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Technology/Military Affairs/History Talks– Spring 2016 #NYMAS Lectures & Podcasts

NYMAS is devoted to increasing public
knowledge, awareness, and understanding
of the interrelationship of war, society, and
culture through the presentation and
dissemination of diverse scholarly viewpoints.

The 17th Anniversary of the NYMAS website
January 1, 1999-2016
Winter-Spring, 2016
Fridays 7 pm to 8:45 pm
Date Topic Speaker Affiliation
Jan 8 The Crisis in Syria Christopher Kozak Institute for the Study of War
Jan 22 WWII Naval Shipbuilding Thomas Heinrich Baruch College
Feb 5 Ronald Reagan, Tom Clancy, and the Transformation of National Security CPT Ben Griffin U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Feb 19 The Army’s Orphans: The United States Army Replacement System in the European Campaign, 1944-1945 Eric Klinek Temple University
Mar 4 The Demon of Geopolitics: Karl Haushofer, Rudolf Hess and Adolf Hitler Holger Herwig University of Calgary
Mar 18 Rule Britannia: Rise of the Maritime Empires Stanley Carpenter The Naval War College
Apr 1 The Politics of James Bond: From Fleming’s Novels to the Big Screen Jeremy Black MBE,  University of Exeter
Apr 8 Stalin and the Winter War with Finland 1939-1940 Stephen Kotkin Princeton University
Apr 29-30

Friday 7-9 pm
Saturday 1-5 pm

NYMAS Spring 2016 2-Day Conference
Produced & moderated by Robert Miller
Espionage: from Cold War to Asymmetric Conflict
May 13 Honor, Country, and Sex: The Motivational System of Napoleon’s Armies Michael J. Hughes Iona College
May 27 Fascist Italian Intervention in the Spanish Civil War Brian Sullivan First NYMAS President and former Senior Research Professor at National Defense University
Jun 10 Reconsidering the American Way of War: US Military Practice from the Revolution to Afghanistan Colonel Antulio J. Echevarria II (Ret.) US Army War College Quarterly
Jun 24 Appomattox: Victory, Defeat and Freedom at the End of the Civil War Elizabeth Varon University of Virginia

Updated Saturday December 26, 2015 03:56 AM



Click here to see and/or print out a PDF of the latest NYMAS flyer with the calendar of talks from January to June, 2016 plus a membership form if you’d like to join and donate.

NYMAS talks are free and open to the public.

NYMAS is supported in part by a grant from the
New York Council for the Humanities.

NYMAS is associated with the Society for Military History, Region 2.
Unless otherwise noted, these talks are held on Friday evenings at
The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmens’ Club
283 Lexington Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets)
New York, NY 10016-3540
from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. These Friday lectures are usually held on the 2nd floor in the historic South Lounge.

Topics and speakers may be subject to change without notice. A current updated schedule is always available at this website (http//


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Audio Podcasts of Friday Evening Talks

Wages of Destruction:
The Making and Breaking of the Nazi War Economy

recorded September 25, 2015
1 hour and 48 mins
click here to listen


Prof. Adam Tooze
The Italo-Ottoman War
1911-1912recorded March 23, 2013
58 min

click here to listen
Prof. Brian R. Sullivan
Photo: Robert Rowen
The Development of Infantries
in the Late Middle Ages
and in the Early Renaissance
recorded April 24, 2015
1 hr 34 min

click here to listen
Albert Winkler
Photo: Brigham Young University
An Examination of British Cryptography during the Second World Warrecorded November 7, 2014
1 hr 30 min

click here to listen
Aki Snyder
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Armyrecorded March 14, 2014
1 hr 34 min

click here to listen
Kayla Williams
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
The Devil’s Garden:
Rommel’s Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach on D-Day
recorded June 6, 2014
1 hr 38 min

click here to listen
Steven Zaloga
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
July 1914:
Countdown to War

recorded Jan. 31, 2014
1 hr 36 min

click here to listen
Se an McMeekin
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Georges Loustaunau Rightists
in the French Resistance

recorded Oct. 11, 2013
1 hr 32 min

click here to listen
Valerie Deacon
Photo: Ching Wah Chin

The First Century of Gunpowder Artillery in Europe – Innovation and Effectiveness:

recorded May 17, 2013
1 hr 35 min

click here to listen
Clifford J. Rogers
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Roman Warfare
recorded May 24, 2013
1 hr 47 min

click here to listen
Adrian Goldsworthy
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Islands of Destiny:
The Solomons Campaign
and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun

recorded January 4, 2013
1 hr 42 min

click here to listen
John Prados
Photo: Ching Wah Chin
Photo: Ching Wah Chin Western Warfare in the
Age of the Crusades

recorded April 27, 2012
1 hr  37 min
click here to listenJohn France
Photo from authorClick here for many more podcasts including:  Retribution:
The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
recorded May 2, 2008

click here to listenMax Hastings
Photo: Random House Bankrupting the Enemy:
The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan
Before Pearl Harbor
recorded April 12, 2008

click here to listenEdward S. Miller
Photo: Phil Gilson

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