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The Voice of the Veteran as Researcher

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War Studies Meeting Room (K6.07)

King's College London

King's Building, Strand Campus

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The Defence Research Network and King’s College London are pleased to announce a one-day workshop intended to give voice to the rich experience of military veterans as researchers. This is an opportunity to bring together a cohort of ex-military researchers to reflect upon what it is like to transverse the military-academic divide, and to explore the scholarly challenges and opportunities which stem from doing so.


What is the value of military experience in scholarship? This complex and long-running debate has been a feature of the discipline of War Studies since its inception, embodied in the figure of Sir Michael Howard himself. Traditionally, the discussion has focused primarily upon how individual experiences of war have shaped subsequent scholarly trajectories.


Yet as modern armed forces espouse the importance of critical thinking, and increasingly seek to provide a wider range of graduate and postgraduate educational opportunities for serving personnel, now is the ideal opportunity to adopt a more diverse and wide-ranging approach to the contribution and experience of the ex-military-scholar. We will be picking up on a conversation which started last year, and hope to include a diverse range of contributions from across the military-academic divide.


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To foster a discussion around these issues, we will be holding an afternoon workshop at King’s College London between 1300-1700 on 19 November. The workshop will feature a networking lunch between 1300 and 1345, before two panel sessions involving short papers of 5 minutes duration and an inclusive group discussion. The aim of these sessions is to bring work from the ongoing ‘The Voice of the Veteran as Researcher’ project into conversation with a range of new perspectives.

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