A long line of his students have shaped the field in both the academic world and the historical programs maintained by America’s armed forces,” said Gregory W. Urwin, professor of history at Temple University.
Following Weigley’s death in 2004, two of his former doctoral candidates, Edward G. Longacre and Theodore J. Zeman, asked the late professor’s most accomplished students to contribute to an essay collection in honor of their departed mentor. The result is Beyond Combat: Essays in Military History in Honor of Russell F. Weigley.
On April 26, the Temple History Department will join the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD), in sponsoring a conference entitled “Beyond Combat: A Conference Honoring the Temple Tradition in Military History.” The conference will feature papers from the essay collection.
In an additional tribute to Weigley, Longacre and Zeman are donating the royalties earned by this book to CENFAD, which Weigley co-founded in the 1990s. Copies of Beyond Combat will be available at the conference for sale and signing by the editors and attending contributors.
The conference is being co-sponsored by the Society for Military History, the American Philosophical Society, Roxanne and John R. Satterfield, and the Boeing Company.
What: Beyond Combat: A Conference Honoring the Temple Tradition in Military History
When: Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9:30-5:00
Where: Russell F. Weigley Room on the 9th Floor of Gladelter Hall
Registration: Free. Anyone wishing to reserve a ticket to a free box lunch should RSVP by e-mailing Dr. Gregory J. W. Urwin at email@example.com.