War Studies Seminars 2012-2013

  • Sponsored by Howard Rosen
  • The seminar meets on Tuesdays at 17.30 in Lecture Room 3, 1st Floor, Arts Building, University of Birmingham 

 

Autumn 2012

 

2 October
2 October  Colonel (Rtd) David Benest (late The Parachute Regiment)
‘2 PARA Falklands – 30 Years On’

9 October
Professor Michael S. Neiberg (US Army War College)
‘1914: A New Look at an Old Problem’

16 October
Air Vice-Marshal Professor Tony Mason CB CBE DL (University of Birmingham)
‘The Harris & Cheshire Interviews - Exclusive Footage’

23 October  
Joint session with Modern and Contemporary History Seminar
Professor Mustafa Aksakal (Georgetown University)
‘The Ottoman Empire and the First World War’ 

30 October  
Assignment Week: No Meeting

6 November
Patrick Longson (University of Birmingham)
‘Germanophobia, Press Antagonism and a German Panic? 1902-1904’

13 November
Professor Andrew Lambert (King’s College London)
‘The War of 1812’ 

20 November
Matthew Powell (University of Birmingham)
‘A Forgotten Revolution?: Army Co-operation Command and Artillery Reconnaissance, 1940-42’ 

27 November  
Dr Keith Shear (University of Birmingham)
‘Colonel Coetzee's War: Loyalty, Subversion and the South African Police, 1939-1945’ 4 December

Spring Term 2013

15 January  
Paul Fantom (University of Birmingham)
‘Zeppelins over the Black Country: 1916’ 

22 January 
Dr Rob Johnson (University of Oxford) ‘True to their Salt? Partnering Auxiliary Forces, Then and Now’ 

29 January
Andrew Preston (Clare College, Cambridge)
‘Religion and the Vietnam War’

5 February 
Paul Harris (King’s College London)
‘The Men Who Planned the War: The Staff of the British Army on the Western Front 1914-18’

12 February 
Assignment Week: no meeting 

19 February 
Dr John Carman & Dr Patricia Carman (University of Birmingham)
‘Bloody Meadows: Investigating Battlefields as Landscapes’ 

26 February 
Dr Heather Jones (London School of Economics) 
The British campaign against the blockade of Germany and Austria, 1918-1919

5 March 
Dr John Bourne (University of Birmingham)
‘The BEF on 29 September 1918’ 

12 March 
Professor Gary Sheffield (University of Birmingham)
‘Sir Henry Rawlinson: A Reassessment’ 

19 March 
Joint Seminar with the Institute for Conflict, Co-operation and Security
Dr Robert Watt (University of Birmingham)
The Chiricahua Apache Warrior 1860-1886 

Summer Term 2013

30 April 
THE JOHN TERRAINE LECTURE
Professor Andrew Lambert (King's College, London)
‘John Terraine and the Naval History of the First World War

 

For further details please contact: firstworldwar@bham.ac.uk