17 de junio de 2014

FINAL CALL for Papers: Metallurgy in Warfare (HMS 2014 Annual Conference)

The Historical Metallurgy Society wishes to invite you to register for the annual conference. Details about the conference programme can be found in the following PDF (link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/om9jvbud1f1c4o3/Metallurgy_in_Warfare_2014_HMSAnnualConference.pdf)

"Metallurgy in Warfare - A Spur to Innovation and Development"

HMS Annual Conference 2014
3rd to 5th October, City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7TU

The conference is organised into four themed sessions:
  • Ancient warfare and hand-to-hand combat
  • Technology, organisation and production
  • Firearms and artillery
  • Modern warfare
FINAL CALL for Papers:
The committee has accepted a selection of papers with case studies that represent a diverse chronological and regional span for metallurgy in warfare. The committee wishes to make a final call for abstracts for the HMS Annual Conference 2014, "Metallurgy in Warfare - A Spur to Innovation and Development". Abstracts for oral papers should be submitted by 1st July 2014. There will be facilities and allocated time available for poster presentations. Abstracts for poster presentations should be submitted by 15th September. The maximum size for posters is A0 (841 x 1189mm – upright/portrait format). The conference language will be English.

The scope of the conference is not limited to any particular historical or pre-historical period. Although any relevant contribution will be considered, the organisers are particularly hoping for papers on the following themes:
  • Developments in metallurgy arising from particular military needs
  • Developments in weapons or military organisation arising from metallurgical innovation
  • Developments in the organisation and management of metal/metal artefact production required as a result of urgent military demands
Abstracts should be:
  • 250 words maximum in Word format
  • include the name and affiliation of all authors (presenting author in bold)
  • be emailed to HMSannualconf@hist-met.org
Location and excursions:
The 2014 annual conference is timed to coincide with commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War – “The Great War” of its generation.  Salisbury has been chosen as the venue because of its convenient location for many military museums, two of them associated with weapons inconceivable without metals, the Bovington Tank Museum, and the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop. Sunday 5th Oct will be available for Museum Visits. Salisbury City Hall is itself a Memorial Hall for the Second World War.

Registration and Payment:

Attendees can now register for the conference using the booking form online. Payment can also be made through the HMS online store. More information about the excursions, museums and hotel reservations can be found in the online booking form.

For more information please contact:
Tom Birch birch@em.uni-frankfurt.de
Eddie Birch mejbirch@aol.com
or HMSannualconf@hist-met.org