What: A conference for postgraduate and early-career Historians organised by the British Commission for Military History. Its purpose is to bring together current research by postgraduate and early career scholars in the field of military history and related disciplines. Its philosophy is to offer an open and supportive forum for people with a broad range of interests – from material culture to those interested in intelligence or military technique – to meet up and share their research.
When/where: St John’s College, Cambridge, November 17-18, 2017.
Topics: Possible themes might include:

  • The role of war in international relations
  • War as a means or as a failure of politics
  • The difference between pre- and post-Enlightenment perceptions of warfare
  • The difference between victory and defeat, in the perception of soldiers and civilians, or in terms of remembrance culture
  • Ways to cope with a “lost cause;” for instance by the armed forces and the political leadership
  • Intelligence, understanding and war
  • War as a means of social change
  • Insurgency, resistance and de-colonisation
  • Tactical and technological change
  • War and the history of science
  • Gender, war and identity

Deadline/how to apply: Proposals (c.300 words) for papers of 20 minutes should be submitted, along with a current CV, to the organisers at bcmhnrc@gmail.com by the deadline of 1st September 2017.
 

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