The West Point Summer Seminar in Military History is open to faculty and advanced graduate students in the field of history who wish to enhance their ability to study and to teach military history. Applicants will be selected based upon their potential contributions to the field of military history and upon the contribution the program can make to their future study and teaching. Preference will be given to junior faculty (including those who received their doctorate), and to graduate students who expect to teach or study military history and who have completed all requirements for the doctorate other than submission of the dissertation. The Summer Seminar focuses primarily on the Western (European and American) military experience and the Asian military experience during World War II,Korea, and Vietnam. Further topics of discussion include the use of air and naval power, Eastern armies of the 20th Century, international military diplomacy, warfare in the post-Vietnam era and future war. The program is built around a series of seminars, a variety of guest lecturers, and a Civil War and American Revolution battlefield staff ride. Classes consist of groups of fourteen to sixteen Fellows who meet for three hours each morning. There are fifteen daily sessions. Each session begins with a USMA faculty member introducing the topic and then continues with him or her leading a detailed discussion of the subject area and an analysis of bibliography, historiography, and important questions about the war or period. Each class also includes suggestions for approaches to teaching the topic. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2003.
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