Tue, 22 Jul 1997 12:00:56 -0500

Call for Papers

"The American Military Experience in Asia, 1898-1998"

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum and the Big Ten Consortium of the Society of
Military History announce a special conference, "The American Military
Experience in Asia, 1898-1998," to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary
of major American military commitments in the Asia-Pacific region. The
conference will honor Professor of History Emeritus Edward M. Coffman, the
University of Wisconsin at Madison and former president of the Society, for
his contributions to the study of the American armed forces.

Scheduled for October 23-25, 1998, the conference will be held at the new
Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center,
Madison, Wisconsin, with special events at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
Conferees will be housed at the Concourse Hotel. The conference organizer is
Dr. Richard H. Zeitlin, Director, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 West Mifflin
Street, Madison, WI 53703, 608-266-1009, email:
Requests for registration materials are encouraged.

The conference will feature a special lecture by Stephen E. Ambrose,
Professor of History Emeritus, the University of New Orleans and
internationally-recognized author for his epic books in American political
and military history and the latest best-selling "Undaunted Courage" (1996)
on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Professor Ambrose is the founder of the
Eisenhower Center, the national D-Day Museum in New Orleans, and a graduate
of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The conference will focus on the cross-cultural, international impact of the
American armed forces in the Asia-Pacific area. Papers that deal with
military-military relations, civil-military relations, occupation and
pacification policies, and coalition warfare are especially encouraged.
Potential participants can either propose individual papers or groups of no
more than three papers. The program organizer is Dr. Brian Linn, Department
of History, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4220. FAX:
409-862-4314 and e-mail:

Paper proposals are due to Professor Linn by March 1, 1998.

Please feel free to post this message on other lists.