Colloquium on Contemporary History
Presented here are selected proceedings of the Colloquium on Contemporary History, a conference series sponsored by the Naval History and Heritage Command from 1989 to 1998. During those years, the Command published five of the colloquium proceedings in booklet form. Papers from all eleven conferences are available online.
The goal of the Colloquium program was to promote the study of post-World War II national security issues by providing a forum for the exchange of new interpretations, approaches, and information. Another object was to foster the establishment and nourishment of lasting professional contacts among naval and military historians, political scientists, service members, and others interested in the momentous events and developments of the Cold War.
- Seminar 1 (1989) - A Time of Change: National Strategy in the Early Postwar Era
- Seminar 2 (1990) - Caribbean Tempest: The Dominican Republic Intervention of 1965
- Seminar 3 (1990) - A New Equation: Chinese Intervention into the Korean War
- Seminar 4 (1991) - Command and Control of Air Operations in the Vietnam War
- Seminar 5 (1991) - Gearing Up for Victory: American Military and Industrial Mobilization in World War II
- Seminar 6 (1991) - Stalin's Cold War Military Machine: A New Evaluation
- Seminar 7 (1992) - A New Look at the Cuban Missile Crisis
- Seminar 8 (1993) - Inter-Allied Naval Relations and the Birth of NATO
- Seminar 9 (1994) - "More Bang for the Buck:" U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Missile Development, 1945-1965
- Seminar 10 (1996) - Conflict and Cooperation: The U.S. and Soviet Navies in the Cold War
- Seminar 11 (1998) - Tet: The Turning Point in Vietnam