Military History

Venue: Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House unless otherwise stated

Time: Tuesdays, 17:15

Convenors: David French (UCL), Brian Holden-Reid (KCL),  Dr Jonathan Krause (KCL), Andrew Lambert (KCL), William Philpott (KCL).

The Military History seminar considers wars and warfare in the modern era, since the 1780s. Papers address the themes of the history of armed forces (land, naval and air); strategy and operations; military theory and practice; commanders and campaigns; and the social and cultural impact of warfare.

Spring Term 2019
DateSeminar details
22 January
Archibald Wavell, 1914–1918: Laying the Foundations of Greatness
William Franklin (University of Wolverhampton)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

5 February
The Biology of War: Why Do We Fight?
Mike Martin
King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

19 February
British Army Communications, 1897-1914
Nicholas Evans
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

5 March
From OTC to OCB: The professionalisation of the selection and training of junior officers in the British Army during the Great War
Charles Fair (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

19 March
Outfoxing the Fox: Deceiving Rommel at Alam Halfa, 1942
John Peaty
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR