CONFERENCE PROGRAM

ARRIVAL DAY – PADUA
Sunday 23 June

18.00 – 20.30 Battlefields’ wines: vineyards, wines and winemakers from the old war fronts
Participants will be welcomed on Sunday 23 June inside the prestigious Palazzo Wollemborg, home of the Museum of Geography. The event will consist of a guided tasting of 5 wines and products on the battlefields of the twentieth century world conflicts. The tasting will be conducted by Mauro Varotto (Professor of Food Geography at the University of Padova and scientific director of the Museum of Geography).

DAY 1 – PADUA
Monday 24 June

09.00 – 11.45 Opening Ceremony

  • Rector of the University
  • Director of the DISSGEA
  • H.S.President IAMG

Keynotes

  • Rose Edward P. F. – Geology and the Liberation of Normandy in World War II: a Review to Help Mark the 75th Anniversary of the Allied D-Day, 6 June 1944
  • Smit Hennie – “Green” Militaries: The Military-Environment Conundrum
11.45 – 17.00 Scientific Session
Geosciences and Warfare

  • Doyle Peter, Verdegem S., Schäfer R. – Fortress Wijtschate: Geological Controls on the German 1914-1917 Frontline in Flanders, as Revealed by Archaeology
  • Ehlen Judy – Defending Britain’s Soft Underbelly: Invasion, Fortification and Geology along the English Channel
  • Craig Drew – Sapper Geology: Part 5. Infrastructure Support: an Era of Change and Complexity
  • Fuhriman Chris, Ridgeway J. – Visualizing the Impacts of Topography: A Geographic Perspective of the Battle of Marathon
  • Blaine Mark – The Geography of Territorial Disputes in the East and South China Seas
  • Bulmer Mark H. – Geological Considerations for Military Works in the Afrin Battlespace, Syria

International perspectives in Military Geosciences

  • Galgano Francis – Borders, Boundaries and Governance: A Geospatial Analysis of Trends in Maritime Piracy, the Security Implications of Crime on the High Seas
  • Lohman Andrew – The Vietnam War: A Geographic Analysis
  • Stewart Alexander K. – A Decade Later in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of US Army Agricultural Development Teams’ Efforts
  • Boulanger Philippe – Origins, Expansion and Renewal of the French Military Geography (XIXe-XXe)
17.00-17.30 Vignette
Batson Douglas – Dr. Isaiah Bowman and the Centennial of The Inquiry
20.00-21.00 Visit to the Cappella degli Scrovegni and/or Padova City Center.

DAY 2 – PADUA
Tuesday 25 June

Parallel session 1

08.30 – 12.30 Scientific Session
Subterranean & Underground Warfare

  • Roskin Joel, Richemond-Barak D. – Cross-border Tunnels between Lebanon and Israel: Geography, Geology, and Underground Invasion Strategies 
  • Macini Paolo – The Italian Corps of Engineers in WW1: Innovations in Mining and Tunnel Warfare
  • Bulmer Mark H. – Contemporary Use of Subterranea to Increase Survivability.
  • Ore Moshe – TTP`s for Underground Warfare maneuver

Geospatial intelligence and Remote Sensing

  • Sabol Donald, Minor T., Page D., Hartshorn E., McDonald E. – Investigating Remote Measurement of Sub-Surface Soil Moisture for Military Operations Using UAV-Mounted Sensors
  • Roskin Joel, Eliyahu Dekel-Dolitzky – Identification and Analysis of the 1968-1973 Egyptian Army Field Preparations for Crossing the Suez Canal and the Internal Conflicts between Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Research Units
  • Mtshawu Babalwa – An Evaluation and Comparison of Ordinary Least Squares and Geographically Weighted Regression Tools for Predicting Surface Soil Texture, Using Remote Sensing Data
  • Peaty John – Outfoxing the Fox: How Commonwealth Military Geologists, Surveyors and Mapmakers Helped Defeat Rommel at Alam Halfa and Save Egypt in 1942
14.00 – 16.00 Scientific Session
Post-conflict reconstruction, cultural heritage & tourism

  • Banks Giovanni – Geotechnical Considerations for Reusing Foundations in Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Stella Eleonora M. – Managing Emergencies for the Safeguard of the Art Heritage Cities by Means of the Corrado Ricci’s Correspondence: Ravenna “Open City” Without Air Defenses (1916 -1918)
  • Ronit Lupu – Charge and Preserve – How does the IAA (Israel Antiquity Authority) Help the IDF (Israel Defense Force) to Balance Operational and Training Needs with Protecting National Treasures
  • Bregantin Lisa – A New Land. Shrines, Military Artifacts, New Land Use Issue – Military Tourism and Monuments
16.00 – 18.30 Poster Session

  • Häusler Hermann – German Military Specialist Maps of the North Italian Theatre of War 1945
  • Häusler Hermann – War Geology of the Imperial and Royal Army at the Isonzo-Front 1918
  • Henrico Ivan – Importance of Remote Sensing as Part of the Military Geography Curriculum at the South African Military Academy
  • Mtshawu Babalwa, Ramotsie T. J. – A Blueprint for Mapping Bare-Soil Areas Using Landsat 8 Oli/Tir Data at Surface Reflectance
  • Rybansky Marian – The Impact of Landscape Micro-Relief Rorms on the Mobility of Military Behicles
  • Rybansky Marian, Krokusova J. – Military Cemeteries as Anthropogenic Shapes of the Physical Earth’s Surface
  • De Matos-Machado Rémi – A New Automated Method to Map Large-Scale Battlefields Using High Resolution DTM
  • Plini Paolo, Di Franco S., Salvatori R. – The Italian Army in Russia during WWII, GIS Representation of Small-Scale Historical Events
  • Mariani Guido Stefano, Pelfini M., Zerboni A. – Napoleon in the Amphitheatre: Geomorphological Constraints on Tactics and Use of Terrain During the Battle of Rivoli (1797)
  • Laureti Lamberto – The Evolution of the Italian Treatises about Military Geography and Geology During the Last Two Centuries
  • Piovan Silvia, Maugeri E., Hodgson M.E., Luconi S. – The Paths of General Sherman’s Army Through the Wetlands of South Carolina
  • Hodgson Michael E., Piovan S.E., Porter D., Mozzi P. – Modeling Overland Sediment Movement on the South Carolina Training Center from an Extreme Hazardous Rainfall Event

Visit to “3rd Army” Military Museum

Parallel session 2

08.30 – 12.30 Scientific Session
Training areas & shooting ranges

  • Kniewald Goran – Environmental Impact of Military Shooting Ranges
  • Bezuidenhout Jacques – Estimation of the Environmental Impact of Military Exercises on Bombing Ranges by Employing Radionuclide Mapping
  • Sandham Luke, Marx J. – The Quality of EIA Reports for Projects Affecting Military Activities
  • Brenot Jérôme, Devos A., Perarnau R. – Simulating the Trench War : the Training Camps in Aube (Champagne, France) from 1914 to 1919

Military Archaeology

  • Leoni Elena – CPP Impact Related to Military Operations in Afghanistan 2001-2014: a GIS Analysis
  • Belogi Marco – The Bombing of Pantelleria Island
  • De Guio Armando – Remarking Warscape Archaeology: Fresh News from the Not-Quiet Central-Alpine Front.
  • Nicolis Franco – Digging Memories: Archaeology of the Great War in Trentino
14.00 – 16.00 Scientific Session
Trafficability and military mobility

  • Häusler Hermann – Examples of German Trafficability Maps from the Eastern Front in Europe 1941-45
  • Rybansky Marian – Impact of the Physical Geographic Sphere on the Cross-Country Movement
  • Sion Brad, McDonald E.V., Hartshorn E., Sabol D., Shoop S.A. – The Utility of Soil-Landform Relationships in Terrain Mobility Models Based on Soil-Strength Characteristics in Different Environmental and Geologic Settings
  • Hartshorn Evan, McDonald E.V., Page D., Sabol D., Minor T. – Evaluation of Military Vehicle Mobility through UAS Photogrammetry and Digital Terrain Modeling
  • Frankenstein Susan – Seasonal Impacts on Maneuver in Highly Organic and Gravelly Soils
  • Hodgdon Taylor, Shoop S.A. – Preliminary Assessment of Landform Soil Strength on Glaciated Terrain in New England
16.00 – 18.30 Poster Session

  • Häusler Hermann – German Military Specialist Maps of the North Italian Theatre of War 1945
  • Häusler Hermann – War Geology of the Imperial and Royal Army at the Isonzo-Front 1918
  • Henrico Ivan – Importance of Remote Sensing as Part of the Military Geography Curriculum at the South African Military Academy
  • Mtshawu Babalwa, Ramotsie T. J. – A Blueprint for Mapping Bare-Soil Areas Using Landsat 8 Oli/Tir Data at Surface Reflectance
  • Rybansky Marian – The Impact of Landscape Micro-Relief Rorms on the Mobility of Military Behicles
  • Rybansky Marian, Krokusova J. – Military Cemeteries as Anthropogenic Shapes of the Physical Earth’s Surface
  • De Matos-Machado Rémi – A New Automated Method to Map Large-Scale Battlefields Using High Resolution DTM
  • Plini Paolo, Di Franco S., Salvatori R. – The Italian Army in Russia during WWII, GIS Representation of Small-Scale Historical Events
  • Mariani Guido Stefano, Pelfini M., Zerboni A. – Napoleon in the Amphitheatre: Geomorphological Constraints on Tactics and Use of Terrain During the Battle of Rivoli (1797)
  • Laureti Lamberto – The Evolution of the Italian Treatises about Military Geography and Geology During the Last Two Centuries
  • Piovan Silvia, Maugeri E., Hodgson M.E., Luconi S. – The Paths of General Sherman’s Army Through the Wetlands of South Carolina
  • Hodgson Michael E., Piovan S.E., Porter D., Mozzi P. – Modeling Overland Sediment Movement on the South Carolina Training Center from an Extreme Hazardous Rainfall Event

Visit to “3rd Army” Military Museum

DAY 3 – VENICE
Wednesday 26 June

08.00 – 22.00 Mid-conference excursion – Venice islands and fortifications

  • Transfer by bus to Venice.
  • Visit of Forte Carpenedo.
  • Boat tour in the lagoon with lunch on board or in a lagoon island.
  • Visit to the Lazzaretto Nuovo island, Fort S. Andrea (from the boat), free tour (on your own) at San Mark Square and/or Naval Museum.
  • Return to Padova by boat and group bus, or by train (participants may spend the late afternoon and evening in Venice and return by train to Padova on their own).

DAY 4 – MONTEBELLUNA
Thursday 27 June

10.30 – 13.00 Off site Scientific Session

World Wars and Italy

  • Smit Hennie – Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa: Circumstances and Contributions
  • Czaja Michael R., Doe W. W. III, – The U.S. 10th Mountain Division in Italy, 1945: Initial Operations in the Apennines
  • Bondesan Aldino – The White War in the Italian Alps: a Geophysical Approach
  • Piovan Silvia E., Hodgson M.E. – A Military-Engineered Flood in WWI: the Case Study from the Adige and Fratta-Gorzone Rivers (Italy)
  • Rose Edward P. F. – British Military Geology Breaks New Ground: the Italian Campaign of 1943–1945
  • Huscher Theodore L. – Early 1917 Aerial Photo Mosaics of the Isonzo Front: A Closer Study
  • De Giosa Francesco, D’Onghia M., Fago P., Mastronuzzi G. – Footprint of a Disaster. The Wreckage of Regia Marina Ship Leonardo da Vinci
14.00 – 15.30

Visit at the Memoriale Veneto della Grande Guerra (Great War Memorial)

15.30 – 22.30

Field trip to the Montello Hill and dinner

DAY 5 – PADUA
Friday 28 June

08.45 – 13.00 Scientific Session
Military cartography and GIS

  • De Matos-Machado Rémi – Landform Inventory and Classification on the Battlefield of Verdun (France) Using High Resolution DTM
  • Dai Prà E., Gabellieri N., Maggiore Boschian Bailo M. – “News on the Eastern Front”.  The WWI Tactical Maps of the Italian Army in the Historical Archive of the 3° Armata:  Proposals for a Semiologic Interpretation and a Digital Analysis.
  • Guth Peter – Optimizing the Display of Lidar Topography to Enhance Terrain Analysis
  • Plini Paolo – Geographical Representation of the Royal Italian Army War Sectors and Sites During the First World War
  • Henrico Ivan, Henrico S.J., Coetzee S. – Suitability of the TanDEM-X 90 m DEM Compared With the SRTM 30 m DEM on the Calculation of a Visibility Analysis for Military Operations

Military fortifications and lines of defences

  • Pastori G. – The Durand line: a fragile border in the heart of Asia
  • Marino Michelangelo, Campisi T. – A study on Military Pillboxs in Sicily Between 1940 and 1943: Structural Diversity and Typologies Linked to the Strategic Needs Arising During the WW2
  • Premi Francesco – Fortress Mount Baldo. Definition and Evolution of a Military Landscape
  • Pinagli Anita, Blasoni P., Granduzzi M. – Forte Beisner- Opera 4 Ugovizza: The valorization of a Vallo Alpino Bunker Reused During the Cold War in Northeast Italy
  • Drozda Jiri, Paulus F., Steinova S. – The Demarcation of the Czechoslovak Border in the Period 1918-1924
  • Brin Eldad – The Interface Between the Civilian and Military on the Israeli Side of the Divided Jerusalem, 1948-1967
14.30 – 16.00

Scientific Session
The Alpine operational environment

  • Doe W. William III, Czaja M. – The 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado: The Origin of Mountain Alpine Warfare Testing and Training in the U.S.
  • Garzarella Adele, Narebski W., Deere R., Patricelli M. – Outline of Geology of Battlefields of the Italian Campaign: the Mountain Warfare from the Gustav (Lazio-Abruzzo) to the Gothic Line (Toscana-Emilia Romagna)
  • Carturan Luca, Bondesan A., Carton A., Cazorzi F., Cucchiaro S. – The glaciated Landscape Across the WWI front: Quantitative Reconstructions Based on Documentary Data and Modern Methods
16.00 – 17.40

IAMG Assembly

17.40 – 18.00

Conference closing remarks and Closing of ICMG19

18.10 – 18.40

Field Trip info

ARRIVAL DAY – PADUA
Sunday 23 June

18.00 – 20.30

Battlefields’ wines: vineyards, wines and winemakers from the old war fronts
Participants will be welcomed on Sunday 23 June inside the prestigious Palazzo Wollemborg, home of the Museum of Geography. The event will consist of a guided tasting of 5 wines and products on the battlefields of the twentieth century world conflicts. The tasting will be conducted by Mauro Varotto (Professor of Food Geography at the University of Padova and scientific director of the Museum of Geography).

DAY 1 – PADUA
Monday 24 June

09.00 – 11.45

Opening Ceremony

  • Rector of the University
  • Director of the DISSGEA
  • H.S.President IAMG

Keynotes

  • Rose Edward P. F. – Geology and the Liberation of Normandy in World War II: a Review to Help Mark the 75thAnniversary of the Allied D-Day, 6 June 1944
  • Smit Hennie – “Green” Militaries: The Military-Environment Conundrum

11.45 – 17.00

Scientific Session
Geosciences and Warfare

  • Doyle Peter, Verdegem S., Schäfer R. – Fortress Wijtschate: Geological Controls on the German 1914-1917 Frontline in Flanders, as Revealed by Archaeology
  • Ehlen Judy – Defending Britain’s Soft Underbelly: Invasion, Fortification and Geology along the English Channel
  • Craig Drew – Sapper Geology: Part 5. Infrastructure Support: an Era of Change and Complexity
  • Fuhriman Chris, Ridgeway J. – Visualizing the Impacts of Topography: A Geographic Perspective of the Battle of Marathon
  • Blaine Mark – The Geography of Territorial Disputes in the East and South China Seas
  • Bulmer Mark H. – Geological Considerations for Military Works in the Afrin Battlespace, Syria

International perspectives in Military Geosciences

  • Galgano Francis – Borders, Boundaries and Governance: A Geospatial Analysis of Trends in Maritime Piracy, the Security Implications of Crime on the High Seas
  • Lohman Andrew – The Vietnam War: A Geographic Analysis
  • Stewart Alexander K. – A Decade Later in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of US Army Agricultural Development Teams’ Efforts
  • Boulanger Philippe – Origins, Expansion and Renewal of the French Military Geography (XIXe-XXe)

17.00-17.30

Vignette
Batson Douglas – Dr. Isaiah Bowman and the Centennial of The Inquiry


20.00-21.00

Visit to the Cappella degli Scrovegni and/or Padova City Center

DAY 2 – PADUA
Tuesday 25 June

Parallel Session 1

08.30 – 12.30

Scientific Session

Subterranean & Underground Warfare

  • Roskin Joel, Richemond-Barak D. – Cross-border Tunnels between Lebanon and Israel: Geography, Geology, and Underground Invasion Strategies 
  • Macini Paolo – The Italian Corps of Engineers in WW1: Innovations in Mining and Tunnel Warfare
  • Nathanail Paul – Historic Sapping, Mining and Tunnelling to Sap Enemy Morale
  • Bulmer Mark H. – Contemporary Use of Subterranea to Increase Survivability.
  • Ore Moshe – TTP`s for Underground Warfare maneuver

Geospatial intelligence and Remote Sensing

  • Sabol Donald, Minor T., Page D., Hartshorn E., McDonald E. – Investigating Remote Measurement of Sub-Surface Soil Moisture for Military Operations Using UAV-Mounted Sensors
  • Roskin Joel, Eliyahu Dekel-Dolitzky – Identification and Analysis of the 1968-1973 Egyptian Army Field Preparations for Crossing the Suez Canal and the Internal Conflicts between Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Research Units
  • Mtshawu Babalwa – An Evaluation and Comparison of Ordinary Least Squares and Geographically Weighted Regression Tools for Predicting Surface Soil Texture, Using Remote Sensing Data
  • Peaty John – Outfoxing the Fox: How Commonwealth Military Geologists, Surveyors and Mapmakers Helped Defeat Rommel at Alam Halfa and Save Egypt in 1942

14.00 – 16.00

Scientific Session

Post-conflict reconstruction, cultural heritage & tourism

  • Banks Giovanni – Geotechnical Considerations for Reusing Foundations in Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Stella Eleonora M. – Managing Emergencies for the Safeguard of the Art Heritage Cities by Means of the Corrado Ricci’s Correspondence: Ravenna “Open City” Without Air Defenses (1916 -1918)
  • Ronit Lupu – Charge and Preserve – How does the IAA (Israel Antiquity Authority) Help the IDF (Israel Defense Force) to Balance Operational and Training Needs with Protecting National Treasures
  • Bregantin Lisa – A New Land. Shrines, Military Artifacts, New Land Use Issue – Military Tourism and Monuments

16.00 – 18.30

Poster Session

  • Häusler Hermann – German Military Specialist Maps of the North Italian Theatre of War 1945
  • Häusler Hermann – War Geology of the Imperial and Royal Army at the Isonzo-Front 1918
  • Henrico Ivan – Importance of Remote Sensing as Part of the Military Geography Curriculum at the South African Military Academy
  • Mtshawu Babalwa, Ramotsie T. J. – A Blueprint for Mapping Bare-Soil Areas Using Landsat 8 Oli/Tir Data at Surface Reflectance
  • Rybansky Marian – The Impact of Landscape Micro-Relief Rorms on the Mobility of Military Behicles
  • Rybansky Marian, Krokusova J. – Military Cemeteries as Anthropogenic Shapes of the Physical Earth’s Surface
  • De Matos-Machado Rémi – A New Automated Method to Map Large-Scale Battlefields Using High Resolution DTM
  • Plini Paolo, Di Franco S., Salvatori R. – The Italian Army in Russia during WWII, GIS Representation of Small-Scale Historical Events
  • Mariani Guido Stefano, Pelfini M., Zerboni A. – Napoleon in the Amphitheatre: Geomorphological Constraints on Tactics and Use of Terrain During the Battle of Rivoli (1797)
  • Laureti Lamberto – The Evolution of the Italian Treatises about Military Geography and Geology During the Last Two Centuries
  • Piovan Silvia, Maugeri E., Hodgson M.E., Luconi S. – The Paths of General Sherman’s Army Through the Wetlands of South Carolina
  • Hodgson Michael E., Piovan S.E., Porter D., Mozzi P. – Modeling Overland Sediment Movement on the South Carolina Training Center from an Extreme Hazardous Rainfall Event

Visit to “3rd Army” Military Museum

Parallel Session 2

08.30 – 12.30

Scientific Session
Training areas & shooting ranges

  • Kniewald Goran – Environmental Impact of Military Shooting Ranges
  • Bezuidenhout Jacques – Estimation of the Environmental Impact of Military Exercises on Bombing Ranges by Employing Radionuclide Mapping
  • Sandham Luke – The Quality of EIA Reports for Projects Affecting Military Activities
  • Brenot Jérôme, Devos A., Perarnau R.– Simulating the Trench War : the Training Camps in Aube (Champagne, France) from 1914 to 1919

Military Archaeology

  • Leoni Elena – CPP Impact Related to Military Operations in Afghanistan 2001-2014: a GIS Analysis
  • Belogi Marco – The Bombing of Pantelleria Island
  • De Guio Armando – Remarking Warscape Archaeology: Fresh News from the Not-Quiet Central-Alpine Front.
  • Nicolis Franco – Digging Memories: Archaeology of the Great War in Trentino

14.00 – 16.00

Scientific Session

Trafficability and military mobility

  • Häusler Hermann – Examples of German Trafficability Maps from the Eastern Front in Europe 1941-45
  • Rybansky Marian – Impact of the Physical Geographic Sphere on the Cross-Country Movement
  • Sion Brad, McDonald E.V., Hartshorn E., Sabol D., Shoop S.A. – The Utility of Soil-Landform Relationships in Terrain Mobility Models Based on Soil-Strength Characteristics in Different Environmental and Geologic Settings
  • Hartshorn Evan, McDonald E.V., Page D., Sabol D., Minor T. – Evaluation of Military Vehicle Mobility through UAS Photogrammetry and Digital Terrain Modeling
  • Frankenstein Susan – Seasonal Impacts on Maneuver in Highly Organic and Gravelly Soils
  • Hodgdon Taylor – Preliminary Assessment of Landform Soil Strength on Glaciated Terrain in New England

16.00 – 18.30

Poster Session

  • Häusler Hermann – German Military Specialist Maps of the North Italian Theatre of War 1945
  • Häusler Hermann – War Geology of the Imperial and Royal Army at the Isonzo-Front 1918
  • Henrico Ivan – Importance of Remote Sensing as Part of the Military Geography Curriculum at the South African Military Academy
  • Mtshawu Babalwa, Ramotsie T. J. – A Blueprint for Mapping Bare-Soil Areas Using Landsat 8 Oli/Tir Data at Surface Reflectance
  • Rybansky Marian – The Impact of Landscape Micro-Relief Rorms on the Mobility of Military Behicles
  • Rybansky Marian, Krokusova J. – Military Cemeteries as Anthropogenic Shapes of the Physical Earth’s Surface
  • De Matos-Machado Rémi – A New Automated Method to Map Large-Scale Battlefields Using High Resolution DTM
  • Plini Paolo, Di Franco S., Salvatori R. – The Italian Army in Russia during WWII, GIS Representation of Small-Scale Historical Events
  • Mariani Guido Stefano, Pelfini M., Zerboni A. – Napoleon in the Amphitheatre: Geomorphological Constraints on Tactics and Use of Terrain During the Battle of Rivoli (1797)
  • Laureti Lamberto – The Evolution of the Italian Treatises about Military Geography and Geology During the Last Two Centuries
  • Piovan Silvia, Maugeri E., Hodgson M.E., Luconi S. – The Paths of General Sherman’s Army Through the Wetlands of South Carolina
  • Hodgson Michael E., Piovan S.E., Porter D., Mozzi P. – Modeling Overland Sediment Movement on the South Carolina Training Center from an Extreme Hazardous Rainfall Event

Visit to “3rd Army” Military Museum

DAY 3 – VENICE
Wednesday 26 June

08.00 – 22.00

Mid-conference excursion – Venice islands and fortifications

  • Transfer by bus to Venice.
  • Visit of Forte Carpenedo.
  • Boat tour in the lagoon with lunch on board or in a lagoon island.
  • Visit to the Lazzaretto Nuovo island, Fort S. Andrea (from the boat), free tour (on your own) at San Mark Square and/or Naval Museum.
  • Return to Padova by boat and group bus, or by train (participants may spend the late afternoon and evening in Venice and return by train to Padova on their own).

DAY 4 – MONTEBELLUNA
Thursday 27 June

10.30 – 13.00

Off site Scientific Session

World Wars and Italy

  • Smit Hennie – Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa: Circumstances and Contributions
  • Czaja Michael R., Doe W. W. III, – The U.S. 10th Mountain Division in Italy, 1945: Initial Operations in the Apennines
  • Bondesan Aldino – The White War in the Italian Alps: a Geophysical Approach
  • Piovan Silvia E., Hodgson M.E. – A Military-Engineered Flood in WWI: the Case Study from the Adige and Fratta-Gorzone Rivers (Italy)
  • Rose Edward P. F. – British Military Geology Breaks New Ground: the Italian Campaign of 1943–1945
  • Huscher Theodore L. – Early 1917 Aerial Photo Mosaics of the Isonzo Front: A Closer Study
  • De Giosa Francesco, D’Onghia M., Fago P., Mastronuzzi G. – Footprint of a Disaster. The Wreckage of Regia Marina Ship Leonardo da Vinci

14.00 – 15.30

Visit at the Memoriale Veneto della Grande Guerra (Great War Memorial)


15.30 – 22.30

Field trip to the Montello Hill and dinner

DAY 5 – PADUA
Friday 28 June

08.45 – 13.00

Scientific Session

Military cartography and GIS

  • De Matos-Machado Rémi – Landform Inventory and Classification on the Battlefield of Verdun (France) Using High Resolution DTM
  • Dai Prà E., Gabellieri N., Maggiore Boschian Bailo M. – “News on the Eastern Front”.  The WWI Tactical Maps of the Italian Army in the Historical Archive of the 3° Armata:  Proposals for a Semiologic Interpretation and a Digital Analysis.
  • Guth Peter – Optimizing the Display of Lidar Topography to Enhance Terrain Analysis
  • Plini Paolo – Geographical Representation of the Royal Italian Army War Sectors and Sites During the First World War
  • Henrico Ivan, Henrico S.J., Coetzee S. – Suitability of the TanDEM-X 90 m DEM Compared With the SRTM 30 m DEM on the Calculation of a Visibility Analysis for Military Operations

Military fortifications and lines of defences

  • Pastori G. – The Durand line: a fragile border in the heart of Asia
  • Marino Michelangelo, Campisi T. – A study on Military Pillboxs in Sicily Between 1940 and 1943: Structural Diversity and Typologies Linked to the Strategic Needs Arising During the WW2
  • Premi Francesco – Fortress Mount Baldo. Definition and Evolution of a Military Landscape
  • Pinagli Anita, Blasoni P., Granduzzi M. – Forte Beisner- Opera 4 Ugovizza: The valorization of a Vallo Alpino Bunker Reused During the Cold War in Northeast Italy
  • Drozda Jiri, Paulus F., Steinova S. – The Demarcation of the Czechoslovak Border in the Period 1918-1924
  • Brin Eldad – The Interface Between the Civilian and Military on the Israeli Side of the Divided Jerusalem, 1948-1967

14.30 – 16.00

Scientific Session

The Alpine operational environment

  • Doe W. William III, Czaja M. – The 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado: The Origin of Mountain Alpine Warfare Testing and Training in the U.S.
  • Garzarella Adele, Narebski W., Deere R., Patricelli M. – Outline of Geology of Battlefields of the Italian Campaign: the Mountain Warfare from the Gustav (Lazio-Abruzzo) to the Gothic Line (Toscana-Emilia Romagna)
  • Carturan Luca, Bondesan A., Carton A., Cazorzi F., Cucchiaro S. – The glaciated Landscape Across the WWI front: Quantitative Reconstructions Based on Documentary Data and Modern Methods

16.00 – 17.40

IAMG Assembly


17.40 – 18.00

Conference closing remarks and Closing of ICMG19


18.10 – 18.40

Field Trip info

*Field trips programs and schedule are subject to change at any time in bad weather conditions

TOURISTIC PROGRAM FOR ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

A touristic tour will be proposed for accompanying persons to Venice, Verona and Padova on Monday 24 afternoon, Tuesday 25 and Friday 28.

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