Yale Naval History Conference

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Call for Papers
January 5, 2018
Connecticut, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Maritime History / Studies, Military History, Political Science

Call for Papers

Navies in Multipolar Worlds

April 20–21, 2018
International Security Studies
Yale University
New Haven, CT

In 2016, Admiral John Richardson, the Chief of Naval Operations, admitted that for the first time in decades, the United States Navy is facing a return to a multi-navy great power rivalry. No longer can it be assured of continuing maritime supremacy.

The inaugural Yale Naval History Conference takes Richardson's warning as inspiration. How have navies in previous eras of multi-polarity grappled with the challenges of preparing for great power conflicts?

The organizers welcome papers that address this question from a variety of angles, including but not limited to: the regional and global distribution of forces; trade and communication protection; arms races; the emergence of naval challengers; fleet design; logistics; technology; civil-naval relations; and grand strategy, past, present, and future. The organizers encourage submissions that look beyond the Anglo-American world, and that cover topics from the age of sail to the present.

Papers will be twenty minutes in length. Paper proposals should consist of an abstract of no more than 500 words and a one-page C.V. 

Proposals should be single PDF attachments and sent to igor.biryukov@yale.edu by January 5, 2018.

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