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Call for Papers - Anthony Kaye Memorial Essay Award

Call for Papers: Inaugural Anthony Kaye Memorial Essay Award

The Society of Civil War Historians and the Journal of the Civil War Era invite submissions from early career scholars (doctoral candidates at the writing stage and PhDs not more than two years removed from having earned their degree) for the inaugural Anthony Kaye Memorial Essay Award. Papers on any topic concerning the history of the Civil War era, broadly defined, will be considered.

Conference: FOREIGN FIGHTERS AND MULTINATIONAL ARMIES FROM CIVIL CONFLICTS TO COALITION WAR, 1848-1999 - Paris, 28 June 2018

FOREIGN FIGHTERS AND MULTINATIONAL ARMIES
FROM CIVIL CONFLICTS TO COALITION WAR, 1848-1999

28 June 2018
Sciences Po Centre of History
56 rue Jacob
75006 Paris, France
Salle du Traité

 

09:00-09:15 Welcome and introductory remarks
GUILLAUME PIKETTY, STEVEN O'CONNOR (SCIENCES PO, CHSP)

 

09:15-09:45 PETER WILSON (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD)
‘Foreign Fighters and Citizens in Arms in the Transition to Modernity’

 

NEW PUBLICATION: From Surviving to Living: Voice, Trauma and Witness in Rwandan Women's Writing, by Catherine Gilbert

From Surviving to Living: Voice, Trauma and Witness in Rwandan Women's Writing

Catherine Gilbert

Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2018, 296 p.

ISBN 978-2-36781-268-7

 

Re: The Cult of the Warrior - Helpful or...Silly, or...Dangerous?

The reality that I experienced with Marine infantry in Viet Nam was that most who were exposed to combat soon got over glory type thinking and "fearless warrior" fantasies, and became what I would refer to as soldiers, men doing the job as best they could, trying to stay alive and keep their comrades alive. A few were what I'd call professional soldiers, who had some studies of war, were devoted to it as a craft.

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