Calls for Papers and Panels

Burial of the Unknown Warrior: Military burials from Ancient to Modern
Manchester Metropolitan University
Friday 6th-Saturday 7th November 2020

Death as a result of armed conflict is an historical constant, one that transcends all cultural and chronological barriers. However, the manner in which a society chooses to process its war dead is both culturally relative, and illuminating. This conference aims to commemorate the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey with a detailed, interdisciplinary discussion of a subject that is rarely broached in its entirety.

The conference will explore the practices, rituals, and ideologies surrounding the war dead from any historical period to invigorate a discussion on the cultural significance of their treatment. We therefore welcome offers of papers of any historical period and geographical focus, as well as papers from related disciplines such as archaeology and anthropology.

We would like to invite papers of 20 minutes from postgraduates, ECRs, and established scholars, working on any historical period, which might cover such topics as (but are not restricted to):
• Deaths on the battlefield
• Handling of the war dead
• Repatriation practices
• Symbolic burials (e.g. unknown warriors, empty coffins)
• Military funerals and commemoration
• Families of the war dead
• Burial of war veterans
• Military animal burials

A title and 300 word abstract should be sent to Owen Rees at or Michala Hulme at by 31st January 2020. Postgraduate speakers and ECRs are warmly encouraged to submit a paper.

Intelligence and the Second World War
A Brécourt Academic conference held in conjunction with ICF 2020
16–18 June 2020
Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA

Brécourt Academic and Mercyhurst University's Ridge College of Intelligence Studies and Applied Sciences, in association with Global War Studies, are pleased to announce an international conference on "Intelligence and the Second World War." Held in conjunction with the Intelligence Community Forum (ICF), the conference will bring together scholars and students and will endeavor to promote an interdisciplinary and international study of intelligence and intelligence-related issues in the 1919– 1945 period (and beyond) by means of drawing upon the latest scholarship from a variety of disciplines. The conference will also serve as a forum for historians to discuss and debate the ever- expanding field of intelligence and global conflict studies. Papers dealing with one or more of the following topics are welcome and while intelligence is the focus, papers and panels covering other related topics or taking thematic approaches are equally encouraged.

Counterintelligence / Espionage / Signals Intelligence / Science & Technology Special Operations / Prisoners of War / Cryptology / Resistance Movements Alliance Politics / Intelligence and Air Power / Industry / Naval Intelligence Human Intelligence / Asymmetric Warfare / Deception Operations

Paper proposals must be submitted by 15 March 2020 and must include a brief (200 words or less) one-paragraph abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae. Panel proposals are welcome and should include a brief description of the panel's theme.

Additional conference details and registration information are available at:

Submissions and inquiries should be addressed to:
Sharon von Maier
t: 202 875 1436 (US number)
The conference proceedings will be published by Brécourt Academic

Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution
September 25-27, 2020

Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for the Seventeenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution to be held Friday-Sunday, September 25-27, 2020.

In 2020 Fort Ticonderoga celebrates 200 years since the former garrison grounds were privately purchased and preserved. This represents amongst the first acts of battlefield preservation in American History. The significance of the site lays largely in its role in the American Revolution, an event which has justifiably loomed large in American Memory. More than ever scholars today are re-evaluating the military, social, and political events that led to the creation of the United States during a drawn out War of Independence.

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum seeks proposals for new research on this critical period of the 18th century from a variety of perspectives and participants. Established scholars, graduate students, and others are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers broadly addressing the origins, conduct, or repercussions of the War for American Independence. We are especially interested in topics and approaches that engage the international nature of the conflict, representing the variety of peoples and places involved.

We welcome interdisciplinary backgrounds and approaches covering the period from the 1760s to the 1780s. Papers may include or engage:

• Material Culture
• Biographical Analysis
• Social and Cultural Histories
• Global Theatres of War
• Archaeological Studies
• Indigenous Perspectives

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 January 10, 2020, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs:

New Series – Vernon Press Series in Classical Studies

Vernon Press invites proposals on the history, literature, art, philosophy, political or social structures, religion, languages, or archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations for its new Series in Classical Studies.

The classics are the earliest branch of the humanities, with a long history of scholarly value, but the field continues to evolve. The past two decades have seen exciting developments in key research areas, especially material culture, reception studies and gender studies. The books in this series will examine such growth areas, while also being open to more traditional approaches.

Comprising edited volumes, co-authored books and single-author monographs, the series will be useful for senior researchers, scholars and practitioners with an interest in this field of study, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students.

To receive more information about submitting a proposal or to discuss your idea, please contact James McGovern:

Information also available on:

From Balloons to Drones

Established in 2016, From Balloons to Drones is an online platform that seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power history, theory, and contemporary operations in their broadest sense including space and cyber power. Air power is to be understood broadly, encompassing not only the history of air warfare, including social and cultural aspects but also related fields such as archaeology, international relations, strategic studies, law and ethics.

Since its emergence during the First World War, air power has increasingly become the preferred form of military power for many governments. However, the application and development of air power is controversial and often misunderstood. To remedy this, From Balloons to Drones seeks to provide analysis and debate about air power through the publication of articles, research notes, commentary and book reviews.

From Balloons to Drones welcomes and encourages potential submissions from postgraduates, academics, and practitioners involved in researching the subject of air power. Submissions can take the following forms:

  • Articles – From Balloons to Drones publishes informative articles on air power that range from historical pieces to the analysis of contemporary challenges. These well-researched articles should attempt to bridge a gap between the specialist and non-specialist reader. They should be around c.1,000 to 1,500 words, though From Balloons to Drones will accept larger pieces and we reserve the right to publish them in parts.
  • Air War Books – From Balloons to Drones publishes a series of review articles that examine the top ten books that have influenced writers on air power.
  • Commentaries – From Balloons to Drones publishes opinion pieces on recent news on either contemporary or historical subjects. These should be no longer than c.1,000 words.
  • Research Notes – From Balloons to Drones publishes research notes related to contributor’s current research projects. These take the form of more informal pieces and can be a discussion of a source or a note on a recent research theme. These should be c.500 to 1,000 words.
  • Book Reviews – From Balloons to Drones publishes occasional book reviews that aim to be an accessible collection of appraisals of recent publications about air power.

Submissions should be submitted in Word format and emailed to the address below with ‘SUBMISSION’ in the subject line. Also, please include a 50-100 word biography with your submission. References can be used, and please be careful to explain any jargon. However, if you are not sure if your idea fits our requirements, then please email us with ‘POTENTIAL SUBMISSION’ in the subject line to discuss.

If you are interested in contributing, please email our editor, Dr Ross Mahoney, at or visit our webpage here:-

International Bibliography of Military History
of the International Commission of Military History
Published by Brill (Leiden and Boston)

In existence since 1978, the International Bibliography of Military History (IBMH) has traditionally published historiographical articles, review articles, and book reviews. Since its recent move to Brill, however, it has been undergoing a transformation into a fully-fledged military history journal. As a next step in this process, the portfolio will be enlarged to include also original research articles.

The IBMH thus invites scholars to submit articles on any military historical topic that can appeal to an international readership, e.g. a topic involving more than one nation and, preferably, based on multi-archival research. There is no chronological limitation. The journal publishes articles ranging from antiquity to the contemporary period, as long as the research method is historical.

The articles should be based extensively on primary research, not have been published in another form or outlet, and not currently be considered by another journal. The submitted work should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes), and be thoroughly referenced. For further information on style and referencing, please visit the journal’s website.

Submitted articles will – after a first editorial screening – be sent out for peer-review (double-blind). This process, from submission to decision, normally takes six to eight weeks. Please submit your article directly to the Scientific Editor, Dr Marco Wyss (, who is also available for any potential preliminary queries.

The Council on America’s Military (CAMP) past is calling for papers for its Journal. We welcome submissions of interesting, original articles on American military history, especially topics that deal with significant sites (which could include installations, battlefields, ships and airplanes).  We also welcome articles on biography and historic preservation, especially if they are related to particular sites.  Maps and photos are strongly encouraged.  We ask that authors submit manuscripts by e-mail to our editors, using a system that is compatible with Microsoft Word.  The length of the articles that we publish varies roughly between 2,500 and 7,500 words.  The author is responsible for obtaining permission to publish any copyrighted material, and for bearing the costs of obtaining or reproducing illustrations. Interested parties should refer to the CAMP website or contact the editor, Vincent Rospond at

A non-profit educational association, CAMP was founded in 1966, representing diverse professions from historians to archeologists, museologists to architects, engineers to authors, active and retired military of all ranks, genealogists to archivists, and just plain hobbyists, the Council on America’s Military Past has only one requirement for membership: commitment to its objectives.

Its focus is on the places and things from America’s military past, and their stories. CAMP looks to all types of military and naval posts, from stockade forts of early New England to adobe presidios of the Southwest, from temporary camps and battlegrounds of a military on the move, to elaborate coastal defense installations along America’s coastlines. For CAMP, old ships and airplanes are also posts.

The Journal of America’s Military Past is a scholarly publication with interesting, illustrated articles on historic posts and battlefields and their people. The journal includes a robust book review section that, by itself, makes it worth reading. It is published three times a year.