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 
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