Conference in War and Peace Studies

This two day conference organised by our Research Cluster “War and Peace”, in combination with our new MA in “War & Strategy” will cover a diverse range of topics from some very prominent speakers

The event takes place in Nathan Bodington Council Chamber in the Parkinson Building and has three parts:

Day One: Thursday 15th June, Leeds Doctoral Research in War and Peace Studies

Evening Lecture, 18:00-19:00 h: Waterloo Revisited - a perspective by Major General James Cowan, CEO Halo Trust

Day Two: Friday 16th June, Conference to honour John Gooch, Professor Emeritus in the School of History and former Head of IHP.

The speaker on the first evening, General James Cowan, is one of the most prominent soldiers of the British Army and now CEO of the “Halo Trust” which deals in over twenty countries with debris of war, like land mines. He will look back at Waterloo, the intervening 200 years and his own career, and asks the question, “Is Waterloo really relevant today?” From the soldiers to the equipment, the personalities, the politics and to the aftermath, General Cowan (who is also an Oxford & Cambridge trained historian) will draw on his career as a British officer serving in recent conflicts to reach his own conclusions.

The conference to honour John Gooch mirrors John’s research interest, namely Strategic Studies, the history of both World Wars, and especially Italian history. We have a set of very prominent speakers, among them Sir Hew Strachan (University of Oxford/University of St. Andrews), MacGregor Knox (London School of Economics and Political Science), Richard Overy (University of Exeter), Nir Arielli (School of History) and others.

To book your place for the Conferences please click here.

To book your place for the evening lecture 'Waterloo Revisited' please click here.