2021 Joint Virtual Conference
August 13 to 15 and August 21 to 22
The Napoleonic Historical Society and the
The International Napoleonic Society
The International Napoleonic Society and The Napoleonic Historical Society will be holding a Joint Virtual Conference.
Join Members and Fellows of both great Napoleonic historical organizations for what
promises to be a fantastic opportunity to hear distinguished speakers from around the
world, all in the safety and comfort of your own home!
We have a very distinguished group of presenters lined up. Headliners include:
Rafe Blaufarb, Director of the Institute on Napoleon and the French
Revolution at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Peter Hicks, Manager of International Affairs, Fondation Napoléon, Paris,
Margaret Rodenberg, Author of the best-selling novel, Finding Napoleon; A
Novel, and Secretary of the NHS, Reston, VA, USA
Alexander Mikaberidze, author of The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History.
Professor of History and Curator, the James Smith Noel Collection, Louisiana
State University in Shreveport, LA, USA
Since the basic theme of this congress relates to the bicentennial of Napoleon’s death, on
August 15th we will have two very special presentations related to Napoleon’s time on St
Helena, his death, and his legend/legacy.
Luke Dalla Bona, is a Canadian archaeologist who has a long association with
the Muséo Napoleonico in Havana, Cuba, and is producing a magnificent
catalogue of its collection. He will show and discuss items from that museum
that were with Napoleon during his exile on St Helena. Luke lives and does
archaeological work in Puerto López, Ecuador.
J. David Markham, President of the INS who has organized two Napoleonic
conferences at the museum in Havana and has written a forward for Luke’s
book, is also known for his very large collection, The David Markham
Collection, which has been featured in several museum exhibitions. David will
show and discuss items from his collection that reflect what people of the time
had to remind them of Napoleon’s fate and legend.