Transformation and Innovation in the British Military from 1642 to 1945
13 April 2011
This symposium, organised by the Centres for First and Second World War Studies at the University of Birmingham, intends to give postgraduate and early career historians the opportunity to examine the process of transformation and innovation in the British military as recent literature on the subject has highlighted a need to evaluate the process from 1642 to the present day. The symposium will be held at the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham.
The symposium will also give delegates the opportunity to present aspects of their research to a wider audience and engage with the academic community in military history. The symposium programme is attached; it includes eighteen papers on aspects of transformation and innovation in the British military from the early modern period to the early twentieth century and from a range of perspectives. Professor John Buckley, Chair of Military History at the University of Wolverhampton, will deliver the keynote lecture. Professor Gary Sheffield, Chair of War Studies at the University of Birmingham, will deliver the symposium’s closing address.
The symposium fee, which includes tea & coffee and lunch on the day, is £10 for postgraduate students and Friends/Members of the Centres for First and Second World War Studies and £20 for other interested parties. Please see the website for the booking form and further details.
C/O School of History and Cultures
College of Arts and Law
University of Birmingham
Visit the website at http://warstudies.wordpress.com/symposium/