• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Conference programme: Alliances in the History of Armed Conflict, 1642-Present

Friday, 24 March 2023

1.45pm - 2.00pm


2.00pm - 2.30pm

Opening Remarks

2.30pm - 4.10pm

Panel 1: Coalitions and Strategic Partnerships in 20th-century Europe
  • Chair: Daniel Cowling (National Army Museum)
  • Sofya Anisimova (Institute of Historical Research, London):
    ‘“For Them It Is Not a Service But a Profitable Bargain”: Russia’s Military Strategy and the Entente in 1915-16’
  • Kate Clements (Imperial War Museums):
    ‘The Great Russian Bear, the Great American Buffalo and the Little English Donkey: Churchill's Relationships with Josef Stalin and Franklin D Roosevelt’
  • Carson Teuscher (The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio):
    ‘“It’s a Hyperthyroid War Department!”: Allied Force Headquarters, Multinational Integration and Anglo-American Coalition Management in the Mediterranean, 1942–43’
  • Paul Lenormand (Paris-Nanterre University; Institut des Sciences Sociales du Politique):
    ‘The Czechoslovak Physicians in WWII Coalitions: A Transnational Involvement?’

4.10pm - 4.30pm


4.30pm - 5.10pm

Lightning Papers 1
  • Julian Farrance (National Army Museum):
    'The Order That Launched the Charge of the Light Brigade'
  • Belinda Day (National Army Museum):
    'The Audrey Chitty Collection'
  • Josh Seymour (National Army Museum):
    ‘Consolidation of Mud on a Rum Jar’
  • Anna Lavelle (National Army Museum):
    ‘Passed by the Censor: A Set of Lithographs by Raymond Woog’ 

5.10pm - 6.00pm

  • Franziska Heimburger (Sorbonne Université):
    '"His Knowledge of France and Germany Was Both Intimate and Encyclopaedic": JM Grierson and Coalition Negotiation'
  • Chair: Glyn Prysor (National Army Museum)

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Drinks Reception in the Atrium

Saturday, 25 March 2023

10.00am - 10.15am


10.15am - 10.45am

Lightning Papers 2
  • Rory Butcher (University of Leeds):
    ‘“Hampshire Fencibles Protecting Their Bacon”, 1794, and “Colonel Thomas Cooper Everitt, with the Hampshire Fencible Cavalry Drawn Up in the Background”, 1800’
  • Teresa Segura-Garcia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona):
    ‘Private Mementos in the Indian Rebellion of 1857: Captain Robert Shebbeare’s Figurines of Four Sikh Soldiers and a Dog Named Loot’
  • Alastair Lockhart (University of Cambridge; MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo; Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, Bedford):
    ‘An Alliance of Meanings in “Our Monster Tanks”’

10.45am - 10.50am

Short Break

10.50am - 12.30pm

Panel 2: Negotiating Alliances with Auxiliaries, Subsidiary Forces and Non-state Groups
  • Chair: Matilda Greig (National Army Museum)
  • Callie Wilkinson (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich):
    ‘The Enemy Within: East India Company Forces in the Service of Indian Allies, 1765-1857’
  • Nishant Gokhale (University of Cambridge):
    'The Khandesh Bhil Corps: A Curious 19th-century Indigenous-Imperial Alliance’
  • Tania Atilano (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin):
    ‘The French Intervention in Mexico (1862-67): A Case of Alliances Between Civilian Armies and Regular Forces’
  • Zuzubee Huidrom (Independent Researcher):
    ‘Military-civilian Cooperation and Imperial Victory: The Role of Manipuris in the Second World War’

12.30pm - 1.30pm


1.30pm - 3.10pm

Panel 3: Personal, Social and Emotional Connections Between Civilian and Military Groups
  • Chair: Eamonn O'Keeffe (University of Cambridge)
  • Séverine Angers (University of York):
    ‘The Most Painful Duty to Perform: Mourning and Correspondence Between British Soldiers and Bereaved Families During the Napoleonic Wars’
  • Kevin Linch and Simon Quinn (University of Leeds):
    ‘Family and Social Connections of British Army Officers’ Commissions, 1790-1820’
  • Silvia Gregorio-Sainz (University of Oviedo):
    ‘Tensions in the Anglo-Spanish Relations During the Peninsular War: Santander, 1814’
  • Emma Worrall (National Army Museum; University of Chichester):
    ‘Pets or Pests? Repatriating Soldiers’ Dogs after the First World War’

3.10pm - 3.30pm


3.30pm - 4.45pm

Panel 4: Influencing Public Perceptions of Alliances in Art, Media and Film
  • Chair: Glyn Prysor (National Army Museum)
  • Nicole Hartwell (University of Cambridge):
    ‘Alliances in Military Art: The Victoria Cross Paintings of Louis William Desanges’
  • Laura Díaz-Esteve (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain):
    ‘Protecting the Imperial Behaviour in War: The Philippine-American War, the South African War and the British Pacific Press’
  • Chris Kempshall (University of Exeter; Royal Military Academy Sandhurst):
    ‘The People’s Front of Jedha: The Evolving Depiction of the Rebel Alliance’

4.45pm - 5.00pm

Closing Remarks

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