The Military, Politics, and Statecraft: Historical Perspective

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March 16, 2023 to March 18, 2023
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Military History, Political Science, Social History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Call for papers

The Military, Politics, and Statecraft: Historical Perspective
Admiralty University of Nigeria
Ibusa, Delta State, Nigeria

16 - 18 March 2023

The Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences of the Admiralty University of Nigeria in collaboration with the Transatlantic Research Group is hosting an international conference entitled: “The Military, Politics, and Statecraft: Historical Perspective.” The conference is taking place between 16-18 March 2023 at the Admiralty University of Nigeria Campus. 

The military has played a significant role in global politics and state institutions historically. Such roles have fundamental in imperial and colonial expansion as well as the internal and foreign policy of nations. In developing societies, the military has been fundamental in politics and the making of post-colonial societies, especially in Africa and Asia. In the area of international relations and diplomacy, the military has been critical in the protection of the territorial integrity of nations, peacekeeping, peace-building, diplomacy, security and the war on terror. This conference provides an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to interrogate the critical role of the military in international, regional, and national contexts and their intersection with politics, diplomacy, and state-making. 

Submissions are invited in any area of research relating to the role of the military in historical perspectives. Individual papers and panel proposals related to but not limited to the following topics will be considered:

Historical Evolution of the Military
The Military and Colonial/Imperial Expansion
The Military and Colonial Violence
Indigenization of Colonial Military Forces
The Military in International Relations
Military-Civil Relations
The Military and Statecraft
The Military, State, and Society 
The Military and Peacekeeping
The Military and Gender
The Military and Diplomacy
Military Culture
The Military and Genocide

Abstract of no more than 250 words, including paper title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, email address and contact phone number should be sent to on or before November 15, 2022.  Completed papers required no later than February 15, 2023.

Conference Fees
Participants from outside Africa: $100
Africa-based scholars and researchers: $75
Africa-based student participants: $50
Nigeria-based academics: ₦20,000
Africa-based student participants: ₦10,000

All enquiries regarding submissions should be directed to

Contact Info: 

Keke Reginald Chikere, PhD.

Admiralty University of Nigeria