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2015 Army Historians Training Symposium

2015 Army Historians Training Symposium

  - Adapting to Peace
  - Preparing for War
  - Responding to Crisis
An Unworkable Triad?

The US Army Center of Military History (CMH) announces the Army Historians Training Symposium (AHTS) from 27-31 July 2015 at the Crowne Plaza National Airport in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia. The symposium is open to Army and DoD historians and professional historians from other government agencies, academia, and the public.


The 2015 AHTS is a bi-annual event dedicated to the professional development of the military historians of the Army History Program and to the furtherance of the study of military history. The symposium will consist of training workshops focused on key aspects of the Army History Program, presentations of papers, and discussion panels. The theme of this year's symposium is "Adapting to Peace; Preparing for War; Responding to Crisis: An Unworkable Triad?" with a focus on post war demobilization and restructuring, preparing for the next conflict, and the role of history in preparing forces during periods of relative peace. Papers presented at the panels will be published by CMH. A call for papers is posted below.

The AHTS has no conference fees or associated costs. Rooms are currently available at the Crowne Plaza National Airport for those attending the symposium from outside the greater Washington, DC area at a discounted rate of $162 a night. Reservations can be made by calling the Crowne Plaza at (877)227-6963.

Army historians with at least three years of permanent Army civilian service are eligible for funding of travel, lodging and per diem from the CP-61 Proponent office. For competitive application requirements contact the CP-61 POC, Ed Clarke, at (202) 685-2798.

Contact

Those wishing to attend should notify the CMH POC, Mr. Tom Crecca; at (202) 685-2627 and provide name, address, Army command or civilian institution, and historical specialization.

CP-61 POC, Ed Clarke, at (202) 685-2798


Call for Papers

The U.S. Army Center of Military History is soliciting papers for the Army Historians Training Seminar (AHTS) to be held from 27-31 July 2015 at the Crowne Plaza National Airport in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia. This biennial conference is the premiere U.S. Army sponsored professional development event for its military historians. As such, the Center invites military historians from the Army Historical Program as well as the policy and academic communities to attend and present papers on the 2015 theme of "Adapting to Peace; Preparing for War; Responding to Crisis: An Unworkable Triad?"

Papers may deal with any aspect of the U.S. Army's historical challenges when transitioning from war to peacetime. Papers that focus on demobilizing from the last war while restructuring for the next, preparing leaders for the challenges of the future, and the responsibilities of the Army during periods of relative peace are especially welcome. Additional topics of interest include organizing and planning for regeneration of wartime capabilities, the role of history in sustaining professionalism in the Army, and using the past to plan for the future, and prioritization of Army missions in an austere post-war fiscal environment. Presenters should be prepared to speak for 10-15 minutes and engage in panel discussions.

The symposium will consist of workshops on subjects of interest related to the Army History Program as well as discussion panels on historical topics related to the theme, to include presentations of papers. Papers will be published by CMH in an anthology following the symposium.

Prospective participants should send a detailed topic proposal and formal CV no later than 15 April to

Conference of Army Historians
U.S. Army Center of Military History
ATTN: AAMH-FPF
102 Fourth Avenue
Fort McNair, DC 20318-5054

or via email to

Mr. Tom Crecca;
Phone number: 202 685-2627

Those selected will be notified shortly thereafter, with draft papers to be submitted to CMH no later than 10 June 2015. Final papers for publication will be expected to be submitted no later than 30 August 2015.


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