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REPORT Three Minute Military Thesis (TMMT), Tuesday 10th March 2020

10th March 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Three Minute Military Thesis

Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London

Tuesday, 10th March 2020

For a report of this event and details of the participants - and the winners - see the download below:




Based on the nationally acclaimed '3 Minute Thesis' phenomenon, the British Commission for Military History is proud to unveil its inaugural 'Three Minute Military Thesis' competition. Held at the Institute for Historical Research, in London, on 10th March, this competition will see military historians who are currently writing their ground-breaking doctoral theses summarise their findings in just 180 seconds. These fast paced, dynamic presentations will be judged by a panel of experts, with the winner taking away a cheque for £100, and the prestigious title 'TMMT Champion'.

As part of the BCMH's commitment to supporting the next generation of scholars, the competition, which starts at 17:45 (doors open for the competition at 17:15), will be preceded by two training panels run by accomplished figures in the military world. These experts will be offering advice on career options in military history, and how to get your work published. These panels are open to all who book tickets, and doors will open for the panels from 15:30. A full timetable is below.

This innovative and exciting event is wholly funded by the BCMH and tickets are therefore free although we welcome donations from attendees to cover the costs of the tea and coffee served.

This event is organised by the BCMH's Student Liaison Officers Zack White and Dr William Fletcher. For more information, please contact z.white@soton.ac.uk

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fast paced, exhilarating and extremely informative evening, as our competitors prepare to 'Blitz their Krieg'!

With a first prize of £100, and a second place prize of £50, this competition offers PhD students focusing on any element of conflict the perfect opportunity to showcase your cutting-edge research and engage the public with your findings.

Successful applicants will present their research topic and findings live, and in a passionate, engaging way, to an audience of experts, students, and members of the public. The event will also include advice sessions for PGRs on ‘Compiling a Funding Application’, and ‘Turning a thesis into a book’.


15:30 – Registration: Tea/coffee

16:00 – About the BCMH

16:15 – Panel: Career Options in Military History

16:45 – Panel: Getting Published – a guide

17:15 – Tea/Coffee /registration for those just attending the competition/lecture

17:45 – Competition

18:45 – Extended questions (judges retire to consider their verdict)

19:15 – Prize giving

19:30 – Close of proceedings


For competition rules and further information, see below:





10th March 2020
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Zack White, BCMH


Institute of Historical Research
Senate House, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HU United Kingdom
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