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Military History in Canada

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A one day conference in collaboration with the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies and the Department of History, University of Calgary and the History of Warfare Research Group, King's College London

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Panel 2 - First World War - Nikolas Gardner

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 2: First World War Charles Townshend's Advance on Baghdad: The British Offensive in b, September-November 1915 Nikolas Gardner (Associate Professor of Strategy, Department of Strategy and Leadership, Air Way College, Alabama, USA) Nikolas Gardner holds a PhD in military history and strategic studies from the University of Calgary. He has taught at Mount Royal College, in Calgary and the University of Salford, in Greater Manchester. He is currently Associate Professor of Strategy at the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Dr. Gardner is the author of Trial by Fire: Command and the British Expeditionary Force in 1914, (Praeger, 2003), and articles in a variety of journals including The Journal of Contemporary History, War in History, War & Society, and The Journal of Military History. He has served on the Council of the Army Records Society, and as Reviews Editor of the Journal of the Society of Army Historical Resea...

25 MIN2010 JUN 21
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Panel 2 - First World War - Nikolas Gardner

Panel 3: Economic Warfare - Keith Neilson

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 3: Economic Warfare R.H. Brand, Imperial Unity and Munitions from Canada, 1914-1917 Keith Neilson (Professor of History, Royal Military College, Canada) Keith Neilson is a University of Alberta graduate (BSc, BA, MA) who obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has taught the past thirty years at the Royal Military College, Canada. He is an expert in 19th and 20th century British foreign policy, Anglo-Russian relations, the British Army, and the First World War. He has worked with many British military historians and has published a number of works on British military and naval history. His published articles touch topics like Lord Kitchener, British propaganda and intelligence in First World War Russia, and British military reactions to the Russo-Japanese war. With B.J.C. McKercher, he is the general editor of The Praeger Series on Foreign Policy in the Interwar Period. He has been a member of the IHR a ...

21 MIN2010 JUN 21
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Panel 3: Economic Warfare - Keith Neilson

Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Andrew Lambert

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy A Meeting of Minds? Sir Julian Corbett and the Naval War Course, 1902-1914 Andrew Lambert (Laughton Professor of Naval History, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London) Andrew Lambert is Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London, and Director of the Laughton Naval History unit housed in the Department. His work focuses on the naval and strategic history of the British Empire between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War. His work has addressed a range of issues, including technology, policy-making, regional security, deterrence, historiography, crisis-management and conflict. He has lectured on aspects of his work around the world, and made several television documentaries. He has presented papers at a number of conferences held by the University of Calgary and has examined a University of Calgary PhD t...

26 MIN2010 JUN 21
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Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Andrew Lambert

Panel 2: First World War - Peter Jackson

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 2: First World War Contending Conceptions of Security in French Policy at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 Peter Jackson (Reader in International History, Aberystwyth University) Peter Jackson is a Reader in International History at Aberystwyth University. He is also editor of Intelligence and National Security, the world's leading academic journal in the field of intelligence and international relations. He has written widely on the subjects of French foreign and security policy in the era of the two World Wars, intelligence and uncertainty and the role of intelligence in British policy before the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He holds an MA from the University of Calgary and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

17 MIN2010 JUN 21
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Panel 2: First World War - Peter Jackson

Panel 2: First World War - Meighen McCrae

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 2: First World War The Supreme War Council’s Inter-allied War Planning for 1919 Meighen McCrae (Doctoral Student, University of Oxford) Originally from Algonquin, Ontario, Meighen McCrae completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton University with a major in History and a minor in English Literature. In 2007 she completed her Master’s thesis entitled, Strategy and Science Fiction: Britain and the Invasion Scares, 1905-1909 at the University of Calgary. This thesis, supervised by Dr. John Ferris, assessed the similarities in the visions promulgated by strategic publicists and science fiction writers in their attempts to raise concerns over national defence with the objective of affecting government policy. In October 2009 she began to read for her DPhil at the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on the Supreme War Council and their strategic forecasting and inter-allied war planning for campaigns in ...

19 MIN2010 JUN 21
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Panel 2: First World War - Meighen McCrae

Keynote Speech: Canadian Military History

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Keynote Speech: Canadian Military History Professor David Bercuson (Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, Canada) Since January 1997, David Bercuson has been the Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and is also the Director of Programs of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, based in Calgary. He has published on a wide range of topics specializing in modern Canadian politics, Canadian defence and foreign policy and Canadian military history. In 1988, Bercuson was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and in May 1989, he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at The University of Calgary. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2004. He was a member of the Minister of National Defence’s Monitoring Committee from 1997 to 2003. He has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 35 books on Canadian hi...

17 MIN2010 JUN 21
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Keynote Speech: Canadian Military History

Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Daniel Whittingham

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy Charles Callwell and British Strategy Daniel Whittingham (Doctoral Student, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London) Daniel Whittingham is a PhD student in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. His dissertation examines the military thought of Charles E. Callwell and will be the first dedicated study of Callwell’s works. Originally from Aldershot Dan completed his BA in History at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He completed his MA History of Warfare at King’s College, London, where he is currently pursuing his PhD. His research interests include British colonial warfare, from the classic ‘small wars of conquest’ fought by European powers in the nineteenth century to the imperial policing operations and counterinsurgency campaigns of the twentieth century. He co-organised the War Studies Department postgraduate conference at Cumbe...

19 MIN2010 JUN 21
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Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Daniel Whittingham

Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Paul Ramsey

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy Analysing Defence and Thinking Strategically: The Works of Henry Spenser Wilkinson Paul Ramsey, Doctoral Student (Department of History, University of Calgary, Canada) Paul Ramsey is a PhD student in History at the University of Calgary. His dissertation examines the military thought of Henry Spenser Wilkinson. Originally from Liverpool he gained his BA (Hons) in Contemporary Military and International History at the University of Salford. His MA History of Warfare, which he completed at King’s College, London, focussed on naval history, and his dissertation was written under the supervision of Professor Andrew Lambert. Paul is currently pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Professor John Ferris. His research interests include strategic, naval, and military history, specifically the development of military thought in the late nineteenth century. He has been a member...

20 MIN2010 JUN 21
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Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Paul Ramsey

Panel 3: Economic Warfare - John Ferris

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Cananda Panel 3: Economic Warfare Reading the World’s Mail: British Blockade Intelligence and Economic Warfare, 1914-1918 John Ferris (Professor of History, University of Calgary, Canada) John Ferris is a Professor of History at the University of Calgary, where he is also a Fellow at The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He received an MA and a PhD in War Studies, from King's College, London. He has published four books and sixty academic articles or chapters in books, on diplomatic, intelligence and military history, as well as contemporary strategy and intelligence. His books have been published in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Singapore, Turkey, The United States and the United Kingdom: they also have been translated into French, Hebrew and Japanese. He comments in national and international media, on Canadian and American foreign and military policy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, intelligence, and nuclear wea...

24 MIN2010 JUN 21
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Panel 3: Economic Warfare - John Ferris
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Latest Episodes

Panel 2 - First World War - Nikolas Gardner

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 2: First World War Charles Townshend's Advance on Baghdad: The British Offensive in b, September-November 1915 Nikolas Gardner (Associate Professor of Strategy, Department of Strategy and Leadership, Air Way College, Alabama, USA) Nikolas Gardner holds a PhD in military history and strategic studies from the University of Calgary. He has taught at Mount Royal College, in Calgary and the University of Salford, in Greater Manchester. He is currently Associate Professor of Strategy at the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Dr. Gardner is the author of Trial by Fire: Command and the British Expeditionary Force in 1914, (Praeger, 2003), and articles in a variety of journals including The Journal of Contemporary History, War in History, War & Society, and The Journal of Military History. He has served on the Council of the Army Records Society, and as Reviews Editor of the Journal of the Society of Army Historical Resea...

25 MIN2010 JUN 21
Comments
Panel 2 - First World War - Nikolas Gardner

Panel 3: Economic Warfare - Keith Neilson

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 3: Economic Warfare R.H. Brand, Imperial Unity and Munitions from Canada, 1914-1917 Keith Neilson (Professor of History, Royal Military College, Canada) Keith Neilson is a University of Alberta graduate (BSc, BA, MA) who obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has taught the past thirty years at the Royal Military College, Canada. He is an expert in 19th and 20th century British foreign policy, Anglo-Russian relations, the British Army, and the First World War. He has worked with many British military historians and has published a number of works on British military and naval history. His published articles touch topics like Lord Kitchener, British propaganda and intelligence in First World War Russia, and British military reactions to the Russo-Japanese war. With B.J.C. McKercher, he is the general editor of The Praeger Series on Foreign Policy in the Interwar Period. He has been a member of the IHR a ...

21 MIN2010 JUN 21
Comments
Panel 3: Economic Warfare - Keith Neilson

Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Andrew Lambert

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy A Meeting of Minds? Sir Julian Corbett and the Naval War Course, 1902-1914 Andrew Lambert (Laughton Professor of Naval History, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London) Andrew Lambert is Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London, and Director of the Laughton Naval History unit housed in the Department. His work focuses on the naval and strategic history of the British Empire between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War. His work has addressed a range of issues, including technology, policy-making, regional security, deterrence, historiography, crisis-management and conflict. He has lectured on aspects of his work around the world, and made several television documentaries. He has presented papers at a number of conferences held by the University of Calgary and has examined a University of Calgary PhD t...

26 MIN2010 JUN 21
Comments
Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Andrew Lambert

Panel 2: First World War - Peter Jackson

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 2: First World War Contending Conceptions of Security in French Policy at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 Peter Jackson (Reader in International History, Aberystwyth University) Peter Jackson is a Reader in International History at Aberystwyth University. He is also editor of Intelligence and National Security, the world's leading academic journal in the field of intelligence and international relations. He has written widely on the subjects of French foreign and security policy in the era of the two World Wars, intelligence and uncertainty and the role of intelligence in British policy before the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He holds an MA from the University of Calgary and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

17 MIN2010 JUN 21
Comments
Panel 2: First World War - Peter Jackson

Panel 2: First World War - Meighen McCrae

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 2: First World War The Supreme War Council’s Inter-allied War Planning for 1919 Meighen McCrae (Doctoral Student, University of Oxford) Originally from Algonquin, Ontario, Meighen McCrae completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton University with a major in History and a minor in English Literature. In 2007 she completed her Master’s thesis entitled, Strategy and Science Fiction: Britain and the Invasion Scares, 1905-1909 at the University of Calgary. This thesis, supervised by Dr. John Ferris, assessed the similarities in the visions promulgated by strategic publicists and science fiction writers in their attempts to raise concerns over national defence with the objective of affecting government policy. In October 2009 she began to read for her DPhil at the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on the Supreme War Council and their strategic forecasting and inter-allied war planning for campaigns in ...

19 MIN2010 JUN 21
Comments
Panel 2: First World War - Meighen McCrae

Keynote Speech: Canadian Military History

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Keynote Speech: Canadian Military History Professor David Bercuson (Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, Canada) Since January 1997, David Bercuson has been the Director of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and is also the Director of Programs of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, based in Calgary. He has published on a wide range of topics specializing in modern Canadian politics, Canadian defence and foreign policy and Canadian military history. In 1988, Bercuson was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and in May 1989, he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at The University of Calgary. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2004. He was a member of the Minister of National Defence’s Monitoring Committee from 1997 to 2003. He has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 35 books on Canadian hi...

17 MIN2010 JUN 21
Comments
Keynote Speech: Canadian Military History

Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Daniel Whittingham

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy Charles Callwell and British Strategy Daniel Whittingham (Doctoral Student, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London) Daniel Whittingham is a PhD student in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. His dissertation examines the military thought of Charles E. Callwell and will be the first dedicated study of Callwell’s works. Originally from Aldershot Dan completed his BA in History at Trinity College, University of Oxford. He completed his MA History of Warfare at King’s College, London, where he is currently pursuing his PhD. His research interests include British colonial warfare, from the classic ‘small wars of conquest’ fought by European powers in the nineteenth century to the imperial policing operations and counterinsurgency campaigns of the twentieth century. He co-organised the War Studies Department postgraduate conference at Cumbe...

19 MIN2010 JUN 21
Comments
Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Daniel Whittingham

Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Paul Ramsey

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Canada Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy Analysing Defence and Thinking Strategically: The Works of Henry Spenser Wilkinson Paul Ramsey, Doctoral Student (Department of History, University of Calgary, Canada) Paul Ramsey is a PhD student in History at the University of Calgary. His dissertation examines the military thought of Henry Spenser Wilkinson. Originally from Liverpool he gained his BA (Hons) in Contemporary Military and International History at the University of Salford. His MA History of Warfare, which he completed at King’s College, London, focussed on naval history, and his dissertation was written under the supervision of Professor Andrew Lambert. Paul is currently pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Professor John Ferris. His research interests include strategic, naval, and military history, specifically the development of military thought in the late nineteenth century. He has been a member...

20 MIN2010 JUN 21
Comments
Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Paul Ramsey

Panel 3: Economic Warfare - John Ferris

Institute of Historical Research Military History in Cananda Panel 3: Economic Warfare Reading the World’s Mail: British Blockade Intelligence and Economic Warfare, 1914-1918 John Ferris (Professor of History, University of Calgary, Canada) John Ferris is a Professor of History at the University of Calgary, where he is also a Fellow at The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. He received an MA and a PhD in War Studies, from King's College, London. He has published four books and sixty academic articles or chapters in books, on diplomatic, intelligence and military history, as well as contemporary strategy and intelligence. His books have been published in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Singapore, Turkey, The United States and the United Kingdom: they also have been translated into French, Hebrew and Japanese. He comments in national and international media, on Canadian and American foreign and military policy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, intelligence, and nuclear wea...

24 MIN2010 JUN 21
Comments
Panel 3: Economic Warfare - John Ferris
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