International Napoleonic Society

Eighth International Napoleonic Congress

Napoleon and the Transition to the Modern World


12 – 16 July 2010
Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa
San Anton, Malta


P r o g r a m



Monday 12 July


08:30 Registration

09:00 Opening Ceremony
Mr. Frans Sammut, Malta
Dr. Rafe Blaufarb, Director, Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution
Mr. J. David Markham, President, International Napoleonic Society

Session I Rafe Blaufarb , USA, Chair

09:30 Frans Summut, Malta, The Enlightenment in Malta and the Coming of Bonaparte

10:00 Isis Wirth, France, Napoléon in Egypt: The First ‘Clash of Cultures?’

10:30 Break

10:45 Allon Klebanoff, Israel, The Charms of the Orient – Napoleon's
Egyptian Campaign in the Eyes of Artists

11:15 Erez Levanon and Eli Witztum, Israel, Napoleon’s Attitude Toward Religion

12:15 Discussion

12:30 Lunch

Session II Frans Summut, Malta,Chair

14:00 María Zozaya, Spain, From Saragossa to France: Changes Through
the Vision of a Napoleonic State Prisoner (1808-1814)

14:30 Dennis Potts, USA, What If: The Convention of Cintra, A Counterfactual Analysis

15:00 Break

15:15 General Henri Paris, France, The War in Spain and Its Lessons for Today (in French)

15:45 Olivier Lammens, South Africa, From Iena to Ulundi

16:15 Discussion

18:00 Corinthia Palace: Welcoming Cocktail Reception


Tuesday 13 July

9:00 All-day tour of Napoleonic and other sites in Malta


Wednesday 14 July

Session III Isis Wirth, France, Chair

09:00 Nickolay Promyslov, Russia, The Retreat of the Grande Armée from Moscow to Smolensk According to the Letters of French Soldiers

09:30 Elena Khonineva, Russia, A Review of Napoleonic Exhibitions in Moscow
in Recent Years

10:00 Break

10:15 Dr. Jeanne Ruderman, USA, Advertising Napoleon: Images of Napoleon in the Modern Media

10:45 Rafe Blaufarb, USA, Napoleon's Greatest Campaign: The Pacification of France, 1799-1802

11:15 Discussion

11:30 Lunch

Session IV Olivier Lammens, South Africa, Chair

13:00 Nicholas Stark, USA (read in abstentia by Barbara Markham, FINS), Society - Friend or Enemy of the Blacks? Race and Slavery in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France

13:30 Allon Klebanoff, Israel, The "Spirit of the World" on Board a Boat – Napoleon and the Re-awakening of the Mediterranean

14:00 Break

14:15 J. David Markham, USA, From Malmaison to Aix: Napoleon’s Last Days in France

14:45 Edna Mueller, Canada, A View from the Saddle II: Napoleonic Hacks and Mashups Using Google Earth

15:15 Liviu Alexandru Sofonea, Romania, Napoleon and the Industrial Revolution in France


Thursday 15 July

9:00 All-day tour of Napoleonic and other sites in Malta

19:00 Farewell Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner, Conclusion of Congres


The International Napoleonic Society

La Société Napoléonienne Internationale


Europe Discovers Napoleon: 1793 – 1804

Cittadella of Alessandra Italy 21 – 26 June 1997


Napoleon and the French in Egypt and the Holy Land 1799 – 1801

In cooperation with the Israeli Society for Napoleonic Research

Tel Aviv – Yafo – Jerusalem – Acco 4 – 10 July 1999


Napoleon’s Campaigns and Heritage

In cooperation with the Napoleonic Society of Georgia

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

S ł upsk Pedagogical Academy and the Polish Historical Society

S ł upsk, Poland 1 – 5 July 2007


Napoleon and the Mediterranean

In cooperation with the City of Ajaccio,

the General Council of Southern Corsica, and the Territorial Collective of Corsica

Ajaccio, Corsica, France 7 – 11 July 2008


Napoleon, Europe and the World

In cooperation with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Montréal, Québec, Canada 8-12 June 2009