Saturday, 1 September 2018

Hour Description Hall Venue Notes
22:00 Check in & Free evening Lobby Floor 0 Check in after 22:00

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Hour Description Hall Venue Notes
07:00-16:00 Arrival to Ye'arim Hotel
Lobby Floor 0  
09:00-12:00 Meeting of the Executive Board Egoz Alon Building Floor 3  
  Meeting of the Bibliography Committee Etrog Shaked Building Floor 1  
  Meeting of the Archives Committee Brosh Shaked Building Floor 2  
  Meeting of the Education Committee Gefen Shaked Building Floor 3  
12:00 Lunch Hotel Restaurant Floor -1  
13:00-18:00 Visit to the Palmakh Museum   Tel Aviv 13:00 Pick up from Ye'arim hotel lobby.
13:00 Pick up from Hotel Cinema Tel Aviv.
17:00 Visit & Reception hosted by the Director General of the Ministry of Defense
the Ministry of Defense
Palmakh Museum Tel Aviv  
18:30 Tour in Jaffa   Jaffa


22:00 Return to the Hotel   Ye'arim Hotel  

Monday, 3 September 2018

Hour Description Hall Venue Notes

Opening session:

  • President of the Israeli Commission for Military History
    Col. [res.] Benny Michaelson
  • President of the ICMH,
    Professor Massimo de-Leonardis
  • Minister of Defense of Israel, His Excellency Avigdor Lieberman
  • Keynote Address,
    Professor Yoav Gelber:
    The role of Military History in the discipline of History
Shaked Hall Shaked Building  
12:30-14:00 Lunch Hotel Restaurant Floor -1  

Parallel Sessions

Session 1

Piet Kamphuis, chair
Shaked Hall 1

Brian Linn,
Collapsing Empires/Collapsing Armies?

Mario Christian Ortner,
An army in transition - German-Austria’s “Volkswehr” in 1918/1919.

Pasi Tuunainen,
The Finnish War of Independence (Civil War) of 1918 as a “Winter War”.

Session 2

Jan Hoffenaar, chair
Shaked Hall 2

Enrico Magnani,
Collapses of Empires, divisions, disillusions and polarization.

Nuno Correia Barrento de Lemos Pires,
From the Multidimensional World Wars (1914-1945) to the Multi-Domain of the future.

João José Brandão Ferreira,
The Evolution of the Self - Determination concept and International Law.

15:30-16:00  Coffee Break Shaked Foyer    

Parallel Sessions

Session 3

Dimitre Minchev, chair
Shaked Hall 1

Lasse Laaksonen,
The Battle for Independence ־ The Civil War in Finland and the creation of the Finnish Army 1917-1918.

Joaquin Mariano Pellicer Balsalobre,
Hussayn-Mcmahon Corresponcence versus Sykes-Picot Agreement and Balfour Declaration.

Efpraxia Paschalidou,
South-East Europe in the early XX Century; Borders in progressive transition.

Session 4

Reiner Pommerin, chair
Shaked Hall 2

Dieter H. Kollmer,
How to rearm a new state from scratch - the Marshall-Plan and the resurrection of the West German armed forces.

Jörg Echternkamp,
From the collapse of the ”Third Reich“ to the creation of West Germany: Postwar soldiers and the democratization of the new state.

Qu Aiguo,
Major history roles played by the People’s Liberation Army in the establishment and construction of People’s Republic of China.

18:30  Visit & Reception hosted by the Chief of the ground force command of the the IDF at Latrun Latrun Pick up at 18:00 from Ye'arim Lobby Hotel  

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Hour Description Hall Venue Notes
09:000 Meeting of the International Board Egoz Alon Building floor 3  

Parallel Sessions

Session 5

Marco Wyss, chair
Shaked Hall 1

Israel Blajberg,
Star of David in the Southern Cross: Memory of Jewish presence in the armed forces of Brazil from its Discovery in 1500 to Peace Forces, 2018.

Jane Leonard,
The experiences and allegiances of Jews in Ireland during the War of Independence and Civil War, 1918-1923.

Yevgeniy Bey,
The Wainrub Brothers ־ Heroes of the Anti-Fascist Struggle of the Soviet Union.

Session 6

Tomoyuki Hanada, chair
Shaked Hall 2

Peter Lieb,
The Failure of State Building: the case of the Central Powers and Ukraine in 1918.

William Philpott,
New States and New Insecurities. France and Eastern Europe at the end of the First World War.

Kestutis Kilinskas,
Political parties and army creation process in the Lithuanian war of independence 1918-1919.

10:30-11:00 Coffee break Shaked Foyer    

Parallel Sessions

Session 7

Dani Asher, chair
Shaked Hall 1

Marco Wyss,
Neo-Colonial Collusion? France and Regime Security in Côte d’Ivoire.

Manuel Garcia Cabezas,
Le cas de la Guinée Espagnole.

Gil Barndollar,
The Saints Came Flying In: Foreign Volunteers in the Rhodesian Bush War, 1965 to 1980.

Orit Miller-Ketav,
The Weizmann-Faisal meeting and the Israeli-Jordanian contacts before and after the war of Independence.

Session 8

Brian Linn, chair
Shaked Hall 2

Giacomo Innocenti,
The Italian war against Austro-Hungary. The collapse of the Hapsburg Empire.

Tomoyuki Hanada,
The Soviet Military Offensive in Manchuria and the collapse of Japanese Empire in August 1945.

Miroslav Morozov,
The End of the First World War and its Consequences For Russia and the World.

12:30-14:00 Lunch Hotel Restaurant Floor -1    

Parallel Sessions

Session 9: PhD Panel 1

Aron Shai, chair
Shaked Hall 1

Shlomi Chetrit,
"The Thin Khaki Line": The police during Israel's War of Independence. [Hebrew]

Claudia Laessøe Pedersen,
The political and military challenges of urban warfare in the Israel-Arab conflicts 1982-2014.

Nimrod Hagiladi,
Aerial warfare in the Israeli war of Independence - The operational concept and its implements

Session 10

Claudia Reichl, chair
Shaked Hall 2

Erwin Schmidl,
Jewish volunteer groups and veteran organizations in Austria after the collapse of the Dual Monarchy, 1918-1938.

Davide Borsani,
Independence without firing a shot. The case of the British Commonwealth of Nations and the white dominions.

Gerardo Lopez-Mayoral H.,
Collapse of the Spanish Empire.

Jorge Silva Rocha,
Political Pressures and Hesitations.
Portugal, the United States of America and the Operation Nickel Grass Final stages on the way to the end of the Portuguese colonial empire.

15:30-16:00 Coffee break Shaked Foyer    

Parallel Sessions

Session 11

Aron Shai, chair
Shaked Hall 1

Lee Jong-jae,
The March 1 Movement and Establishment of the Republic of Korea.

Luis Alexandre Carta Winter, Marcos da Cunha e Souza,
The Republic of Cunani.

Jean david Avenel,
Quand Venise appartenait à la France.

Session 12

Claudia Reichl, chair
Shaked Hall 2

Gustavo Araújo,
The centenary of Brazil’s participation in the World War I.

Niels Bo Poulsen,
Returning from war ־ but to another country.

Shi Qingren,
The Foundation of the New People’s Army and its Great Historical Significance.

19:00 Visit & Reception at the the Israeli Navy base of Ashdod. Ashdod   Pick up from the lobby at 18:00

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Hour Description Notes
08:00-17:00 Tour of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea


Pick up from the lobby at 08:00
17:00-18:00 Return to the Ye'arim hotel for refreshment and relaxation  
19:00 Visit & Reception at the Israeli Air Force base of Tel Nof. Pick up from the lobby at 18:00

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Hour Description Hall Venue Notes

Parallel Sessions

Session 13

Jean David Avenel, chair

Jordan Baev,
Bulgaria and the establishment of the State of Israel.

Paolo Formiconi,
The western dock. The Italian role in the Israeli independence war.

Dumitru Preda,
Romania-Israel diplomatic documents, establishment of the relations, 1948-1949.

Sergey N. Poplavsky,
Political and diplomatic efforts of the Soviet Union on the establishment of the State of Israel

Session 14

Hans Pawlisch, chair

Fred L. Borch,
David Daniel Marcus and the birth of the State of Israel, 1948.

Andrei Shagov,
Some issues of military cooperation between the USSR and Israel in 1948.

Oreste Foppian,
The X MAS (10th Assualt Vehicle Flotilla) role in the establishment and training of the Israeli frogmen/commandos during and after WWII.

Lior Brichta,
The Israel Defense Force (IDF) General Staff Vs. the Israeli Air Force (IAF) HQ: A problem of subordination.

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break      

Parallel Sessions

Session 15

Enrico Magnani, chair

Anselm van der Peet,
Dutch naval missions in the Adriatic, 1992-1995, A fine example of military intervention without political risks?

Joseph P. Harahan,
“End of the Soviet Union, creating Ukraine, with a new national army, new foreign relations”.

Hans-Peter Kriemann,
NATO, the use of force and the birth of Kosovo 1999 ־ a German perspective.

Session 16

PhD Panel 2, Michael Epkenhans, chair

Thomas Schmutz,
From Jerusalem to Baku: The German-Ottoman rivalry for a new Middle East.

Rachel Silko,
Judea liberated: the Jewish Battalions in WWI as a birth of a military tradition.

Sascha Gunold,
Withdrawal under observation – German military intelligence during the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Germany 1990-1994.

12:30-14:00 Lunch      

Parallel Sessions

Session 17

Matitiahu Mayzel, chair

Shlomo Nakdimon,
War Diaries of David Ben-Gurion, 01.12.1947 – 26.07.1949.

Ze’ev Lachish,
Bombing the Arab capitals.

Arieh Boaz,
The founding of the Ministry of Defense.

Ze’ev Zivan,
Israel’s Southern Borders, the Latest Military Operations of the War of Independence and the Cease Fire Agreements [October 1948 - April 1949].

Session 18

PhD Panel 3
Erwin Schmidl, chair

Iosif Maravelakis,
The contribution of the military transformation of the Balkan states and the Ottoman Empire to the military outcome of the Balkan Wars.

John Spencer,
The British Army’s impact on the creation of new states in 1918.

Lu Qing,
The Historical Significance of the Backstage Battlefields in the Chinese War of Resistance against the Japanese.

15:30-16:00 Coffee break      
16:00-18:00 General Assembly Shaked Hall 1    
18:15-19:00 Presentation by Major- General Yair Golan (former Deputy CoGS of the IDF) Shaked Hall 1    
19:00 Closing banquet Hotel Restaurant    

Friday, 7 September 2018

Hour Description Hall Venue Notes

Parallel Sessions

Session 19

Zeev Drori, chair

Sagi Torgan,
Why Israel has won in the 1948 Israeli Independence War? – a net Assessment.

Yagil Hankin,
Irregular warfare in the 1948 independence war.

Dani Asher,
Israeli Military Intelligence: from clandestine operation to a structured military service.

Gideon Remez, Isabella Ginor,
An early arena of the Cold War: the Polish Civil War in Palestine and the struggle for Israeli statehood, 1943-1948.

Session 20

Jörg Hillmann, chair

Carmen Sorina Rijnoveanu,
Romania and the collapse of the Eastern Front in 1917: Changing military dynamics and strategic implications.

James S. Corum,
The empire strikes back- the Freikorps and the Battle against the Red Army in Latvia November 1918-May 1919.

Allon Klebanoff,
In Memoriam – The First World War in Hebrew literature.

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break      

Parallel Sessions

Session 21

Randy Papadopoulos, chair

César Augusto Nicodemus de Souza,
The consolidation of an independent East Timor.

Richard Oliver Mayne,
“A Most Troubling Report”: Fred Carpenter and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s response to the emergence of new states and the decline of empires, 1956-1964.

Andreas Karyos, Antonis Fournaris,
The armed struggle against British colonial rule in Cyprus, 1955-1959: EOKA`s strategic mentality and tactics.


Session 22

Carmen Sorina Rijnoveanu, chair

Gianluca Pastori,
In the shadow of an old empire. The United States, Italy, and the geopolitical order of the post-Hapsburg Adriatic.

Marcos da Cunha e Souza,
Hongrie démembrée: l’indépendance indésirable.

Kim Seung-ki,
Strategic ideology of Korea`s War of Independence against the Japanese Empire

12:30 Lunch Hotel Restaurant