Global War Studies, Brécourt Academic, and the University of Portsmouth, in association with The D-Day Story and the Navy Records Society, are pleased to announce a major international conference marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign. Normandy 75 will bring together scholars, students, and the general public to explore this seminal event in detail, and will endeavor to promote an interdisciplinary and international study of the Normandy Campaign by means of drawing upon the latest scholarship from a variety of disciplines. The conference will also serve as a forum for Second World War historians to discuss and debate the wide-ranging, international implications of the campaign and how it impacted other theaters - and aspects - of the conflict. Papers dealing with one or more of the following topics are welcome and while the Normandy Campaign is the focus, papers and panels covering other related topics or taking thematic approaches are equally encouraged: Operation Overlord; Air Power; Naval Operations; Ground Combat Operations; Planning & Strategy; Amphibious Warfare; Economics; Homefront; Civilians; Alliance Politics; Resistance Movements; Industry; Special Operations; Mobilization; Science & Technology; Prisoners of War; Intelligence.
Paper proposals must be submitted by 15 January 2019 and must include a brief (200 words or less) one-paragraph abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae. Panel proposals are welcome and should include a brief description of the panel's theme.
The conference will be held at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
Robert von Maier