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III INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ICOFORT SPAIN – MENORCA 2020

(VII DAYS OF FORTIFICATION ASSOCIATION FRIENDS OF THE CASTLE OF MONTJUÏC).

Dear Friends:

On behalf of the Assoc. Friends of the Castle of Montjuïc and ICOFORT International Spain we inform you that next October 21, 22, 23 and 24, 2020 we will celebrate in Mahón (Menorca – Spain) the International Congress ICOFORT Spain 2020, whose program will deal with the divulgation of military landscapes and the management and conservation models of their surroundings and environment at the national and international scope. Introductory communications will be presented by invited speakers (to be confirmed) and others chosen by open call, where professionals from all fields related to knowledge, valorization, management and conservation of fortified heritage can participate.

The deadline for submission of abstracts will be until July 27, 2020, which will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. The bases for the presentation of abstracts can be found at the following link: https://www.icofortspain.org/congressmenorca/en/announcement-of-presentations/. The program plans to combine communications with roundtable discussions and visits to places of interest like the Isabel II Fortress – La Mola, the Castle of San Felipe, Fort Marlborough, the Military Museum of Menorca, the King’s Island and the Batteries of Llucalari, etc … We hope to make the days dynamic and interactive.

Registration for the congress can be made from JUNE 2020 on the site: https://www.icofortspain.org/congress2019/registro/. The reduced rate is € 250 for registrations prior to September 11, 2020, and € 300 for registrations after that date. The price includes visits, accommodation and lunches at the Social Action Military Residence of Mahón. The program, announcement of presentations and all other information will be available at https://www.icofortspain.org/congressmenorca/en/home-2/

We encourage you to participate in the Congress and we would like you to extend this news to all your friends, students and colleagues, with the hope of having great assistance for the project of divulgation and conservation of the Military Heritage.

If the program could not be carried out on the recommendation of the relevant authorities due to the COVID-19 health crisis, all the money from the registration fees made would be returned. In this case, the congress will be postponed to 2021.

Thankful in advance, we are open to any observation and available for any additional information.

Best greetings

Organizing Committee

 

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