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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.


Air Power Studies Postgraduate Symposium at the University of Birmingham

As previously mentioned here are the deatils for the forthcoming Air Power Postgraduate Symposium that is being held at the University of Birmingham on 23 September.

Air Power Studies

Thursday 23rd September 2010

Air Power Postgraduate Research Symposium

Lecture Room 8, Third Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham

An informal exploration of air power research topics and issues.


0930 Coffee and Registration

1000 Welcome and Introduction by Air Commodore (Ret’d) Dr Peter Gray (Director of Air Power Studies)

1005 A Recent Graduate’s perspective Air Commodore Neville Parton PhD

Panel 1

1030-1050 Ross Mahoney – The Leadership Effectiveness of Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory

1050-1110 Peter Dye – Air Power and Logistics in the First World War

1110-1130 James Pugh – Control of the Air

1130 Coffee – Foyer on Third Floor – Lecture Room 8

Panel 2

1150-1210 Andy Walters – Air Power and COIN

1210-1230 Tom Withington – Title (TBC)

1300 Lunch

1345 The External Examiner’s Perspective by Professor Gary Sheffield with Air Power input from Dr Christina Goulter of the  JSCSC, KCL

Panel 3

1415-1435 Kenny Fuchter – China (TBC)

1435-1455 Clive Richards – The Air Ministry 1932 – 1949

1455-1515 Peter Preston-Hough – Air Superiority over Burma 1941-1945

1515 Tea

1530 What the Air Historical Branch can do for you by Seb Cox, Head of the Air Historical Branch, MoD

Panel 4

1600-1620 Ian Shields – tbc

1620-1640 John Alexander – The RAF in Hashemite Iraq

1645 Wash-up and discussion by Proffessor Gary Sheffield

1700 Close

Please contact Mrs Carolyn Sweet, Secretary of the Centre for First World War Studies, to confirm attendance. Tel.: 0121 414 3983 e-mail: Directions and downloadable maps are also available from the University of Birmingham Web Site.

Any questions please post here.


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