About the Seminar
At High Point Univeristy
Saturday, 19 March 2011
The Gunther E. Rothenberg Seminar in Military History is a tribute to Professor Rothenberg's scholarship and dedication to the field
of military history. High Point University is hosting the seminar whose theme in military history will change each year. Leading scholars
have been invited to present their most recent research, and latest interpretations. Their papers will serve as a point of departure for
extensive discussion and debate of the subject matter. The participant's papers will be published annually in an edited anthology. The seminar
is opened to the university community and the public. Students and scholars from across the country are encouraged to attend.
Gunther E. Rothenberg was a world-renowned military historian. He authored scores of books and articles on a wide-range of military history
with particular emphasis on the Habsburg Empire and the Napoleonic Wars. He was a Professor of History at Purdue University until his retirement
in 1999 when he moved to Australia where until 2001 he was a Visiting Fellow at the School of Historical Studies at Monash University.
From July 2001 until his death in April 2004, he was a Visiting Professorial Fellow in the School of History at the Australian Defense Force Academy.
In 1995, Professor Rothenberg spoke at High Point University, presenting a public lecture on the Second World War. In 2004, he returned
as the keynote speaker for the annual meeting of the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe sponsored by the university. Two months after his
visit Professor Rothenberg passed away at the age of 80.