Conference 2015


British International History Group 27th Annual Conference

10 - 12 September 2015
University of Kent

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The Conference

The main work of the conference takes place in panels starting on Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday morning. There will also be a keynote lecture on the Friday evening, a round table on Thursday and a plenary session on Friday afternoon. The Annual General Meeting will be held during the conference.

Keynote Address

Dr James Ellison (QMUL) 'Failed Intelligence? The Origins of the Iraq War'


'Teaching International History'
Chair: Dr Patrick Finney (Aberystwyth)
Contributors: Antony Best (LSE); Gaynor Johnson (Kent); Spencer Mawby (Nottingham); and Helen Parr (Keele)


'Diplomatic Practice in the Twentieth Century'

Guest Chair: Kai Bruns, American University in the Emirates

John Young, University of Nottingham 'The United Kingdom and the Negotiation of the 1969 New York Convention on Special Missions'

Lorna Lloyd, Keele University 'The Commonwealth and the negotiation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations'

Ben Muda, Universiti Utara Malaysia 'Changing perspectives on practising and researching diplomatic studies in time and space'

Kai Bruns, American University in the Emirates 'A Hazardous Task: Britain and the negotiation of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations'


Papers will cover a wide range of subjects in International History. These include:

  • Inter-State Diplomatic Relations
  • Domestic Issues in Foreign Policy
  • History of International Relations
  • Military History (including strategic issues, POWs etc)
  • Intelligence and/or Propaganda
  • International Organisations and Institutions
  • Inter-Imperial Relations
  • International Economic Relations
Conference Programme

Download the Conference Programme here

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Call for Papers

BIHG 2015 Call for Papers


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