CFP: War College of the Seven Years' War

Call for Papers
War College of the Seven Years’ War
at Fort Ticonderoga
May 19–21, 2023

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought war to Continental Europe in a form not seen in decades. The outbreak of a continental war, the invasion of a neighboring territory, and even the players in today’s unfolding saga remind us of many historical examples, including the Seven Years’ War. During this global conflict unprovoked invasion and a drawn-out war in Europe featured as some of the many aspects of this cataclysmic struggle. Whether from a comparative lens, or more specifically plumbing the nuances of the specific period 1754–1763, Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for papers broadly addressing the period the Seven Years’ War for its Twenty-Seventh Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War to be held May 19–21, 2023.

We seek new research and perspectives of one of the most important military and political events of its era, covering a diverse range of topics and perspectives from across the global Seven Years’ War. We welcome paper proposals from established scholars in addition to graduate students, museum professionals, and others that relate to the origins, conduct, and repercussions of the Seven Years’ War. 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 July 31, 2022, to Richard M. Strum, Director of Academic Programs: rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org

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Posted: May 26, 2022
Tagged: Calls for Papers