In collaboration with the National Civil War Centre and Military History Monthly, Military History Live is organising the first Newark Military History Conference.
With sessions covering a broad range of iconic conflicts and featuring top specialists, this will be two intensive days of talks, debates, discussions, and hands-on seminars that will appeal to every military history enthusiast. The first of what is planned to become an annual event will take place at the National Civil War Centre in Newark on Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July 2017. We expect demand to be high, so don’t miss your place: book now and get the early bird discount!
Confirmed presenters and panellists include:
James Barr (author of A Line in the Sand)
Jeremy Black (Exeter University)
Tobias Capwell (Wallace Collection)
Michael Constantine (National Civil War Centre)
Guy de la Bedoyere (Time Team)
Keith Dowen (Royal Armouries)
Taylor Downing (author of Spies in the Sky)
Neil Faulkner (editor of Military History Monthly)
Ian Fletcher (author of The Crimean War)
Patrick Mercer (author of The Battle of Inkerman)
Nick Saunders (Bristol University)
Roger Ward (Great Arab Revolt Project)
Jeremy Wilson (author of Lawrence of Arabia)
Kevin Winter (National Civil War Centre)
Main sessions include:
From Agincourt to Bosworth: arms, armour, and the English way of war
Format: expert presentations including arms and armour demonstrations
Civil War Siege: techniques and tactics
Format: adversarial joint presentation (in role) followed by audience questions
Lawrence of Arabia: the man, the legend, the legacy
Format: expert panel discussion with audience questions
Passchendaele: a very modern battle
Format: adversarial joint presentation of British and German strategies
Strategic Bombing: intelligence, planning, and the combat experience
Format: expert presentations followed by audience questions
Wellington: military genius or mere manager of war?
Format: debate between opposing experts followed by audience participation
Late afternoon activity sessions include:
Walking tour: Newark Civil War Trail
Walking tour: Newark Castle
Gallery tour: National Civil War Centre and Shifting Sands Exhibition
Field exercise: Metal-detecting in conflict archaeology
Hands-on seminar: The Civil War combat experience
Hands-on seminar: The Crimean War combat experience
Hands-on seminar: The Western Front combat experience
Hands-on seminar: The Arab Revolt combat experience
Military History Monthly will announce the winners of our Book of the Year and Illustrated Book of the Year awards.
For tickets, contact:
National Civil War Centre/Newark Palace Theatre
By phone: 01636 655755
Early-bird tickets before 31 March 2017, £135 for the weekend.
Full-price tickets £165.
Military History Live, the conference organisers, can be found at www.militaryhistorylive.co.uk and contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org