West Point Summer Seminar in Military History

Posted: October 20, 2011 in military history, war
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This is essentially a re-posting from Mark Grimsley’s blog; just trying to spread the word as far as possible.  The West Point Summer Seminar in Military History has been running for…I can’t recall how many summers now…a long time, and it is a spectacular opportunity for junior faculty and doctoral candidates to deepen their knowledge of military history in a wonderfully supportive setting.  No, that’s not hyperbole.  I was privileged to participate in 2010, and would rank it as one of the top five experiences of my life thus far.  The history department’s page has detailed information, which you can also get to through Dr. Grimsley’s post.

Oh, and just a quick note–they’re not joking when they talk about marching over terrain. Saratoga and Gettysburg, and Antietam for that matter, are demanding, especially if you’re moving at speed.  So, be ready for that. 🙂  And there is an open Facebook group for seminar alumni, which might be worth checking out too. It’s “scheduled to be archived” (as per usual with FB groups these days), but still…

The seminar was invaluable to me, and to most everyone else I’ve talked to.  Good luck if you decide to apply!


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