This workshop tackles the twin themes of violence and conflict throughout the ages. It seeks to bring together military historians with those looking at the social, cultural and political histories of violence. The use of the term “conflict” is intended to give an arena to histories of grand strategy and operational military history, while the generalized term “violence” widens the scope of the workshop beyond beyond formal war between states to include not only other forms of political violence, such as guerrilla warfare and terrorism, but also socio-cultural manifestations of violence and the impact of these on the groups and individuals who must live with their consequences. In general, the aim is to take a broad, holistic approach to the topic, cutting across periods and specialisations and attracting students with all sorts of different interests connected to our central themes.
Mark Condos (Wolfson, mnc24)
Patrick Clibbens (Pembroke, phmc2)
Elisabeth Leake (Corpus, el317)
Gui Xi Young (Fitz, gxay2)
Schedule for Easter Term 2013
All meetings take place opposite the History Faculty in the Alison Richard Building (Seminar Room S2), between 17:30-19:00.
For abstracts see our Talks.cam page.
Elisabeth Leake (Corpus): 'India vs. the British Empire: conflicts in imperial defense, 1919–39
Mesrob Vartavarian (Robinson): Military labour and the colonial 'conquests' in India 1780–1800
Greta Lawrence (Peterhouse): The Dachau Trials: an introduction to sentencing practices
Special Roundtable Discussion: The First World War in Historical Perspective
Tom Simpson (Gonville and Caius): Violence and colonial atavism - the British Indian state's north-eastern frontier
during the nineteenth century
Alex Wolfers (King’s College): Paper title TBA
8 June (Saturday)
One-day graduate conference: The Savage State?: Violence in Nationalism and Nation–Building
(Note: this event will be held in room SG1 of the Alison Richard Building. For
more information, please visit our website: http://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/research/conferences/savage-state)
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