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2016 June

The First World War at Sea

3rd June 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4th June 2016 @ 5:00 pm
National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich
London, SE10 9NF United Kingdom
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The BCMH Summer Conference is being held at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich where we are partnering with the Museum and with the British Commission for Maritime History.  More information and the Booking Form can be found at the National Maritime Museum website. Report Our main event this year was on 3 / 4 June at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich where, in conjunction with the Museum and the British Commission for Maritime History (the other BCMH) our theme was The…

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2016 September

XLII International Congress of Military History

4th September 2016 - 10th September 2016
Plovdiv, Bulgaria + Google Map

The XLIInd International Military History Congress in Istanbul is CANCELLED due to the internal problems in Turkey. The Bulgarian Commission of Military History proposed to organize the Congress in Plovdiv in Bulgaria.   The ICMH Congress link is now live here. If you are interested in attending please contact the International Secretary, Dr John Peaty, intsec@bcmh.org.uk.

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2016 November

New Researchers’ Conference 2016

26th November 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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£25

Details This conference, organised by the British Commission for Military History in association with the University of Sussex and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, intends to highlight current research being undertaken by postgraduate and early career scholars in the field of military history and related disciplines. This is the British Commission for Military History's seventh annual New Research Conference giving postgraduate and early career scholars an excellent opportunity to meet, share new ideas and discuss the latest research. The conference…

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2017 February

AGM, Saturday 18 Feb 2017

18 February @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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Please note the documents below relating to the 2017 AGM to be held at the IHR on Saturday 18 Feb 2017: 2017 AGM Agenda  2017 AGM Accounts  Notes to 2017 Accounts  2017 AGM Motions & Resolutions  2016 AGM Minutes  WW1 Centenary Report     Convening Notice   Booking Form   It will assist the organisers enormously if you are able to print your own copies of these documents in order to reduce copying charges. The deadline for notification of attendance has…

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2017 April

Spring Conference 2017: The Armies of 1917

1 April @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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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…

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2017 July

Summer Conference 2017: ‘Russet-Coated Soldiers: A BCMH conference on the British Civil Wars’

7 July @ 9:00 am - 9 July @ 5:00 pm
National Civil War Centre, 14 Appletongate
Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1JY United Kingdom
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The British Commission for Military History (BCMH), in partnership with the National Civil War Centre (NCWC), the Society of Army Historical Research (SAHR) and the English Civil War Society (ECWS) is organizing a conference on military aspects of the British Civil Wars 1642-51 to be held at the National Civil War Centre, Newark, Notts from 7 to 9 July 2017. The keynote lectures will be provided by Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) and Dr Andrew Hopper (University of Leicester).…

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2017 September

XLIII International Congress of Military History

2 September @ 8:00 am - 8 September @ 5:00 pm
Hotel Akwa Palace Douala, Cameroon + Google Map

The XLIII ICMH Congress will be hosted by the Cameroon Commission in Douala from Saturday 2nd until Friday 8th September 2017. The central theme of the Congress is ‘World Wars and colonies in history’. The Cameroon Commission has developed a website where you can find all the relevant information concerning the academic program, the venue, the hotels and the post-congress tour. All registration has to be done by this website which you can consult by clicking on the following link:…

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2017 October

Richard Holmes Lecture, Monday 9 October

9 October @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Armoury House, Armoury House, City Road
London, EC1Y 2BQ United Kingdom
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This year the the BCMH is hosting the annual Richard Holmes Memorial Lecture.  The speaker will be General Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the General Staff. Invitations are extended to all members (and their guests) of the three organisations with which Richard was closely involved, the BCMH, the Battlefields Trust (BT) and the Guild of Battlefield Guides (GBG). Current details are: Date: Monday 9th October Timings: Drinks from 18.30;  Talk from 19.00 to 20.15 including questions  Venue: Armoury House, City Road, London EC1Y…

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Saturday 21 October: Wellington’s Cornerstone, a Conference on the Lines of Torres Vedras

21 October @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly
London, W1J 7PX United Kingdom
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The BCMH and the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras (FLTV) hosted a one day Conference on the Lines at the Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PX on Saturday 21 October 2017. Conference Report Registration 9.30am Conference 10am to 5pm Speakers included: • Professor Charles Esdaile • Colonel Nick Lipscombe • Professor Mendo Henriques, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa • Dr Mark S Thompson   Click here for Programme Cost of the conference will be £50, including…

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2017 November

New Researchers’ Conference, 17 & 18 November 2017

17 November @ 9:00 am - 18 November @ 5:00 pm
St John’s College, St John's College
Cambridge, CB2 1TP United Kingdom
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The Many Faces of War - Changing Perspectives on Armed Conflict This is the 8th New Researchers' conference organised by the British Commission for Military History. Its purpose is to bring together current research by postgraduate and early career scholars in the field of military history and related disciplines. Its philosophy is to offer an open and supportive forum for people with a broad range of interests – from material culture to those interested in intelligence or military technique –…

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