Conflict + Society Seminars

 

War and Society

 

Introduction

Conflict + Society seminars debate issues relating to the nexus of social and military history.  

The seminars run from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm on four Tuesdays each semester in the Navy Room, Adams Auditorium, UNSW Canberra at ADFA. Free parking is available on campus. Action bus route 55 services the campus. 

The usual seminar format is to have two 20-minute papers on a related topic; one from a postgraduate or early career researcher, the other from an established academic or historian. The presentations are followed by a question-and-answer session. 

Those who participate (as presenters or audience) are postgraduates and academics from ACT universities, professional historians, early career researchers, independent scholars, Australian Defence Force personnel, and interested individuals. Attendance is free. Registration is not required. 

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2019 PROGRAMME

12:00 noon – 1:30pm

Navy Room, Adams Auditorium, UNSW Canberra at ADFA

 

SEMESTER 1

Tuesday 19 March             View abstracts and biographies →

Alexandra McKinnon

Hereafter: Memory, Commemoration, and the First World War at the Australian War Memorial, 1927–1930s

Emeritus Professor Peter Dennis

The possibilities and perils of military prosopography revisited

 

Tuesday, 26 March         View abstract and biographies →

Georgia McWhinney

Uniform and Uniformity: Fashioning Vernacular Medicine in the First World War British and Dominion Forces

Damien Zuccarini

No Australian need apply: British officers, command and the Australian Imperial Force 

 

Tuesday, 23 April        View abstract and biographies →

Jordan Beavis

Co-operation between Commonwealth Armies during the Inter-War period

Nicole Townsend

Ready to see it through? Australian Preparations for a Second World War.

 

Tuesday, 30 April   View abstracts and biographies →

Honae Cuffe

The 1944 Australia-New Zealand Agreement: Wartime Diplomacy and Australia’s Future Role in the Asia-Pacific

 Liam Kane

‘Prompt and Drastic Action’: Policing, Discipline and Crime in the American-Australian Alliance, 1942–1945.

 

 

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