Call for Papers – Culture Clash: Intercultural Allies and Enemies

Call for Papers

Culture Clash: Intercultural Allies and Enemies

Summer Conference

British Commission for Military History

Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford

11 July 2015

The British Commission for Military History invites proposals for its annual summer conference on the theme of ‘culture clash’. The conference will be held at Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford on 11 July 2015. We will be looking at how different cultural understandings of war shaped the conduct of tactics, strategy and operations in a historical context. We welcome papers on any aspect of any conflict in which two or more different cultures came into contact, and where their cultural differences and similarities shaped the conduct of the war. This includes assumptions of superiority or inferiority, differing strategic goals and operational methodology (societies preferring either raiding or persisting strategies, for example), differing concepts of justness and proportionality in war or any other area of warfare that can be shaped by cultural practices and assumptions.

If you would like to present a paper please send a short proposal (one or two paragraphs) to the conference organiser (Jonathan Krause) by 22 May at: jonathan.krause@pmb.ox.ac.uk.

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