Volume 12, No. 2
News of the Field:
National Cryptologic Museum
William W. Ward notified us that the National Cryptologic Museum (associated with the National Security Agency, part of the U. S. Department of Defense) can be reached at the URL <http://www.nsa.gov/museum/index.html>, which worked on 2000 April 21, he assures us.
This web page leads the visitor to extensive information about the Museum (location, open hours, etc.) and to a virtual tour of a goodly number of its exhibits. The National Vigilance Park is situated on the grounds of the Museum. See also a brief description of the Museum by Dr. Ward in the 1996 November Antenna, pp. 8-9, and the front cover and p. 3 of the 1997 November Antenna.
Two years ago, the British Society for the History of Mathematics held a very successful conference on the "History of Cryptography," and so they determined to do it again. This year's conference will meet in Cambridge, England, Saturday, June 24.
Sessions will include presentations on cryptology and the anatomy of writing; secrets of medieval science; codebreaking in World War II; and how the Germans "proved" that Enigma was secure. For further details, see <http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/bshm/>, or contact J. V. Field, Department of History of Art, Birkbeck College, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD; fax 0207.631.6107, fax and voice messages 0207.736.9198; e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.