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  • International Napoleonic Society Thirteenth International Napoleonic Congress Endings and Beginnings: The World in 1815

    6 10 July 2015 Bedford Hotel and Congress Centre

    Brussels, Belgium

  • Program Monday 6 July 8:30 Registration 9:00 Opening Ceremony Dr. William Chew, Country Host Mr. J. David Markham, President, International Napoleonic Society Session I Tadeusz M. Klupczynski, Poland, Chair 9:30 J. David Markham, USA/Canada, Decisions Good and Bad: Napoleon Before Waterloo

    10:15 Dennis Potts, USA, The Fateful Day: June 17, 1815, the Day Napoleon Lost Waterloo 10:45 Wayne Hanley, USA, Not so bad as some say: Ney at Quatre Bras 11:15 Susan Conner, USA, Dancing into Battle and Not Out Again: Women, War, and Waterloo

    11:45 Discussion 12:00 Lunch Session II Ruth Godfrey-Sigler, USA, Chair 1:30 Tadeusz M. Klupczynski, Poland, Waterloo Campaign in Letters of Sir Augustus Frazer 2:00 Jan Bosteels, Belgium, Brother against brother, the Waterloo experience of a true Belgian hero

    2:30 Alasdair White, Belgium, The Battle for Hougoumont: 1815 and 2015 3:30 Allon Klebanoff, Israel, "They came on in the same old way and we defeated them in the

    same old way." Should Waterloo be defined as a "Fredrician" or a "Napoleonic" battle?

    4:15 Round Table Discussion: What and/or Who Was Responsible for the French Defeat at Waterloo? J. David Markham (Chair), Wayne Hanley, Dennis Potts, Allon Klebanoff

    6:00 Cocktail Reception (no host) Tuesday 7 July Session III Allon Klebanoff, Israel, Chair 09:30 Alasdair White, Belgium, Dancing in the Time of War

    10:00 William Chew, Belgium, An American Diplomat Touring 'Paree' in the Hundred Days 10:30 Edna Markham, Canada, The Lay of the Land: Napoleonic Terrain Analysis Using Google


  • 11:00 Discussion 11:15 Lunch

    Session IV Alasdair White, Belgium, Chair 1:00 Zachary Stoltfus, USA, The Literary Emperor: Napoleon and His Librarians 1:30 Glenda Prez Lpez, Cuba, The Exile as Guarantor of the Propagation of the Ideas of the French

    Revolution: J. B. Vermay in Havana and J.L. David in Brussels after 1815 2:00 Allon Klebanoff, Israel, To be announced 2:45 Discussion 3:00 Round Table Discussion: Napoleon Won!! So, What Happens Next? (Susan Conner (Chair),

    Alasdair White, William Chew, J. David Markham) Wednesday 8 July Session V Wayne Hanley, USA, Chair 9:30 Ivane Menteshashvii, Georgia, Napoleon and His Authority: The Main Characteristics 10:00 Ruth Godfrey-Sigler, USA, The Counterinsurgency Manual Napoleon Refused to Publish (a

    paper largely researched by the late Jack Sigler and presented in his memory) 10:30 Enrique Sada Sandoval, Mexico, The Living Legacy: Napoleonic Influence in Mexican

    Independence (paper dedicated to Dr. Manuel Medina Elizondo) 11:00 Discussion 11:15 Lunch Session VI Enrique Sada Sandoval, Mexico, Chair 1:00 Elena Khonineva, Russia, With Caulaincourt in Russia 1:30 Sakharova Liudmila, Russia, Russian Cossacks in Paris in 1814 2:00 Romain Buclon. France, Milan From Napoleonic to Austrian Empire 2:30 Johan Op de Beeck, Belgium, Waterloos Participants and Implications 3:00 Discussion, End of Academic Congress

    Thursday 9 July Battlefield Tour and Gala Dinner Friday 10 July Visit to Army Museum and Palace

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    Tel Aviv Yafo Jerusalem Acco 4 10 July 1999

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    Tbilisi, Georgia 12 18 June 2000

    Imperial Glory: Austerlitz and Europe in 1805 In cooperation with the city of Dinard, France

    Dinard, France 9 16 July 2005

    Napoleon and Poland 1807 2007 In cooperation with the

    Supsk Pedagogical Academy and the Polish Historical Society Supsk, Poland 1 5 July 2007

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    In cooperation with the City of Ajaccio, the General Council of Southern Corsica, and the Territorial Collective of Corsica

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    Napoleon, Europe and the World In cooperation with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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    In cooperation with the Foundation Top of Holland (Citymarketing Den Helder) The City of Den Helder

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    Russian State University for the Humanities Association Dialogue Franco-Russe

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    Old World, New World: Momentous Events of 18121814

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    Havana, Cuba 1115 August 2014

    Endings and Beginnings: The World in 1815

    Brussels, Belgium July 6-10 2015

    Dublin, Ireland

    In cooperation with the Government of Ireland Trinity College Dublin

    The Napoleon Society of Ireland July 2016

    Napoleons Final Years

    In cooperation with Enterprise St. Helena and the French Consul to St. Helena Jamestown, St. Helena

    July 2017