Launch Event: Histories and Cultures of Conflict (HaCC) Research Group

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Launch Event: Histories and Cultures of Conflict (HaCC) Research Group

May 3, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

We are delighted to announced that the launch event for HaCC will take place on Wednesday 3 May 2023, from 2pm, at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester. (

The event will comprise a public lecture by Professor Mark Connelly (University of Kent), and the launch of Dr Connor Wilson’s (MMU) new book, The Battle Rhetoric of Crusade and Holy War, c. 1099–c. 1222 (Routledge, 2022).

If you would like to attend, please contact Dr Chris Millington at

You can book a ticket for the public lecture and/or the book launch via Eventbrite.

Mark Connelly has broad interests in modern military history and warfare, culture and society. He is particularly interested in the commemoration of the two world wars with a specialism in the work of the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission. He is also interested in popular perceptions of war and the armed forces in Britain and the Commonwealth from the mid-19th century.

Connor Wilson is an historian of the early and central Middle Ages, with a particular interest in the Crusades, the Crusader States, monasticism and monastic writing. His PhD thesis was completed in 2018 at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

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