through contemporary security lenses (space-time connectivity, risk and resilience in the early Twentieth Century)[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=10pt]Political and military responses to Word War 1 (then and now in, with and through media)[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=10pt]Representations and visualizations of Word War 1 (verbal, visual, abstract knowledge, art, traditional media coverage, digital media, cultural artefacts)[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=10pt]Post war, reconciliation and community building related to Word War 1[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=10pt]Ethical perspectives on representations and mediations of World War 1[/SIZE]
    • [SIZE=10pt]Public responses to media representations of Word War 1[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]Articles should be between 5,000 to 7,000 words. All articles should be accompanied by an abstract of 150 words and up to 6 keywords. The journal uses the Harvard system of referencing with the author's name and date in the text, and a full reference list in alphabetical order at the end of the article. All submissions will be peer reviewed.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]TO SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE: Please use our online submission system to submit your article online: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mwc[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]For more details of the journal please visit our homepage: http://mwc.sagepub.com/[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]Deadline for submissions: March 2014."[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt] [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]Via email-[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=10pt]"[/SIZE]Conflict landscapes and archaeology from above
    Ypres, Belgium – 15-17 May 2014
    [SIZE=10pt] [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]The study of the archaeology of the First and Second World Wars has rapidly expanded over the last decade, not the least because of the approaching centennial of the First World War in 2014-18. [/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]These conflict landscapes and their surviving archaeological remains are mainly studied from two different approaches: either using contemporary historical aerial photographs or with modern day prospection techniques (oblique aerial photographs, Lidar, geophysical prospection techniques, etc…).[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]This conference will focus on these two approaches and aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines (archaeologists, historians and geographers) studying conflict landscapes over a wide geographic range and time period, including, but not limited to the World Wars.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]The conference, which is organised within the framework of ArcLand ([/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]http://www.archaeolandscapes.eu[/SIZE]),[SIZE=11pt] will take place over two days (15/16 May 2014), followed by a field trip in the Ypres Salient (former battlefields of the First World War) on 17 May. The conference [/SIZE]venue is the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres (Belgium) (www.inflandersfields.be).
    [SIZE=11pt]Proposals for papers are invited on the following themes:[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]- [/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]Uses of historical photographs[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] for study of conflict landscapes and archaeology[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]- [/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]Archaeological prospection[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] of conflict archaeology at landscape scales[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]- [/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]Combination and integration[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] of techniques[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt] [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]Deadline for proposals for papers is 20 February 2014 (send to: birger.stichelbaut@ugent.be[/SIZE]). More information about important dates, venue, registration and programme on the conference website www.conflictlandscapes2014.ugent.be which will be launched soon."
     
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    we would like to inform you about the coming session on ‘Archaeologies of War(s) (1914-2014) as the field of the entanglement of archaeology, memory studies
    and…’ at the 20th EAA Conference in Istanbul, Turkey in September 2014.
    We hope this session may interest you. So, we invite you to active participation. Please see below ‘Call for Papers’.

    Via email.
    "We are waiting for your abstracts (they will be send to us when you will fill the EAA application form, but you can also additionally send it directly to both of us if
    you wish). We also, remind that the rules of participation at EAA meeting are described in details at https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org/paket.
    Both, Professor Armando de Guio, session co-organizer (Univ. of Padova- Italy- Dept. Beni Culturali, deguio.archeologia@gmail.com) and I (Maria Curie
    Sklodowska Univ., Institute of Archaeology, azalew@op.pl) are looking forward to a good and reflexive session with a variety of papers from all over the world.
    We hope that some of you will attend and together we will make our session a stimulating venue and platform for discussion on serious and important topics.
    Sincerely,
    Anna Zalewska and Armando De Guio

    CALL FOR PAPERS: EAA 2014, Istanbul (Turkey) 10-14 September 2014: SESSION: T05S013

    Archaeologies of War(s) (1914-2014) as the field of the entanglement of landscape archaeology, conflict archaeology, memory studies and…
    The session foregrounds the materiality of memory of XX century wars, by investigating the relations between past and present, absence and presence, carriers
    and lapses of memory. During the last decade, within the archaeological discourse, appeared diagnosis: that ‘no other kind of archaeology is so deeply and
    poignantly anthropological as the Great War archaeology and the archaeology of twentieth century conflicts’ (Saunders 2004), and that the archaeology of
    superdestruction of life and matter initiated by World War One, can be seen as the ‘archaeological therapy’ (Gonzales Ruibal 2008). In our session we would like to
    discuss:
    * to what extent such opinions can be confirmed by the specific studies of material remains of the XX century wars;
    * how the complex and sophisticated interdisciplinary methods, such as (non)invasive ‘landscape archaeology’ can impact on materially mediated memory of peace
    and wars;
    * in what sense the elaborated strategy of ‘conflict archaeology’ is / can be useful in ‘archaeological therapy’ understood as ‘dealing with a traumatic past, bringing
    forward presence and managing conflicting memories’; and finally
    * if the involvement in and motivations for archaeological interactions with material remains and other issues connected to the World War One and to the
    subsequent XX c. wars are unarguable from ethical point of view?

    The deadline for submitting a paper title and abstract for the EAA 2014 conference is approaching us very quickly! As the last day to submit is indicated 27th of
    January. We apologize for the short deadline - sessions for EAA have been announced no earlier than the second half of December 2013.
    Thankfully, the process of submitting is very simple:
    Go to https://www.eaa2014istanbul.org/submission_form
    Drop down menu Theme: as a Theme please click: Times of change: collapse and transformative impulses [T05]
    Below click on button:
    Archaeologies of War(s) (1914-2014) as the field of the entanglement of landscape archaeology, conflict archaeology, memory studies and…[ T05S013] and fill in
    the rest of the form please."
     
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    "The Manchester Military History Society
    Purveyors of quality military history lectures for everyone

    Our Next Talk:

    Hill 226 - July 1944

    Tuesday 11th February 2014 at 7.30pm

    Understanding a battle can sometimes prove difficult and can raise interesting questions…

    Why did the general chose to send his units to that side of the battlefield?

    Why did that unit not see the danger from the right flank?

    Which version of “the truth” should I believe?

    What was it “really” like to be there?

    Would I have done any better?


    A number of military historians have suggested that to really understand a battle you not only need to read a number of accounts (to have a “rounded” view), but you also need to visit the battlefield to see the lie of the land for yourself and also wargame the battle.

    These latter two options also can prove difficult…

    How much has the land changed since the battle took place?

    Is the battle site actually accessible?

    Which set of wargame rules do I follow?

    How do I deal with the “fog of war”?

    In this month’s talk, Colin Foster will try to address some of these questions by revisiting the events of 30th July 1944 as 3rd Battalion Scots Guards (part of 6th Guards Tank Brigade) took part in the opening phases of Operation BLUECOAT in their first engagement in the Normandy fighting. In addition to the talk, part of the evening will be spent examining the conclusion of the Scots Guards’ part in the first phase of the Operation when on Hill 226, their initial objective, they were subjected to an attack by three German JagdPanthers of Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung 654


    Admission £3."
     
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    Meet the Archivists
    A Workshop for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students
    Tuesday 8 April 2014
    Halton Room, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon

    Aimed at students conducting research into aviation and air power history at undergraduate through to doctoral level, this free afternoon workshop seeks to introduce a new generation of academics to the archive collections at the Royal Air Force Museum. This includes students working in cognate fields such as archaeology, defence studies, sociology, strategic studies, international relations and law. The Archives Division at the Royal Air Force Museum consists of four sections; Archives, Library, Photographs and Sound and Film. In addition to talks by key members of staff, you will get a chance to ask questions and find out more about the work undertaken by the division. Additionally, you will get a chance to have a tour of the archive and network with other students in your field. The event starts at 13:00 and will finish at approximately 16:00. The event will be held in the museum’s Halton Room. Simply fill in the attached registration form to attend this free workshop. Please return the form by Friday 28 March 2014.

    Directions to the RAF Museum can be found here: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/plan-your-day/map-and-directions.aspx
    On the day, please report to the Conference Reception.​

    Programme

    13:00 – Registration

    13:15 – Introduction – Ross Mahoney (Aviation Historian, Royal Air Force Museum)

    13:30 – Sources at the Royal Air Force Museum – Peter Elliott (Head of Archives, Royal Air Force Museum)

    13:50 – Making Use of the Archives – Nina Hadaway (Curator of Documents, Royal Air Force Museum)

    14:10 – Tea and Tours of the Archives

    15:10 – What the Aviation Historian can do for you – Ross Mahoney (Aviation Historian, Royal Air Force Museum)

    15:30 – Question and Answer Session

    16:00 – Close
     

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    "Call for Papers
    The Business of War Photography: Producing and Consuming Images of Conflict Durham University and Durham Light Infantry Museum and Art Gallery, UK
    31 July to 1 August 2014


    The intersection of photography and war encompasses a broad and complex field. Yet conceptually, ?war photography? is often restricted to the activities of photojournalists producing aesthetically compelling images used to humanitarian ends. Scholars have primarily focused on issues of veracity, iconicity, memory, affect and ethics.
    Insightful though this work is, we lack crucial information and critical reflection on fundamental questions regarding how commercial, tactical and personal factors have shaped the diverse terrain of images arising from all contexts of armed conflict.

    The aim of this conference is to examine war photography in this expanded sense?that is, as the result of a nexus of pragmatic and strategic transactions and interactions concerning business, militarism and consumption.

    We seek papers that address the ways in which issues of supply and demand have shaped the field of war photography, and how this field has articulated with other forms of industrialised and commercial activity. We invite scholars in a range of disciplines to reflect upon the relevance to war photography of commerce, industry, the military and marketing, as well as the role of workers, publishers, politicians, strategists, purchasers and consumers. Together, we endeavour to develop alternative methodological frameworks for approaching images of armed conflict, and to shift and expand thinking on the concept of war photography.

    A range of historical periods, geographical regions and modes of conflict is encouraged. Participants are invited to propose 20-minute papers on topics related to the theme The Business of War Photography, including but not limited to the following:
    * The photographic companies, entrepreneurs and workers serving markets created as a result of war
    * The requirements of military agencies and their involvement in photographic innovation through funding the development of military imaging technology
    * The role of the state in commissioning, shaping and circulating photographic images, and their relationship with foreign and domestic policy and military strategy
    * The marketing of photographic products and services to servicemen/women and civilians during wartime
    * The production and consumption of photographic merchandise (e.g.
    souvenirs, postcards)
    * The publication and dissemination of war images in the media, and the role of consumers, editors and advertisers in shaping content
    * The market for art photography deploying military imaging techniques or which critiques the role of photography in modern armed conflictŠŠSubmission details

    We invite proposals of 300 words with a brief biographical note or 1-page CV by 1 March 2014. Applicants will be notified by Friday 14 March. Drafts of papers are due for circulation with co-panellists and chairs by Friday 27 June 2014.

    It is envisaged that a selection of papers from the conference will be developed for publication as a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal. The conference organisers are currently discussing this possibility with the Editorial Board of the Journal of War & Culture Studies. Although this will not preclude selection to present at the conference, please state if your proposal has been previously published in any form.

    Organisers and partners
    The Business of War Photography is co-convened by Dr. Tom Allbeson and Pippa Oldfield, Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery and Doctoral Fellow at Durham University. The conference is presented in association with the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University, in partnership with Durham Light Infantry Museum and Art Gallery and Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
    www.dur.ac.uk/cvac
    www.durham.gov.uk/dli
    www.impressions-gallery.com

    Location
    The conference will be held at Durham University, with opening papers and an evening reception at Durham Light Infantry Museum and Art Gallery, with the opportunity to view the photographic exhibition The Home Front by Melanie Friend, an Impressions Gallery Touring Exhibition curated by Pippa Oldfield.
    www.melaniefriend.com

    Information for delegates and speakers
    Details of delegate fees, venues, and accommodation will be announced by 28 February 2014. Please note that we are unfortunately unable to meet participants? and speakers? costs. A limited number of delegate places will be offered to postgraduate attendees at concessionary rates.

    Contact
    Please submit proposals and enquiries to bwp.2014@durham.ac.uk
     
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    "A reminder that the next of The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict seminars takes place on Thursday, 6th February.

    Chelsea Sambells, University of Edinburgh - 'Enemies in Agreement: A Study of the Allied Evacuation Scheme of Belgian and French children to Switzerland, 1942-1945'

    All Modern Conflict seminars for the 2013/2014 programme will now be held in the Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre. Doorway 1, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, see www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/history-classics-archaeology/about-us/visiting-us for details of the location."
     
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    One for the roh-gews in French France.

    "Call for papers. "Stations in war" / PSC "Stations in Wartime"
    International Symposium, 3-5 September 2014, Paris, 10th Mayor, large hall
    As part of the Centenary of the First World War, the symposium organized by the AHICF meet the scientific community (historians, young researchers), heritage professionals and transportation professionals around the theme of the station to highlight the importance of transport in the First World War. It is also open to the interested public (especially professionals railways, space transportation and learned societies), and anyone wishing to attend.
    Organized by AHICF as a tribute to the 100 th Anniversary of the First World War outbreak, the colloquium, by focussing on stations, shoulds highlight the importance of transportation in the First World War history. It AIMS to bring together the scientific community (history, social sciences), the younger generation of Researchers and heritage professionals, it aussi open to other interested public (rail transportation sector and other professionals, members of learned societies), and anybody else wishing to expect."
    http://www.ahicf.com/appel-a-communication-gares-en-guerre-cfp-stations-in-wartime
     
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    March 2014 talk details.







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    Letters from the Front


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    Our next talk takes place on Tuesday 11th March 2014.

    In this month’s talk, David Harrop who runs the Manchester Postal Museum talks about the importance of letters in war time using his unique historical collection.

    For more information click here.
     
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    "Short course: Introduction to the Archaeology of Warfare in Muslim Cultures
    Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, The Aga Khan University (International) in the United Kingdom
    Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th March 2014

    This short course, Archaeology of Warfare in Muslim Cultures, will focus on military architecture and arms and armour. Expert speakers will explore the fortifications; siege techniques; and the art of war, strategies and tactics; they will review the weapons and armour used by rulers, soldiers and warriors by geographical area and period.

    The course will consist of three sessions on Saturday 15th March and a visit to the Wallace Collection on Sunday 16th March.

    Guest speakers and session titles

    Dr Stéphane Pradines, AKU-ISMC
    Islamic fortifications in the Middle East


    Dr David Nicolle, Independent Scholar
    Medieval Arms and Armour in the Middle East

    Dr Robert Elgood, Independent Scholar
    Arms and fortifications in north India during the Mughal period

    Further information-
    http://www.aku.edu/collegesschoolsandinstitutes/ismc/Documents/achaeology-warfare.pdf "
     
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    "A reminder that the next of The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict seminars takes place on Thursday, 6th March.

    Helen O'Shea, University of Edinburgh - 'Lessons Unlearned: Counter-Insurgency, the Colonial Judiciary and the Case of Emergency Kenya, 1952-59.'

    All Modern Conflict seminars for the 2013/2014 programme will now be held in the Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre. Doorway 1, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, see www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/history-classics-archaeology/about-us/visiting-us for details of the location."
     
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    "The Historical Metallurgy Society
    Annual Conference 2014
    Metallurgy in Warfare – A Spur to Innovation and Development

    3rd to 5th October 2014
    City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7TU

    The 2014 annual conference is timed to coincide with commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War – “The Great War” of its generation. Salisbury has been chosen as the venue because of its convenient location for many military museums, two of them associated with weapons inconceivable without metals, the Bovington Tank Museum, and the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop. Sunday 5th Oct will be available for Museum Visits. Salisbury City Hall is itself a Memorial Hall for the Second World War.

    The scope of the conference is not limited to any particular historical or pre-historical period. Although any relevant contribution will be considered, the organisers are particularly hoping for papers on the following themes:

    • Developments in metallurgy arising from particular military needs
    • Developments in weapons or military organisation arising from metallurgical innovation
    • Developments in the organisation and management of metal/metal artefact production required as a result of urgent military demands

    The conference language will be English. There will be facilities available for posters and time will be allocated for a poster session. The maximum size for posters is A0 (841 x 1189mm – upright/portrait format).

    Abstracts for papers and posters should be submitted by 7th March 2014. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to HMSannualconf@hist-met.org in Word format and should be no longer than 250 words. Please include the name and affiliation of all authors and indicate the presenting author in bold letters.

    Alternatively you can send abstracts by mail to: Eddie Birch, 1 Fields End, Oxspring, Sheffield, S36 8WH"
    http://hist-met.org/meetings/annual-conference-2014-metallurgy-in-warfare.html
     
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    "Manchester In World War 2 - an extra bonus MMHS talk for the 2014 Manchester Histories Festival


    Jebel Akdar (Nov. 1958) and Personal experiences in Oman – 1960s


    This year we have an extra talk in March to celebrate our participation in this year's Manchester Histories Festival.

    This extra talk takes place on Tuesday 25th March 2014.

    Ian Sanders will be weaving together some well known and less known tales of wartime Manchester.
    http://www.mcrmilhist.org.uk/?utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=email&utm_source=The++Manchester+Military+History+Society&utm_campaign=50e3ab81ec-Battlefield+Visits+-+July+2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_24051bff21-50e3ab81ec-9346341 "
     
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    "The 3rd Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology
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    [SIZE=11pt]University of Birmingham, 5th[/SIZE]-7[SIZE=7.3pt]th [/SIZE]November 2014
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    [SIZE=11pt]The Ironbridge Institute at the University of Birmingham will host a three-day conference presenting postgraduate research in conflict archaeology. This conference will provide a lively forum to present, discuss and discover the latest research in this growing field.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]In the last decade, the archaeology of conflict has developed into an established discipline in its own right. As this discipline expands it is important to develop connections between postgraduates working in the numerous facets which constitute conflict archaeology. Following two successful conferences, the first at the University of Glasgow in 2011 and the second at the University of Liverpool in 2013, this meeting will bring together postgraduates in the continued effort to build and maintain a vibrant research community.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]The conference invites submissions from any period of the past and in all aspects of conflict archaeology, in topics including but not limited to:[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]* Methodological Approaches to Sites and Themes[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]* Memorialisation and Remembrance[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]* Landscapes of Conflict[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]* Experimental and Re-enactment Archaeology[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]* Conflict and Technology[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]* Heritage Management of Sites of Conflict[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]* Archaeology of Maritime Conflict[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]* Thanatourism[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=11pt]Papers are expected to be 20 minutes long followed by 10 minutes of questions and discussion. Please send an abstract of between 250-300 words tobirminghamconflict2014@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 1st[/SIZE] July 2014. Expressions of interest in presenting or attending would be appreciated before this date. Successful candidates will be notified by 25[SIZE=7.3pt]th[/SIZE] July 2014.
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    [SIZE=11pt]A1 and A0 posters are also invited. Please send an abstract of 250-300 words to birminghamconflict2014@contacts.bham.ac.uk by 1st[/SIZE] July 2014."
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    New Interpretation of D Day and Normandy 1944:
    Frank Baldwin: Chairman the Battlefields Trust
    A lecture and sandwich lunch
    12.30-2.00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014
    Hosted by
    The Fusiliers Museum London in the
    Officer's Mess of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
    HM Tower of London[SIZE=small].[/SIZE]​
    The D Day beaches and Normandy battlefields are some of the best known and most visited battlefield destinations. The dramatic landings from the air and the sea against Nazi occupied Europe is one of the epic events of the Second World War.

    This lecture is going to look at some stories to emerge from new research into D Day and the battle of Normandy. These reveal some new secrets behind the success of D Day; why the Allies did not take Caen; how decisions made in St James Square shaped post war Europe and the part the Black Horse public house in Marylebone High Street played in the defeat of Nazi Germany.

    This is my first talk based on the research into the Normandy campaign carried out over the last two years drawing on the unpublished papers of the men who planned the fire support for the D Day landings.and the papers of the late Major Will Townend. http://www.justgiving.com/Normandygunners1944
     
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