Exploring the Frontiers of Air Power Research

Exploring the Frontiers of Air Power Research

A University of Birmingham War Studies Workshop

7-8 September 2011

This workshop, organised by War Studies Group at the University of Birmingham, intends to examine explore the wider frontiers of military history research generally air power in particular. The impact of ‘New’ Military History has highlighted the need to push the frontiers of research from the more usual diet of tactical and operational history and explore the broader implications of air power. The workshop will be held in the Arts Building at the Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham.

The workshop gives delegates the opportunity to present aspects of their research to a wider audience and engage with the academic community in the field of air power studies. The workshop programme is attached; it includes panels dealing with Legal and Ethical aspects of Air Power, Air Power Historiography, Culture and Gender, and Analytical Tools and their application to Air Power Studies. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Professor Richard Overy, Chair of History at the University of Exeter, and Professor Philip Sabin, Chair of Strategic Studies at King’s College London. Air Vice-Marshal (ret’d) Professor Tony Mason CB CBE will provide commentary on Professor Sabin’s address. Confirmed speakers include Sebastian Cox, Head of the Air Historical Branch, and Dr. Joel Hayward, Dean of the Royal Air Force College and King’s College London.

More information to follow…

Workshop poster

More information will be published here.


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