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To mark the publication of his new book The British Way of War, Julian Corbett and the Battle for National Strategy, Yale University Press 2021, the centenary of Corbett’s death, and the 60th Anniversary of the War Studies Department Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History will discuss Corbett’s contribution to the development of naval history, strategic thought, his interaction with King’s College London, and the continuing relevance of his ideas in the 21st century.
This event can be attended in-person and online, numbers of attendees for the in-person event are limited. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in The War Studies meeting room.
This event forms part of the Corbett 100 project that marks the centenary of the death of historian and strategist Sir Julian Corbett.
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Andrew Lambert is Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King's College. After completing research in the Department he taught at Bristol Polytechnic,(now the University of West of England), the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and also Director of the Laughton Naval Unit housed in the Department. In 2020 he was made a Fellow of Kings College London (FKC).
His work focuses on the naval and strategic history of the British Empire between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War, and the early development of naval historical writing. His work has addressed a range of issues, including technology, policy-making, regional security, deterrence, historiography, crisis-management and conflict. He received the 2014 Anderson Medal for The Challenge: Britain against America in the Naval War of 1812.
Professor Lambert has lectured on aspects of my work around the world, from Australia and Canada to Finland, Denmark and Russia.
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