The International Intelligence History Association (IIHA) will be conducting its 17th annual conference in Marburg, Germany, on 17-19 June 2011. The conference is organized jointly with the Bundeswehr Office of Military History, Potsdam, Germany (MGFA). The title of the conference is "German intelligence history from Bismarck to the present".
The theme of our conference will be the history of German intelligence in a wider international, institutional and political context. The international context is particularly needed to explain how intelligence was used before and during the two World Wars but also during and since the Cold War.
This year’s conference will also host a Junior Researcher Meeting following the official part of the IIHA conference: A chance to meet, discuss and exchange information. Advanced students, Ph.D. students and postdocs researching and/or interested in intelligence history and intelligence studies are welcome to join in on Sunday, 19 June 2011, 15.00h-17.00h.
For more information, such as the conference program, registration and accomodation, please visit our website www.intelligence-history.org, and click on 'Conferences'.
- Shpiro, Shlomo (Bar Ilan University): Imperial German Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism in the Near East in the late 19th Century
- Brückner, Hilmar-Detlef: The Agents of Karlsruhe Station of German Army Secret Intelligence IIIB at the Eve of World War I
- Pöhlmann, Markus (MGFA): Die Entwicklung und institutionelle Kultur des militärischen Nachrichtendienstes im Deutschen Kaiserreich bis 1918
- Lüdke, Tilman (Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut): Futile Intelligence. The (Elusive) Role of Intelligence during Germany's Involvement in the Middle East 1914-1918 and Beyond
- Klinkert, Wim (Breda): German Intelligence in the Netherlands 1914-1918: The Dutch Perspective
- Macrakis, Kristie (Georgia Tech, Atlanta): The Seesaw Ink Wars: The Anglo-German battles during the two World Wars and how they reflect intelligence successes
- Altenhöner, Florian (Berlin): The "Deutsche Überseedienst GmbH", "Sonderdienst Nuntia" and German Military Intelligence in the 1920s
- Vodusek-Staric, Jerca (University of Maribor): Third Reich intelligence in Yugoslavia at the onset of WWII (aims, officers, activities)
- Schmidl, Erwin (HGM Wien): Operation Etappenhase: Inserting German Agents into North Africa, 1943-45
- Pahl, Magnus (MGFA): Fremde Heere Ost
- Bell, Falko (Universität Mainz): "Die deutsche Spionage ist auf Zack." German Soldiers speak about Intelligence Services (1939-1945)
- Heinemann, Winfried (MGFA): Die nachrichtendienstliche Dimension des nationalkonservativen Widerstands
- Faulkner, Marcus (King's College London): The Politics of Naval Intelligence: The Evolution of the Marinenachrichtendienst 1928-1939
- Hess, Sigurd (Rheinbach): The Influence of the Gehlen Organization on West German Rearmament
- Hammerschmidt, Peter (Universität Mainz): The Butcher of Lyon on BND and CIC/CIA Payroll
- Hechelhammer, Bodo (BND): Der Beginn der Operation Rusty. Aspekte organisatorischer und personeller Entwicklungslinien
- Herman, Michael (Oxford): What difference did intelligence make to the Cold War?
- Mayzel, Matitiahu (Cummings Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Tel Aviv University): The Israeli Image of German Intelligence
- Libel, Tamir (Dan Shomron Center): Hostage of foreign interests: German intelligence involvement in Arab-Israeli hostage deals, 1980s-2010