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Pertes militaires et guerre navale (XVIIIe-XXIe siècle)

Anticipating Naval Losses: Innovations & Prospects

Anticiper les pertes navales : innovations et prospectives

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Published on Monday, February 20, 2023

Abstract

“If you want to wage war at sea, expect casualties”, one would be tempted to write. To build a unit such and train the crew responsible for arming it involves anticipating the question of losses at sea. What are the human, material, intellectual and cultural resources available to anticipate better? Who are the actors in charge and what is their experience of the losses experienced and/or represented? What data is used to anticipate losses? How is the “retex” (feedback) taken into account in anticipating combat and losses?

Announcement

Espace Philippe Seguin, Sciences Po Aix, 2023, November 30th and December 1st

Argument

“If you want to wage war at sea, expect casualties”, one would be tempted to write. To build a unit such and train the crew responsible for arming it involves anticipating the question of losses at sea. What are the human, material, intellectual and cultural resources available to anticipate better? Who are the actors in charge and what is their experience of the losses experienced and/or represented? What data is used to anticipate losses? How is the “retex” (feedback) taken into account in anticipating combat and losses? Anticipation also involves taking into account the structures mobilized to collect intelligence, exchange with allies and spy his adversaries so as to understand the flow of information.

The anticipation of losses at sea mobilizes different but connected registers, which communications are invited to consider:

  • Development of strategies and doctrines
  • The design of platforms and weapon systems
  • Training of crews and staffs
  • Anticipation of injuries and vulnerabilities of crews by health services
  • Medical, health and logistical resilience in managing  the injured and the dead
  • Political and social implications of losses at sea 

Finally, the situation of those who anticipate losses at sea must be questioned whether at the “national” level (existence - or lackthereof- of a geostrategic, technological or industrial advantage; position of hegemony or “disruptor”, conclusion of alliances and partnerships), socio- professional level (whether they are engineers, naval officers or sailors, soldiers, doctors,…), institutional (naval institution or not; civilian or not).

Submission guidelines

Please send a 300-words abstract, along with a short academic biography at the following address: warlosses.navalwarfare@gmail.com

before May 2, 2023.

Papers can be submitted in French or English.

Languages for the symposium will be French and English.

Meals will be provided for. Accomodation and Travel costs are expected to be covered by the participants’ institutions. A reduced number of optional travel grants will remain reserved for young researchers.

Organising committee

Erica Charters, David Plouviez, Benoît Pouget, Jean de Préneuf, Thomas Vaisset.

Scientific Committee

David Plouviez and Éric Schnakenbourg (Université de Nantes- CHRIA), Benoît Pouget and Nicolas Badalassi (SciencesPo Aix – Mesopolhis), Jean de Préneuf (SHD/Université de Lille), Thomas Vaisset (Université Le Havre Normandie -IDEES), Erica Charters (Oxford University), Jean-Marie Kowalski (Ecole navale/Université Paris Sorbonne), Taline Garibian (UNIGE), Elisabeth Anstett (UMR ADES), Bertrand Taithe (Manchester University), Alan James (Kings College London), Chris Martin (University of Hull), Guy Chet (University of North Texas), Ben Schoenmaker (NIMH).

Places

  • Sciences Po Aix - Espace Philippe Seguin - 31 avenue Jean Dalmas
    Aix-en-Provence, France (13)

Event attendance modalities

Hybrid event (on site and online)


Date(s)

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Keywords

  • histoire navale, perte de guerre, innovation, technologie, stratégie, médecine, institution, international

Contact(s)

  • David Plouviez
    courriel : david [dot] plouviez [at] univ-nantes [dot] fr
  • Thomas Vaisset
    courriel : thomas [dot] vaisset [at] univ-lehavre [dot] fr
  • Benoit POUGET
    courriel : benoit [dot] POUGET [at] univ-amu [dot] fr
  • Jean Préneuf
    courriel : jean [dot] martinant-de-preneuf [at] intradef [dot] gouv [dot] fr
  • Erica Charters
    courriel : erica [dot] charters [at] history [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Benoit POUGET
    courriel : benoit [dot] POUGET [at] univ-amu [dot] fr

License

CC0-1.0 This announcement is licensed under the terms of Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal.

To cite this announcement

« War Losses & Naval Warfare, 18th to 21st century », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, February 20, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1akr

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