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CFP: Russet-Coated Soldiers: A BCMH conference on the British Civil Wars

Submission deadline: March 31, 2017

Conference date(s):
July 7, 2017 - July 9, 2017

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Conference Venue:

British Commission for Military History (BCMH)
Newark on Trent, United Kingdom


The British Commission for Military History (BCMH) was founded in 1965 as the national branch of the International Commission for Military History. It serves as a forum for the discussion and promotion of military history in the broadest sense without any specific time limits. The BCMH is at the forefront of academic debate over many aspects of military history and delivers high quality scholarship in military history to audiences in both within academia and beyond. Members include postgraduate researchers, senior academics, journalists, and serving and retired military personnel.

The BCMH is holding their summer conference on the theme of the British Civil Wars at the National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum, Nottinghamshire on 7 to 9 July 2017.

Proposals for individual 20-minute papers or multi-paper panels on military aspects of the Wars are invited. Themes may include, but are not limited to:

  • Raising and training armies
  • Command and control
  • Strategy, operations and tactics
  • Logistics and technology
  • Maritime and riverine
  • Military engineering and siege warfare
  • Museums, remembrance and heritage.

Please send your proposed title with a 200-word abstract and a 100-word biography to the academic convenor, Dr Ismini Pells ( by 31 March 2017. Papers will be considered for publication in the BCMH’s pioneering Open Access, peer-reviewed journal British Journal of Military History. Further information on the conference can obtained from the Secretary General of the BCMH, Mr Andy Grainger (

The keynote lectures will be provided by Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) and Dr Andrew Hopper (University of Leicester).

 ‘I had rather have a plain, russet-coated Captain, that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that you call a Gentleman and is nothing else’ (Oliver Cromwell, 1643).

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