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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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    • History

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

    Panel 3: Economic Warfare - John Ferris

    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 weapons.

    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.

    • 24 min
    Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Paul Ramsey

    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 of the IHR and a regular attendee of the Military History Seminar.

    • 20 min
    Panel 1: Military Intellectuals and British Strategy - Daniel Whittingham

    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 Cumberland Lodge, 7-9 October 2009. Dan is a member of the IHR and a regular attendee of the Military History Seminar.

    • 19 min
    Keynote Speech: Canadian Military History

    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 history, specializing on Canadian military history and Canadian defence and foreign policy. Currently he is a member of the Advisory Council on National Security and the Board of Governors of the Royal Military College of Canada. He holds an MA and PhD from the University of Toronto.

    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.

    • 17 min
    Panel 2: First World War - Meighen McCrae

    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 1919-1920.

    • 19 min
    Panel 2: First World War - Peter Jackson

    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 min

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