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    "21st Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
    2-5 September
    2015
    QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE APPROACHES TO PREHISTORIC WARFARE

    MAIN AUTHOR DETAILS

    Dr. Andrea Dolfini, Newcastle University

    andrea.dolfini@ncl.ac.uk

    CO-AUTHOR(S)

    Dr. Christian Horn, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

    Dr. Marion Uckelmann, Durham University

    Dr. Rachel Crellin, University of Leicester (from Jan 2015)

    SESSION DETAILS

    Session type
    Oral presentation
    Session ID
    SA15
    Session theme
    Science and Archaeology
    ABSTRACT

    The last twenty years have seen a renewed interest in the study of prehistoric warfare including, among others, (1) examinations of the combat injuries detectable on human skeletons; (2) body-centred reappraisals of the identity of the prehistoric warrior based on funerary evidence and rock art; (3) martial-art approaches that have tested possible uses of prehistoric weapons and armour in combat experiments; (4) and use-wear analysis of the combat marks visible on prehistoric stone and bronze weapons. Despite the wealth of new data and interpretations contributed by these studies, research on prehistoric warfare is still largely divided along traditional disciplinary lines. In particular, the subject suffers from a dearth of multi- and cross-disciplinary investigations that make use of scientific techniques and experimental archaeology in order to illuminate archaeological, historical and iconographic sources. Unresolved problems range from how to meaningfully design laboratory and field experiments with long-disappeared weapons and long-forgotten fighting styles to how to establish shared analytical protocols for the use-wear analysis of combat marks, thus enabling comparison between different studies. Other open questions concern the possibility of cross-fertilising osteological and weaponry research in order to assess the nature of prehistoric warfare, and what scientific techniques can be best employed to evaluate the material properties of weapons and armour, and how these affected their functionality on the battlefield. The papers presented at this session will seek to explore problems concerning warfare and combat in world prehistory from the Palaeolithic onwards, paying special attention to how integrated multi- and cross-disciplinary examinations of archaeological, osteological, experimental and analytical evidence can address a broad spectrum of questions regarding the nature, frequency, and intensity of prehistoric warfare, and the use of identifiable fighting styles.Please note that we have put together a list of 27 international speakers to be invited, which is available on request."
    http://eaaglasgow2015.com/session/quantitative-and-qualitative-approaches-to-prehistoric-warfare/
     
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    "GUNS FROM THE SEA III – Ordnance Society Conference
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    The Ordnance Society is organising the 3rd in the successful series of International Conferences titled “Guns from the Sea”. The conference will be held on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of September 2015 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK. On Sunday 6th September conference attendees are invited to attend a special guided tour of the Royal Armouries collection at Fort Nelson. This will include the conservation facilities.
    Conference Overview
    Guns from the Sea is an international series of conferences held in the UK. It presents the latest finds and research from historical ordnance recovered from the sea. The conference originally started as a UK focused conference but grew to become an international conference of significance attracting the best researchers in historical ordnance. Conference papers presented the latest ordnance finds found in or from the sea, as well as significant historical research into ship-borne ordnance and conservation techniques.
    Guns from the Sea will be carried out over 2 days and be split into 3 sessions per day with 2 lectures per session. A conference dinner will be held at the historic dockyard on Friday evening.
    Themes to be covered by the 2015 conference include but need not be limited to:
    • Recent finds recovered or recorded in or from the sea,
    • Historical research into ordnance recovered from the sea,
    • Conservation techniques for historical ordnance recovered from the sea,
    • Conservation techniques for historical ordnance still on the seabed,
    • Experimental archaeology related to guns from the sea.
    Please note there is no defined period for presentations, papers discussing ordnance from all periods will be accepted"
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    "The XV Nordic TAG 2015 conference will be held on the 16-18th April in Copenhagen.
    We hereby invite speakers to send abstracts (max. 200 words) for the following session which will be organized by Combat Archaeology.
    Session Title: Conflict Archaeology and the Practice Approach
    “Conflict archaeology, as a distinct strand of archaeological research, is still in its earliest stages and, as such, still in need of much refinement. In view of the multifaceted aspects of combat and the longstanding and multi-generational social structures that underlie it, there are obviously many approaches that can be employed in studying phenomena of conflict. One major concern for the progress of studies of conflict in archaeology is the general attenuation of the practice of violence, entailing an examination of agency in terms of how people act in the world, i.e. what they actually do, think and feel. When archaeological studies have focused upon subjects of or related to violence or warfare, it is not uncommon for the main area of debate to be restricted to such subjects as origins, social consequences, ceremonial aspects, social stratigraphy and weaponry typologies and dispersion etc. Certainly, a rich and nuanced understanding of the relationship between violence and society has been attained as a result of these investigations into the diagnostic traces of violence and warfare; but the broad contextualization comes at a price of an impoverished understanding of the practice itself. Regrettably, there has been little focus upon the methods by which it was conducted and how it was conceived, of the reasons for military success and failure. This session, therefore, aims at exploring how a practice approach towards understanding archaeologies of conflict can contribute to the field. We invite papers which relate to studies of conflict and employ clear theoretical frameworks in order to explore interpersonal violence through direct consideration of how it is undertaken and understood. We welcome contributors discussing the theoretical and philosophical treatments of this general approach as well as specific case studies that apply it.”
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    "Manchester Military History Society
    Next talk Tuesday 10th February 2015 at 7.30pm
    Operational Service with the SAAF B26 Marauder in Italy 1945
    Jack Millin a WW2 veteran will be detailing his recollections of the raids against communications and railway links in Yugoslavia and Northern Italy with the SAAF in 1945."
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    Couple of forthcoming events I gleaned from the Fortress Study Group's site-

    "Defence Heritage 2016 Conference: call for papers

    4th to the 6th of May 2016, Alicante, Spain


    The 3rd International Conference on Defence Sites: Heritage and Future will be reconvened in 2016 in Alicante following the success of the previous meetings held in Portsmouth, UK in 2012 and the Arsenale di Venezia, Italy in 2014. The conference series launched by the Wessex Institute is co-organised on this occasion by the University of Alicante, Spain.
    Redundant defence sites offer a range of opportunities to planners, architects and local communities to redevelop large areas, bringing new life to often neglected parts of towns. The opportunities are common to many countries and the papers to be presented at the conference will stress this common feature and help to share experiences of the transformation of defence sites to civilian uses around the world. The conference objective is to raise the knowledge of the scale, design and functions of defence sites. It brings a better understanding of the issues raised by their redundancy and the implications of different disposal processes for the land."
    http://www.wessex.ac.uk/16-conferences/defence-heritage-2016.html


    "Coast Defense Study Group 2015 Annual Conference to the Harbor Defenses of the Delaware River April 29 to May 3, 2015
    Second Announcement – Three Months Out This is the registration form for the 33rd Annual CDSG Conference to the former Harbor Defenses of the Delaware River (HDDR). The former defenses of the Delaware River have protected Philadelphia and the Delaware River Valley’s important military sites and industrial enterprises for almost 250 years, resulting in several layers of coastal defenses. This key role resulted in the construction of 2nd and 3rd System fortifications, as well as 1870’s batteries. The importance of the Delaware River also led to the construction of extensive Endicott-Taft defenses, as well as World War II batteries at the mouth of the Bay. Unlike other former U.S. harbor defenses that we visit each year, much effort has taken place in the preservation and interpretation of HDDR structures since our last meeting to these sites in 1996. The primary site owners, DE State Parks and NJ Park Service, are looking forward to our conference so they show us their excellent stewardship of these historic fortifications. This conference will be a great opportunity for you to see the results of the site owners’ efforts to preserve these defenses and to spend time with your fellow CDSG members."
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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY ON TOUR

    2 Years in a Gulag

    As part of the MMHS "on tour" programme we will be visiting Denton.

    On Tuesday 24th February Frank Pleszak will be telling the story of his father Mikoiaj, who aged nineteen, was forcibly removed from his family in Poland by the Russian secret police and exiled to the harshest of the Siberian labour camps, the dreaded Soviet gulags of Kolyma.

    The venue is Victoria Park Community Centre Rear Town Hall, Market Street Denton

    Starts at 7.30pm,"
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    And also-


    "Operations Plunder and Varsity - The Rhine Crossings 1945
    Tuesday 10th March 2015 at 7.30pm

    Ian Sanders will be covering the buildup and actions around the Rhine Crossings in their 70th anniversary year."
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    From ‘Shooting the Front’ to Combat ISTAR: The Evolution of Aerial Intelligence and Reconnaissance
    An International Conference held at the Royal Air Force Museum in conjunction with the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies
    15-16 April 2015

    This two-day international conference, organised in conjunction with the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies, explores the importance and evolution of aerial based reconnaissance and intelligence gathering and its effect on war.
    From aerial 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 earliest use of air power. This is because air power is able to provide longer, deeper and more persistent forms of information collection.

    Air power’s first appearance on the battlefield came when a balloon was used during the Battle of Fleurus in 1794 in the observation role. Furthermore, in 1914, the Royal Flying Corps’ Training Manual stated that, ‘The most important role of aircraft in war is reconnaissance’. More recently, the Royal Air Force’s capstone doctrine 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.

    The conference programme consists of papers delivered by leading scholars and covers issues from the First World War through the present day and into the future as air forces seek to use integrated platforms such as the Lockheed F-35 Lightning II and Remotely Piloted Aerial Vehicles. Keynote lectures will be delivered by Dr Sebastian Ritchie (Air Historical Branch) and Air Commodore Jeff Portlock (ISTAR Force Commander, Royal Air Force).

    You can downloaded registration details, including the conference programme and booking form, here. The cost of the conference, covering both days, is £70.

    For more information please email us at conference@rafmuseum.org
    Conference Organisers
    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)​
     
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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY

    The Siege of Athlone & The Battle of Aughrim 1690/1

    Tuesday 14th April 2015 at 7.30pm

    Most people think that the Williamite Wars in Ireland finished with William of Orange’s victory at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. They are wrong.

    Despite the victory, William’s subsequent attempts to besiege the towns of Athlone and Limerick and Marlborough’s seizure of Cork and Kinsale, the Irish Jacobites fought back hard and William’s over-extended army had to retire.

    In 1691 General Ginkel took command of the Williamite army and captured Athlone before destroying the last Irish Jacobite field army at the hard-fought battle of Aughrim.

    Paul Beckmann tells the story of the lead-up to the battle and the bloody events of the battle using contemporary accounts and various modern interpretations.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!"
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    "9th Biennial Fields of Conflict Conference
    Trinity College, Dublin
    22-25 September 2016
    CALL FOR PAPERS


    The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Trinity College Dublin is delighted to host this flagship three-day conference in conflict, battlefield and military archaeology. The conference aims to provide an opportunity for scholars to present, discuss and debate their research in this highly significant discipline.

    The conference invites submissions of papers or posters on all aspects of conflict archaeology from all periods. Papers should be presented in English and be of 20 minutes duration (there will be a further 10 minutes for discussion and questions). Suggested topics are:

    Aspects of 1916 (eg. in relation to the Easter Rising, Battle of the Somme or Siege of Kut)

    Heritage Management of Battlefields and Conflict Sites

    Commemoration, Memorialisation and Remembrance

    Landscapes of Conflict

    Experimental and Combat Archaeology

    Methodological Approaches

    Archaeology of Maritime Conflict

    Please include a short biographical profile with your proposed paper or poster. Please note: full written papers must be submitted electronically by 22 May 2016. It is intended that a peer-reviewed publication will follow the conference.

    Please send abstracts (approx. 200 words), to fieldsofconflict2016@gmail.com by 1st January 2016. Successful proposals will be notified by 1st February 2016."
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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
    NEXT TALK-
    A veteran recalls his time in the Black Watch and the Commandos during World War 2
    Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 7.30pm

    World War 2 veteran Desmond Rochford recalls his army and commando experiences in the Black Watch, Egypt, Commando Training, Yugoslavia, Albania, and Italy."
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    "Foreign Fields: The Recovery and Commemoration of War Dead in Post-Colonial Contexts
    Thursday 17th September 2015, Kingston University, London
    This one day symposium will explore the recovery and commemoration of military dead from a broad range of modern conflicts, linked by the theme that these particular soldiers were fighting as part of an imperial or colonial force, died fighting in a colonial conflict, or their remains now rest in a country they are linked to by a shared colonial past. This group of war dead are associated with specific complexities and challenges relating to the cultural and political relationships of colonialism and imperialism, the legacy of which still reverberates strongly in the present day.
    This interdisciplinary event includes contributions from archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, art historians and forensic scientists. It will consider the recovery and identification of human remains, the art and archaeology of funerary sites and monuments, memorial practices, and historical narratives and discourses. Some of the broad range of case studies under discussion include the South African Labour Corps and the wreck of the Mendi; Imperialism in the Balkans and its legacy in modern conflict; the commemoration of Jamaican and Indian soldiers in the World Wars; the Romusha forced labourers of World War II; and the recovery of ANZAC dead on the Western Front. Confirmed speakers include Jonathon Black, Dominiek Dendooven, Elizabeth Oliver, Maja Petrović-Šteger, Layla Renshaw, Nicholas Saunders, Graham Scott, Richard Smith and Vron Ware.
    Registration fee is £25 (includes tea, coffee and lunch). Registration deadline is Sunday 6th September 2015.
    To register please go to: http://store.kingston.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp…or go to: http://store.kingston.ac.uk/ and search ‘Foreign Fields’
    For more information email Dr Layla Renshaw l.renshaw@kingston.ac.uk
    This event is kindly supported by the Society for Post Medieval Archaeology and Kingston University."
     
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    "CALL FOR PAPERS – CULTURE CLASH: INTERCULTURAL ALLIES AND ENEMIES

    Call for Papers
    Culture Clash: Intercultural Allies and Enemies
    Summer Conference
    British Commission for Military History
    Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford
    11 July 2015
    The British Commission for Military History invites proposals for its annual summer conference on the theme of ‘culture clash’. The conference will be held at Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford on 11 July 2015. We will be looking at how different cultural understandings of war shaped the conduct of tactics, strategy and operations in a historical context. We welcome papers on any aspect of any conflict in which two or more different cultures came into contact, and where their cultural differences and similarities shaped the conduct of the war. This includes assumptions of superiority or inferiority, differing strategic goals and operational methodology (societies preferring either raiding or persisting strategies, for example), differing concepts of justness and proportionality in war or any other area of warfare that can be shaped by cultural practices and assumptions.
    If you would like to present a paper please send a short proposal (one or two paragraphs) to the conference organiser (Jonathan Krause) by 22 May at:jonathan.krause@pmb.ox.ac.uk."
     
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    Tedder, Intelligence and Operation CRUSADER

    21st May 2015

    Sebastian Cox, Head of the Air Historical Branch, will discuss Tedder, Intelligence and Operation CRUSADER in the next RAF Museum Trenchard Lecture in Air Power Studies.

    TALK OUTLINE

    The use and dissemination of intelligence assessments is central to the planning military operations; however, these assessments can become distorted by questions of politics. In this talk, Sebastian Cox will discuss the influence of politics on the intelligence cycle concerning a relatively straightforward intelligence assessment produced by Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder on the eve of Operation CRUSADER in late-1941. Tedder’s assessment of relative air strengths caused alarm in both the Australian and New Zealand capitals, where the Governments had been scarred by the recent defeats in Greece and Crete and had an exaggerated fear of the Luftwaffe. This apparently straightforward assessment therefore stirred up a political hornet’s nest involving the Prime Ministers of all three countries and nearly cost Tedder his job. Some astute political manoeuvring on the part of senior RAF Officers in London saved Tedder.

    LOCATION AND TIME

    Please note that this lecture will be held at the Headquarters of the Royal Aeronautical Society at No. 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ at 18:00PM on Thursday 21 May 2015.

    TICKETS

    This lecture is free of charge however: we do ask that you pre-book a free ticket, as seats are limited. Booking is quick and easy, we just need some basic contact information.

    BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY

    ABOUT SEBASTIAN COX

    Sebastian Cox is Head of the Air Historical Branch (RAF). He is a graduate of Warwick University and King’s College London. He was Curator of Documents at the Royal Air Force Museum before joining the Air Historical Branch as a researcher in 1984. He was appointed as Head of the Branch in 1996. He has written widely on the history of the RAF and air power, edited two book series related to the subject and has lectured on the subject to military and civilian audiences on three continents. He is a Director of the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Military History, and a member of the Royal Air Force Museum’s Research Board.

    More details here.
     
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    Cheers Ross. Wish I could make it.
     
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    Hi Ross. This conference sounds interesting. Too bad I'm a septic and can't attend. Good to see you around. Any recent book reviews?
     
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    The Battle of Waterloo 200 years on

    The Paddy Griffiths Memorial Lecture

    7.30pm Tuesday 9th June 2015

    Don't miss our next talk where Tim Cockitt provides his inimitable and personal views on this iconic battle.

    For further info and to add to your calendar "
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    "Call for Papers: 2015 Conference on "Gender, War, and Memory in the Anglo-American World"

    Center for Civil War Research and History Department in conjunction with WAR-Net

    2015 Conference on “Gender, War, and Memory in the Anglo-American World.”


    The Center for Civil War Research and the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi seek papers for a conference to be held October 1-3, 2015 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. This conference will be hosted in conjunction with WAR-Net, and it will be the first conference WAR-Net has sponsored outside of the UK.

    The conference uses the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the U. S. Civil War, the 100th anniversary of the First World War, and 75th anniversary of the Blitz as an opportunity to bring together scholars of gender, memory, and war on both sides of the Atlantic. The conference will broadly consider these themes in the United States, the British Isles, and the former British Empire during each of these conflicts as well as in their aftermath. We encourage submissions from a wide range of disciplines that address the cultural, economic, military, political, social and literary dimensions of these subjects. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the memory of emancipation and the end of slavery; memorialization of the military and civilian experiences of war; the role of gender in constructing postwar nationalism and patriotism; wartime literary and cinematic constructions of gender; photography/visual representation and memory; the cultural legacies of internal dissent and anti-war activism; gender and questions of wartime and postwar health (including mental well-being), medicine, injury and mortality; gender, religion and morality in the aftermath of war; the impact during and after the war of refugees and displaced persons; the trope of war as a catalyst for sexual expression or repression; representing wartime in postwar culture and media; gendered commemorations of civil and military leadership as well as of ordinary participants at local, regional, and national levels.

    Confirmed keynote speakers include: Professor Susan-Mary Grant of Newcastle University (UK), author of The War for a Nation: the American Civil War; Professor Michael Roper of the University of Essex (UK), author of The Secret Battle: Emotional Survival in the Great War; Professor Kimberly Jensen of Western Oregon University, author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War; Professor Leisa Meyer of the College of William and Mary , author of Creating G.I. Jane: Sexuality and Power in the Women’s Army Corps During World War II and Professor Gill Plain of St Andrews University (UK), author of Women’s Fiction of the Second World War: Gender, Power and Resistance and Professor Anne Sarah Rubin (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), author of Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory.

    We encourage submissions from scholars at all career stages, including graduate students. To submit a proposal, send a brief CV and a 600-word abstract to civilwar@olemiss.edu no later than June 15, 2015.

    Questions should also be directed to civilwar@olemiss.edu. For more information about the conference and the Center for Civil War Research, visit http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/Conference2015.shtml

    For more information about WAR-Net, visit:

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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY

    July Talk

    "Breaking the Panzers" - Raury, Normandy 1944

    The Ian Daglish Memorial Lecture

    Note new date
    Thursday 16th July 2015 at 7.30pm

    Author Kevin Baverstock presents the Ian Daglish Memorial Lecture where he talks about Raury 1944, the battle, the people, the memories and the places.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
    To stay informed about upcoming meetings join our mailing on this link"
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    "Manchester Military History Society

    The Battle of Britain in the Round"

    Tuesday 8th September 7.30pm


    Stuart Hadaway is Senior Researcher to the RAF’s official historians at the Air Historical Branch (RAF).

    His talk takes a holistic view of the RAF in the Battle of Britain, talking through the whole force in the UK and then what the different phases entailed for each of the Commands. Many people know in intricate detail what Fighter Command were doing (or even just 11 Group, or even an individual squadron) but don't know what else was going on elsewhere.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!"
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