Estonian War Museum calls for papers and panel proposals to a military history conference 21.01

On 19th-20th April 2016 an annual military history conference organized by the Estonian War Museum will be held in Tallinn, Estonia. The theme the conference is  "Visions of War: Experience, Imagination and Predictions of War in the Past and the Present" 

This year’s history conference at the Estonian War Museum will discuss visions of war and predictions of the future in the armed forces, among the security and defence establishment and in society at large. Why have some armed forces been more successful than the others? How should one learn from the past and make accurate predictions? What does it take to innovate successfully? Why should soldiers and security experts learn from civilian visionaries, publicists, writers and even futurologists?

We are inviting papers and panel proposals on the following topics:

  • armed forces and lessons learned from history in the past, the present and in the future
  • prognoses of future war (including societal and technological changes) in military affairs
  • visions of future war in the media, literature, the arts and sciences
  • lessons of the past and predictions about the future in doctrinal development
  • visions of the future in military education and training

Please send the abstracts of your papers (length up to 4,000 characters) in English or Estonian by 29th February 2016 to Panel proposals should include the abstracts of all prospective speakers. We also kindly ask you to send a short, one page CV with an overview of your research so far. The length of presentations will be 20 minutes. The working languages of the conference will be English and Estonian. All the presentations in Estonian will be translated into English and vice versa. Articles based on the presentations will be published in the Estonian Yearbook of Military History in 2017. The Estonian War Museum will cover the travel and accommodation costs of speakers. The conference is held by the Estonian War Museum - General Laidoner Museum.

The keynote speaker at this year's conference will be Prof. Martin van Creveld.

Call for papers and panel proposals