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    Good link. When you see some of the photos that came out of both the Crimean and American Civil Wars, modern ones are almost sanitized in comparison. :eek:
     
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    We are Marco Milanese and Giovanni Cerino-Badone.
    In Italy we have a review dedicated to post-medieval archaeology (late
    XV - XX Century) titled Archeologia Postmedievale.
    http://www.edigiglio.it/contnr.asp?mod=5&gid=4&ctg=1&keyw=Archeologia%20Postmedievale.

    We decided to devote the next number to the conflict archaeology. It
    will by a monograph dedicated to the archaeological aspect of the war.
    The chronological arch we cover ranging from the sixteenth to the
    twentieth century.

    Since it will be the first time that in Italy it will be presented the
    concept of “conflict archaeology” it is essential for us to have
    articles about the experiences of excavation outside Italy.

    As deadline for the article October 20 might be a reasonable date and
    that 80,000 characters including spaces, plus up to 15 images can fit.
    The language will be english.

    Pending your kind feedback,
    Best Regards,

    Marco Milanese, Giovanni Cerino-Badone
     
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    Thought it might be an idea for members to post news of any upcoming history/battlefield archaeology conferences they know about here, since they can easily be missed.
     
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    Share your latest news!
     
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    Here's the latest on next year's Fields of Conflict Conference-

    "Dear All,
    We want to announce the 6th Fields of Conflict Conference in Osnabrück and Kalkriese from Friday, 15th April to Monday, 18th April 2011.
    Friday, 15th April: The conference will start at the University of Osnabrück in the early afternoon, with registration, sessions and a keynote lecture.
    Saturday, 16th April: Transfer to Kalkriese, sessions, visit of Varus Battlefield and Museum, conference dinner, return to Osnabrück.
    Sunday, 17th April: Sessions in Osnabrück.
    Monday, 18th April: Excursion to the Harzhorn Battlesite near Northeim (3rd century AD, 100 km south of Hannover), return to Osnabrück (or Hannover airport/central station).
    We invite everybody who is interested in ancient or modern conflicts, to present a paper (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion).
    A special subject will be the post-battle processes such as looting, distribution of war booty, graves and massgraves etc.
    Deadline for the announcement of papers: 15th November 2010.
    Please send proposals with titles and abstracts (approx. 200 words) to Achim Rost (arost@uni-osnabruec k.de).
    Next airports: Münster/Osnabrü ck International Airport (40 km), Bremen (130 km), Hannover (140 km), Düsseldorf (170 km), Hamburg (240 km), Amsterdam (250 km), Frankfurt/Main (350 km).
    There is a railroad junction in Osnabrück and a highway junction west of Osnabrück.
    Information about registration, accommodation, costs (conference fee, excursion to Harzhorn) will follow. A website for the conference will be placed at the homepage of the Universität Osnabrück, Geschichte.
    If there are any questions please contact Achim Rost (arost@uni-osnabruec k.de).
    We look forward to meeting a lot of you next year!

    Best regards
    Günther Moosbauer, Achim Rost, Susanne Wilbers-Rost


    Prof. Dr. Günther Moosbauer, Dr. Achim Rost
    Universität Osnabrück
    Fachbereich Kultur- und Geowissenschaften
    Alte Geschichte: Archäologie der Römischen Provinzen
    Schloßstraße 8
    D-49069 Osnabrück
    Germany

    Fax 0049 (0)541/ 969 4397
    E-Mail: guenther.moosbauer@ uni-osnabrueck. de; arost@uni-osnabruec k.de
    http://www.geschich te.uni-osnabruec k.de/80.htm

    Dr. Susanne Wilbers-Rost
    (Leitung Abteilung Archäologie)
    Varusschlacht im Osnabrücker Land GmbH
    Museum und Park Kalkriese
    Venner Str. 69
    D-49565 Bramsche
    Germany

    Fax 0049 (0)5468/ 9204-45
    Email wilbers-rost@ kalkriese- varusschlacht. de
    www.kalkriese- varusschlacht. de
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    Surviving the peace; public access, conservation and the military heritage
    A seminar organised by ALGAO:UK at the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology, University of Glasgow will be held at Culloden, Inverness on Thursday 30th Sept-Frid 1st Oct. 2010.
    The seminar will explore on-site interpretation, public access, and education facilities, as well as the use of sites for community involvement and as a focus of commemoration.
    More details from John Lawson john.lawson@edinburgh.gov.uk
    Natasha Ferguson n.ferguson@archaeology.gla.ac.uk
     
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    "Fortifications at Risk Symposium

    July 2010.

    The Fortress Study Group (FSG) is holding a symposium on 8/9 March 2011, at the National Army Museum London entitled “Fortifications at Risk” to highlight concern at the number of 19th and 20th century fortifications – particularly WW1 and WW2 defences – that have become derelict or have been destroyed. Building upon the “Defence of Britain” project, the FSG is bringing together interested parties to discuss the preservation of these structures, and imaginative ways in which they might be reused. Speakers include prominent British and international figures in the heritage world. Full details will be published shortly.
    For photographs and other information contact:
    FSG Chairman, Bill Clements
    020-7286 5512
    chairman@fsgfort.com
    Fortifications at Risk Symposium"

    FAR Symposium
     
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    Call for papers in English and German for a battlefield archaeology conference in Germany 21-24 November 2011


    "Call for Papers:
    Battlefield and mass grave – a range of interdisciplinary analyses of places of violence
    The Brandenburg State Office for the Preservation of Monuments and Archaeological Museum (BLDAM) organises a conference from the 21st to the 24th of November 2011. The conference will be held in the Brandenburg State Archaeological Museum town of Brandenburg upon Havel with the title
    „Battlefield and mass grave –a range of interdisciplinary analyses of places of violence”
    Since several years there is also in Germany a growing interest in the comparatively young branch of research of battlefield archaeology. The reason for this development can be found in the archaeological and historical research of battlefields like the bronze-age place in the Tollense valley or Kalkriese, the Harzhorn and Luetzen.
    In particular, the recovery of single bones, bone pits, single and mass graves linked to places of violence within the last years has brought a wide range of information to the surface. Next to archaeology and anthropology there are a lot more of natural scientific research fields that provide detailed information on the dead. Moreover, they also provide the opportunity to shed light on the fate of the individuals involved in battles or other acts of violence.
    The initial point for this conference is the recovering of a mass grave with about 120 soldiers in the middle of the thirty years war’s battlefield of Witt stock 1636 in spring 2007. The huge number of buried soldiers, the accurately archaeological and anthropological recording and the entire recovery of all skeletons and single bones are the backbone of its exceptional role in mass grave archaeology. A working group of archaeologists, anthropologists, paleopathologists, archeometrists, historians, geoscientists, experts in ballistic and weaponry was involved in the analysis of these extraordinary findings. This interdisciplinary research provided on top of the reconstruction of the order of events on the battlefield a look on those battle days from the view point of an “ordinary soldier” that has been neglected in the records very often so far.
    This special exhibition “1636 – their last battle” can be visited from September 2011 to April 2012 in the Brandenburg State Archaeological Museum in the former Monastery of St. Paul in the town of Brandenburg Havel.

    Brandenburgisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologisches Landesmuseum
    Abteilung Bodendenkmalpflege /
    Archäologisches Landesmuseum
    Wünsdorfer Platz 4–5
    D-15806 Zossen
    We invite scientists from all research areas who study places of violence to present a paper (30 minutes + discussion). The results can be presented as a poster as well. The subject of the conference is not exclusively restricted to the early modern period but may encompass other periods and events too. Contributions with an interdisciplinary paradigm are mostly welcome.
    The conference languages are English and German.
    Additionally, we are planning to offer an excursion to the Wittstock battlefield and the Museum of the Thirty Years War on the 24/11/2011.
    The deadline for the announcement of papers will be the 01/12/2010. Please, send your proposals including titles and abstracts (approx. 250 words) to
    Anja Grothe M.A.
    Brandenburgisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege
    und Archäologisches Landesmuseum
    Wünsdorfer Platz 4-5
    15806 Zossen
    mail anja.grothe@bldam-brandenburg.de
    fon +49 (0) 33702 - 7 18 25
    mobil +49 (0) 172 - 395 85 21
    The Papers will be published afterwards in the series of the Brandenburg State Office for the Preservation of Monuments and Archaeological Museum (BLDAM).
    Please, pass on this call for papers to colleagues who could be interested in this conference too.
    Sonderausstellung im Rahmen des Gedenkjahres „375 Jahre Schlacht bei Wittstock“

    im Archäologischen Landesmuseum Brandenburg""
     
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    This is good news, since many of us thought this journal was about to disappear for good.

    "Maney Publishing to publish Journal of Conflict Archaeology from 2011


    The Centre for Battlefield Archaeology is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Journal of Conflict Archaeology by Maney Publishing from 2011. Formerly published by Brill, with the final volume (5) now available, the journal will appear three times each year and is to be available in online and printed versions. Founded and edited by Tony Pollard and Iain Banks ( University of Glasgow , UK ), the Journal of Conflict Archaeology is devoted to battlefield and military archaeology and other spheres of conflict archaeology, covering all periods with a worldwide scope. Additional fields of interest include the archaeology of industrial and popular protest, contested landscapes and monuments, nationalism and colonialism, class conflict, the origins of conflict, forensic applications in war-zones etc. Submissions and proposals for papers are now being accepted and in the first instance can be submitted as abstracts or enquiries to the editors
    (t.pollard@archaeology.gla.ac.uk or i.banks@archaeology.gla.ac.uk).

    The Journal represents an exciting new discipline within Maney’s list of 17 journals in archaeology and heritage, and provides an important outlet for the best research in this fast-growing subject.

    The Editors, Tony Pollard and Iain Banks, are based at the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow, UK. The Centre is the first facility of its kind and has earned a reputation as an international centre of excellence for the burgeoning study of the archaeology of battlefields and other archaeological manifestations of human conflict.

    Tony Pollard welcomed the new publishing partnership: “The new arrangement with Maney brings exciting opportunities to develop the journal according to refreshed aims and scope, and to increase the international reach through robust promotion and publication of the journal in electronic and printed format.”

    Iain Banks added: “The move to three issues per year allows for faster turnaround of articles, which is good news for authors whose work will be published quickly, and for readers who will be accessing the very latest research.”

    Michael Gallico, Managing Director of Maney, is “delighted to publish this acclaimed journal, edited from what is widely regarded as the leading international centre in this rapidly expanding field of study.”

    Journal of Conflict Archaeology follows the acquisition of War & Society in 2010 which Maney publishes on behalf of the University of New South Wales , Australia . Along with Arms & Armour published on behalf of the Royal Armouries, Maney has formed a key collection of journals in the field of conflict and military studies.


    Journal of Conflict Archaeology
    Edited by Tony Pollard ( University of Glasgow ) and Iain Banks ( University of Glasgow )
    3 issues per year
    Print ISSN: 1574-0773
    Online ISSN: 1574-0781

    For more information on the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology go to: www.gla.ac.uk/departments/battlefieldarchaeology

    Maney Publishing was formed in 1997 from a printing company established in 1900, and publishes scholarly journals in materials science, the humanities, and health science. Maney is committed to publishing high quality journals in print and electronic formats that are international in scope and peer-reviewed. With offices in Leeds and London in the UK , and in Cambridge and Philadelphia in North America , Maney publishes extensively for learned societies, universities and professional bodies around the world.
    www.maney.co.uk

    For more information please contact:
    Alison Holgate, Marketing & PR Executive, Maney Publishing
    Email: a.holgate@maney.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)113 386 8160

    Press room – www.maney.co.uk/press "
     
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    This might interest some of our Stateside rogues.
    "The 6th annual Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference will take place Saturday October 9th on the campus of Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio.

    The conference will feature 4 invited speakers who will give presentations on their research into the archaeology of conflict. Topics include an Indian trading post, the American Revolution, and the American Civil War. A fifth guest speaker will give an evening lecture on the excavation of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War.

    Submissions are being accepted for poster presentations on any aspect of historical archaeology. Student submissions will be entered into a student poster prize to be voted on by attendees. Winners will receive a cash award.

    A series of small roundtable discussions will provide opportunities for individuals with similar research interests and career goals to interact. These discussions will be led by experts in each area.

    All attendees must register for the conference. The cost is $20 per person. Undergraduate students can register for $15 if they include a copy of their student ID with their registration materials. This cost includes a catered lunch and morning coffee/tea. The deadline to register is Monday, September 20th. The deadline to submit poster titles and abstracts is Friday, September 17th.

    Additional details and registration forms are available at:
    http://herald.heidelberg.edu/mwhac10

    Please send questions to abeisaw@heidelberg.edu.

    April M. Beisaw, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Heidelberg University
    310 E. Market St.
    Tiffin, OH 44883
    (419) 448-2887
    abeisaw@heidelberg.edu
    http://people.heidelberg.edu/~abeisaw"
     
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    "Call For Papers TAG 2010 Session S13
    20th and 21st-century conflict: Contested legacies


    This session explores the diversity of contested legacies of modern conflict - from global wars to local civil unrest, during the 20th and 21st centuries. Modern conflicts create as well as destroy, and it is the extraordinary range of multi-vocal aftermaths that concerns us here. Papers are invited that deal with any archaeological/anthropological aspect of this topic, from landscapes to objects, from the ethics of investigation to media representation, from political influence to public attitudes and reception, and from changing museum engagements to heritage and tourism.

    Please See
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/archanth/tag/call.html for further details about how to submit proposals
    and the main TAG 2010 site http://www.bristol.ac.uk/archanth/tag/index.html "
    http://uk.mc862.mail.yahoo.com/mc/welcome?.partner=bt-1&.gx=1&.tm=1285792066&.rand=bq1ffd1cphsnh#_pg=showMessage&sMid=0&&filterBy=&.rand=1092413278&midIndex=0&mid=1_37128_AGy8ktkAAG%2BLTKOYfw6PqhIlxyQ&f=1&fromId=John@PINKELEPHANT.CO.UK&m=1_37128_AGy8ktkAAG%2BLTKOYfw6PqhIlxyQ,1_36248_AGu8ktkAADSyTKOG4QN9HwepoM4,1_34950_AGu8ktkAARD8TKNzhACO3jYZIwk,1_35717_AGi8ktkAAD0GTKNojw54gw5sNu4,1_28519_AGm8ktkAAMGFTKG%2Bvgb06Tb08ck,1_22511_AGy8ktkAAStYTKC%2FYAIAgCPDnP8,&sort=date&order=down&startMid=0&hash=623632c5e86c9345e1c2fcb8d3679e74&.jsrand=5777768
     
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    I realise this is short notice, but some of our North American rogues might manage to attend?

    Archaeology and Warfare - Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2010
    Bagnani Hall, Traill College, Trent University

    Bagnani Hall
    Friday, October 15th, 6:15 p.m.
    6:30 p.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks: Professor Thomas H.B. Symons, Founding President and Vanier Professor Emeritus, Trent University
    Chair, the Ontario Heritage Trust.

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Haldon - Computers and Medieval Logistics: the Manzikert Campaign (1071)
    7:30 p.m. Reception, The Trend, Wallis Hall

    Bagnani Hall
    Saturday, October 16th
    9:30 a.m. Coffee, The Trend, Wallis Hall
    10:00 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks: Steven Franklin, President of Trent University

    Session A New World
    10:15 a.m. John Topic (Anthropology) - Terms of Engagement in Andean Warfare
    10:45 a.m. Paul Healy (Anthropology) - The Ancient Maya: Evidence for Pre-Columbian Warfare
    11:15 a.m. Susan Jamieson (Anthropology) - Moral Commitment and Northern Iroquoian Warfare

    12:00 p.m. Lunch at The Trend, Wallis Hall

    Session B Old World
    2:00 p.m. Hugh Elton (Ancient History & Classics) - The Archaeology of Late Roman Warfare
    2:30 p.m. Fiona Harris-Stoertz (History) - Learning to be a Warrior in the High Middle Ages
    3:00 p.m. Amber Johnson ( History MA Graduate Student) - Medieval Castles
    3:30 p.m. Tim Stapleton ( History) - Technology and Warfare in Sub-Saharan Africa

    4:00 p.m. Bar Open in The Trend

    Bagnani Hall
    5:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Phil Sabin - Novel Techniques in the Reconstruction of Ancient Warfare
    7:30 p.m. Banquet (By invitation only) The Trend, Wallis Hall
    9:00 p.m. Closing Remarks Hugh Elton

    Archaeology and Warfare Keynote Speakers


    John Haldon, Princeton (jhaldon@princeton.edu)
    John Haldon is professor of Byzantine History and Hellenic Studies. His research centers on the socioeconomic, institutional, political and cultural history of the early and middle Byzantine empire from the seventh to the eleventh centuries. He also works on political systems and structures across the European and Islamic worlds from late ancient to early modern times and has explored how resources were produced, distributed and consumed, especially in warfare, during the late ancient and medieval periods. Professor Haldon is the author and co-author of more than two dozen books. His most recent books are The social history of Byzantium (Blackwell, Oxford 2008) and Byzantium in the iconoclast period: a history, with L. Brubaker (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2010). Professor Haldon is the director of the Euchaita/Avkat Project - an archaeological and historical survey in north central Turkey. As well as traditional methods of field survey and historical research, this long-term project employs cutting edge survey, mapping and digital modelling techniques to enrich our understanding of the society, economy, land use, demography, paleo-environmental history and resources of the late Roman, Byzantine and Seljuk/Ottoman periods. He is also co-director of the international Medieval Logistics Project - an international project deploying Geographical Information Systems and sophisticated modelling software to analyze the logistics of East Roman, early medieval Western European and Early Islamic warfare and structures of resource allocation. (http://www.medievallogistics.bham.ac.uk/)

    Phil Sabin, King’s College London (philip.sabin@kcl.ac.uk)Phil Sabin studied History and Natural Sciences at Queens’ College Cambridge, and did his PhD in the War Studies Department. He held research fellowships at Harvard University and the International Institute for
    Strategic Studies. He played a leading role in establishing King’s academic partnerships with the Joint Services Command and Staff College and the Royal College of Defence Studies, as well as chairing the University of London’s Military Education Committee. He is a long-standing member of the Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Workshop, appears regularly on radio and television, and has lectured throughout Europe and the USA as well as further afield in countries ranging from Japan and Korea to Chile. His past research interests have included British defence planning and public opinion about defence, but his main focus now is on the analytical modelling of warfare as a dynamic strategic and tactical contest. He has used this analytical approach to study two areas in particular - the air power contests of the 20th century, and the great land battles of the ancient world. His highly innovative use of simulation and gaming techniques for the modelling of past conflicts extends also to his teaching, especially in his MA option which is detailed further on the Conflict Simulation page.
    (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/sspp/ws/people/academic/professors/sabin/conflictsimulation.html)
     
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    SMATS (South Manchester Tactical Society) is an informal group united by a common interest in military history.

    We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.30pm upstairs at the Didsbury Pub, Didsbury, South Manchester, UK.

    All are welcome and admission is free. All we ask is that you buy a drink or maybe some food at the bar downstairs to keep the landlord happy.

    Each month we have a speaker on a military related subject followed by a discussion around that subject or related topics. Our next lecture/discussion is The Fall of Singapore 1942 on 8th November 2010

    Previous meetings have included a wide range of topics, see our web site for more details.
     
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    A Study Day on 'Amphibious Warfare from Gallipoli to the Falklands'
    to be held on Saturday 30th October 2010
    Organised by the Battlefields Trust in collaboration with the Queen's Lancashire Regiment Museum, at the Fulwood Barracks, Watling Street Road, Preston PR2 4AA

    The Provisional Programme is as follows:-

    - 9.30 am: Doors open: Registration

    - 10 am: Tim Cockitt will present the material prepared by the late Paddy Griffith (freelance military historian) on "Theories of Amphibious Warfare before Gallipoli"

    - 10.30 am: Andrew Grainger (Editor of the British Commission for Military History Newsletter) on "Amphibious Warfare on the Western Front, 1914-18"

    - 11.05: Coffee, followed by Dr Graham Dunlop (Crisis management consultant & author, formerly commander of the SBS and 40 Commando RM) on "Gallipoli"

    - 12 am: Matt Heaslip (University of Sheffield) on "Amphibious Developments from Gallipoli to OVERLORD"

    - 1 pm: Lunch with wine (included in the study day price)

    - 2 pm: Stephen Bull (Museum of Lancashire Life) on "Hot air or cold steel? Army Commandos in training and action, 1940-1941"

    - 3 pm: Ross Mahoney (University of Birmingham) on "The RAF, Combined Operations Doctrine and the Raid on Dieppe"

    - 4 pm: Final thoughts and open discussion (Andrew Grainger to chair)

    - 4.30 pm: Farewells
    __

    To Book your Place, please email Tim Cockitt at cockitt9"at"btinternet.com.

    Please note that free parking is available at the barracks but you must inform the museum before the event. (Address as above, email
    qlrmuseum"at"btconnect.comTelephone: 01772 260362)

    The Battlefields Trust is a registered charity (No.1017387; Company No.2786730) dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of battlefields. For membership details please contact David Austin, 23 Queens Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 1P33 3EW
    e-mail:- daustin.bt"at"btinternet.com
     
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    Cheers for those, Ian.
    Good to see Mahross on the speaker's list.
     
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    "Listings Pick: Expedition to Crimea: The diary of the first man killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade, National Army Museum, London, October 23 2010

    If you think you know everything about the Crimean campaign and the tangled web of blame surrounding the Charge of the Light Brigade, think again.
    For the first time, the personal Crimean diary of Captain Louis Edward Nolan, Lord Raglan's aide-de camp and a key figure in the disastrous British Cavalry charge at the Battle of Balaclava, is about to be published with a lecture and launch at the National Army Museum. "
    Culture24 Listings Pick: Charge of the Light Brigade lecture at the National Army Museum | Culture24
     
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    CFP: 8th Global Conference, War and Peace, 22/05-24/05/2011, Warsaw, Poland

    8th Global Conference
    War and Peace

    Sunday 22nd May - Tuesday 24th May 2011
    Warsaw, Poland

    Call for Papers

    The opening decade of the 21st century has seen war assume a number of new forms - new at least in relation to the 20th century. So, for instance, the West?s war in Afghanistan is already longer than WW2, and shows no sign of coming to an and; the nature of those engaged in war has widened to include a variety of non-state agents; and war itself has come to include as arguably justifiable tactics and
    strategies previously either excluded or at least not recognised as legitimate. In short, the distinction between war and peace is becoming increasingly unclear.

    The 2011 conference is part of a continuing and explicitly multi- and inter-disciplinary conversation that aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on this centrally significant aspect of our social lives in order better to understand the nature and place of war and peace.

    The main themes are outlined below: however, we are also pleased to receive proposals that extend or complement these. We seek contributions from both practitioners and academics, and from the widest possible range of intellectual interests and commitment.

    1. What Counts as War; What Counts as Peace?
    ~ The militarization of civil life: legislation; economics; surveillance; "terrorism"; torture.
    ~ "States of exception" and their role between peace and war.
    ~ Possible forms of warfare: economic blockade; propaganda; drones; virtual
    weapons and wars; alternatives to physical force.

    2. Actors and Agents
    ~ The nature and evaluation of non-state combatants: private companies; ad-hoc
    supranational organisations; the UN.
    ~ War and capitalism: state, corporation and globalization; war as an arm of
    domestic policy; ?low-level? wars since WW2 as forms of testing and
    preparation.
    ~ Responsibility for and in war: social and individual agency.

    3. Explaining, Understanding and Judging War - and Peace
    ~ Killing: why is it prima facie wrong?
    ~ War and utopianism: ideals as motivation for/cause of war.
    ~ The interplay between language and physical reality in warfare and its
    promulgation.
    ~ The representation and communication of suffering.
    ~ War as aesthetic object.

    The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme.
    300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 10th December 2010. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 1st April 2011. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

    a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract,
    e) body of abstract

    E-mails should be entitled: WAR Abstract Submission.

    Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative
    electronic route or resend.

    Organising Chairs

    Niall Scott
    International School for Communities Rights and Inclusions,
    Philosophy Section
    University of Central Lancashire
    Preston, United Kingdom
    E-mail: nwrscott@uclan.ac.uk

    Rob Fisher
    Network Founder and Leader
    Inter-Disciplinary.Net
    Freeland, Oxfordshire,
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: wvw8@inter-disciplinary.net

    The conference is part of the Probing the Boundaries programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

    A number of volumes of eBooks and themed hard copy volumes are in preparation and/or in print from the previous meetings of this project. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s).

    For further details about the project please visit:
    http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/hostility-and-violence/war-virtual-war-human-security/

    For further details about the conference please visit:
    http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/hostility-and-violence/war-virtual-war-human-security/call-for-papers/ "

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    Forthcoming events from the Battlefields Trust.

    Thursday 2nd December 2010
    The London Blitz 1940
    Laurence Burridge will be telling the story of the December 1940 Blitz on London. Meet at 18.00 hours at the firemen’s memorial on the Thames side of St Pauls. The evening will end in a local pub.
    The UK Battlefields Trust - Events

    Interpreting battlefield finds; making the most of museums. One day conference in association with the Royal Armouries, Leeds.
    Saturday, 4th December 2010.

    This interactive study day will examine the process of interpreting pieces recovered from battlefield sites and especially how to tap in to the wealth of expert knowledge in the field of the study of arms and armour.
    It will highlight the range of assistance that museum curators and arms and armour specialists can offer archaeologists, military historians and indeed anyone who has an interest in interpreting material discovered through battlefield excavations. Archaeologists and historians eminent in the field of the study of battlefields and related sites will discuss aspects of the role which can be played by museum collections and staff in helping interpret objects recovered from them. They will tackle a wide variety of fascinating topics covering the period from the Norman Conquest to World War One and sites including the battles of Fulford (1066) and Towton (1461), an Elizabethan wreck off Alderney and The Somme.
    The conference will also offer a unique opportunity to examine and discuss battlefield related pieces from the Royal Armouries collections.
    The UK Battlefields Trust - Events
     

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