War, Society, and Culture in Britain, c.1688-1830 Conference: New perspectives

A two-day conference at the University of Leeds, 4 and 5 July 2013, examining all aspects of the interaction between war and Britons in the long eighteenth century.

Date: 04-07-2013 until 05-07-2013

The conference aims to foster an interdisciplinary approach to the multiple aspects of the interaction between war and Britons. The conference includes papers on all aspects of the relationships between warfare, the armed forces (both the army and the navy), society, and culture in the British Isles during the long eighteenth century. The keynote lecture will be given by Professor Simon Bainbridge (University of Lancaster) on “War by other means”: Battling Boney After Waterloo.

With over 30 speakers the conference brings together scholars looking at politics, the interaction between the armed forces and society, military law, art, material culture, literature, and military identities. Furthermore, the conference is not restricted to wars which involved Britain, and some papers address the reception of conflicts and military events from across the globe in the British Isles. Speakers at the conference include:

As well as over 10 papers from current reseach students on their latest research.

View the conference programme.

You can download the abstracts of these papers.

Register for the conference

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Accomodation bookings and registering for the conference dinner can also be done here too.

For all registration queries, please contact the Conference and Events office by email warsocietyculture.conference@leeds.ac.uk or phone +44 (0) 113 343 6104

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Additional information

The conference is supported by the generosity of:

Location: University of Leeds
Cost: £140 registration fee