CfP: Economic Warfare and the Sea, 1650-1950, 13-15 July 2017, Oxford

Date: 13-15 July 2017
Location: All Souls College, Oxford
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We invite proposals for papers presenting new and original research on all aspects of economic warfare and the sea between 1650 and 1950, for a conference to be held in Oxford in July 2017. As in the successful 2014 conference ‘Strategy and the Sea’: An International Conference in Honour of Professor John B. Hattendorf, we seek once again to bring together research students and early career scholars, established academics, and serving personnel, in the study of naval history.

Economic warfare is central to the exercise of sea power, and has influenced the conduct and outcome of armed conflicts, the diplomacy of great powers, and trade and politics all over the world. From commerce-raiding in European, Atlantic, and Asian waters during the seventeenth century, to submarine campaigns in the twentieth century, economic warfare has been pursued with many different objectives, methods, and results. This conference seeks to examine the role and consequence of economic warfare at sea from the early modern period to the Second World War, and to connect naval history with broader themes in economic and diplomatic history. Papers which take a long chronological view of this topic are particularly encouraged, as are those which explore or compare multiple regions of the globe.

Proposals should be no more than 300 words in length, accompanied by a one-page CV, and sent to the organisers at: Successful applicants invited to speak at the conference will be given twenty minutes to present their research, with time for questions. The deadline for proposals is 15th January 2017.

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, Naval War College

The Naval War College, Rhode Island, USA is seeking a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in their Strategy and Policy Department.

Responsibilities: The post-doctoral teaching and research fellowship is a one year appointment renewable for a second year. The in-residence fellowship begins in August/September 2016. The position’s teaching requirement is two seminars of the Strategy & War Course taught in the winter trimester from November to February (overall Ox2x0 load). Seminars average 12 professional students who are mid-career officers and civilian government employees. Seminars are team-taught by a civilian academic and a military faculty member. Expectations are high in both teaching and research.

Qualifications and Competencies: Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D. or have defended their dissertation at the time of appointment. A doctorate in International Relations, International Security Affairs, Political Economy, Regional Studies, Diplomatic and International History, War Studies, Naval History, or Military History is highly desired.

Salary Considerations: Salary is competitive at $55,000, with benefits, and $5,000 for research support.

Closing date: 31 March 2016.

Further information here.