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2017 February

AGM, Saturday 18 Feb 2017

18th February 2017 @ 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

1st April 2017 @ 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 Battlefield Tour – Allenby, Nivelle and the Hindenburg Line

27th April 2017 @ 8:00 am - 1st May 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Hotel Mercure Cathedrale, Rheims, 31 boulevard Paul Doumer
Rheims, 51723 France, Metropolitan
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Battlefield Tour, April 2017 Tour Report from Frank Baldwin which includes the famous Chanson de Craonne https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zDfVi34HuBM&feature=share       Documents Herewith a link to the dreaded Wikipedia entry on the Nivelle Offensive which, in the absence of very much material in English, is quite informative. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nivelle_Offensive Battle of Malmaison by Tim Gale Nivelle Offensive by Tim Gale Aftermath of Nivelle by Tim Gale  Select Bibliography from Martin Alexander   Herewith the dreaded Wikipedia link to the Arras offensive which is…

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2017 July

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

7th July 2017 @ 9:00 am - 9th July 2017 @ 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

2nd September 2017 @ 8:00 am - 8th September 2017 @ 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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2018 February

WITHDRAWN, Battlefield Tour Northern Italy

16 February @ 4:41 pm
Hotel Mod 05, Via Modigliani 5
Verona, 37014 Italy
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BATTLEFIELD TOUR – Northern Italy - 18 to 23 SEPTEMBER 2018 TOUR WITHDRAWN Jim Storr has announced that due to a change in his personal circumstances he has very regrettably had to withdraw the Tour for 2018.  It may be possible to run it in 2019. Jim has written to all those who had expressed an interest. Contact: Contact Jim Storr at jimpstorr@aol.com.

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2018 April

Battlefield Tour Malta 26-30 April 2018

26 April - 30 April
Hotel Plaza, Sliema, Malta, Hotel Plaza, 248 Tower Road
Sliema, SLM 1600 Malta
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BATTLEFIELD TOUR – MALTA - 26 TO 30 APRIL 2018 The response to the recent request for expressions of interest in the tour has been good and it is confirmed that the tour will go ahead between 26 and 30 April next year. It is still possible to book for the tour. The cost, exclusive of travel to Malta, is approximately €400 (sharing a room) or €500 for a single room. Details of the programme and administrative arrangements can be…

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2017 October

Richard Holmes Lecture, Monday 9 October

9th October 2017 @ 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

21st October 2017 @ 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

17th November 2017 @ 9:00 am - 18th November 2017 @ 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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