Programme – New Research in Military History Conference, 22 November 2013

BCMHNew Research in Military History

British Commission for Military History in conjunction with the School of History, University of Kent

22 November 2013

This conference, organised by the British Commission for Military History, in association with the School of History, University of Kent, intends to highlight current research being undertaken by postgraduate and early career scholars in the field of military history and related disciplines.

The British Commission for Military History is the pre-eminent association for professional military historians in the United Kingdom, dedicated to the promotion and discussion of military history in its broadest sense. Speakers at the New Research in Military History will also be welcome to attend the Commission’s autumn conference ‘Engineers in Command’ on Saturday 23 November 2013 at the Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham.

To register for this conference, please use the attached Registration form. Delegate fees are as follows:

Postgraduate Rate: £12.50

BCMH Member Rate: £15.00

Full Delegate Rate: £20.00

Please complete the Registration form and send it to Mario Draper, School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX or fax it c/o Mario Draper to 01227 827 258.

The registration form can be downloaded here.

Provisional Programme

08.45 – 09.15: Registration

09.15 – 09.25: Welcome and Introduction by Dr Tim Bowman (University of Kent)

09.30 – 11.00: Panel A1 – Approaches to Warfare

Adam Dighton (Salford) – The Intended Audience of British Official History: 1882-1914

Rob Newman (University of Kent) – The Importance of Wood on the Western Front: An Historiographically Undervalued Natural Resource

Ofer Fridman (Reading) – Military Revolutions, Revolutions in Military Affairs and Political-Military Equilibrium: A New Perspective on the Political-Military Relations

09.30 – 11.00: Panel A2 – War and Society

Mario Draper (University of Kent) – United by Linguistic Division: The Flemish Question and Nation Building in the Belgian Army during the 19th Century

Alan Drumm (University College Cork) – The Nationalist Counter Recruiting Campaigns 1903-1914

William Butler (University of Kent) – The Ulster Home Guard and Northern Irish Society, 1940-44

11.00 – 11.20: Coffee

11.20 – 12.50: Panel B1 – Warfare before the 19th Century

Dan Spencer (University of Southampton) – Master Godfrey Goykyn: A Fifteenth Century “Gunnemaistre” of Germany

Aleksandr Lobanov (University of Southampton) – Anglo-Burgundian military cooperation, 1420-1435: towards the typology of allied warfare

Ciaran McDonnell (National University of Ireland, Maynooth) – ‘Immortal honour’? Pitt’s Irish Brigade and the Catholic Question, 1793-98

11.20 – 12.50: Panel B2 – Warfare in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Mark Hay (King’s College, London) – Clausewitz, The Netherlands and the War of the Sixth Coalition. New Perspectives on the War to Overthrow Napoleon

Paul van Heesvelde (Brussels) – Moving the Masses – Railways and the Military in Belgium during the Franco-Prussian War

Robert Stoneman (University of Kent) – The Embodied Militia and the South African War, 1899-1902

12.50 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 15.00: Panel C1 – First World War

Aimée Fox-Godden (University of Birmingham) – ‘The Influence of the Principal Theatre’: The concept of Western Front primacy and its impact on inter-theatre learning in the British army, 1914-1918

Tom Thorpe (King’s College, London) – The impact of vertical military group cohesion in London Regiment Territorial Force infantry battalions during the Great War

Pip Gregory (University of Kent) – Cartoon Soldiers: Making Wartime Funny at Home

13.30 – 15.00: Panel C2 – Preparing for War

Andrew Duncan (University of Birmingham) – A solid foundation? Tactical teaching at Sandhurst 1902-1914

Edward Smalley (University of Kent) – Qualified, but unprepared: Training for War at the Staff College in the 1930s

Simon Moody (King’s College London) – From ‘Colossal Cracks’ to Atomic Attacks: The Post-War Military Thought of Field Marshal Montgomery, 1945-58

15.00 – 15.20: Break

15.20 – 16.50: Panel D1 – Second World War

Colin McDowall (University of Glasgow) – Fighting for the Second BEF: its command, control and communication in June 1940

Nicolò Da Lio (Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli)) – Facing Defeat: Relations and Leadership in the Post-Armistice Italian Army, 1943-1945

Hugues Canuel (Royal Military College of Canada) – Allies and Rivals: Wartime Anglo-American Support to French Naval Rearmament, 1943-1945

15.20 – 16.50: Panel D2 – The Memory, Experience and Perception of War

Christina Theodosiou (University Paris-I Panthéon-Sorbonne/ISREM) – Memories from the near and the distant past: the presence of the Franco-Prussian war in the Great War’s celebrations

Julia Heinemann (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines) – Military Media Practices in Indochina and Algeria. A diachronic comparison (1945-1962)

John Haymond (University of Edinburgh) – Oppositional Mythologies: The Five Campaigns in the Korean War and the Differing Perceptions of Chinese and American Histories

16.50 – 17.00: Reconvene

17.00 – 18.00: Keynote Lecture by Professor Ian Beckett (University of Kent)


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