Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Jul 10, 2009.
That looks fascinating!
"Conference: Conflict in Context: Archaeologies of War 1618 - 1918
26 September — 28 September 2014
Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG
This conference will provide an archaeological comparative perspective, considering warfare and its impact from the 17th century to the First World War. It will be held at the Museum of Liverpool, which houses important regional archaeological collections including much post-medieval material and also curates the King's Regiment Collection.
The conference coverage is European and includes maritime archaeology. The intended range of topics includes:
Warfare and armaments, including artefacts and fortifications
Warfare and tactics, including battlefields
Lifeways of the military, including barracks and diet
Impact on civilians
Papers examining any of these themes for any period between 1618 and 1918 are invited. Overview and comparative papers are welcome, but case studies will also be appropriate, especially if set in a wider context.
A postgraduate archaeology conference day sponsored by SPMA will be held at the University of Liverpool, 11am - 5.30pm on Friday 26th September, where research students can contribute papers on any aspect of post-medieval archaeology. There will also be opportunities for poster displays at the main conference.
A wine reception to commence the Conflict in Context conference will be held at the University of Liverpool on Friday 26th September with the main conference sessions at the Museum of Liverpool on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September. The Museum is close to other parts of National Museums Liverpool, including the World Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum.
Conference enquiries and offers of papers and posters should be sent to Harold Mytum firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the Call for Papers is Friday 28th March.
Visit Liverpool features information about places to stay, restaurants, and other attractions in Liverpool and the surrounding area. "
"Beyond the Western Front: the forgotten theatres, contingents and campaigns of the First World War
Call for papers
11th-12th October 2014
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Proposals are invited for papers for the third international conference hosted by the Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies. This conference will take place in National University of Ireland, Maynooth, on 11th-12th October 2014.
The conference organisers want to bring together academics and independent scholars working on military operations beyond the Western Front and also on the forces that served in these less well-known campaigns of the First World War. Submissions are encouraged from, but not confined to, those working on the African, Baltic, Balkan, Italian, and Eastern Fronts, and Middle Eastern campaigns, as well as those in the service of colonial troops.
During the conference the Centre for Military History & Strategic Studies, in co-operation with the National Museum of Ireland, will host an exhibition of material related to these campaigns.
We have already received expressions of interest from several international scholars. The conference organisers welcome proposals for panels and individual papers. There will be a panel devoted to new researchers. Proposals for roundtable discussions and poster sessions are also welcome. The centre is a member of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Partnership.
Submissions of not more than 200 words should be submitted by 30th April 2014 along with a brief biographical statement to Dr David Murphy at the Centre for Military History & Strategic Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Email: David.Murphy@nuim.ie "
"Manchester Military History Society
Our Next Talk:
The Lancashire Contemptibles
Tuesday 8th April 2014 at 7.30pm
Terry Dean will tell the story of 1914 through the experiences of the Lancashire regiments who went to France in 1914. The talk will cover the movement of the BEF to France, the battles at Mons, le Cateau and the engagements during the famous retreat. Also included are the battles of the Marne, Aisne and 1st Ypres.
"International Conference on
Fortified Heritage: Management and Sustainable Development
15 – 17 October 2014. Pamplona, Spain
Call for Papers
[SIZE=9pt]Deadline for sending in abstracts: 30 April 2014[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]The International Conference on “Fortified Heritage: Management and Sustainable Development” scheduled for 15, 16 and 17 October 2014, also welcomes the presentation of papers by all professionals with an interest in the conservation, tourist development and re-use of fortified heritage.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]Our aim is to create a forum for debate in which members give up their knowledge and share their experiences acquired in diverse spheres and different parts of the world, so as to enrich and broaden horizons with regard to the possibilities currently offered by our defensive heritage.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]It can therefore be said that this call for papers represents a genuine plea for good practices in military heritage, where all those individuals and institutions with some kind of involvement in this cause meet and work together in a common effort to conserve and enhance our rich fortified heritage for the benefit of future generations.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]This event is part of the FORTIUS Project, which has been 65% co-financed by FEDER European funds through POCTEFA 2007-2013 (Spain-France-Andorra Territorial Cooperation Programme), aimed at reinforcing the social and economic integration of the Spain-France-Andorra border region. The help it gives focuses on the development of cross-border activities – economic, social and environmental –with joint strategies for sustainable territorial development.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]1. [/SIZE][SIZE=9pt]CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION[/SIZE][SIZE=9pt] Typologies of restoration: conservation, consolidation, repair and reconstruction,...[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]2. [/SIZE][SIZE=9pt]MANAGEMENT PLANS[/SIZE][SIZE=9pt] Contents of a management plan, drawing up process and involvement of,...[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]3. [/SIZE][SIZE=9pt]MANAGEMENT, SAFETY AND ACCESSIBILITY[/SIZE][SIZE=9pt] Models of management: public, private and/or combinations,...[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]4. [/SIZE][SIZE=9pt]RECYCLING AND SUSTAINABILITY[/SIZE][SIZE=9pt] Recycling possibilities and their selection criteria,...[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]5. [/SIZE][SIZE=9pt]LANDSCAPING, MAINTENANCE AND URBAN PLANNING[/SIZE][SIZE=9pt] Landscape design and land use around the fortifications,...[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]6. [/SIZE][SIZE=9pt]FUNDING, FOUNDATIONS AND VOLUNTEERING[/SIZE][SIZE=9pt] Different sources of funding for restoration and conservation,...[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]7. [/SIZE][SIZE=9pt]COMMUNICATION, MARKETING AND BRANDING[/SIZE][SIZE=9pt] Presence in the media and on the social networks,...[/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]8. [/SIZE][SIZE=9pt]FORTIFIED HERITAGE, CULTURE, TOURISM AND EDUCATION[/SIZE][SIZE=9pt] Fortified heritage as a strategic bid for the development of cities,...[/SIZE]
Submission of abstracts of papers
Confirmation of acceptance of papers
Submission of full papers
Confirmation of acceptance of papers and/or need for revision
Submission of revised papers
15,16 and 17 October
Review of abstracts
[SIZE=9pt]All abstracts and papers will be subject to blind peer review, carried out by the Conference’s Scientific Committee, which will decide whether to accept, or accept with modifications, or reject the work submitted."[/SIZE]
Two interesting factoids for your delight and delectation.
"Manchester Military History Society
The Battles of Monte Cassino
Frank Plezak tells the story of the the largest land battle in Europe. Cassino was the bitterest and bloodiest of the Western Allies' struggles with the German Wehrmacht on any front of the Second World War.
This talk takes place on Tuesday 13th May 2014 at 7.30pm"
"Highway to the Reich: Operation Market Garden and the Battle for the Low Countries 1944: Seventy Years On
Conference to be held 10-11 September 2014
In September 1944 the Western Allies mounted an audacious attempt to seize a crossing over the Rhine into Germany in a bid to end the Second World War quickly. Yet despite the deployment of thousands of American, British and Polish airborne troops, in conjunction with the efforts of ground forces to link up with them, ultimately at Arnhem in the Netherlands, the plan failed spectacularly and the war continued well into 1945.
Famously depicted in the blockbuster film ‘A Bridge Too Far’ (1977) the operation, codenamed Market Garden, has attained iconic status and is the subject of countless books, documentaries and articles, and is subjected to more speculation than almost any other Allied operation of the war.
After seventy years it is time to re-evaluate the importance, impact and outcome of Market Garden, alongside a wider reappraisal of the fighting in the Low Countries in the autumn of 1944.
Why did Market Garden take place?
Why did it fail?
What were the consequences of the operation?
How did it impact on the experience of war in the Low Countries in 1944?
How and why has it been depicted, studies and commemorated in the years since 1944?
Such questions and issues form the basis of this major international conference to be held at the University of Wolverhampton in September 2014, hosted by the University’s Department of History, Politics and War Studies.
The conference will lead to an edited collection to be published by Helion."
Via Gregory Stern, Society for Military History.
"The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi
"SCIENCE, MEDICINE, AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE CIVIL WAR"
Call for Papers: 2014 Conference on the Civil War
The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi seeks papers for the 2014 Conference on the Civil War, to be held October 9 through 11 in Oxford, Mississippi.
This year’s theme is “Science, Medicine, and Technology in the Civil War,” and we encourage submissions that interpret the theme broadly. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Medicine, both military and civilian
Veterans’ medical problems and treatment
Military, naval, and weapons technology
Communications and transportation technology
Cultural depictions and responses to all of the above topics
The 2014 Wiley-Silver Prize for Best First Book in Civil War History will also be awarded at the conference.
We encourage submissions from scholars of all ranks, including graduate students. To submit a proposal, send a CV and a 600-word abstract to email@example.com by August 1, 2014. Questions should also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the conference and the Center for Civil War Research,visit -
"The Great War
Analysis and Interpretation
Rome conference 2014
Initiative – University of Rome “La Sapienza”, one of the most
ancient Italian Universities and the biggest one in Europe,
launches the call for papers for an international Conference in
History and Political Science “The Great War. Analysis and
Interpretation”, which will be held in Rome on June 19th - 20th 2014. "
Apologies if this comes across as an advert. Just thought it might interest some of you.
"Critical Military Studies
Call for Papers
Critical Military Studies provides a rigorous and innovative platform for interdisciplinary debate on the operation of military power. As a new international peer-reviewed journal Critical Military Studies publishes scholarly work conceptualizing, critiquing and challenging accepted orthodoxies on all aspects of military power and institutions.
Critical Military Studies is a space for the interrogation and destabilization of often taken-for-granted categories related to the military, militarism and militarization. It welcomes original thinking on the contradictions and tensions that are central to the ways in which military institutions and military power work. It analyses how these tensions are reproduced within different societies and geopolitical arenas, and within and beyond academic discourse. Conceptual, empirical and theoretical contributions on experiences of militarization among groups and individuals, and in hitherto underexplored, perhaps even seemingly ‘non-military’ settings are also especially encouraged.
In addition to research articles, Critical Military Studies includes an Encounters section, which provides an open space for original creative work and alternative forms of critique. For Encounters we invite submissions developed through engagement with social and political life, environmental issues, cultural production, the arts and media. We encourage contributions that explore diverse modes of representation such as: interviews; exploratory or speculative ‘think pieces’; fiction; reportage; book, film and theatre reviews; visual arts; and pedagogic or methodological reflections.
Prizes for Outstanding Scholarship
In 2015 Critical Military Studies will offer two prizes:
• Best manuscript submitted by an emergent scholar, with a prize of $US300
• Established scholar award with a prize of $US200
Why Submit Your Article to Critical Military Studies?
Publishing in Critical Military Studies will ensure that your article will be seen, read and cited by your research community. Libraries that purchase the Science & Technology and Social Science and Humanities Taylor & Francis Library Packages will all recieve free access to Critical Military Studies as part of our 'New Launch Free Trial Package'.
Fast and Professional Peer Review
Critical Military Studies publishes scholarship that has undergone rigorous peer review, including an initial screening by the editors, and recommendation by at least two anonymous reviewers. Critical Military Studiesoffers a supportive editorial process and welcomes submissions from Early Career Researchers.
Author Support from Routledge
The Author Services department at Routledge aims to enhance your publishing experience and to optimize the impact of your article in the global research community. Support is availiable, from preparing your article, through to setting up citation alerts post-publication. Visit http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk for details.
• Papers for consideration should be submitted electronically as a Word document to the Editors email@example.com
• Encounters pieces should be submitted electronically as a Word document to the Encounters Editors firstname.lastname@example.org
• Authors may also contact the editors with proposals for special issues and themed Encounters sections.
• Research articles should range between 6,000 and 8,000 words including references.
• Encounters pieces should be up to 2,000 words.
Please read the instructions for authors found here before submitting your manuscript.
The Editor-in-Chief welcomes informal inquiries from potential contributors email@example.com We especially welcome enquiries from Early Career Researchers with ideas for submissions.
Editor-in-Chief: Victoria Basham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Editorial Assistant: Jess Gifkins (email@example.com) "
[SIZE=12pt]"The 3rd Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology[/SIZE]
University of Birmingham, 5[SIZE=7.3pt]th[/SIZE]-7[SIZE=7.3pt]th [/SIZE]November 2014
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.
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.
The conference invites submissions from any period of the past and in all aspects of conflict archaeology, in topics including but not limited to:
* Methodological Approaches to Sites and Themes
* Memorialisation and Remembrance
* Landscapes of Conflict
* Experimental and Re-enactment Archaeology
* Conflict and Technology
* Heritage Management of Sites of Conflict
* Archaeology of Maritime Conflict
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 1[SIZE=7.3pt]st[/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.
A1 and A0 posters are also invited. Please send an abstract of 250-300 words to email@example.com by 1[SIZE=7.3pt]st[/SIZE] July 2014."
"The Manchester Military History Society
Writing My History With A Sword: General Winfield Scott and the Battle of Lundy's Lane 1814
The Paddy Griffith Memorial Lecture
Lundy's Lane 1814
Mark Hone tells the story of the Battle of Lundy's Lane. Fought on 25th July 1814, was the bloodiest single action of the Anglo-American War of 1812.
This talk takes place next Tuesday 10th June 2014 at 7.30pm"
Forthcoming events by the MMHS-
"Our Next Talk:
The Ian Daglish Memorial Lecture
Tuesday 8th July 2014 at 7.30pm
In our annual Ian Daglish Memorial Lecture Colin Foster will be telling the story of Operation Epsom, the first major British offensive to be launched after the D-Day landings, and a successful attempt to force the Germans to concentrate their armoured units against the British and Canadians, at the eastern end of the Normandy beachhead.
Most of the Allied units were inexperienced troops, for whom Epsom would be their first experience of battle."
Never knew the Captain was an artist.
"Biggles and Chums - First World War watercolours and works on paper by Captain W.E. Johns and his contemporaries
26th May 2014 - 4th January 2015
The Flying Services – Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service – played a very significant part in the Great War.
For the first time the fighting extended into the air above the battlefield, and this space became vital for reconnaissance of the enemy’s positions and intentions.
At sea, aeroplanes and airships were able to see far over the horizon visible from a warship, as well as spotting for submarine raiders around Great Britain’s coasts. Both sides tried to stop each other taking advantage of this over-view, and hence aerial fighting developed. The Museum’s art exhibition will feature works on paper never exhibited before, all of them produced during or immediately after the First World War."
"CALL FOR PAPERS: Intimate Archaeologies of World War II
[SIZE=11pt]Archaeologists are increasingly interested in research on World War II prisoner of war and relocation camps. Archaeological research has resulted in artifacts reflecting everyday life in the camps. Many of the artifacts were handmade or personalized by camp inmates, serving as a reminder of the potential for an artifact to uncover stories about the sites, the artifacts, and the people who used them. In a place where the spatial arrangement, architecture, and material culture were structured according to the central principles of surveillance, discipline, and control, inmates of an institution live in a world of enforced conformity, with their food, clothing, and possessions provided by the institution. Yet excavations at PoW and relocation camps have shown that inmates attempted to regain some of their individuality through acquisition or creation of personal or unique items (e.g., Myers 2013; Waters 2004). This symposium explores the ways archaeology can unlock intimate information about the people imprisoned in camps across the United States, Canada and Europe during World War II. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=9pt]Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=10pt]Jodi Barnes, Ph.D. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=10pt]Station Archeologist &
Research Assistant Professor
Arkansas Archeological Survey
University of Arkansas at Monticello"
"Conference: Internment on the Isle of Man 1914 – 1919
–13/09/2014 – 14/09/2014
–9.30am to 5pm
–Manx Museum & Knockaloe
–From £100 per delegate
A joint conference hosted by Manx National Heritage and De Montfort University, examining internment on the Isle of Man during the First World War and bringing together a range of academics with specialist knowledge in this area.
The conference will mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first internees on the Isle of Man, in September 1914. It is open both to the academic audience and to those members of the public with a general interest in this subject.
Saturday 13 September 2014
9.30am – Arrival & Registration iMuseum, Kingswood Grove, Douglas, Isle of Man (please see attached map for further information.
9.45am – Welcome and Introduction from Professor Panikos Panayi (De Montfort University)
10am – Session 1: Matthew Richardson (Manx National Heritage) The Isle of Man at War.
10.15am – Session 2: Yvonne Cresswell (Manx National Heritage) Knockaloe and Douglas Camps.
11.00am – break (refreshments)
11.30 am – Session 3: Dr Zoe Denness (University of Kent) The Wives of internees.
12.15pm – Session 4: Professor Tammy Proctor (Utah State University) Feeding Internees: Food Politics in Isle of Man Camps
13.00pm – Lunch & opportunity to visit the exhibition This Terrible Ordeal in the Manx Museum
2.15pm – Session 5: Professor Rainer Pöppinghege (Universität Paderborn) German Internees and the Camp Newspaper’s Functions
3.00pm – Session 6: Dr Stefan Manz (Aston University) A Comparative Study of Stobs and Knockaloe.
3.45pm – break (refreshments)
4.00pm – Session 7: Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University) The Opposite Perspective: The British in Ruhleben.
4.45pm – Closing remarks
5pm – close
Sunday 14 September 2014:
10.00am – depart Manx Museum, Douglas by coach
10.50 am – arrive at Knockaloe
11.00am – Tour of Knockaloe Camp site with Yvonne Cresswell
1.00pm – Lunch at House of Manannan, Peel, with an opportunity to shop or visit the town
2.00pm – Coach departs for Douglas
3.00pm – arrival at Douglas
Conference programme is correct at time for print. Manx National Heritage and De Montfort University reserve the right to make alterations to the conference programme.
Conference only £100 including 2 day conference programme
Saturday only £60
Sunday only £40
Package prices from £310 by sea / £370 by air, including 2 day conference programme, 2 Nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast, return travel as indicated, Sea View upgraded rooms on request.
All bookings exclusively via Isle of Man Event Services Ltd
Isle of Man Event Services Ltd
26a Duke Street
Isle of Man
- See more at: http://www.manxnationalheritage.im/whats-on/detail/conference-internment-on-the-isle-of-man-1914-1919/#sthash.atm6HrIC.dpuf "
"HOME FRONTS: GENDER, WAR AND CONFLICT
Women’s History Network Annual Conference
5-7 September 2014 at the University of Worcester"
"Call for Papers
From ‘Shooting the Front’ to Combat ISTAR
The Evolution of Aerial Intelligence and Reconnaissance
A Conference held at the Royal Air Force Museum in conjunction with the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies
15-16 April 2015
From air observation and photographic reconnaissance in the First World War through to the emergence of Combat ISTAR, effective intelligence gathering has been at the heart of air operations since the birth of air power. Indeed, air power made its first appearance on the battlefield when a balloon was used during the Battle of Fleurus in 1794 in the observation role. Since then, air power has been able to provide longer, deeper and more persistent forms of information collection. Furthermore, the provisional Training Manual of the Royal Flying Corps stated in 1914 that, ‘The most important role of aircraft in war is reconnaissance’. More recently, AP3000, the modern Royal Air Force’s capstone doctrine, has codified ‘Intelligence and Situational Awareness’ as one of the Service’s four fundamental roles. As we move through the period of the centenary of the First World War and towards the 100th Anniversary of the RAF’s formation, the time is precipitate to explore the importance of aerial based reconnaissance and intelligence gathering and its effect on war in all its facets.
This two-day conference invites papers dealing with any of the topics below. In addition to established academics, the organisers are keen to receive proposals from postgraduate students, early careers scholars and those with professional experience. Panel proposals of three speakers and a chair are welcomed. Papers on other themes are also encouraged.
Intelligence | Reconnaissance | Surveillance | Target Acquisition | Operational Techniques | Development | Strategic and Operational Effect | Interpretation | Dissemination | Operational Responses | Organisation and Culture of Air Intelligence Services | Intelligence on Air Forces | National, International and Transnational Experiences
Paper proposals must be submitted using the email link below by 1 December 2014 along with a 300 word abstract and curriculum vitae. Additional conference details and registration information will be available soon. It is planned to publish the conference proceedings at a future date.
Ross Mahoney (Aviation Historian, RAF Museum)
Andrew Renwick (Curator of Photographs, RAF Museum)
RAF CAPS Directors (Mr Sebastian Cox, Dr David Jordan and Group Captain Paul Wilkins)
Send Email "
Cheers Gordon. Much appreciated. There is a Facebook group for the conference to keep people updtaed with developments - https://www.facebook.com/ShootingtheFront
Operation Market Garden September 1944
"MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
Operation Market Garden
Operation Market Garden was the daring Allied attempt immortalised in the film "A Bridge Too Far" to seize bridges across the Maas and two arms of the Rhine as well as several smaller canals and tributaries to encircle Germany's industrial heartland in the Ruhr from the north.
Steve Hoar from the North Manchester Battlefield Society ( www.nmbs2001.com/) has toured the Market Garden battlefield and in the 70th anniversary year, will be talking about the operation and his battlefield visits.
This talk takes place on Tuesday 9th September 2014 at 7.30pm."