History seminars at the IHR

Military History

Convenors: David French, Brian Holden-Reid, Andrew Lambert, William Philpott

Venue: Wolfson Room II, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Tuesday, 5.15pm.  

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
6 October The British Army and the Cyprus Insurgency, 1955-59

Professor David French

20 October William Sowden Sims, the Gun Doctor: Military Innovation and Military Conservatism in the U.S Navy before the First World War

Benjamin Armstrong (King’s College London)

3 November Not Foch's Finest Hour: The Battle of Morhange, 20 August 1914

Dr Simon House

17 November The Politics and Strategy of the American Expeditionary Force's Tactics in 1918

Bryon Smith (King’s College London)

1 December Military Charities, Welfare Reform and State Formation during the First World War: The Central Role of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation

Simon McNeill-Ritchie (Cambridge University)

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
19 January Interrogating the Gestapo: British Security Interests and the Post-war Reincarnation of SS-Sturmbannführer Horst Kopkow

Dr Declan O’Reilly (University of East Anglia)

2 February Jordan's Arab Legion and the 1948-49 Arab-Israeli War: An Operational Assessment

Professor Matthew Hughes (Brunel University)

16 February Crown Prince Rupprecht and the German Army on the Western Front, 1914-18

Dr Jonathan Boff (Birmingham University)

1 March A Strange Kind of Honeymoon. The British Army and Politics in the Streets of Northern Ireland, 1969-71

Dr Huw Bennett (Cardiff University)

15 March Combat Effectiveness and the Gurkha Brigade, 1935-1945

Alexander Wilson (King’s College London)