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Registration now available for “Making Telecommunications in the First World War”, Oxford, 24 January 2014

///Registration now available for “Making Telecommunications in the First World War”, Oxford, 24 January 2014

Registration now available for “Making Telecommunications in the First World War”, Oxford, 24 January 2014

Making Telecommunications in the First World War

A one day conference at the University of Oxford

Friday 24 January 2014 at the University Club, Oxford

Supported by the AHRC-funded project: ‘Innovating in Combat: telecommunications and intellectual property in the First World War’ and the Centre for History & Philosophy of Science, University of Leeds

Online registration conference on is now available at http://tinyurl.com/makingtelecommunicationsinWW1

On the previous evening there will be a lecture at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford given by

Elizabeth Bruton and Graeme Gooday, followed by a reception.

Schedule for Friday 24 January 2014

9.15-9.45: Welcome and tea and coffee

9.45-10.00: Elizabeth Bruton and Graeme Gooday, About “Innovating in Combat”

10.00-10.30: Dr Phil Judkins, University of Buckingham Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, ‘Trawling the Waves: Warfighting and Wireless in World War 1’

10.30-11.00: David Barlow, Radio Officers Association and Lizard Wireless Museum, ‘Wireless and direction finding at sea and in the air in World War I. – with emphasis on the role of Captain Henry Joseph Round’

11.00-11.30: Tea and coffee

11.30-12.00: Keith Thrower (Independent/retired) ‘Army radio communication during the Great War’

12.00-12.30: Professor Anthony Davies, Emeritus Professor, King’s College London and Visiting Professor, Kingston University, Surrey, ‘The right tunes? Wavemeters for British army and air force uses in World War I time’

12.30-1.00: Stephen Erskine, Green Howards Museum, ‘Victory calling’-evolution of operational communications: an infantry Battalion experience

1.00-2.00: Lunch

2.00-2.30: Paul Coleman, University of Leeds, ‘Wireless defence: the use of wireless telegraphy against U-boats in the First World War.’

2.30-3.00: Dr. Andreas Marklund, Post & Tele Museum, Denmark, ‘Watching for the State: Cable Censorship and Practices of Surveillance at the Danish State Telegraph during World War I’

3.00-3.30: Axel Volmar, University of Siegen, Germany, ‘Where Only the Explosives Prevail: German Innovations in Sound Ranging and Telecommunications in World War I.’

3.30-4.00: Tea and coffee

4.00-5.00: Roundtable discussion, chaired by Stephen Johnston including remarks from Mary Harris about World War One research

5.00-5.30: Closing remarks and thanks

Details of programme updates will be available at

http://blogs.mhs.ox.ac.uk/innovatingincombat/events/programme-making-telecommunications-first-world-war-university-club-oxford-friday-24-january-2014/

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr Bruton at [email protected] or Prof. Gooday at [email protected]

Elizabeth Bruton and Graeme Gooday, “Innovating in Combat: telecommunications and intellectual property in the First World War”, University of Leeds and the Museum of History of Science, Oxford, http://blogs.mhs.ox.ac.uk/innovatingincombat/

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