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!
And if you can’t wait until June, then join the Military History Live message board to start discussing and debating the themes of this year’s sessions (listed below).
▸ From Agincourt to Bosworth: arms, armour, and the English way of war (Expert presentations, including arms and armour demonstrations)
▸ Civil War siege: techniques and tactics (Adversarial joint presentation (in role) followed by audience questions)
▸ Lawrence of Arabia: the man, the legend, the legacy (Expert panel discussion with audience questions)
▸ Passchendaele: a very modern battle (Adversarial joint presentation of British and German strategies)
▸ Strategic bombing: intelligence, planning, and the combat experience (Expert presentations followed by audience questions)
▸ Wellington: military genius or mere manager of war? (Debate between opposing experts followed by audience participation)
▸ Walking tour: The Newark Civil War Trail
▸ Castle tour: Newark Castle
▸ Gallery tour: National Civil War Centre and Shifting Sands exhibition
▸ Field Exercise: Metal-detecting in conflict archaeology
▸ The Civil War combat experience
▸ The Crimean War combat experience
▸ The Western Front combat experience
▸ The Arab Revolt combat experience
▸The Newark Military History Fair with displays and stalls for projects, tours, models, militaria, books, and much more…
James Barr (author of A Line in the Sand)
Jeremy Black (Exeter University)
Tobias Capwell (The Wallace Collection)
Michael Constantine (National Civil War Centre)
Guy de la Bédoyère (Time Team)
Keith Dowen (Royal Armouries)
Taylor Downing (author of Spies in the Sky)
Neil Faulkner (editor of Military History Monthly)
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)
National Civil War Centre/Newark Palace Theatre
01636 655 755
In person (NB: not by post):
National Civil War Centre/ Newark Palace Theatre
Early bird tickets before 31 March 2017, price £135 for the weekend. Full-price tickets from 1 April 2017, £165.
Student offer: £65 tickets for the first 100 student bookings, provided a valid student card is produced on the day of the conference.
Military History Live is organising the Newark Military History Conference in collaboration with the National Civil War Centre and Military History Monthly. Military History Live can be found at www.militaryhistorylive.co.uk and contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
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