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  1. GRW

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    And here's the Battlefields Trust programme for March-
    "Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

    Sunday 6th March 2011

    Another chance to walk over one of the most important battles of the Wars of the Roses, organised by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society. Meet at 2.30 pm at the Crescent Tewkesbury, (near Tewkesbury Abbey).
    N.B. This walk will be repeated on Sunday 3rd April 2011."
    The UK Battlefields Trust - Events

    "The Wars of the Roses: Society at War in the 15th Century
    Saturday 26th March 2011

    One day conference at the Tower of London.
    Ever since William Shakespeare wrote his cycle of history plays the characters and events of the Wars of the Roses have gripped the popular imagination. This inter-disciplinary conference commemorates the 550th anniversary of the battle of Towton, the bloodiest and most violent encounter between the opposing Lancastrian and Yorkist armies.
    The conference will bring together some of the leading historians of the later middle ages who will re-evaluate our current thinking into different aspects of the conflict."
    The UK Battlefields Trust - Events

    "Battlefields Trust AGM
    Sunday 27th March 2011
    Fuller details will be given in due course, but, for ease of early planning, there is plenty of parking (but not free) in or around the Palace which is also within easy walking distance from Hampton Court Station (trains from Waterloo).
    The AGM will be taking place within a larger Trust training event that day, and all members attending the AGM will be most welcome to attend for the whole day: 10.30am – 4.00pm (end time to be confirmed)"
    The UK Battlefields Trust - Events




     
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    And here's the Battlefields Trust programme for March-
    "Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

    Sunday 6th March 2011

    Another chance to walk over one of the most important battles of the Wars of the Roses, organised by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society. Meet at 2.30 pm at the Crescent Tewkesbury, (near Tewkesbury Abbey).
    N.B. This walk will be repeated on Sunday 3rd April 2011."
    The UK Battlefields Trust - Events

    "The Wars of the Roses: Society at War in the 15th Century
    Saturday 26th March 2011

    One day conference at the Tower of London.
    Ever since William Shakespeare wrote his cycle of history plays the characters and events of the Wars of the Roses have gripped the popular imagination. This inter-disciplinary conference commemorates the 550th anniversary of the battle of Towton, the bloodiest and most violent encounter between the opposing Lancastrian and Yorkist armies.
    The conference will bring together some of the leading historians of the later middle ages who will re-evaluate our current thinking into different aspects of the conflict."
    The UK Battlefields Trust - Events

    "Battlefields Trust AGM
    Sunday 27th March 2011
    Fuller details will be given in due course, but, for ease of early planning, there is plenty of parking (but not free) in or around the Palace which is also within easy walking distance from Hampton Court Station (trains from Waterloo).
    The AGM will be taking place within a larger Trust training event that day, and all members attending the AGM will be most welcome to attend for the whole day: 10.30am – 4.00pm (end time to be confirmed)"
    The UK Battlefields Trust - Events




     
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    Details of a course on Modern Conflict Archaeology, run by the British Aviation Archaeology Council-

    "This year we are running a course which may be of interest to some of your members - details as follows:

    Places available on Award Winning Archaeological Project
    If you fancy spending part of this summer doing something different, and learning a new skill, why not try archaeology? Places are still available on the Modern Conflict Archaeology course offered by the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP), based at Sedgeford, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
    Founded in 1996, the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project is one of the largest archaeological projects in Britain, encompassing multiple sites and periods, and a wide range of historical and archaeological techniques. Fees are very reasonable, and include options for camping on our site, or making your own arrangements. Courses are open to adults aged 16+

    Modern Conflict Archaeology - Zeppelins, Fighters and Ack-Ack

    17th-22nd July Tutors: Neil Faulkner and Keith Robinson

    This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and techniques of modern conflict archaeology through the investigation of Sedgeford Aerodrome - a home defence and training airfield in the First World War, and a decoy airfield in the Second. Combining taught sessions, desktop research, and guided fieldwork, students will experience the full range of methods involved in the study of modern industrialised warfare. These will include: the use of archives, maps, old photographs, and the internet; survey work using GPS-recording, geophysics, and metal-detecting; standing building recording; and carefully targeted excavation. We will also cover the relationship between material remains in the landscape and memories, commemorations, family and local histories, and political and moral issues. As with all our courses, participants of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

    For more information and applications please visit www.sharp.org.uk

    Or contact Brenda Stibbons (Bookings Secretary) Email: bookings@sharp.org.uk"
     
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    Subject: Announcement on 3rd Mass Graves Conference

    Announcement on 3rd Mass Graves Conference
    The KRG ministry of martyrs and Anfal affairs , in cooperation with the centre of the new Iraq for media and studies in UK , in the participation of al- Mihrab martyr foundation and other concerned institutions will hold the third international conference of the mass graves in Iraq , in the city of Erbil in April 17-19, 2011.
    On this occasion, the preparatory committee for the conference, called on researchers, academics and professionals in mass graves affairs to support this great humanitarian file through writing researches and studies.

    Link
    Announcement on 3rd Mass Graves Conference

    e-mail: massgrave3@yahoo.com
    phone: +9647504459513

    Ian Hanson BA MSc MIFA
    Senior Lecturer Forensic Archaeology
    Program Leader Forensic Masters Degrees

    Centre for Forensic and Biological Sciences
    Centre for Archaeology

    School of Applied Sciences,
    Bournemouth University,
    Talbot Campus,
    Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB.
    07967 222126 mobile; skype: ian.hansonbaghdad
    ihanson@bournemouth.ac.uk<mailto:ihanson@bournemouth.ac.uk> ; ian.hanson@ic-mp.org<mailto:ian.hanson@ic-mp.org>
     
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    "Defence Sites: Heritage and Future 2012


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    1st International Conference on Defence Sites: Heritage and Future

    6 - 8 June, 2012

    Portsmouth, UK

    Supported by the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning

    Introduction

    Redundant army, naval and air force sites offer a range of opportunities to planners, developers, architects and local communities to redevelop large areas, bringing new life to often neglected parts of town. These opportunities are common to many countries and this first International Conference on Defence Sites: Heritage and Future will help to stress their common features and share experiences of their transformation to civilian uses all over the world.
    The conference aims to raise the knowledge of the scale, design and functions of military, naval and air force sites. It will bring a better understanding to the issues raised by their redundancy, and the implications of different disposal processes for state owned land. It is also important to understand the interaction of different stakeholders and their influence on the outcome. They include government agencies, developers, planners, architects, historians and members of local communities. Special issues related to historical naval ships and other maritime infrastructure will also be discussed.tes attending Defence Sites: Heritage and F

    There is also a need to achieve sustainable development, which involves issues related to maintenance, conservation, as well as built and natural environmental controls, while responding to the needs and aspirations of local communities.
    The re-use of defence sites also raises questions regarding the need to recover brownfields and contaminated land, which can have far-reaching legal responsibilities and environmental consequences.
    The conference encourages the presentation of case studies, highlighting examples of good practices that can help to transfer knowledge between different partners across the world."
    Defence Sites: Heritage and Future 2012 | 12 Conferences
     
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    A forthcoming workshop at the University of Birmingham...

    Exploring the Frontiers of Air Power Research

    A University of Birmingham War Studies Workshop

    7-8 September 2011


    This workshop, organised by War Studies Group at the University of Birmingham, intends to examine explore the wider frontiers of military history research generally air power in particular. The impact of ‘New’ Military History has highlighted the need to push the frontiers of research from the more usual diet of tactical and operational history and explore the broader implications of air power. The workshop will be held in the Arts Building at the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham.

    The workshop gives delegates the opportunity to present aspects of their research to a wider audience and engage with the academic community in the field of air power studies. The workshop programme is attached; it includes panels dealing with Legal and Ethical aspects of Air Power, Air Power Historiography, Culture and Gender, and Analytical Tools and their application to Air Power Studies. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Professor Richard Overy, Chair of History at the University of Exeter, and Professor Philip Sabin, Chair of Strategic Studies at King’s College London. Air Vice-Marshal (ret’d) Professor Tony Mason CB CBE will provide commentary on Professor Sabin’s address. Confirmed speakers include Sebastian Cox, Head of the Air Historical Branch, and Dr. Joel Hayward, Dean of the Royal Air Force College and King’s College London.

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    Registration Details:

    The workshop fee, which includes tea & coffee and lunch on the day, is £20.

    If you wish to attend the symposium please print out and return the form below, and send it by Wednesday 31 August 2011 to:

    Ross Mahoney

    C/O School of History and Cultures

    College of Arts and Law

    University of Birmingham

    Edgbaston

    Birmingham

    B15 2TT

    For informal enquiries please email us at airpowerstudies@gmail.com

    You can download the registration form here.

    Workshop Timetable

    Day 1


    10:15 – Registration and Coffee

    10:45 – Introduction by Air Commodore (ret’d) Dr. Peter Gray, Senior Air Power Research Fellow and Director of War Studies, University of Birmingham

    11:00 – Keynote Lecture by Professor Richard Overy, University of Exeter: Exploring the Frontiers of Air Power Research

    12:00 – Lunch

    13:00 – Air Power and Ethics

    Chair: Dr. Michael Snape, University of Birmingham

    Dr. Joel Hayward, Dean of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and King’s College London – Air Power and Ecology: Some observations on the Environmental Implications of Modern Warfare

    Janina Dill, Wolfson College, University of Oxford – Title TBC

    Air Commodore (ret’d) Dr. Peter Gray, University of Birmingham – The Tangled Web: The Inter-relationship between Ethics, Law and Legitimacy

    15:00 – Tea

    15:30 – Keynote Lecture by Professor Philip Sabin, King’s College London: The Challenges of Air Power Education

    16:30 – Keynote Commentary by Air Vice-Marshal (ret’d) Professor Tony Mason CB CBE

    17:00 – Close and Drinks

    Day 2

    08:30 – Tea

    08:45 – Cultural Approaches to Air Power and Military History

    Chair: Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Birmingham

    Dr. Steffen Prauser, University of Birmingham and the German Historical Institute, Paris – An International Comparative Approach to a Cultural understanding of Military History

    Rebecca Searle, University of Sussex – The War Artists’ Advisory Committee and the Representation of Aircraft Production during the Second World War

    Dr. Emma Vickers, University of Reading – Discipline of Homosexuality in the RAF and WAAF during the Second World War

    10:45 – Coffee

    11:15 – Analytical Tools from Cognate Disciplines and Air Power Studies

    Chair: Air Commodore (ret’d) Dr. Peter Gray, University of Birmingham

    Fin Monahan, University of Birmingham – Organisational Culture and the ‘Air Spirit’

    Ross Mahoney, University of Birmingham – Measuring Leadership Effectiveness: The 360 Degree Appraisal Method and Air Power History

    Ian Shields, University of Cambridge – Researching Air Power from a Social Sciences Context

    13:15 – Lunch

    14:00 – Air Power Historiography

    Chair: Dr. Christina Goulter, King’s College London

    Sebastian Cox, Head of the Air Historical Branch – The Historiography of Bomber Command

    Dr. David Jordan, King’s College London – The Historiography of the Battle of Britain

    Dr. Sebastian Ritchie, Air Historical Branch – The Historiography of Operation MARKET GARDEN

    16:00 – Tea

    16:30 – Panel Discussion: New Research Frontiers

    Chair: Air Commodore (ret’d) Dr. Peter Gray, University of Birmingham

    Dr. Sabine Lee, University of Birmingham

    Group Captain Mike Hart, Director of Defence Studies (RAF), Joint Services Command and Staff College

    Air Vice-Marshal (ret’d) Peter Dye, Director General of the Royal Air Force Museum

    Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Birmingham

    17:30 – Closing Remarks by Air Commodore (ret’d) Dr. Peter Gray and Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Birmingham

    18:00 – Workshop Close

    Air Power Workshop « The Aerodrome

    Ross
     
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    Battlefields Trust meets for April-

    "Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

    Sunday 3rd April 2011

    Sunday 3rd April 2011
    Another chance to walk over one of the most important battles of the Wars of the Roses, organised by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society. Meet at 2.30 pm at the Crescent Tewkesbury, (near Tewkesbury Abbey)."
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    "Battle of Stow 1646
    Tuesday 5th April 2011
    Civil War evening organised by Stow Civic Society. 7.30pm in St. Edwards Hall, Stow. Julian Humphries will be speaking."
    Read More


    "Battle of Lansdown 1643
    Saturday 9th April 2011

    Join Ian Chard for a 3-hour walk around Lansdown near Bath, one of England's most scenic battlefields and the site of a hard-fought Civil war encounter between the armies of two old friends, Royalist Ralph Hopton and Roundhead William Waller.
    Meet 12:00pm for lunch in the Blathwayt Arms Pub, Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 9BT"
    Read More


    "Battle of Stow on the Wold 1646
    Sunday 10th April 2011

    Sunday 10th April 2011
    Simon Marsh will lead a walk across the field of the last major battle of the Civil War. Meet at 10.30 in the Public Car Park Adjacent to Stow on the Wold Tesco (GL54 1BX) just off the A429. Following the walk will end at a pub in Stow for lunch and there will be an opportunity to visit the market square where the battle ended and Stow Church where the memorial to Capt Hastings Keyt who was killed in the battle is located."
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    "Battle of Barnet 1471

    Sunday 10th April 2011
    Frank Baldwin will be leading a walk over the site of this decisive battle which witnessed the defeat and death of Warwick ‘the kingmaker’. Meet outside the ‘Olde Monken Holt’ public house in Barnet at 11.00 AM."
    Read More


    "Battle of Towton 1461
    Saturday/ Sunday 16 & 17 April 2011

    Annual Palm Sunday Memorial Weekend at Towton Hall. Towton. Battlefield walks and other events. The main events are on the Sunday so for details look at the website Towton Battlefield Society or contact Graham Darbyshire. Towton Battlefield Society also do additional walks during the summer and are open to group bookings."
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    "Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

    Sunday 24th April 2011
    2 hour walk to Tredington and back looking at the route of the Yorkist march. Meet at 11 am at Queen Margaret's Camp (on other side of road from Gupshill Manor pub on A 38)."
    Read More

    "The Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down 1643

    Saturday 30th April 2011
    Joint event with Devizes Heritage.
    A one-day conference to be held in the Town Hall, Devizes, Wiltshire. A number of Trust members will be speaking and it promises to be a fascinating day. For further information please see the website below."
    Read More
     
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    Battlefields Trust meets for April-

    "Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

    Sunday 3rd April 2011

    Sunday 3rd April 2011
    Another chance to walk over one of the most important battles of the Wars of the Roses, organised by the Tewkesbury Battlefield Society. Meet at 2.30 pm at the Crescent Tewkesbury, (near Tewkesbury Abbey)."
    Read More


    "Battle of Stow 1646
    Tuesday 5th April 2011
    Civil War evening organised by Stow Civic Society. 7.30pm in St. Edwards Hall, Stow. Julian Humphries will be speaking."
    Read More


    "Battle of Lansdown 1643
    Saturday 9th April 2011

    Join Ian Chard for a 3-hour walk around Lansdown near Bath, one of England's most scenic battlefields and the site of a hard-fought Civil war encounter between the armies of two old friends, Royalist Ralph Hopton and Roundhead William Waller.
    Meet 12:00pm for lunch in the Blathwayt Arms Pub, Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 9BT"
    Read More


    "Battle of Stow on the Wold 1646

    Sunday 10th April 2011

    Sunday 10th April 2011
    Simon Marsh will lead a walk across the field of the last major battle of the Civil War. Meet at 10.30 in the Public Car Park Adjacent to Stow on the Wold Tesco (GL54 1BX) just off the A429. Following the walk will end at a pub in Stow for lunch and there will be an opportunity to visit the market square where the battle ended and Stow Church where the memorial to Capt Hastings Keyt who was killed in the battle is located."
    Read More


    "Battle of Barnet 1471

    Sunday 10th April 2011
    Frank Baldwin will be leading a walk over the site of this decisive battle which witnessed the defeat and death of Warwick ‘the kingmaker’. Meet outside the ‘Olde Monken Holt’ public house in Barnet at 11.00 AM."
    Read More


    "Battle of Towton 1461

    Saturday/ Sunday 16 & 17 April 2011

    Annual Palm Sunday Memorial Weekend at Towton Hall. Towton. Battlefield walks and other events. The main events are on the Sunday so for details look at the website Towton Battlefield Society or contact Graham Darbyshire. Towton Battlefield Society also do additional walks during the summer and are open to group bookings."
    Read
    More

    "Battle of Tewkesbury 1471

    Sunday 24th April 2011
    2 hour walk to Tredington and back looking at the route of the Yorkist march. Meet at 11 am at Queen Margaret's Camp (on other side of road from Gupshill Manor pub on A 38)."
    Read More


    "The Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down 1643

    Saturday 30th April 2011
    Joint event with Devizes Heritage.
    A one-day conference to be held in the Town Hall, Devizes, Wiltshire. A number of Trust members will be speaking and it promises to be a fascinating day. For further information please see the website below."
    Read More
     
  9. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Next meeting of the South Manchester Tactical Society-

    "German Armour Tactics in Normandy"
    Tuesday 12th April 2011 7.30pm.


    SMATS-
     
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    19 May: Prof. Claudia Theune (Institute for Prehistory and Early History,
    University of Vienna)

    "Archaeology and remembrance: Archaeology research at former concentration
    camps"

    http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/heritage/hrg.html
     
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    "Following the success of two previous conferences the University of Bristol will be hosting the 3rd Post Graduate Students conference on Modern Conflict Archaeology on October 22nd 2011.

    The Call for Papers deadline is May 6th and if you would like to offer a paper then please get in touch before this date.

    The conference is open to all delegates who pre-register and further details can be found by clicking the link below

    Modern Conflict Archaeology Conference. October 22nd. 2011



    Call for Papers

    Post graduate students are invited to submit a proposal for a paper to be presented at the Modern Conflict Archaeology conference, to be held at Bristol University on Saturday, October 22nd. 2011. All conference speakers will be postgraduate students and the conference will be both an opportunity to present research and a forum for critical discussion.
    Attendance at the conference is open to anyone with an interest in Conflict Archaeology, however pre-registration will be required.


    Theme.
    The theme of the conference is Modern Conflict Archaeology.


    Papers.
    Proposals should be consistent with the theme, demonstrating a multidisciplinary approach to the study of conflict and where possible they should be theoretically informed.


    Please supply (by email) a title and a synopsis (up to 200 words) of your proposal and you should include your name, contact email address, phone number and details of your affiliation to a university or other institution.


    All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organisers and if chosen you will be invited to present a paper of 20 minutes duration using PowerPoint illustrations.


    Eligibility.
    Speakers must be, or plan to be, a postgraduate student of a university or other recognised institution during October 2011.


    Timetable.
    Proposals for papers must be submitted no later than May 6th 2011; late submissions may be considered if programming allows. Invitations will be sent to speakers by June 20th 2011.


    Web & Blog.
    The abstracts of selected papers will be published on the Blog, other web pages and distributed on the conference email list.


    Further enquiries and proposals should be sent to:

    jw1703@bris.ac.uk



    John Winterburn"
     
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    Next SMATS meeting-
    "Our Next Lectures/Discussions:
    Wargaming and Military History
    Tuesday 10th May 2011 7.30pm.
    Introduction by Tim Cockitt – to be followed by open discussion.
    This session will begin with a short introduction to the history of wargaming, with special reference to Dr. Paddy Griffith (who founded the SMATS). Paddy was instrumental in encouraging “experimental” wargaming styles.
    Our discussion will explore the wargaming and military history hobbies, and how the one can inform the other.
    Tim has been wargaming for over 40 years, he is enthusiastic about military history, and a keen battlefield visitor."
    SMATS (South Manchester Tactical Society)

    And Battlefields Trust talks-
    "Sunday 8th May 2011
    Battle of Northampton 1460
    In recent years there has been controversy over the actual site of the Battle of Northampton. On Sunday 8 May Mike Ingram will be leading a walk and explaining the theories about the battle."

    "Thursday 19th May 2011
    London Blitz 1941 Walk
    Laurence Burridge will be telling the story of the 1940/41 Blitz on London. Meet at 18.00 hours at the firemen’s memorial on the Thames side of St Pauls. After the walk we will be making a strategic withdrawal to a nearby pub for another of our informal social evenings. This walk was originally going to be held last December but had to be postponed because of the weather."

    "Saturday 21st May 2011
    1st Battle of St. Albans 1455
    We will be walking over the site of this crucial action which triggered off the Wars of the Roses the longest period of civil strife in English history. Meet outside the Tourist Information Office at 1.30pm."

    "Saturday 28th to Monday 30th May 2011
    Second Battle of Newbury 1644 Re-enactment
    Saturday 28th to Monday 30th May 2011
    The Sealed Knot will be re-enacting the Second Battle Of Newbury at Newbury Showground on 28-30 May 2011.
    Between 11.00am and 4.30pm on each day you will be able to see how people lived in the seventeenth century – with crafts, re-creations and displays culminating in the main battle re-enactment.
    The Battlefields Trust will be manning a stand at this exciting event."

    "Sunday 29th May 2011
    Battle of Cheriton 1644
    Sunday 29th May 2011
    John Dixon will be leading a walk over the battlefield, (part of the Countryside 2011 Showcase Fortnight). Meet at 10am, by the War Memorial, on the village green at Cheriton, close to the Post Office. Cheriton Village lies on the B3046, just to the North of the A272, (post code SO24 0PX). This is a joint event with the Wessex Region."
     
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    Next SMATS meeting-
    "Our Next Lectures/Discussions:
    Wargaming and Military History
    Tuesday 10th May 2011 7.30pm.
    Introduction by Tim Cockitt – to be followed by open discussion.
    This session will begin with a short introduction to the history of wargaming, with special reference to Dr. Paddy Griffith (who founded the SMATS). Paddy was instrumental in encouraging “experimental” wargaming styles.
    Our discussion will explore the wargaming and military history hobbies, and how the one can inform the other.
    Tim has been wargaming for over 40 years, he is enthusiastic about military history, and a keen battlefield visitor."
    SMATS (South Manchester Tactical Society)

    And Battlefields Trust talks-
    "Sunday 8th May 2011
    Battle of Northampton 1460
    In recent years there has been controversy over the actual site of the Battle of Northampton. On Sunday 8 May Mike Ingram will be leading a walk and explaining the theories about the battle."

    "Thursday 19th May 2011
    London Blitz 1941 Walk
    Laurence Burridge will be telling the story of the 1940/41 Blitz on London. Meet at 18.00 hours at the firemen’s memorial on the Thames side of St Pauls. After the walk we will be making a strategic withdrawal to a nearby pub for another of our informal social evenings. This walk was originally going to be held last December but had to be postponed because of the weather."

    "Saturday 21st May 2011
    1st Battle of St. Albans 1455
    We will be walking over the site of this crucial action which triggered off the Wars of the Roses the longest period of civil strife in English history. Meet outside the Tourist Information Office at 1.30pm."

    "Saturday 28th to Monday 30th May 2011
    Second Battle of Newbury 1644 Re-enactment
    Saturday 28th to Monday 30th May 2011
    The Sealed Knot will be re-enacting the Second Battle Of Newbury at Newbury Showground on 28-30 May 2011.
    Between 11.00am and 4.30pm on each day you will be able to see how people lived in the seventeenth century – with crafts, re-creations and displays culminating in the main battle re-enactment.
    The Battlefields Trust will be manning a stand at this exciting event."
    "Sunday 29th May 2011
    Battle of Cheriton 1644
    Sunday 29th May 2011
    John Dixon will be leading a walk over the battlefield, (part of the Countryside 2011 Showcase Fortnight). Meet at 10am, by the War Memorial, on the village green at Cheriton, close to the Post Office. Cheriton Village lies on the B3046, just to the North of the A272, (post code SO24 0PX). This is a joint event with the Wessex Region."





     
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    I would love to participate in the London Blitz walk, but it seems a bit far to go for a few hours' walk. The pub idea does sound inviting, though.
     
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    If you bother to consider the complex nature of what it is that makes up a new society that relates back to a previous set of cultural values such as those based on the first large dominant continents and Volga mentions that there are no "revolutionaries" any more I can't disagree with that but there is a "frontier" where adaptation and change is happening and perhaps is going more or less unnoticed. I have to bring forth my own bias which is made by where I live and bring up my own state of New Mexico. New Mexico is within the United States and was the 47th state entering the union but unlike some other states it has a history that goes back to the period of Spanish Colonial Conquest and if you consider the populations present before that it goes back to pre-colonial civilizations that existed here forming this very rich cultural background. I point out for those unfamiliar with this state that Spain made possible the continual political organization of the many Pueblos recognized by the King of Spain which transferred as such by treaty into the eventual territory and eventual statehood of this state. So by treaty, that for the most part was honored, they continue to exist with a measure of sovereignty (the amount sometimes disputed) but as this is an unprecedented development in this region these peoples have been able to maintain their identity. Also maintaining an identity with their own reservations are many plains Indians such as the Apache, Navajo, and Utes. Many who live in New Mexico develop a keen loyalty to the "multicultural atomosphere" that cherishes the enrichment the muti-cultural climate brings with it. It is not all positive but those living here struggle to try to make the positive sides work and that has been more rewarding for those who choose to remain here. Some come and cannot stand it and leave...others come and complain but accept the negatives to get to experience the positives. It is the unique coming together of the native populations that existed here before Europeans that were many and varied in conflicting cultures, who were made to merge with the Conquistadors, then saw that influence weaken in time, to have the eventual settlement of the English colonists spread across from the east which you must admit combines to create some unique flavors of existence in the small and mostly rural society of New Mexico. I would venture to say that it was not easy, it was not peaceful, to the contrary we are made from continual conflict as you might imagine. Is this a "revolution"? Something very new is created and the struggle is being made to make it good but will that prevail? I don't have all the answers but I can see a very unique coming together of cultures and I can discern amongst some who adapt well, some very wonderful contributors of great art and wiseness that is sometimes missing in other places I have visited. If you are one who can put your finger on this thing....you find something magical that defies description. It is why many from this state are very loyal but not necessarily to an ethnic group but to something New Mexican. Perhaps to some degree a few other states share in this feature which would be mostly states of the Southwest. For myself, this state holds the most magic in these regards, and it is the state that is known as the "Land of Enchantment" which tempts one to think of that as just another clever name but I think if you live here for years you may feel differently about that description. As the temptation is always there, there is still conflict but conflict here is pretty much an old story and a few visionaries more and more search out for the peaceful solutions here and I hope it will continue that way. We are not perfect and are perfectly capable of going backwards, but I am hopeful there is more recognition of what can be lost in this place that has survived a lot of conflict in its makeup. Do I have 200 words yet, or for some of you my poor writing may be an eternity to get through....sorry about that. I just had to bring up some unnoticed but maybe new type of "revolution"?
     
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    '"Not Just Digging Trenches" is a major conference on the archaeology of the First World War and is sponsored by Military Times magazine. It will take place on September 10th, 2011, in London. This conference will bring together some of the leading archaeologists and historians currently engaged in researching the wider contexts of First World War, at home, on the Western Front and beyond.
    Click HERE to visit our web site for full details and register to receive further information and be notified when tickets go on sale. The event will be held at Birkbeck College, London.'
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    "We go to gain a little patch of ground’: postgraduate research in conflict archaeology

    7th - 9th October 2011, University of Glasgow
    Email: conflictpg@gmail.com
    Web: University of Glasgow :: Centre for Battlefield Archaeology :: Centre's PG Conference

    The Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow will be hosting a three-day postgraduate conference bringing together researchers working within the field of conflict archaeology. It is intended that this conference be a postgraduate answer to the Fields of Conflict conference cycle. The first Fields of Conflict conference, held in Glasgow in 2000, represented a significant horizon for those eager for the opportunity to share pioneering research in the burgeoning field of conflict archaeology. In the last decade, conflict archaeology has transformed from a radical sub-discipline into an established, yet dynamic, academic subject covering a myriad of research avenues.

    This postgraduate conference will bring together postgraduate researchers with the aim of providing a platform to present a new generation of research in the field of conflict archaeology. It will provide a venue for postgraduates to present their work, offering a chance not only to be informed of the latest research trends, but also to give students the opportunity to connect with others within this rapidly developing field of specialisation. It is hoped that this conference will address a perceived lack of forum for the discussion and presentation of postgraduate work in all facets of conflict archaeology and will in turn foster a vibrant postgraduate research community that forges intellectual, international and interdisciplinary connections. We go, therefore, ‘to gain a little patch of ground’ (Hamlet IV.iv.18).

    Papers will cover a wide range of research interests, reflecting the multifaceted nature of conflict archaeology, covering all time periods from the ancient to the contemporary.

    We welcome submissions including, but not limited to, topics such as:

    • Methodologies and new approaches
    • Landscapes of conflict
    • Warfare, violence, resistance
    • Politics and propaganda
    • Memorialisation, remembrance and forgetting
    • Imprisonment / internment
    • Colonial encounter
    • Heritage management of sites of conflict and public engagement
    • Battlefield tourism, thanatourism
    • Recreation, re-enactment and ersatz experience
    • Ethics of studying violence and conflict
    • Investigating and interpreting uncomfortable / problematic histories
    • Recovery of remains
    We invite 20-minute papers that touch upon any of the themes raised above. Papers on related topics or those that offer comparative perspectives are also welcome, as are A0- and A1-sized research posters. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to conflictpg@gmail.com by 1 July 2011. Selected papers will be published in a special edition of the Journal of Conflict Archaeology.

    For further information contact Natasha Ferguson, Jennifer Novotny or Jonathan Trigg.
    Centre for Battlefield Archaeology
    University of Glasgow
    Gregory Building
    Lilybank Gardens
    Glasgow G12 8QQ
    +44 (0)141 330 2304
    conflictpg@gmail.com"
     
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    "We go to gain a little patch of ground’: postgraduate research in conflict archaeology

    7th - 9th October 2011, University of Glasgow
    Email: conflictpg@gmail.com
    Web: University of Glasgow :: Centre for Battlefield Archaeology :: Centre's PG Conference

    The Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the University of Glasgow will be hosting a three-day postgraduate conference bringing together researchers working within the field of conflict archaeology. It is intended that this conference be a postgraduate answer to the Fields of Conflict conference cycle. The first Fields of Conflict conference, held in Glasgow in 2000, represented a significant horizon for those eager for the opportunity to share pioneering research in the burgeoning field of conflict archaeology. In the last decade, conflict archaeology has transformed from a radical sub-discipline into an established, yet dynamic, academic subject covering a myriad of research avenues.

    This postgraduate conference will bring together postgraduate researchers with the aim of providing a platform to present a new generation of research in the field of conflict archaeology. It will provide a venue for postgraduates to present their work, offering a chance not only to be informed of the latest research trends, but also to give students the opportunity to connect with others within this rapidly developing field of specialisation. It is hoped that this conference will address a perceived lack of forum for the discussion and presentation of postgraduate work in all facets of conflict archaeology and will in turn foster a vibrant postgraduate research community that forges intellectual, international and interdisciplinary connections. We go, therefore, ‘to gain a little patch of ground’ (Hamlet IV.iv.18).

    Papers will cover a wide range of research interests, reflecting the multifaceted nature of conflict archaeology, covering all time periods from the ancient to the contemporary.

    We welcome submissions including, but not limited to, topics such as:

    • Methodologies and new approaches
    • Landscapes of conflict
    • Warfare, violence, resistance
    • Politics and propaganda
    • Memorialisation, remembrance and forgetting
    • Imprisonment / internment
    • Colonial encounter
    • Heritage management of sites of conflict and public engagement
    • Battlefield tourism, thanatourism
    • Recreation, re-enactment and ersatz experience
    • Ethics of studying violence and conflict
    • Investigating and interpreting uncomfortable / problematic histories
    • Recovery of remains
    We invite 20-minute papers that touch upon any of the themes raised above. Papers on related topics or those that offer comparative perspectives are also welcome, as are A0- and A1-sized research posters. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to conflictpg@gmail.com by 1 July 2011. Selected papers will be published in a special edition of the Journal of Conflict Archaeology.

    For further information contact Natasha Ferguson, Jennifer Novotny or Jonathan Trigg.
    Centre for Battlefield Archaeology
    University of Glasgow
    Gregory Building
    Lilybank Gardens
    Glasgow G12 8QQ
    +44 (0)141 330 2304
    conflictpg@gmail.com"
     
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    "The Archaeology of Early Modern Sieges

    An AHRC-funded PhD studentship from 1st January 2012 at the University of Huddersfield, in collaboration with English Heritage. The closing date for applications is 4th July 2011.

    ‘Establishing a methodology to unlock the archaeology of attack on siege sites: a case study from 17th-Century England’
    This studentship will explore the archaeology of attack at mid-17th century English Civil War siege sites, comprising bullet scatters around the sites and bullet and round shot impact scars on standing structures. Work will include metal detecting survey, bullet analysis, and impact scar recording. Interpretation will be complemented by experimental firing studies underway at Cranfield University.

    The main supervisor will be Dr Glenn Foard, Reader in Battlefield Archaeology. Further details are available by email from Rukhsana Browning ( r.p.browning@hud.ac.uk).

    Applications are invited from highly-motivated students interested in applying scientific methods to this neglected aspect of conflict studies. Applicants would normally be expected to have a Masters degree in archaeology, but students with Masters level experience in other relevant subjects, including ballistics and forensics, will also be considered.
    The successful applicant, unless they have substantial experience in the metal detecting survey of early modern battlefields, will be expected to undertake training prior to starting the studentship: 2-3 months fieldwork on the battlefield survey in Oudenaarde, Belgium from 12th September to 23rd December 2011. For this reasonable costs of travel from and to the UK, and accommodation and subsistence expenses while in Belgium will be met.
    Collaborative Doctoral Awards provide support for three years of full-time study leading to a doctoral degree. A full award includes tuition fees and a maintenance grant. The maintenance grant will meet the National Minimum Doctoral Stipend level set by the UK Research Councils. The full-time maintenance stipend level for 2010/11 for Doctoral Awards was £13,590 p.a."
     

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