Impacting UK Security and Defence
Researchers from DSD have played an important role in past UK security and defence reviews and continue to influence future reviews.
Research from members of staff is published in top-ranked international journals, including International Affairs, War in History, Journal of Strategic Studies, English Historical Review, International History Review, and Survival. Articles by DSD staff members have won Society for Military History Moncado Prizes, and monographs have won prizes from the Royal Historical Society, the US Navy League, and the Roosevelt Institute.
Our researchers regularly present at international academic conferences and institutions, such as Yale University, Hong Kong University, and the National University of Singapore, as well as military institutions, such as the US Naval War College, US Naval Academy, and the Japanese National Institute of Defence Studies.
DSD research projects have been funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the MacArthur Foundation, the British Council, the European Commission, the US Army War College, the UK Ministry of Defence, and the US Department of Defense.
Our staff members are regularly consulted by national and international media on contemporary and past events. Public engagement includes working with a wide range of museums, such as the Imperial War Museum, the National Army Museum, the RAF Museum, and the Royal Navy Museum. DSD researchers have also contributed to national and international events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Napoleonic Wars and the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
Research in action
24 March 2020
Our research themes are designed to bring greater coherence and cohesion to research being conducted…
26 February 2020
The Memorial Service for Sir Michael Howard was held at the King's College London Chapel on Tuesday…
13 February 2020
Defence Studies Department students excel in the second Hacking For Defence module
9 January 2020
The Military Ethics online learning platform and playing cards are continuing to expand…
11 December 2019
Members of the Brazilian Naval College visit DSD
20 November 2019
Inaugural ITSS conference on Brexit held in Verona
11 October 2019
The Defence Studies Department new International Affairs MA online programme proves highly popular
31 July 2019
Fighting the People's War endorsed by celebrity historian
31 July 2019
Dr Martin Dinter and Professor David Whetham’s recent workshop, ‘Conflict Resolution in Ancient and…
28 June 2019
Professor David Whetham of the Defence Studies Department delivers his inaugural lecture surrounding…