“Milestones, Memories, and Momentum”, the 2017 Symposium on Cryptologic History

Registration is now open for “Milestones, Memories, and Momentum,” the 2017 Symposium on Cryptologic History. The Symposium will take place October 19 – 20, 2017 at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. Following the Symposium, on Saturday, October 21, there will be tours, workshops, and presentations and the National Cryptologic Museum.

Agenda highlights include sessions on Cyber Conflict, Cold War cryptology, and multiple sessions on World War 2. There will be a World War 1 track on October 20th which will include a performance of the one-woman show “The Hello Girls” by Ellouise Schoettler. Other sessions of note include “Writing about Cryptology & Intelligence” (featuring Steven Aftergood, Mark Bradley, Stephen Budiansky, and Michael V. Hayden); “Breaking Engima: The Anglo-French-Polish Effort” (the panel includes Sir Dermot Turing); “Writing the History of GCHQ;” “Vietnam Re-examined;” and “Pencil-Pushing Mammas: Women in Cryptology” which will feature both oral histories as well as talks by four authors of books about female cryptologists (G. Stuart Smith, Jason Fagone, Jackie U Chionna, and Liza Mundy).