Message #45: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'z Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Update on CIA Hosted Society for Military History Conference Date: Thu, 25 Jan 96 15:55:00 MST Encoding: 85 TEXT I just finished speaking with Kevin Ruffner at the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence. I previously posted a conference announcement on the SWA site. Dr. Ruffner informed me of an additional announcement is running on the CIA web server; it is reproduced below. I now have a hard copy of conference program and will post the program to the web as soon as the electronic version arrives in a day or so. One session is titled "Intelligence in the Ancient World" and contains the following papers: Clandestine Operations and Covert Action: The Roman Imperative ; Intelligence Gathering in Late Antiquity: Examples from the Byzantine-Sasanian Frontier ; and, Intelligence Activities in Early China. Other interesting sessions Include: Late Medieval and Early Modern Siege Warfare, Intelligence during the American Civil War, Intelligence in 18th Century American Warfare, and many sessions focused on more recent history. A session titled "A New Look at Old Data" also covers some American Civil War data. For all of you "buffs" with minaturized cameras, there will be a tour of CIA Headquarters during the conference. (What would Bill Donovan think ?) Thanks Brian Kenny ................................................. http://www.odci.gov/csi/csinews/csi4.html Conference on Intelligence and National Security in Peace, Crisis, and War The Central Intelligence Agency will sponsor the 63rd annual meeting of the Society for Military History from 18 to 21 April at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Rosslyn, Virginia. As the host institution, the Center for the Study of Intelligence has chosen Intelligence and National Security in Peace, Crisis,and War as the meeting's theme. In addition to numerous panels, the meeting will include book displays, an awards luncheon on Friday, and a banquet on Saturday. The Center for the Study of Intelligence is arranging a tour and reception at CIA Headquarters on Friday evening. Another tour, perhaps of NSA's National Cryptological Museum, is being planned. Professional and amateur historians are invited to submit proposals. Papers may treat the meeting's theme in any historical period or era. Topics may include-but should not be limited to-strategic and tactical uses of intelligence, the role of intelligence in national security policy and military affairs, comparative studies of national intelligence services, counterintelligence cases, cooperation and conflict between civilian and military intelligence services, civilian and military covert action and psychological warfare operations, and denial-and-deception operations. Papers on technical intelligence, including signals and communications intelligence, are also welcome. Researchers interested in US intelligence during World War II and the postwar war period should note that CIA has declassified many relevant records. Since the late 1980s CIA has released virtually all OSS records and deposited them at the National Archives. Many records from the Central Intelligence Group and the early years of the CIA. Central Intelligence Agency - Society for Military History Call for Papers Conference on Intelligence and National Security in Peace, Crisis, and War 18-21 April 1996 Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Rosslyn, Virginia Papers and panels on other military history subjects in any period or place are also welcome. To propose either a complete panel or individual paper prospective contributors should submit: A one-page abstract for each paper. A one-page statement of purpose for a panel. A brief vita for each presenter to: Dr. Kevin C. Ruffner, Coordinator SMH 1996 Program History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence Central Intelligence Agency Telephone: 703-351-2621 Telefax: 703-522-9280 Proposals should be postmarked no later than 1 November 1995. Information about registration, accommodations, and program will follow in early 1996.