INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF MILITARY HISTORY
INSTITUTE FOR POLITICAL STUDIES OF DEFENSE AND MILITARY HISTORY
ROMANIAN COMMISSION OF MILITARY HISTORY
29th International Congress of Military History
ROMANIA, Bucharest, August 10-15, 2003
WAR, MILITARY AND MEDIA FROM GUTENBERG TO TODAY
We have the pleasure to invite you to the XXIXth Congress of the International Commission for Military History. The scientific event will be hosted in Bucharest from 10 to 15 August 2003 by the Institute for Political Studies of Defense and Military History and the Romanian Commission of Military History. The organizers intend to offer a wide framework for discussions on WAR, MILITARY AND MEDIA FROM GUTENBERG TO TODAY. The debate will focus on the relationship between the military factor and media during the last five and more than half centuries.
We invite participants from all sectors of the international scholarly community who might be interested by this topic.
The organizers hope that Romanian book publishers will be able to display their recent and representative production (books, collections of documents, reviews, magazines) to the benefit of all participants.
The Congress will host debates and discussions on three broad themes, as follows:
WAR AND MEDIA
Wars and the Media Support (institutions, means, topics)
Media and Preparing the War (motivation of civilians and public opinion for the aims of war)
Role of Media in Waging the War
War Propaganda (white versus black)
Consequences of War and Media
Media and wars’ lessons-learned
War reflected by literature, arts, movies
MEDIA AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MILITARY FACTOR
Role of Media in Promoting Warfare Ideas Within Societies
Media and Revolutions in Military Affairs
Media and the Civil-Military Relations
Media and Operations Other Than the War
Civilian Media and Military Media
NEW INFORMATIONAL ERA AND ITS IMPACT ON WAR
New Informational Technologies and Warfare
Real Wars and Media Wars
The Challenge of Internet
The main sessions of the Congress will take place on one academic track (section), which will assure up to 2 papers to be presented by each national Commission of Military History representatives. You may also submit additional proposals for the sessions to be organized outside of the main track (section). The works in these complementary sections will be also based on the general themes already specified. According to the proposals to be forwarded, the organizers intend to provide a variable number of working shops and round table during the days of the Congress.
The papers presentation and the debates will take place from 11 to 15 August. The working languages will be Romanian, English, French and German.
The meetings of the archive and bibliography committees will be held on August 10, 2003.
The organizers - The Institute for Political Studies of Defense and Military History and the Romanian Commission of Military History - invites historians and scholars to submit specific proposals in paper or electronic format until January 31, 2003.
The papers can be presented in Romanian, English, French or German. A written form should be sent to organizers either by e-mail or fax before 31 May 2003. The time for presenting each paper during the works of each panel will be no longer than 15 minutes.
A one-page abstract of the paper proposed to be presented together with a brief CV of the author(s) is requested latest by end of March 2003.
Scholars affiliated with national military history commissions, associated with ICMH, are kindly asked to submit proposals through their national commissions to the Institute for Political Studies of Defense and Military History and the Romanian Commission of Military History. The national commissions are asked to denominate an adequate number of representatives and proposals, in order to offer the possibility of including in the Congress program a larger pack of papers.
As specified in the INVITATION, Romanian historiography production will be displayed during the Congress. The national Commissions of Military History delegates are invited to bring and present most representative works of military history (volumes, albums, document collections, etc) edited in their countries. The organizers will take care for preparing the exhibition facilities in the halls of the Congress.
Please send paper proposals, CVs and the final form of the papers to the address below.
For additional information you may check the web-site.
Ms. Corina Zavate
Institute for Political Studies of Defense and Military History
6 Constantin Mille St.
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