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HMS Conference: Metallurgy in Warfare - A spur to Innovation and Development

Start: Oct 03, 2014 12:00 AM
End: Oct 05, 2014 12:00 AM

Location: City Hall, Salisbury, UK

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This HMS conference is aimed at military approaches to metal production and use throughout the ages. Time to coincide with the commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War, the symposium hopes to highlight innovations in metallurgy brought about by the necessities of war as well as developments in military doctrine as a consequence of metallurgical developments.

The scope of the conference is not limited to any particular historical or pre-historical period. Although any relevant contribution will be considered, the organisers are particularly hoping for papers on the following themes:

  • Developments in metallurgy arising from particular military needs
  • Developments in weapons or military organisation arising from metallurgical innovation
  • Developments in the organisation and management of metal/metal artefact production required as a result of urgent military demands

The conference will be held in Salisbury since it is conveniently located near several military museums, two of which focused on weapons inconceivable without critical developments in alloying technologies brought about by the First World War: the Bovington Tank Museum, and the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop. The conference venue, Salisbury City Hall, is itself a Memorial Hall for the Second World War. As usual for an HMS conference, museum tours are to be expected, with time on the Sunday 5th of October allocated for this purpose.

For more booking forms, online payments, and further information, please visit the conference website or contact the conference organisers

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