Call for Papers – Revisiting Churchill’s Army: New Directions in the Study of the British Army in the Second World War

Revisiting Churchill’s Army: New Directions in the Study of the British Army in the Second World War

A Symposium to be held at the Centre for War Studies, University of Birmingham

Friday 14 September 2012

1942 saw the British Army at its worst and at its best, with triumph at El Alamein following close upon disaster at Tobruk and Singapore. Seventy years on, this symposium aims to explore growing academic interest in the British Army during the Second World War. What is the state of current research? Where do we go from here? These are some of the questions this symposium seeks to address. It will include a keynote lecture by Dr Dan Todman (Queen Mary University of London) and a closing address by Professor Gary Sheffield (University of Birmingham).

Proposals for 30-minute papers on these questions, or on any aspect of the British Army and the Second World War, are welcome. Please submit proposals to Dr Jonathan Boff at j.f.boff@bham.ac.uk by Monday 28 May. We also welcome contact from anyone who wishes to attend the symposium.

The University of Birmingham is one of the country’s leading centres of excellence in the study of conflict. The Centre for War Studies brings together and builds on the work and reputation of its predecessors, the Centres for First World War, Second World War and Air Power Studies, as one of the leaders in research and teaching of the history of warfare. For further information on the Centre, or to hear more about opportunities for postgraduate study in the field at University of Birmingham, please contact Jonathan Boff (j.f.boff@bham.ac.uk), Peter Gray (p.w.gray@bham.ac.uk), or Gary Sheffield (g.d.sheffield@bham.ac.uk).

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