Conference Day 2: Alliances in the history of armed conflict, 1642-present

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Saturday 25 March – Programme

10:00-10:15 Registration, Foyle 2.1
10:15-10:45 Lightning Papers 2, Foyle 1
“Hampshire Fencibles protecting their Bacon”, 1794, and “Colonel Thomas Cooper Everitt, with the Hampshire Fencible Cavalry drawn up in the background”, 1800 – Rory Butcher (University of Leeds)
Private mementos in the Indian Rebellion of 1857: Captain Robert Shebbeare’s figurines of four Sikh soldiers and a dog named Loot – Teresa Segura-Garcia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
An Alliance of Meanings in “Our Monster Tanks” – Alastair Lockhart (University of Cambridge; MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo; Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, Bedford)
10:45-10:50 Short break, Foyle 2.1
10:50-12:30 Panel 2: Negotiating alliances with auxiliaries, subsidiary forces, & non-state groups, Foyle 1
Chair: Matilda Greig (National Army Museum)
The Enemy Within: East India Company Forces in the Service of Indian Allies, 1765-1857 – Callie Wilkinson (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
The Khandesh Bhil Corps: A Curious 19th Century Indigenous-Imperial Alliance – Nishant Gokhale (University of Cambridge)
The French Intervention in Mexico (1862-1867) – A case of alliances between civilian armies and regular forces – Tania Atilano (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Military-civilian cooperation and Imperial victory: the role of Manipuris in the Second World War – Zuzubee Huidrom (Independent Researcher)
12:30-13:30 Lunch, Foyle 2.1
13:30-15:10 Panel 3: Personal, social & emotional connections between civilian and military groups, Foyle 1
Chair: Eamonn O’Keeffe (University of Cambridge)
The Most Painful Duty to Perform: Mourning and Correspondence between British Soldiers and Bereaved Families during the Napoleonic Wars – Séverine Angers (University of York)
Family and social connections of British Army officers’ commissions, 1790-1820 – Kevin Linch and Simon Quinn (University of Leeds)
Tensions in the Anglo-Spanish Relations during the Peninsular War: Santander, 1814 – Silvia Gregorio-Sainz (University of Oviedo)
Pets or Pests? Repatriating soldiers’ dogs after the First World War – Emma Worrall (National Army Museum; University of Chichester)
15:10-15:30 Break, Foyle 2.1
15:30-16:45 Panel 4: Influencing public perceptions of alliances in art, media & film, Foyle 1
Chair: Glyn Prysor (National Army Museum)
Alliances in military art: The Victoria Cross paintings of Louis William Desanges – Nicole Hartwell (University of Cambridge)
Protecting the Imperial Behavior in War: the Philippine-American War, the South African War, and the British Pacific Press – Laura Díaz-Esteve (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain)
The People’s Front of Jedha: The Evolving Depiction of the Rebel Alliance – Chris Kempshall (University of Exeter; Royal Military Academy Sandhurst)
16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks, Foyle 1

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