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CFP – Air Power and Global Operations: 9/11 and Beyond

United States Air Force Historical Foundation


United States Air Force Historical Studies Office

Call for Papers

The Air Force Historical Foundation and the U.S. Air Force Historical Studies Office invite scholars, analysts, observers, and participants to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the 2011 symposium, “Air Power and Global Operations: 9/11 and Beyond,” which will be held November 17–18, 2011, in the Washington, D.C. area.

In recognition of the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, this 1-1/2 day symposium will feature prominent U.S. military and civilian leaders, national security experts, and Air Force historians. Papers will consider topics of leadership, technology, doctrine, planning, operations, and roles and missions within the general theme of air power in the post-9/11 world:

9/11 and Operation Noble Eagle, including leadership and information management, interagency communication and coordination, evolution and expansion of the air defense mission, and budgetary impact on day-to-day operations.

The Global War on Terror and Operation Enduring Freedom, including increased heightened operational tempo, coalition interoperability, air mobility, special operations, and provincial reconstruction teams.

Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, including counterinsurgency, joint aspects of major combat operations, nation-building, and air mobility.

New Operational Paradigms and Innovations, including the impact of precision weapons, ISR, command and control systems, satellite and communications systems, cyber warfare, and global humanitarian missions.

Time constraints may limit the opportunity to present some papers in person at the symposium. The Air Force History and Museums Program plans to publish an edited volume based on the proceedings. Thus, contributors unable to present papers will be able to share their work in the published symposium proceedings.

The conference sponsors are unable to provide transportation, food, or lodging for this symposium.

To be considered for the symposium, submit an abstract of approximately 250 words and a one-page curriculum vitae or résumé to by May 1, 2011.

Please type “2011 Symposium” as the subject of the email. We plan to respond to proposals by mid-June. The final papers will be due by October 2, 2011.

N.B. This has been posted on behalf of the organisers.


Call for Papers – Transformation and Innovation in the British and Commonwealth Militaries from 1642 to the Present Day

Centres for First and Second World War Studies

Call for Papers

Transformation and Innovation in the British and Commonwealth Militaries from 1642 to the Present Day

A Symposium for Postgraduate and Early Career Historians

13 April 2011

Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon

This conference, organised by the Centres for First and Second World War Studies at the University of Birmingham, intends to examine the process of transformation and innovation in the British and Commonwealth militaries as recent literature on the subject has highlighted a need to evaluate the process from 1642 to the present day.

We aim to provide an opportunity for postgraduate and early career historians to present their work to a wider audience. Proposals for papers on any aspect of transformation and innovation are welcomed. A CV and proposals (c.300 words) for papers of 20 minutes should be submitted to the organisers at by 10 December 2010.

It is hoped that this conference will be supported by a grant to cover registration costs and travel to the conference. However, speakers are nevertheless encouraged to apply to their host institutions for assistance. We welcome contact from anyone who wishes to attend the conference, which will include a keynote lecture by Professor John Buckley, Chair of Military History at the University of Wolverhampton and a closing address by Professor Gary Sheffield, Chair of War Studies at the University of Birmingham.

Conference Organisers:

Ross Mahoney

Stuart Mitchell

Michael LoCicero


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