THE MANY FACES OF WAR
Changing Perspectives on Armed Conflict
New Research in Military History
A Conference for Postgraduate and Early-career Historians
St John’s College, Cambridge
17th and 18th November 2017
Since ancient times war has been conceived of not only as a means of destruction but also as a generative process that demands expertise and innovation. This ambivalence is exemplified by the Greek goddess Pallas Athene, who represented not only war but also the arts and sciences. This complex goddess reflects the theme of this year’s New Research in Military History Conference, which is concerned with exploring multi-dimensional perceptions of warfare.
We invite historians in many fields, from those interested in the study of military technique to those more concerned with depiction and art, to present their research on the different perspectives on war over the centuries. Possible themes might include:
Proposals (c.300 words) for papers of 20 minutes should be submitted, along with a current CV, to the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of 1st September 2017. Proposals for panels would be very welcome but please include a panel rationale of c.250 words.
Presenters may wish to submit their paper for publication in the British Journal for Military History.
- Adam Storring (University of Cambridge)
- Arthur Kuhle (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
- Tobias Roeder (University of Cambridge)
- Lucia Staiano-Daniels (UCLA)
- Matthew Ford (University of Sussex)
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