The Centre for Geopolitics is launching a new military history working group, which will meet several times a term on Mondays at Fitzwilliam House. The group will bring 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, space permitting; please write to Eamonn O’Keeffe ( to discuss this further.

The first meeting will be held on Monday 28 November at 4pm and will feature two 20-minutes papers on media representations of warfare across national borders and continents. Dr Joshua J Fitzgerald (Churchill College) will examine depictions of Mesoamerican conflict in modern videogames, thinking about how they influence popular understandings of Nahua (Aztec) civilization and Spanish colonialism, while Dr Matilda Greig (National Army Museum) will analyze depictions of guerilla fighters in novels published after the Napoleonic Wars. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session; refreshments will be provided.


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