The department's research seminar (Thursday evenings during teaching term) attracts distinguished speakers from Ireland and abroad, and provides research students with an opportunity to present their work. See full schedule below.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
Thursday 2 May 2019
Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Iontas Building, MU North Campus
6.00 pm ‘Feeding Valley Forge: The Fatal Crisis of 1778
Speaker: Professor Rick Herrera (School of Advanced Military Studies, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas)
In February 1778 General George Washington launched the Continental Army’s largest, riskiest and most complex operation while encamped at Valley Forge, the Grand Forage of 1778. It, and the British Army’s response, were the largest actions undertaken by the armies, yet they remain virtually unknown and unexamined. This book-project talk will consider how the important often inheres in the overlooked.