Vol. 19, No. 3                                                                                                                                  August 2002



After nearly twelve years of service as the NASA Chief Historian, Dr. Roger D. Launius left the agency on 26 July 2002. He moved to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum where he became a member in the Department of Space History.   His new contact information is as follows:  Division of Space History, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, NASM Room 3560, MRC 311, Washington DC 20013-7102, Phone: 202 357-4406, Fax: 202-786-2947.  E-mail: launiusr@nasm.si.edu.

This is an exciting move for Dr. Launius, who looks forward to pursuing some of his own research activities. NASA is conducting a search to select a successor as Chief Historian. 


With the departure of Dr. Roger Launius as the NASA Chief Historian, NASA is now looking for a successor in this position.  The vacancy announcement and instructions on how to apply are available on the NASA Jobs Web site at http://www.nasajobs.nasa.gov/ and searching for vacancy announcement number HQ02B0163.  Please feel free to distribute this information as widely as possible.  While the official vacancy announcement does not say so explicitly, the successful applicant should be an historian with a Ph.D. in history or a related field such as Science and Technology Studies and also possess significant experience managing complex historical projects.  Deadline to submit applications is 9 September 2002.


In early summer 2002, the NASA History Office published Asif A. Siddiqi’s Deep Space Chronicle: Robotic Exploration Missions to the Planets (NASA SP-2002-4524) as one of our “Monographs in Aerospace History.” This monograph provides an overview of the missions conducted by the United States, the Soviet Union/Russia, and the other spacefaring nations of the world to the planets of the solar system.  This new monograph provides an excellent ready reference of deep space missions attempted since the opening of the space age in 1957 and documents the development, testing, and implementation of robotic spacecraft. To order, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope (typically $3.95 within the U.S., $5.70 for Canada, and $12.15 for overseas - international customers are asked to purchase U.S. postage through an outlet such as http://www.stampsonline.com/) to the NASA Headquarters Information Center, Code CI-4, Washington, DC 20546. 

Wilbur and Orville Wright: A Bibliography Commemorating the One-Hundredth Anniversary of the First Powered Flight on December 17, 1903 (NASA SP-2002-4527) is the newest monograph in NASA’s “Monograph in Aerospace History” series. This monograph is a very useful reference on the wide body of literature on the Wright brothers and their historic achievement. Compiled by Arthur G. Renstrom, this is a joint publication of the NASA History Office and the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission. To request a copy of this monograph, please send a self-addressed 9x12"envelope for each monograph with appropriate postage for 17 ounces (typically $3.95 within the U.S., $5.70 for Canada, and $12.15 for overseas. International customers are asked to purchase U.S. postage through an outlet such as http://www.stampsonline.com/) to the NASA Headquarters Information Center, Code CI-4, Washington, DC 20546.

We Freeze to Please: A History of NASA’s Icing Research Tunnel (NASA SP-2002-4226)  by William Leary is the story of a unique facility that has made unparalleled contributions to a specialized area of aeronautics research that affects virtually all who fly. Operating for over half a century, the work done at the IRT continues to push the edge of the envelope and researchers there continue to make major contributions toward a problem that plagues aircraft around the world. “We Freeze to Please” brings this record forward clearly for the attention of specialists, policymakers, students, and general readers. How to order: For sale for $ 28.00 (domestic postpaid) $39.20 (internationally), from the US Superintendent of Documents. By Mail: U.S. Government Printing Office, Documents Warehouse, 8610 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20707, Attn: Sales Stock (please put the stock number on the carton/cartons). By phone: 202-512-1707 ext: 30273. By fax: 202-512-1657. Order stock number 033-000-01244-6. This book may also be purchased from the NASA Information Center, Code CMI-1, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Room 1H23, Washington, DC 20546-0001, 202-358-0000. Order NASA SP-2002-4226.


Coming in mid-September 2002 is a new large wall poster from the Centennial of Flight Commission, NACA/NASA Contributions to Aeronautics Timeline (HHR-71).  This poster celebrates the achievements of the NACA and NASA in aviation and aeronautic research.  Those visiting NASA Headquarters can view an exhibit similar to the poster in the Great Hall.

Looking Backward, Looking Forward:  Forty Years of U.S. Human Spaceflight (NASA SP-2002/4528, 2002) will be published as part of the NASA history series.  Edited by Stephen J. Garber, the book will publish several of the presentations delivered at a symposium by the same name that took place at George Washington University in May 2001.  Expect Looking Forward, Looking Backward in early Fall 2002. 

Smithsonian Institution Press has agreed to publish the second edition of On the Frontier: Flight Research at Dryden, 1946-1981. Originally published in 1984 as NASA SP-4303, this well-regarded book was written by Richard P. Hallion. An on-line version of the original book is available at http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/History/Publications/SP-4303/. Michael H. Gorn, Dryden’s historian, co-authored the revised version. Extensively expanded and updated from the original, it will be released early in 2003, the first Field Center history to be published by a commercial or university press.


NASA’s Office of Space Science has created a new space science themed website.  The new “Solar System Exploration” page can be found at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov on the Web.  Also on the site at http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/features/histfeat.html is a history of exploration timeline.


The Online Journal of Space Communication (http://satjournal.tcom.ohiou.edu/) is a cross-disciplinary scholarly publication designed to advance space communication as a profession and as an academic discipline.  The Journal is distributed electronically without charge to users on a global basis.  New editions to the Journal will be released four times a year. Individual issues will provide in-depth examination of matters of importance to satellite and space communication in terms of: Education and Manpower Development, Innovation and Technology, Economy and Business Development, Services and Applications, Regulation and Public Policy, Social Impact, Regional Development. The Journal's goal is to become a credible record and repository for developments of public significance in satellite and space communication, and to promote critical analysis of those developments. Each Journal issue will be designed to make complex historical, technical, economic, regulatory and social issues more accessible and understandable. The Journal will provide historical perspective, help to set a future agenda and stimulate discussion.

"The Enola Gay Controversy" website contains references to more than 900 documents covering the entire vigorous and nationally publicized controversy over a proposal by the Smithsonian to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II in 1995 with an exhibit examining the consequences of atomic warfare. The website is located at  http://www.lehigh.edu/EnolaGay on the Web.


The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science invites applications from outstanding scholars for a post-doctoral fellowship in the “Experimental History of Science” Independent Research Group directed by PD Dr. H. Otto Sibum. The position will run for one year, from 1 November 2002 to 31 October 2003 (a later start may be negotiable), and may be extended for another year. The Research Group investigates the texture of scientific change at two major turning points in the cultural transformation of the physical sciences, c. 1800 and c. 1900.  Applicants must have been awarded a PhD in History, History of Science or History of Technology no earlier than 1997 and no later than September 2002.  The stipend for applicants from abroad is 1,841 Euro per month.  Women are encouraged to apply.  Qualifications being equal, precedence will be given to candidates with disabilities.  Please send curriculum vitae, list of publications, a writing sample and a brief description of your project (max. 1000 words) and two letters of recommendation by Monday 23 September 2002 to Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Abt Personal (NWG/SIB), Wilhelmstr. 44, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

The National Archives and Records Administration announces Vacancy Number N 02-186B for a Supervisory Historian, AD-170-00 (Executive Director, National Historical Publications and Records Commission).  The salary range is $92,060 PA TO $119,682 PA and the closing date is 3 September 2002.  The completed application must be postmarked by the closing date and mailed to the duty location, which is National Archives and Records Administration, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.  (Relocation expenses will be paid). For additional information about the position, please visit http://www.archives.gov/careers/employment/all_candidates/n02-186b.txt on the Web

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of director of the MIT Museum. The MIT Museum's mission is to document, interpret and communicate the activities and achievements of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Serving as a resource that enhances the intellectual and communal life on campus, it is undergoing a transformation into a dynamic and significant cultural institution. An experienced entrepreneurial leader desirous of an innovative academic environment is sought to continue and extend this development process. A complete job announcement can be viewed at http://web.mit.edu/museum/information/employment.html. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2002. Qualified applicants should send a resume, including references and supporting materials to: MIT Museum Director Search, Office of the Associate Provost for the Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, 10-280, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307. MIT is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), an employee-owned corporation, invites applications for the position of History Projects Manager. The position will be based in McLean, Virginia. Travel and field work are anticipated.   The responsibilities are as follows:  Provide historical support to a variety of government clients. Duties will include developing project plans, conducting archival research, writing historical studies in response to client requirements, and   assisting with short-term and quick turn-around analytical tasks. Ideal candidates will have strong academic and administrative skills, to include a record of publication and the ability to operate independently.    Additionally, candidates will demonstrate the entrepreneurial spirit and management potential for future advancement, to include oversight of   history projects involving multiple teams of historians and researchers.   Academic Qualifications: Ph.D. in History (ABD considered), preferred fields include U.S. Military/Modern America, History of Technology/Science, Business History, and Diplomatic History. Other fields considered.  Professional Qualifications: Must possess or be eligible to obtain a U.S. Government Secret security clearance (must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to pass criminal background and security investigation).   Must be familiar with office productivity and publishing software, such as Microsoft Word. Familiarity with automated archival systems and database design/development is a plus.  Knowledge of Adobe publishing products helpful. Strong interpersonal and planning skills required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  SAIC is an equal opportunity employer.  Salary based on qualifications and experience. Full benefits package included.  Position contingent on funding.    Application Information:  Submit cover letter, C.V., and names of three references to: Jim Hooper, 1710 SAIC Drive, McLean, VA  22101.   E-mail: james.t.hooper@saic.com.  Note: Telephone calls will NOT be accepted at this stage of the job search.                                                                  

George Washington University seeks a historian of science to serve as a visiting assistant professor of history for academic year 2002-2003. Responsibilities include teaching courses in the history of science and serving as Acting Deputy of the Center for History of Recent Science. Send vita and cover letter, including the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, to Professor William Becker, Department of History, George Washington University, 20052, or by e-mail to whbecker@gwu.edu. The review of applications began 29 May and continues until the position is filled. George Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

The Ohio State University, Department of Comparative Studies invites nominations and applications for a position in cultural studies of science and technology at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track) beginning autumn 2003.  PhD required at time of appointment. Comparative Studies is an interdisciplinary, tenure-granting department with 17 core faculty and 45 associated faculty.  The department now offers a PhD minor and MA; a BA with concentrations in comparative cultural studies, comparative literature, folklore, religious studies, and science studies; and minors in American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Latino/a Studies.  Further information is available at http://www.comp-studies.ohio-state.edu. Please send letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Brian Rotman, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University, 230 West 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1311.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2002 and will continue until the position is filled.  OSU is an AA/EOE. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Post-doctoral position is available at the University of Virginia.  It is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year.  The salary is negotiable but will be no less than $30,000 per year with a start date no later than 1 January 2003.  The position involves doing research drawing out the implications of STS theory for understanding the relationship between ethics and technology.  While this is primarily a research position, the opportunity to teach in the Technology, Culture, and Communication division will be available; To apply, send a letter of application describing your research interests, a curriculum vitae, an example of your written work, and letters of recommendation to: Deborah G. Johnson, TCC, SEAS, University of Virginia, 351 McCormick Road, P.O. Box 40074, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4744.  For further information contact Deborah Johnson at dgj7p@virginia.edu


Pushing the Limits: Aviation Flight Research as Seen Through the NASA Art Program is an exhibit that describes the history of flight-research at NACA and NASA through the paintings in the NASA Art Program.  The works feature pilots and their aircraft that routinely pushed the limits, expanding the boundaries of flight.  Many of the top artists have contributed their works to NASA's Aeronautical collection.  These include Bob McCall, William S. Phillips, Stan H. Stokes, Mike Machat, and Ren Wicks. The exhibit is currently at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA and will travel next year. Contact Tony Springer at aspringe@hq.nasa.gov for more information.

For a growing list of Centennial of Flight events taking place nationwide, as well as a more detailed description of the celebration, a comprehensive calendar and educational materials visit  www.centennialofflight.gov on the Web.


The Kennedy Space Center History effort has begun a series of historical lectures as part of the 40th anniversary of the Center.  Dr. Roger Launius provided the first presentation highlighting KSC’s 40-year history. It can be viewed at http://www.ksc.nasa.gov/KSCDirect/index.htm via the KSC Direct! Webpage.  This Web page provides live video coverage of exclusive events and also allows audiences to submit questions.  The web cast archives contain previous Web broadcasts that include experts who discuss space shuttle related launch coverage.  The next history presentation will air in October and feature Carey McCleskey.  His topic will cover the life and career of Dr. Kurt H. Debus, KSC’s first Center Director.

Dr. Patrick Moore, University of West Florida, completed KSC’s summer faculty fellowship program working on several initiatives.  One project was writing a monograph on KSC press and visitor operations. Dr. Moore conducted 14 oral interviews during his research of the monograph.  He also developed a concept map prototype using UWF’s Institute of Human and Machine Cognition’s Concept Mapping (C-Map) technology.  This  C-map prototype was developed for history knowledge preservation to allow both researchers and audiences to identify materials through significant interrelating concepts.  Once a map is fully populated, each concept allows for more explanatory information.  For questions concerning the C-Map technology, contact Dr. Moore via e-mail: pmoore@uwf.edu


Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly seeks space history articles on any facet of space history.  Quest currently features space history articles related to technology, international programs, human flight, robotic exploration, military programs, space museums and archives, space business, oral histories and interviews, culture and media relations, and space history book reviews.  For information, contact Quest's Editor, Dr. Stephen Johnson at 719-487-9833, sjohnson@space.edu, or visit Quest's at http://www.spacebusiness.com/quest on the Web.

The 39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion conference and exhibit, “Powered Flight—The Next Century,” will be held 20-23 July 2003 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.  Those interested in presenting papers need to turn in abstracts by 6 November 2002.  Abstracts can be turned in anytime at http://www.aiaa.org on the Web. For more information visit the AIAA web page at http://www.aiaa.org or contact Tony Springer at aspringe@hq.nasa.gov.

Philosophers, historians, sociologists of science and technology are invited to submit proposals concerning the significance of nanoscale research for the "Discovering the Nanoscale," conference.  The conference will be held 20-23 March 2003 at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and 10-12 October 2003 at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.  The discussions will begin in Columbia, SC and continue six months later in Darmstadt, Germany. 500-word proposals can be submitted to either or both meetings (the second conference allows for the presentation of substantially revised or expanded drafts).  Send electronic submissions (pdf or RichText formats) by 1 December 2002 to Alfred Nordmann at Nordmann@phil.tu-darmstadt.de For more detailed information concerning topic and format visit http://www.cla.sc.edu/Phil/scistud/call.html on the Web.

The Public Historian, a journal of the public history profession, seeks proposals for articles relating disability and disability studies to the content and practice of public history.  We are interested in contributions that address the practical and legal aspect of disability, as well as those that explore the development of disability studies and history of various disability communities in the context of public history theory and practice.      Proposals for articles and nominations of books/films/websites/exhibits for review are welcomed.  For our submission guidelines and editorial policies, please refer to our website, http://www.ucpress.edu/journals/tph/edsub.htm or contact the managing editor.  Articles in two formats will be considered: brief reports from the field (10 pp. typed, double-spaced maximum) and expanded articles reporting new research and analysis, usually 25-40 pp. typed, double-spaced).  For either format, please submit a one-page description of the scope and findings of the essay, along with a CV and your complete contact information (name, title, position, work address, home address, telephones, fax, e-mail) by 15 December  to: Lindsey Reed, Managing Editor, The Public Historian, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106.

The Historical Society's National Conference on 3-6 June 2004 will be held at The Spruce Point Inn near Boothbay Harbor, Maine. The theme of the conference is "Reflections on the Current State of Historical Inquiry."  The fourth national meeting hopes to serve as a point of departure for a clear-sighted analysis of the likely future of historical studies in the new century. To accomplish this, about half the sessions will involve pre-circulated papers in which scholars move beyond their research base to engage in a broader discussion: cast an eye on your own territory, read more widely, prepare an exploratory, even provocative essay.  For sessions of this type, those whose   proposals are accepted will be asked to e-mail their papers to us at least a month ahead of the meeting and come prepared for a lively discussion.  Please send 6 copies of your proposal, no more than 2 pages, accompanied by a 2-page curriculum vitae by 31 December 2002. For more information, contact:  2004 Conference, The Historical Society, 656 Beacon Street, Mezzanine, Boston, MA 02215-2010, or e-mail historic@bu.edu. Visit the Call for Papers at http://www.bu.edu/historic on the Web.

The Canadian Journal of Space Exploration publishes papers of an innovative yet practical nature relating to the exploration and development of space. It invites submissions in the following fields of study: astro/exobiology, small bodies, atmospheric research, life support systems, analog studies, planetary geology, astronomy and astrophysics, space law and policy, public outreach and education, Canadian space history. Inquiries or completed submissions should be sent to: Chandra Clarke, Canadian Journal of Space Exploration, 4 Sherman St., Thamesville, Ontario, N0P 2K0 Canada, e-mail Chandra@scribendi.com, fax 801-469-6206.


On Friday 20 September 2002 the National Imagery and Mapping Agency and University of Maryland University College are sponsoring the “NIMA Historical Imagery Declassification Conference.”  The conference will be held at University of Maryland University College, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD 20738.  For more information and to RSVP visit http://www.enstg.com/hid-conference, (conference code: NIM36576) on the Web.  Registration is free.

The 43rd Annual Program for Boston University’s “Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science 2002-2003” is now available.  For schedule, speaker and topic information please contact Alfred I. Tauber at 745 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215, by phone at 617-353-2604 or via e-mail at atauber@bu.edu. Information is also available at http://www.bu.edu/philo/centers/CPHS.html on the Web. 

The 21st Annual Seminar Series sponsored by the MIT Club of Washington, “Homeland Security:  The Role of Science and Technology,” will be held from 8 October 2002 to 11 March 2003 at the University Club, Mary Graydon Center, American University, 4800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, at Ward Circle, Washington, DC.  Seminar sessions take place on the second Tuesday of each month. The subscription cost of the Washington MIT Seminar Series is $230 per person for members of the MIT Club of Washington and their guests, and $262 for non-members, (dinner is included for each session). To register, send check payable to  "MIT Seminar Series" to:  Dr. Bernard Paiewonsky, P.O. Box 34790, Bethesda, MD, 20827-0790.  For additional information call or e-mail Barbara or Ken Gordon at 301-469-9240 or kengordon@alum.mit.edu  or visit http://alumweb.mit.edu/clubs/washingtondc/events/seminar.html.

National Preservation Conference offers sessions for House Museums and Historic Sites on 8-13 October 2002 in Cleveland, OH. Interactive sessions provide opportunities to learn from experts and collaborate with peers as well as learn tips, tools, and new ways of thinking.  Education sessions, created by history professionals will discuss topics such as: Underground Railroad Sites, Insuring Historic Property, Where Women Made History, Museum Expansion: Combining Old and New, Drayton Hall's Conservation: A Programming, Marketing and Development Success, Uncomfortable Memories: Preserving Sites with Difficult Pasts. For additional information, contact: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 or phone 800-944-6847.  Information is also available via e-mail at conference@nthp.org or on the conference website at http://www.nthpconference.org

Between 10-19 October 2002, the World Space Congress 2002 will be held, with the theme “The New Face of Space.” Contact: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1801 Alexander Bell Dr., Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191-4344; phone:  800-NEW-AIAA, Fax: 703-264-7551; or at http://www.aiaa.org/ on the Web. Between 17-20 October 2002, the Society for the History of Technology will hold its annual meeting at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Contact: SHOT, Department of the History of Science, Medicine & Technology, 216B Ames Hall, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore http://shot.press.jhu/associations/shot/ on the Web.

Between October 25-27, 2002, the 2002 Eisenhower Conference -- Mandate for Change Eisenhower, the Election of 1952, and the Presidency will be held.  November 2002 marks the 50th anniversary of Dwight Eisenhower's election to the presidency.   Gettysburg College and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, along with The Dwight D. Eisenhower Society, the Eisenhower Institute, the Eisenhower Foundation, and the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg, are sponsoring a conference that will examine the critical 1952 election and Eisenhower legacies in domestic and foreign affairs.  Scholars and former Eisenhower associates, as well as members of the Eisenhower era press corps, will participate in a series of panels.  Plenary lectures, a theatrical performance, and visits to the Eisenhower National Historic Site will be among the highlights of what promises to be an illuminating weekend, October 25-27.  For information, contact:  Carla E. Pavlick, Office Administrator, Department of History, Campus Box 401 Gettysburg College, Gettysburg PA 17325.  Contact by phone at 717-337-6565 or  e-mail cpavlick@gettysburg.edu.  Visit the Conference website at http://www.nps.gov/eise/confer.htm.

Between 7-10 November 2002, the History of Science Society will hold its annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This year’s theme is “Crossing the Borders.” Contact: History of Science Society, Executive Office, Box 351330, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1330; 206-543-9366, e-mail: meeting@hssonline.org; Website: http://www.hssonline.org/

Between 19-21 November 2002, the American Astronautical Society will hold its National Conference and 49th Annual Meeting at the Four Points Sheraton in Sunnyvale, California. Contact: American Astronautical Society, 6352 Rolling Mill Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22152-2354, 703-866-0020, e-mail: info@astronautical.org; Website: http://www.astronautical.org.

Santa Clara University's Center for Science, Technology and Society (http://sts.scu.edu/) is pleased to announce Networked World:  Information Technology and Globalization. This conference is unique in format and spirit. It is designed to foster the exchange of cutting-edge research and practice on the theme of globalization, while also building intellectual community in a workshop setting.  It is one of three major conferences that will be held as part of a yearlong Institute on Globalization at Santa Clara University.  Additional information on the conference can be found at http://sts.scu.edu/globalization/default.htm on the Web.

21st Annual Mephistos Conference, a Graduate Student Conference on the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, Technology, and Medicine will be held 6-8 March 2003 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2003.  For more information visit http://athena.english.vt.edu/cgi-bin/netforum/ishlist/a/14--13.3.1.

The Graduate Students of Virginia Tech's Center for Science and Technology Studies are hosting a workshop on, 28-29 March 2003, tentatively entitled "Technologies/Moralities: The Ethical Grammar of Technological Systems."  The workshop's theme revolves around the intersections (or dual tracks) of morality and technology, and what people can do about them.  For information write to: Technologies/Moralities Workshop, c/o Benjamin Cohen 131 Lane Hall (0227), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 or contact via e-mail at sts_grad2003@vt.edu.   Information is also available at http://www.cis.vt.edu/sts/NEmain.htm on the Web .

The Society of Military History will hold its 70th Annual Meeting at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 1-4 2003. The conference theme is "The Military and Society During Domestic Crisis."  The Program Committee especially invites proposals for papers and panels that address the role of professional military forces, citizen-soldiers, and civilians during domestic disturbances, insurrections, terrorist acts, natural disasters, national emergencies, civil wars, revolutions, epidemics, and other crises that involve civil-military affairs and relations. This theme will allow participants to incorporate military history with topics that are of interest to historians and individuals working in the public policy arena. As always, proposals for papers and panels treating all aspects of military history are welcome.     Proposals should include a one-page abstract for each paper, outlining topic, thesis, and sources, and a brief c.v. for all participants. The program committee intends to post the abstracts on the SMH Web site, http://www.smh-hq.org/. The committee welcomes volunteers to serve as chairs and/or commentators. Volunteers are asked to provide a brief c.v.   Please submit proposals for papers and full panels no later than October 1, 2002. Remit to: Dr. G. Kurt Piehler, Center for the Study of War and Society, 220 Hoskins Library, Knoxville, TN 37996-0411.  Phone: 865-974-7094.  E-mail: gpiehler@utk.edu. Visit the Call for Papers to http://web.utk.edu/~csws on the Web

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