Institute of Historical Research Military History Seminar
The Institute of Historical Research military history seminar has been running since the 1950s as a public seminar showcasing the work of established and upcoming historians. It is a forum in which scholars can present their ideas to an informed (and argumentative) specialist audience (and to discuss them less formally over a pint afterwards). The seminar invites papers from both PhD students who have made some progress on their research as well as university and non-university military historians, and we particularly welcome contributions from foreign scholars visiting the UK. Papers should normally be 40–45 minutes long, followed by the same time for questions and discussion. There is a small fund available from the Friends of the Institute of Historical Research to defray the travel expenses of UK speakers.
The seminar meet fortnightly during term time on Tuesdays at 17.15. The convenors welcome offers of papers on any aspect of military history broadly defined – army, naval, air, operational, social, and cultural, European and global – from the modern era (post-1776). Paper proposals with a short abstract should be sent to the convenors at the address below.
The seminar programme and details of the venue can be accessed at
Professor William Philpott
Department of War Studies,
King’s College London,