Geospatial methods in Cold War history

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This seminar brings together various Danish and international experts to discuss the use of geographic data and geospatial analysis in the study of Cold War history. The presentations explore topics such as civil defense planning, geographic intelligence gathering, military mapping, and the application of geographic analysis in studying military operational planning by both NATO and the Warsaw Pact. The seminar is organized as part of an ongoing project collaboration between the Cold War Museum Langelands Fort, the Danish National Archives, and the Royal Danish Library on the use of geographical methods for analysing Cold War operational plans. The project is funded by the Ministry of Culture's Research Fund

Introduction and welcome
- Welcome, Sonny Ankjær Sahl, head of department, Special Collections, Royal Danish Library
- Introduction to the seminar (Stig Roar Svenningsen, Royal Danish Library & Steen Andersen, Danish National Archives)

Session 1: Geospatial methods – total defence and intelligence studies
- Dr. Rosanna Farbøl, Aarhus University “Digital approaches to civil defence history”
- Dr. Adela Sobotkova, Aarhus University “GIS modelling of civil defence infrastructure”
- Dr. Ole Grøn, independent scholar “Geospatial aspects of intelligence and stay-behind networks. Some Danish examples”

Session 2: Geospatial methods - Cold War cartography
- Dr. Alex Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University “Advances in Understanding Soviet Mapping”
- Dr. Martin Davis, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford “Analysis of Soviet City plans”
- Michal Okonek, Map1 & Col. (ret) Eugeniusz Sobczynski “Polish Military Mapping of the Jutland Peninsula.”

Session 3: Geospatial methods - Cold War operational planning
- Dr., Lt Col. (res) Charles Bartles, Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth (online) ”The role of cartographic representation in Soviet / Russian military planning”
- Col. (ret) Friedrich K. Jeschonnek, ZMSBW “The importance of Geographic support at defence planning on operational level - a German view”
- Stig Roar Svenningsen, Royal Danish Library & Dr. Steen Andersen, Danish National Archives ”Geospatial methods for analysing NATO and Warsaw Pact operational plans”

Wrap-up and discussion
Periode1 maj 2024
PlaceringCopenhagen, DanmarkVis på kort
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