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Call for Papers

83rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History

“Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries”

April 14–17, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Society for Military History is pleased to call for papers for its 83rd Annual Meeting, to be hosted by the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History.

“Geography as history” is one of the Canadian War Museum’s overarching themes, reflected throughout its permanent galleries in discussions of topography and its influence on battle, and the gradual conquest of distance by technology, population movement and communications. Wars are now fought on and over the surface of the earth, on and under its adjacent oceans, in space, in the electromagnetic spectrum and on the Internet. Traditional boundaries are regularly transgressed, imperfectly administered and unevenly acknowledged. Moreover, fighting forces can blend with civilians in asymmetric warfare, blurring the lines between combatants and non-combatants. Borders and boundaries — geographic, political or conceptual — remain important to the study of military history. For the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Military History, the program committee will consider paper and panel proposals on all aspects of military history, while especially encouraging submissions that reflect on this theme.

Panel proposals must include a panel title (along with the full names and institutional affiliations of each participant and the full title of each paper), a one-page abstract summarizing the theme of the panel, a one-page abstract for each paper proposed and a one-page résumé for each panelist (including the chair and commentator), with email addresses and other contact information provided for all participants. Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given preference in the selection process. Individual paper proposals are also welcome and must include a one page abstract of the paper, a one-page résumé and contact information, including email. If accepted, individual papers will be assigned by the program committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and commentator. All submissions should be sent in a single PDF document that includes all elements (abstracts, résumés and contact information). Submissions sent in other formats will not be accepted.

Participants may present one paper, serve on a roundtable or provide panel comments. They may not fill more than one of these roles during the conference, nor should they propose to do so to the Program Committee. Members who act only as panel chairs for one session may deliver a paper, serve on a roundtable or offer comments in a different session. Members who serve as both the chair and commentator of a single session may not present in another session.

All proposals must be submitted electronically by October 1, 2015 to the program committee at SMH2016@warmuseum.ca. All presenters, chairs and commentators must be members of the Society for Military History as of December 31, 2015.

The meeting will be held at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel, which is located near the Canadian War Museum and Canada’s Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Event Host: Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History

Oct 03, 2015
Vancouver, BC

Based on the huge success of the inaugural 100 Year Journey gala, the 2nd annual event will take place on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. Returning to Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, the gala will be attended by 500 of Greater Vancouver’s top South Asian “movers & shakers”.

This year the 100 Year Journey gala will begin the transition from past to future, by recognizing those South Asians that are today’s successes - the trail blazers that are making contributions and are continuing the legacy of the pioneers that came before them.

Net proceeds from last year’s gala went towards establishing a $100,000 Endowment at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. You can read more about that at: http://www.kpu.ca/news/100000-endowment-established-vig-family

Nationwide demand for the publication has been overwhelming and our relationship with BC's education system has created a greater need right here at home. So, partial proceeds from this year's event will support a full re-print of the 100 Year Journey book for distribution to schools in BC, and to support the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

Limited Seating Available
As before, the gala event is expected to sell out within days. To reserve a table or for single tickets please contact Rupa Vig at rupa@mehfilmagazine.com.

Event Host: 100 Year Journey

 
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