War College of the Seven Years' War

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Call for Papers
June 1, 2018
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Colonial America, French History / Studies, Military History

The centennial of the Treaty of Versailles compels scholars to reflect on the transformative effects of the Great War of 1914-18. Similarly, the culmination of the Seven Years’ War in 1763 represents a watershed moment in the 18th century. The development of tactics and strategy, the effects of military and political actions, and the shift in the balance of powers was felt by all combatants and their subjects. Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for papers broadly addressing the period of the Seven Years War for its Twenty-Fourth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War to be held May 17-19, 2019.

This call represents a new approach to this venerable conference hosted at one of the most important North American museums to engage the history of the conflict. We are seeking out new research and perspectives on one of the most important military and political events of its era. We seek papers from established scholars in addition to graduate students and others that relate to the origins, conduct, or repercussions of the Seven Years’ War broadly speaking. We are especially interested in topics and approaches that engage the international quality of the conflict as well as representing the variety of peoples and places involved.

We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives covering the period from the 1740s to the 1760s. Papers may include or engage:

  • Material Culture
  • Biographical Analysis
  • Campaign Histories
  • Archaeological Investigations
  • Cultural, Social, and Political Ramifications
  • Indigenous Populations

Sessions are 30 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes for audience questions. Fort Ticonderoga may provide speakers with partial travel reimbursement. Please submit a 300-word abstract and CV by email by June 1, 2018, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org

Contact Info: 

Richard M. Strum

Director of Academic Programs

Fort Ticonderoga Museum