Events

2012

October

2 October: Colonel (rtd) David Benest (late the Parachute Regiment), ‘2 PARA Falklands – 30 Years On’ (Please note: Chatham House Rules will apply), War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

9 October: Professor Michael S. Neiberg, US Army War College, ‘1914: A New Look at an Old Problem’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

9 October: Professor Brian Holden Reid, King’s College London, ‘The Military Significance of the Presidential Election of 1864’, Military History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Room 349, Senate House, South Block, 3rd floor

10 October: Dr Alastair Massie, Head of Academic Access, National Army Museum, ‘New thinking at the National Army Museum, 2012-16: lottery grants, fabric renewal and academic research’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

10 October: George Malcolmson, National Museum of the Royal Navy, ‘Donald’s Navy: The Royal Navy as seen through the work of iconic seaside postcard artist Donald McGill’, National Museum of the Royal Navy Research Seminar, 5:30pm, Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

16 October: Air Vice-Marshal Professor Tony Mason CB CBE DL, The Harris & Cheshire Interviews – Exclusive Footage’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

23 October: Professor Mustafa Aksakal, Georgetown University, ‘Ismail’s Shell: War Debris and the Ottoman First World War’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

23 October: John S. Connor, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ‘El Nino and colonial warfare: the New South Wales frontier, 1837-1840’, Military History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Room 349, Senate House, South Block, 3rd floor

24 October: Professor Jorg Echternkamp, ‘Conflicts of historical interpretation and West-German democratization, 1945-1955: Conceptual considerations on collective representations of war and their impact on society and culture’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

November

6 November: Patrick Longson, University of Birmingham, ‘Germanophobia, Press Antagonism and a German Panic? 1902-1904’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

6 November: Ben Shepherd, ‘The South Africans at Tobruk’, Military History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

7 November: Clare Makepeace, Birkbeck College, ‘Captive memories: the intertwining of personal recollections and public representations of British POWs held in Germany and Italy during the Second World War’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

8 November: Jeff Jefford, The Royal Air Force Historical Society, ‘Pilot Training in the RFC/RAF 1912-1918’, HQ Lecture, Historical Group, Royal Aeronautical Society, 6:00pm, No. 4 Hamilton Place, London

13 November: Professor Andrew Lambert, King’s College London, ‘The War of 1812’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

13 November: Victoria Jones, University of Birmingham, ‘Representations of crime and punishment in the Royal Navy during the French Wars, 1793-1815’, British Maritime History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Bedford Room G37, Senate House

14 November: Dr Tim Benbow, King’s College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, ‘Carrier aviation versus land-based airpower: the birth of CVA-01, 1963’, National Museum of the Royal Navy Research Seminar, 5:30pm, Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

20 November: Matthew Powell, University of Birmingham, ‘A Forgotten Revolution? Army Co-operation Command and Artillery Reconnaissance, 1940-42’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

20 November: Jill Russell, King’s College London, Stocking the Larder of Democracy in Europe: Preparing the Subsistence Logistics for the Normandy Campaign, Military History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Torrington Room 104, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

21 November: Bernard Wilkin, University of Sheffield, ‘Allied propaganda in occupied Belgium and France during WWI’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

27 November: Dr Keith Shear, University of Birmingham, ‘Colonel Coetzee’s War: Loyalty, Subversion and the South African Police, 1939-1945’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

December

4 December: Dr Simon House, ‘The Strange Case of the Retirement of Sir Hugh Dowding’, Military History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

5 December: Professor Mark Connelly, University of Kent, ‘South Africa, the Second World War and the symbolism of battleships: HMS Vanguard and the Royal Tour of 1947’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

12 December: Dr Adam Lyons, University of Birmingham, ‘Blue Water Strategy and Queen Anne’s Navy: The 1711 Expedition to Quebec’, National Museum of the Royal Navy Research Seminar, 5:30pm, Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

19 December: Dr Claudia Siebrecht, University of Sussex, ‘The Aesthetics of Loss: German Women’s Art of the First World War’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

2013

January

9 January: Dr Adrian Smith, University of Southampton, ‘“C’est formidable, old boy” Mountbatten and the British view of the French at Suez, 1956’, National Museum of the Royal Navy Research Seminar, 5:30pm, Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

15 January: Mr Paul Fantom, University of Birmingham, ‘Zeppelins over the Black Country: 1916’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

16 January: Tom Boyd, University of Oxford, ‘Scottish soldiering and cultural identities in the long 18th century’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

22 January: Dr Rob Johnson, University of Oxford, ‘True to their Salt? Partnering Auxiliary Forces, Then and Now’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

29 January: Dr Andrew Preston, Clare College, University of Cambridge, ‘Religion and the Vietnam War’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

30 January: Margery Masterson, University of Bristol, ‘Death of the duel, birth of the modern officer? Scandal and the reform in the Victorian army’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

February

5 February: Paul Harris, King’s College London, ‘The Men Who Planned the War: the staff of the British Army on the Western Front 1914-18’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

5 February: Professor Ashley Jackson, King’s College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, ‘The Royal Navy and Malta through the history of Fort (or HMS) St Angelo’, British Maritime History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Bedford Room G37, Senate House

13 February: Professor Krista Cowman, University of Lincoln, ‘When Tommy met Marianne: marriages between British troops and French women during the First World War’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

13 February: Dr James Davey, National Maritime Museum, ‘The Birth of British Navalism, 1707-1750’, National Museum of the Royal Navy Research Seminar, 5:30pm, Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

19 February: Dr John Carman & Dr Patricia Carman, University of Birmingham, ‘Bloody Meadows: investigating battlefields as landscapes’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

26 February: Dr Heather Jones, London School of Economics, ‘The British campaign against the blockade of Germany and Austria, 1918-1919’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

March

5 March: Dr John Bourne, University of Birmingham, ‘The BEF on 29 September 1918’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

5 March: Sian Williams, University of Southampton, ‘Circuits of knowledge: the Royal Navy and the Caribbean, 1756-1815’, British Maritime History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Bedford Room G37, Senate House

12 March: Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Birmingham, ‘Sir Henry Rawlinson: A Reassessment’, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

13 March: Professor Jay Winter, Yale University, ‘Beyond glory: Writing war in the twentieth century’, War, Society and Culture Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Athlone Room 102, Senate House, South Block, 1st floor

13 March: Dr Edward Hampshire, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, ‘The Royal Navy and the formulation of the 1981 Defence Review’, National Museum of the Royal Navy Research Seminar, 5:30pm, Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

19 March: Dr Duncan Redford, National Museum of the Royal Navy, ‘The Royal Navy and British national identity in the two World Wars’, British Maritime History Seminar at the Institute for Historical Research, 5:15pm, Bedford Room G37, Senate House

April

30 April: Professor Andrew Lambert, King’s College London, ‘John Terraine and the Naval History of the First World War’, The John Terraine Memorial Lecture, War Studies Seminar, Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham, 5:30pm, Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

May

8 May: Jeremiah Dancy, Lady Margret Hall, University of Oxford, ‘‘The Life of Your Fleet’: Volunteers and the Royal Navy during the Great War with France, 1793 – 1815’, National Museum of the Royal Navy Research Seminar, 5:30pm, Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

16 May: Richard Knott, ‘Flying Boats of the Empire’, HQ Lecture, Historical Group, Royal Aeronautical Society, 6:00pm, No. 4 Hamilton Place, London

June

12 June: Commander (ret’d) Angus Ross RN, US Naval War College, ‘Fisher’s Battlecruisers: Trans-Atlantic Liner Killers or Global Power Projection Centrepieces?’, National Museum of the Royal Navy Research Seminar, 5:30pm, Princess Royal Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth

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