Wednesday 12 May 2010
A one-day symposium on Intelligence in neutral states in wartime is scheduled for Wednesday 12 May 2010. Among those participating will be Keith Jeffery (QUB), Official Historian of the Secret Intelligence Service; Euan O’Halpin, Bank of Ireland Professor of Contemporary Irish history at Trinity College Dublin, and author of Defending Ireland and Spying on Ireland; Dr Craig McKay, author of From Information to Intrigue; Jimmy Burns, author of Papa Spy; Mark Seaman, historian at the Cabinet Office, author of Bravest of the Brave and Special Operations Executive: A New Instrument of War (editor); and Eoin Ryan of Cambridge University.
This symposium is primarily directed at an undergraduate history audience and space is limited. QUB postgraduates and staff, as well as others (subject to space), are very welcome to come, but need to register with Professor Keith Jeffery in advance, preferably by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is partially subsidised by QUB, but non-QUB attendees will have to pay a fee of £20 (cheques payable to ‘Queen’s University Belfast’), in advance to Keith Jeffery, School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University, BT7 1NN, or in person on the day.
Chair: Danny Kowalsky (QUB)
Keith Jeffery (QUB): Intelligence in neutral states in wartime: an overview.
Craig McKay: Sweden in two world wars.
Eunan O’Halpin (TCD): Afghanistan 1939–45.
14:00–16:00 Chair: Keith Jeffery
Mark Seaman (Cabinet Office): The neutral Netherlands and the Venlo incident 1939.
Eoin Ryan (Cambridge): British Intelligence and Spain in the Second World War.
Jimmy Burns: Papa Spy: a press attaché in wartime Madrid.
In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact Professor Keith Jeffery at email@example.com