Estonian War Museum

Estonian War Museum's 9th Annual Military History Conference "THE PAST – A SOLDIER’S GUIDE FOR THE PRESENT? EXPERIENCE, HISTORY AND THEORY IN MILITARY EDUCATION"

The Estonian War Museum-General Laidoner Museum and the Estonian National Defence College convened an international conference to study the importance of history in military education, training, and doctrine.

The conference focused on following subjects: What is the proper relationship between experience, the study of history and theory? What is the position of history in military pedagogy? To what extent should armed forces, beside tactics, study the political, cultural and social contexts of fighting a war? How important is it to understand the civilian perspective on the conduct of war? How can one assure that history is taught “in width, in depth, and in context”, as Michael Howard suggested – meaning the tracing of the development of warfare in a long continuum, analyzing it in detail (battles and campaigns), and counting in political, social and economic factors?

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Estonian War Museum - General Laidoner Museum  Mõisa tee 1, 74001 Viimsi, Harju County 
Phone: +372 621 7410, email: info(at)esm.ee
Open We-Su 11-18, the exhibition of heavy artillery (300 m from the museum, Vehema tee 1a, Viimsi) from May until October Fr-Su 11-18
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