Forum for Studies on War
In several Faculties, Schools and Departments at the University of Reading, research is being conducted on topics relating to war:
- Professor Colin Gray in the School of Politics & International Relations heads a Centre for Strategic Studies at the School of Politics & International Relations with many different activities.
One of these activities is Dr Geoff Sloane's and Professor Colin Gray's Seminar Series on 'Technology, Strategy & Warfare' (MS Word - 103 KB) (Funded by General Dynamics).
In the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, there are:
Bombing, States and Peoples in Western Europe, 1940-1945' (project funded by AHRC: co-investigator Professor Andrew Knapp)
Languages at War: policies and practices of language contacts in conflict' (project funded by AHRC: Principal investigator Professor Hilary Footitt).
- An inter-faculty project on The Liberal Way of War' (funded by Leverhulme) is run by Professor Alan Cromartie from within the School of Politics and International Relations.
Dr Martin Parsons' project on The Effects of War on Children currently run from the Department of Education, includes a variety of activities, such as:
'The children's war: evacuees in the countryside, 1939-45', an Exhibition in the Museum of English Rural Life, open to the public.
6 December 2012, Assemblée Nationale in Paris
Professor Beatrice Heuser of the Department of Politics & Internatonal Relations, will be speaking to a conference on the Military and the Law. http://www.st-cyr.terre.defense.gouv.fr/index.php/Les-ecoles-de-Saint-Cyr-Coetquidan/Actualites/Colloque-international-La-robe-et-l-epee
25 March 2013, National Army Museum, London
A one-day conference is organised by Professor Beatrice Heuser of the Department of Politics & International Relations, UoR, and Dr Alastair Massie of the National Army Museum on:
The Origins and Transformation of Small Wars (to 1815):
from Special Operations to Ideologically-Driven Insurgencies
Keynote speaker (tbc): Christopher Duffy: The Jacobite Rebellions
Benjamin Deruelle (Lille): "The 16th century roots of small wars and special unit 'parties'" (tbc)
Hervé Drévillon (Paris I): "The origins of the gendarmerie: parties of dragoons and the internal pacification of France"
Bertrand Fonck (Archives de Vincennes) & George Satterfield (Naval War College, Newport, RI): "Partisans in the Franco-Spanish War in the Netherlands"
Alan Forrest (York): "The Insurgency of the Vendée"
Martin Rink (MGFA, Potsdam): "The German Wars of Liberation 1813-1815 : the restrained insurgency"
Charles Esdaile: "The Spanish Guerrilla" (tbc)
Michael Pavkovic (Naval War College, Newport, RI) & Beatrice Heuser (University of Reading): "Lessons learnt? Cultural transfer and revolutionary wars, 1775-1815"
Forgotten Blitzes: France and Italy under Allied Air Attack. By: Prof Andy Knapp and Claudia Baldoli http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/france-under-allied-air-attack/