We look forward to hearing from Naman Habtom-Desta on Swedish volunteer fighters in the Yugoslav Wars and Xiang Wei, who will be speaking on ‘The kirk, the army, and the state: the military origin of a “civil religion” in Scotland, c.1715-1745’. Besides the two 20-minute papers, the event will include a Q&A period and a reception with wine and non-alcoholic alternatives.

The Military History Working Group brings together Cambridge-based scholars working on the history of war and the military to discuss each other’s work and approaches. Convened by Eamonn O’Keeffe, the National Army Museum Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, it is ecumenical in terms of chronology, discipline, and scope.

The group encourages papers and participation from students, early career researchers, and faculty members. Members of the public are also welcome; please write to Eamonn O’Keeffe (ewo21@cam.ac.uk) to indicate your interest in attending.