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CFP- Military History Society - “Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries”- April 14–17, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Society for Military History is pleased to call for papers for its 83rd Annual Meeting, to be hosted by the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History.

“Geography as history” is one of the Canadian War Museum’s overarching themes, reflected throughout its permanent galleries in discussions of topography and its influence on battle, and the gradual conquest of distance by technology, population movement and communications. Wars are now fought on and over the surface of the earth, on and under its adjacent oceans, in space, in the electromagnetic spectrum and on the Internet. Traditional boundaries are regularly transgressed, imperfectly administered and unevenly acknowledged. Moreover, fighting forces can blend with civilians in asymmetric warfare, blurring the lines between combatants and non-combatants. Borders and boundaries — geographic, political or conceptual — remain important to the study of military history. For the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Military History, the program committee will consider paper and panel proposals on all aspects of military history, while especially encouraging submissions that reflect on this theme.

All proposals must be submitted electronically by October 1, 2015 to the program committee at All presenters, chairs and commentators must be members of the Society for Military History as of December 31, 2015.

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