Redcoats, Tommies, and Dusty Warriors: Britain’s Soldiers c.1650 to the present

Redcoats, Tommies, and Dusty Warriors: Britain’s Soldiers c.1650 to the present

School of History Faculty of Arts, and Cultures – Leeds.ac.uk

Picked up details of this via Twitter,  I can’t go but some of my blog readers may find interesting this Leeds based 2 day conference in July 2018.
Redcoats, Tommies, and Dusty Warriors: Britain’s Soldiers c.1650 to the present

The two-day conference will explore all aspects of the history of Britain’s soldiers from the formation of a permanent army in the seventeenth century to the present day.

Date: 10-07-2018 until 11-07-2018
Time: 09:00 – 18:00

This conference aims to explore the history of those who served in military forces of the British crown. The conference will focus on soldiers, and explore them through a variety of perspectives, including:

  • Britain’s soldiers on campaign and life in barracks.
  • The changing nature of combat, manoeuvres and logistics.
  • Recruitment, service, wounds, and pensions.
  • Military culture, including issues relating to identity, gender and memory.
  • The soldier in popular culture.
  • Evolving military formations, such as the regiment.
  • Memory and material culture.

We take a wide definition of Britain’s soldiers, and intend to cover all the military forces of the British crown – the regular army, militia, home defence forces, part-time soldiers, auxiliaries; officers, NCOs, rank and file, camp followers and military families.

Additionally, we encourge contributions on the forces raised outside Britain and Ireland, including ‘foreign’ units and forces recruited in colonies and the Empire. Contributions can address specific moments, events, campaigns, or years, just as much as they can range across broader periods.

We are open contributions from all disciplines and from established academics, early career researchers, and the public alike. We welcome proposals for academic papers, posters, workshops, and other formats that we can support.

The keynote lecture will be given by Professor Ian Beckett (University of Kent).

Submit an abstract – We are accepting proposals for a 20-minute paper or a poster presentation. Abstracts should be 200 words long, and we also ask for keywords about your presentation. (You will need to create an account to submit an abstract)

Contact the organisers – You can contact the conference organisers at: confadmin@leeds.ac.uk.

Location: Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Cost: tbc

Blogposted from a Twitter link by Mark, Man of TIN, 11 March 2018

 

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