Sea Power and its Influence in Modern Warfare
October 13 @ 4:30 pm - October 14 @ 1:00 pm
The military significance of sea power evolved rapidly after modern navies changed from sailing ships to ships that were powered by steam and other fuels. This seminar will focus on the naval aspects of modern warfare, with particular attention to the changing ideas about sea power in the late 19th century, the battleship race of the early 20th century, the development of submarines, aircraft carriers and new naval strategies in the two world wars, and the new uses of naval forces after World War II. Our guides for this analysis of sea power will be outstanding UNC historians Gerhard Weinberg and Joe Caddell, both of whom have written and taught about the importance of new technologies in the history of warfare. Join us for a careful exploration of how sea power has influenced modern international conflicts, national identities, and military strategies.
TOPICS & SPEAKERS
Sails to Steam Power: Naval Transitions Before World War I
Joseph Caddell, Lecturer in History
Sea Power in World War I
Gerhard L. Weinberg, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History Emeritus
Sea Power in World War II
The Changing Use of Sea Power After World War II
Sea Power’s Important Role in Modern Wars and International Politics
A panel discussion with our speakers
TIME & COST
Friday, October 13, 4:30pm-8:30pm. Saturday, October 14, 9:00am-1:00pm. The tuition is $125 ($110 by September 1). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by September 1). Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner is $20.00.
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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.
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