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Air Power Seminar at the University of Birmingham

The next War Studies Seminar at the Centre for War Studies at the University of Birmingham is an Air Power Seminar and is being given by:

Ross Mahoney

(University of Birmingham)

‘Leadership Effectivness: Understanding a Key Metric of Operational Military History – The Case of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory

The event will be on 17 January 2012. The Seminar meets on TUESDAYS at 5.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 1, 1st Floor, Arts Building.

Shock and Awe: A Conference on the History of Aerial Bombing

Details of an interesting conference on bombing at the London School of Economics and Goldsmith College.

A Hundred Years of Bombing from Above

November 2011 marks the centenary of a world-historic event.

An Italian pilot, Guilio Cavotti dropped the first bombs from an aeroplane on to the oasis of Tagiura outside Tripoli.

The development of aerial bombardment was more than just a military revolution.

It changed both war and peace.

It redrew the legal and moral boundaries between civilians and combatants, spread the theatre of war into new environments and expanded the battlefield, making cities into places of mass death and taking warfare into private, domestic spaces.

The conference Shock And Awe: a hundred years of bombing from above will mark this anniversary and explore important elements of the century of bombing that followed the fateful attack on Tegura.

This multi-disciplinary event brings together internationally renowned critics, sociologists, geographers, philosophers and historians to reflect on all aspects of a hundred years of bombing from above.

It will develop a conversation between very different historical experiences and cases of bombing and establish a cosmopolitan conversation about these difficult issues.

The conference will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Goldsmiths, University of London.

More details, including the registration details and programme, can be found here.

Air Power Seminar at the University of Birmingham

Next weeks War Studies Seminar at the Centre for War Studies at the University of Birmingham is one of the Air Power Seminars and is being given by:

James Pugh

(University of Birmingham)

‘Early British Air Power Doctrine and the Influence of the Staff College, 1908-14′

The event will be on 11 October. The Seminar meets on TUESDAYS at 5.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 1, 1st Floor, Arts Building.

British Commission for Military History New Research in Military History Conference – Call for Papers

Call for Papers

New Research in Military History: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early-career Historians

18 November 2011

This conference, organised by the British Commission for Military History in association with the History of Warfare Research Group at King’s College London, intends to highlight the breadth and depth of research being undertaken by postgraduate and early career historians in the field of military history.

The British Commission for Military History’s New Research in Military History conference is a recently established forum for those are engaged in research in military history or related disciplines to meet other new and established scholars and to present a paper in a supportive environment. We aim to provide an opportunity for postgraduate and early-career historians to present their work to a wider audience of practising military historians. Papers on any aspect of military history, broadly defined, are welcomed. Proposals (c.300 words) for papers of 20 minutes should be submitted, using the form below, to the organisers at bcmhnewresearchers@gmail.com by 14 October 2011.

The conference will include a keynote lecture by Professor Brian Holden Reid. It will take place at the Strand Campus of King’s College London.

The British Commission for Military History is the pre-eminent association for professional military historians in the UK, dedicated to the promotion and discussion of military history in its broadest sense. This conference is designed to introduce younger scholars to the Commission, whose members will also be in attendance. Participants will be welcome to attend the Commission’s autumn conference to be held at the National Army Museum, Chelsea on Saturday 19th November, on the theme ‘The British National Service Army’.

Conference Organisers

Paul Harris

Ross Mahoney

bcmhnewresearchers@gmail.com

BCMH new researcher call for papers

Air Power Seminars at the University of Birmingham

This year the following air power seminars will take place at the War Studies Seminar at the University of Birmingham.

11 October 2011

James Pugh (University of Birmingham)

‘Early British Air Power Doctrine and the Influence of the Staff College, 1908-14’

17 January 2012

Ross Mahoney (University of Birmingham)

‘Leadership Effectiveness: Understanding a Key Metric of Operational Military History – Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh Mallory, a Case Study’

They will take place at 5:30pm in the Arts Lecture Room 3, First Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

Tweeting Exploring the Frontiers of Air Power Research Workshop

Today is the first day of the Air Power Workshop at the Centre for War Studies at the University of Birmingham. This is an important and exciting event that seeks to explore future avenues of research in the field of Air Power Studies.

Rather than write a report on the two days activities I am tweeting some key points that are raised during the course of the workshop. You can follow these tweets by following the hash tag #airpowerresearch. Hopefully this works.

Dr Peter Gray at the Institute of Historical Research

Next weeks Military History Semianr at the Institute for Historical Institute is as follows:

Air Commodore (ret’d) Dr Peter Gray

Strategic Leadership of the Bomber Offensive

Held in the Germany Room at the IHR on Tuesday 10 May 2011. It starts at 5pm.


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