Details of the talks given at the 'Britain's soldiers, 1750-1815' conference, held at Leeds on 7 and 8 July 2011.
The abstracts of all the talks are available in the conference brochure.
You can view photos from the day at flickr.
- Stephen Brumwell (Independent scholar), Soldier of the King, General of the Republic: George Washington and the British Army, 1754-1783
- Stephen Conway (University College London), The eighteenth-century British army as a European institution
- Kevin Linch (University of Leeds) and Matthew McCormack (University of Northampton), Defining Soldiers: Britain’s Military, 1750-1815
- Andrew Bamford (Independent scholar), "Injurious to the service generally" The Manpower Crisis of 1813-1814
- Ilya Berkovich (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge), Discipline and Control in Eighteenth-Century Gibraltar
- David Blackmore (Huddersfield University), British Infantry Combat Culture at the outbreak of the Seven Years War
- Moira Bonnington (University of Leeds), The Military Macaroni and the Tears of the Footguards
- Louise Carter (University Campus Suffolk), Scarlet Fever: Women and the Military Man 1780-1815
- Bruce Collins (Sheffield Hallam University), The British Officer Corps
- Gareth Cole (University of Exeter), Sir William Congreve: The Rise of a Military Bureaucrat
- Dani Coombs (University of Leeds), Domestic pull: women, home and desertion
- Erica Charters (University of Oxford), Prisoners of war in the eighteenth century
- Gavin Daly (University of Tasmania), An Iberian Way of War: British Soldiers' Reactions to Spanish and Portuguese Violence in the Peninsular War, 1808-1813
- Gareth Glover (Independent scholar), Expanding the Database: Personal accounts of Britain's soldiers
- Charles Esdaile (University of Liverpool), Bullets, Baggages and Ballads: Forgotten Sources for the Experience of British Women in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815
- Leighton James (Swansea University), Britain's Other Soldiers: Relations between British and non-British troops in the eighteenth century
- Stephen King (Plymouth), Peace and Mutiny: The Discharge of Limited Service Recruits in 1783
- Kevin Linch (University of Leeds), Making new soldiers 1750-1815: legitimacy, identity and attitudes
- Matthew McCormack (University of Northampton), Stamford standoff: honour, status and rivalry in the Georgian military
- Caroline Nielsen (University of Newcastle), Disability, Fraud, and Medical Experience among the Pensioners at the Royal Hospital of Chelsea in the late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Cicely Robinson (University of York & the National Maritime Museum), Conflict & Conduct: John Singleton Copley's 'The Defeat of the Spanish Batteries at Gibraltar, September 1782'.
Graciela Iglesias Rogers (University of Oxford), Soldiering abroad: the experience of living and fighting among aliens
- Benjamin Rubin (Graduate of Western Carolina University), The Blame Game: British Military Reputations in the Wake of the American War of Independence.
John Rumsby (Independent scholar), ‘A testimony of their respect and esteem’: Church and cemetery memorials as a source for the Napoleonic Wars
Philip Shaw (University of Leicester), The Tired Soldier
R. Scott Stephenson (The American Revolution Center), Robert Macpherson's American War
William Tatum III (David Library of the American Revolution), "The Soldiers murmured much on Account of this usage:" Enlisted Men and Military Justice in the eighteenth-century British Army
Robert Willoughby (University of Arkanas-Fort Smith), Images of British Soldiers in Denis Dighton's Waterloo Paintings
Britt Zerbe (University of Exeter), The War of American Independence and the Creation of an Imperial Rapid Reaction Force