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Invitation to Conference

29 – 30 November 2018

 

Need to Know VIII: Access to Secrets - New Sources and new interpretations of Intelligence

Norwegian National Aviation Museum, Institute of National Remembrance – Commission for the Prosecution of Crimes against the Polish Nation and the Center for Cold War Studies of the University of Southern Denmark hereby invite you to the 8. Conference on the history of Intelligence: Need to Know.

The Need to Know-conferences have been organized yearly, at different venues each year. The conference wish to stimulate research and discussions on the history of intelligence, with a special focus on the Cold War. To explore new information and new interpretations following the opening of archives in East and West.

Need to Know VIII is hosted at the Norwegian National Aviation Museum in Bodø, Norway, 29 – 30 November 2018. Deadline for paper proposals was 30 May. Based on a very strong suit of proposals, we have put together an exciting program of papers and discussions focusing on:

  • The access to sources in Western Europe and North America, the former Soviet Union and South Eastern Europe.

  • Intelligence Playground Norway

  • Intelligence Playground Poland and Scandinavia

  • Museums and the presentation of Intelligence History

Please see  Program for a detailed program. Abstracts of the papers and biographical information on the presenters, chairs and discussants will be forthcoming.

Are you a historian working with Intelligence History or topics bordering on Intelligence History? Are you a student of modern history? Are you a former military or intelligence operative? Or are you just interested in the fascinating world of Intelligence? You are welcome to participate in this year’s conference!

 

Attendance is free and includes lunch and coffee breaks. In order to make sure of the amount of food, please register within 8 November.

In the evening of 28 November, a Get-Together will be hosted at the museum. You are welcome to attend (cost NOK 465,-). Please register within 8 November.

In the evening of 29 November, a conference dinner will be hosted at the museum. There will also be guided tours and exciting activities. You are welcome to attend (cost NOK 900,-). Please register within 8 November.

We have reserved a number of rooms at Skagen Hotel and Bodø Hotel, if you are in need of accommodation. Please see under Practical Info – Accommodation for prices, deadlines and booking codes.

Conference language is English.

We aim to publish the papers in a peer-reviewed antology, so each presenter is encouraged to deliver a full paper on which the presentation may be built on.

Need to Know VIII 2018 is generously supported by The Fritt Ord Foundation, Nordland County, Bodø Municipality and Langelands Museum.

Please register before November 8.

 

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Attending the conference
Attendance is free and includes lunch and coffee breaks. In order to make sure of the amount of food, please register within 8 November.
Get-Together
In the evening of 28 November, a Get-Together will be hosted at the museum. You are welcome to attend (cost NOK 465,-). Please register within 8 November.
Conference Dinner
In the evening of 29 November, a conference dinner will be hosted at the museum. There will also be guided tours and exciting activities. You are welcome to attend (cost NOK 900,-). Please register within 8 November.