A recent editorial by Sir Max Hastings https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-01-31/max-hastings-u-s-universities-declare-war-on-military-history declared that the US academy has “declared war” on the field of military history. In fact, courses on war abound in U.S. universities, and scholarship on “war and society” is thriving.
Join a panel discussion about the state of the field, “Why (and How) We Study War and the Military,” hosted by the University of Virginia’s program on Governing America in a Global Era (GAGE), featuring Beth Bailey, director of the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas; Caroline Janney, the John L Nau III Professor in History of American Civil War at U.Va.; Andrew Preston, president of SHAFR and professor of American history at Cambridge University; and William I. Hitchcock, director of GAGE and professor of History at U.Va.
Thursday, April 22, 2021 4:00 PM EDT.
William I. Hitchcock
William W. Corcoran Professor of History
Director, Governing America in a Global Era
University of Virginia