Previous events

2019

  • 7th May - The 46th (North Midland) Division and the First World War
  • 26th March - Fighting the People's War: The British and Commonwealth Armies and the Second World War
  • 19th March - Blunder: War in Iraq
  • 5th March - The British Army in Northern Ireland

2018

  • 1st November - Remembering the Great War - An Evening of Words and Music
  • 30th May - The Grain of History: Photography and Post-War Time c.1945-55
  • 1st May - The John Terraine Lecture 2018
  • 20th March - Why did the Germans not invent the tank? Military mechanization and the Imperial German army during the First World War
  • 13th March - War, Women and the West Midlands
  • 6th March - Memory and the Great War
  • 1st March - The First World War Memorials Programme
  • 27th February - End of a Paradigm? The Cultural History of the Great War
  • 20th February - The Great War and the Future for War
  • 30th January - "At Odd Times a Journalist": Major-General JFC Fuller as Freelance Writer and Special Correspondent, 1925-1945
  • 16th January - Oral History and Military History: the British Army in North-West Europe 1944-45

2017

  • 5th December - Manpower and State Power in Eighteenth-century Wars
  • 29th November - Ego-Documents and Official History: Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria's Diary and the Battle for the Memory of the First World War, 1914-39
  • 21st November - Treasure of the Sierra Goodsights: The role of Archaeologists and Historians in the Discovery of the Apache Wars
  • 14th November - Romania in the Great War
  • 24th October - Military Intervention as Hollywood Allegory: The Clinton and Bush Years
  • 17th October - The Hindenburg Line 1918: Haig's Forgotten Triumph
  • 10th October - British Forces and the Sunday Schools, 1914-1918
  • 3rd October - The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940
  • 25th April - Strategy and peace-making in the Thirty Years War
  • 21st March - 1917 Revisited
  • 14th March - A Religious War?
  • 7th March - 100 Years of Shell Shock: Gone but not Forgotten
  • 21st February - War, Epidemics and Empire: British Military Medicine in the Middle East, 1914-18
  • 31st January - The Emergence of Military History as a University Subject, 1872-1914

2016

  • 29th November - Bodies at War: Visual and Material Cultures of Modern Conflict
  • 28th November - Air power in the French empire: the armée de l'air in the Levant (1918-1940)
  • 22nd November - British and Dominion Aerial Re-supply in the Great War 1916-18: A Learning Curve?
  • 15th November - The Evolution of the IRA Ambush 1919-1923: An Example of "The Learning Curve" in Guerrilla Warfare
  • 8th November - Decisions in the Desert, 1942
  • 25th October - "Seafaring race" Theory: Colonial Naval Recruitment and Late British Imperialism
  • 11th October - The Stronger Form of Warfare: the German Defence of the Western Front
  • 27th September - Edwardian Nightmare: the Fear of Invasion and British Strategy, 1880-1914
  • 22nd March - Elvis and the Atomic Battlefield: Military Change in the Cold War Army
  • 15th March - The other Alpine Front: The Dolomites 1915-17
  • 8th March - Jack Tar in foreign climes: sailors in the Empire, 1890-1914
  • 9th February - From the Constantinople agreement to San Remo: Middle East partition plans in their wartime context, 1915-1920
  • 2nd February - The military education of the army's junior officers 1902-1914
  • 26th January - Afghanistan, South Asia and the Khilafat and Hijrat movements, 1914-1924
  • 20th January - The Vanquished: Europe and the Aftermath of the Great War
  • 19th January - Kut 1916, the forgotten British disaster in Iraq

2015

  • 1st December - War studies seminar title TBC
  • 24th November - Shock and Awe at Amiens, 8 August 1918: Disaster Reconsidered
  • 17th November - "A Whip to the Flagging Horse": The Royal Air Force, Bomber Command, Aircrew Fatigue and the Use of Benzedrine Sulphate during the Second World War
  • 27th October - Ireland's Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War
  • 13th October - The Making of Edward Mead Earle's "Makers of Modern Strategy"
  • 14th July - Ways to Remember: The First World War through the lens of Florence Camm's war memorial windows
  • 28th April - Mons revisited
  • 24th March - British tactics from WW1 to WW2 and beyond
  • 17th March - Lawrence of Arabia: the man, the myth and the movie
  • 10th March - "Privileged greatly to serve his nation in days of mortal danger": Sir Eric Geddes and logistics on the Western Front
  • 7th March - The Midlands and the Great War
  • 24th February - I could not persuade myself it had been great fun: III Corps and the Advance to the Hindenburg Line, Spring 1917
  • 10th February - Logistics revisited: reassessing the effects of the Allied anti-shipping campaign in the Mediterranean, 1940-44
  • 3rd February - Combat wound care: 1915 versus 2015
  • 27th January - "Evil, wild and scurrilous sows"? Soldiers in 16th and 17th century German culture, a reassessment
  • 20th January - East or West? The false dilemma in German strategy, 1914-15
  • 13th January - Breaking "the remarkable deadlock": British strategic options in 1915

2014

  • 9th December - Ambulance Trains in the Great War: French Suggestions; British Solutions
  • 3rd December - War Artists Lecture Series
  • 2nd December - The Evolution of a Fighting Force: Developments in British Infantry Uniforms, Weapons and Equipment 1914-15
  • 26th November - War Artists Lecture Series
  • 26th November - A case of goats mingling with sheep? The identification and employment of civilian experts in the British Army of the First World War
  • 25th November - War, Christianity and National Identity in the British Armed Services, 1939-45
  • 19th November - War Artists Lecture Series
  • 18th November - The RAF in Ireland 1918-22
  • 13th November - Second World War internment in America and Britain: experience and memory
  • 11th November - The Last Battle: Crossing the Sambre, November 1918
  • 5th November - The Midlands and the Great War
  • 5th-7th November - Third Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology
  • 28th October - Afghanistan during the First World War
  • 22nd October - The Global War: British Strategy 1914-16
  • 21st October - GI Religion and Post-War Revival in the United States, 1940-55
  • 20th October - The Auschwitz Sonderkommando Uprising: Piecing Together an Account
  • 16th October - Delphi: Understanding the Centre of the Ancient World
  • 14th October - Adapting to the Mobile Battlefield: Communications in the BEF during the Hundred Days, 1918
  • 11th October - The YMCA goes to War: a day school
  • 7th October - Developing Infantry Battalion Leadership in the BEF, 1916-18
  • 29th April - John Terraine Memorial Lecture
  • 1st April - First World War poetry event
  • 18th March - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War
  • 11th March - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War
  • 4th March - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War
  • 11th February - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War
  • 4th February - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War
  • 28th January - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War
  • 21st January - Inter-theatre Learning in the British army of the First World War

2013

  • 3rd December - The BEF on 29 September, 1918
  • 28th November - History and Cultures Workshop Skills Session
  • 26th November - "Soldiers of Christ arise": Religious Nationalism in the East Midlands during World War I
  • 19th November - The British Army and the Learning Curve, 1793-1815
  • 12th November - Foxhole Faith and the Religion of the GI in World War II
  • 29th October - Scouting for Brigands: Tank Corps Intelligence, 1916-1918
  • 22nd October - Back with the mates I left behind: a frontline medical officer from Passchendaele to allied victory
  • 22nd October - The World's First Expeditionary Air Force? The RFC in 1914
  • 15th October - Officer Education at Sandhurst and Woolwich 1902-1914
  • 8th October - The Combat Soldier
  • 6th July - Day School in Honour of Dr Bob Bushaway
  • 22nd June - Undergraduate open day
  • 22nd June - War Studies Summer Day School
  • 21st June - Undergraduate open day
  • 20th June - Undergraduate open day
  • 30th April - The John Terraine Lecture: John Terraine and the Naval History of the First World War
  • 19th March - The Chiricahua Apache Warrior 1860-1886
  • 12th March - 'Sir Henry Rawlinson: A Reassessment'
  • 5th March - 'The BEF on 29 September 1918'
  • 2nd March - War Studies Spring Day School
  • 26th February - 'A Case Study of the British Campaign Against the Blockade of Germany and Austria, 1918-1919'
  • 19th February - 'Bloody Meadows: Investigating Battlefields as Landscapes'
  • 5th February - 'The Men Who Planned the War: The Staff of the British Army on the Western Front 1914-18'
  • 29th January - 'Religion and the Vietnam War'
  • 22nd January - 'True to their Salt? Partnering Auxiliary Forces, Then and Now'
  • 16th January - Online chat: College of Arts and Law Scholarships 2013
  • 15th January - 'Zeppelins over the Black Country: 1916'

2012

  • 4th December - War Studies Seminar
  • 27th November - War Studies Seminar
  • 24th November - First World War Autumn Day School
  • 20th November - War Studies Seminar
  • 17th November - Re-engaging with the First World War - War Studies
  • 16th November - New Research in Military History
  • 13th November - War Studies Seminar
  • 13th November - War Studies Seminar
  • 6th November - War Studies Seminar
  • 23rd October - War Studies Seminar
  • 16th October - War Studies Seminar
  • 9th October - War Studies Seminar
  • 2nd October - War Studies Seminar
  • 14th September - Revisiting Churchill's Army: New Directions in the Study of the British Army in the Second World War
  • 3rd-5th August - Command, Control and Communications: The British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front 1914-1918
  • 23rd June - Summer Day School 2012: The Military Lessons of the Great war 1918-1940
  • 14th March - Applicant Visit Day
  • 3rd March - War Studies Spring Day School
  • 3rd March - War Studies Spring Day School
  • 3rd March - War Studies Spring Day School