THE LETTER OF THE PRESIDENT
26th of January 2005
Dear INS Fellows,
I am pleased to announce that we will hold the Fourth International Napoleonic Congress in Dinard, France, 9–16 July, 2005. Dinard is one of the most beautiful cities in France and a destination that will be enjoyed by scholars and their families alike.
Mayor Marius Mallet and his city are producing an outstanding celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Austerlitz, and the International Napoleonic Society is proud to be a part of the festivities. Enclosed you will find a list of planned activities, all of which will be available for Congress participants. These include exhibitions, parades, fireworks, music and other events.
The celebration in Dinard, along with our Congress, will be one of the most important celebrations of the bicentennial of Austerlitz in all of Europe. I strongly encourage you to attend and, if at all possible, present a paper. The INS expects publish the papers of the Congress.
As in the past, there will be no registration fee for this Congress. The city of Dinard is hosting a Gala Dinner and the INS is hosting an Imperial Lunch. Other meals will be on your own to give you an opportunity to explore the culinary delights of this seaside resort. We are recommending five hotels of varying expense, a list of which is enclosed. Please make your arrangements directly with the hotels and then inform David Markham where you are staying. As this is a resort community, we recommend you make your hotel arrangements quickly.
For further information, to obtain registration materials or to submit paper proposals, please contact:
J. David Markham, Executive Vice-President
1841 52nd Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501-8000
Phone: 360 786 1805
Fax: 360 236 1821
Even if you are unable to attend the Dinard Congress, please send your email address to David so that he can easily keep you informed on future Congresses and other activities.
Ben Weider, President