The Armies of 1917
Conference at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), London, UK
Saturday 1 April, 2017
Following on from the successful conference on Armies in 1914, held to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, The British Commission for Military History (BCMH), in partnership with the Sir Michael Howard Research Centre for the History of War, King’s College London and the Western Front Association, is organizing a conference on the Armies of 1917 to be held at the Institute of Historical Research, London, on 1 Saturday April 2017.
Proposals for individual short papers or multi-paper panels on aspects of the armies’ preparation for and experience in the 1917 campaigns in Europe and the Middle East are invited. Possible themes of proposals include:
- New operational and tactical perspectives
- Command and leadership
- Technological innovations and their application
- Recruitment and training
- Morale and discipline
- Battle and campaign case studies
- Military learning and adaptation
Proposals that move beyond the British and Dominion armies are particularly encouraged.
Papers will be considered for publication in the British Journal of Military History.
Please send your proposed title with a 200-word abstract and a 100-word biography to the academic convenor, Professor William Philpott, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of War Studies, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
Proposals must be received by 20 January 2017. Panellists will be notified in early February.
Further information on the conference can obtained from the Secretary General of the BCMH, Mr Andy Grainger (email@example.com).