History of Fortification Study Centre

Conferences

The 7th conference of the HFSC on the history of fortification will take place in 2017.
Application for participation are welcomed by email
ciif-info@yandex.ru
 
HFSC organises annual conferences where leading specialists give lectures and reports on the history of fortification.
 
The purposes of the conferences:
  • stimulating scientific research in the field of the history of fortification;
  • developing contacts between specialists;
  • making for the preservation of the monuments of defensive architecture;
  • attracting public attention to the history of fortification.
 
Participation:
  • Anyone can take part in the conference.
  • Guests are welcome as well as speakers.
  • Applications for participation are welcomed by e-mail ciif-info@yandex.ru
Reports are divided into three categories:
  • plenary lecture (about 30 min.);
  • report (15-20 min.);
  • short information (5-10 min.).
 
Themes of plenary lectures must be considerably wide.
To be given consideration a report must be devoted to one of the following subjects:
  • history of defences from antiquity to the 20th century;
  • evolution of fortification in certain historical periods;
  • structure of defences and their architectural peculiarities;
  • part of fortresses and fortified lines in the general strategy of a country;
  • problems of reciprocal influence in military architecture;
  • results of the research of certain monuments of military architecture;
  • fortress garrisons;
  • fortress armament;
  • methods of siege and defence;
  • life and work of architects participating in building fortifications;
  • problems of supplying fortified points with water, food and ammunition;
  • ways of life of the inhabitants of castles and fortresses in the peace time and in war;
  • problems of the restoration of monuments of military architecture;
  • fortresses and fortifications today – problems of their preservation and tourism.
On September 26-27, 2009, the 1st Conference of the HFSC "History of fortifications, problems of their study and preservation” took place in Moscow, Russia.
Co-founders and sponsors of the conference are: the Central Museum of the Armed Forces, the Department of the History of the Russian State Building of the Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation, the "Marko Polo” tourist firm, the publishing house "Atlant”.
 
On the first day of the conference, September 26, 2009, scientists from Barnaul, Belgorod, Khazan’, Kolomna, Moscow and St Petersburg gave plenary lectures and reports. You can get acquainted with the programme of the conference and picture story here.
 
The second day of the conference, September 27, 2009, was devoted to a scientific and practical outgo event, in the course of which the site of ancient settlement in Old Kashira and the kremlins in Zaraisk and Kolomna were examined. The theses of the conference will be published in the next issue of the journal "Questions of the History of Fortification”.
 
On April 17-18, 2010, the 2nd Conference of the HFSC took place in Moscow, Russia.
You can get acquainted with the programme of the conference and picture story here.
 
On November 7, 2010, the 3rd Conference of the HFSC took place in Moscow, Russia.
You can get acquainted with the programme of the conference and picture story here.
 
On November 18-19, 2011 the 4th conference of the HFSC on the history of fortification took place in Rostov the Great, Russia.
You can get acquainted with the programme of the conference and picture story here.
 
On May 2-3, 2013 the 5th conference of the HFSC on the history of fortification took place in Kaliningrad, Russia.
 You can get acquainted with the programme of the conference and picture story here.
 
 On May 27-28, 2016 the 6th conference of the HFSC on the history of fortification took place in Moscow, Russia.
 You can get acquainted with the programme of the conference and picture story here.