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Davies, Dr Huw

 Dr Huw Davies

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Telephone: +44 (0) 1793 788870

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century European Warfare
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Imperial Expansion and Warfare (Central Asia, India, Africa)
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Intelligence Organisation
  • The 'Revolution in Military Affairs'

MA Special Subject

Britain as a Military Power 1754-1815

Doctoral Supervision

Dr Davies is happy to supervise PhD students in 'Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Imperial and/or Military History', 'Intelligence', 'Afghan Military History' and 'The Napoleonic Wars'.


Dr Huw J Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies, and has been a member of the department since March 2005. He is currently Deputy Dean of Academic Studies (Education) and the Academic Course Director for the Advanced Command and Staff Course. Dr Davies gained his PhD from the University of Exeter in 2006, and, in addition to numerous articles on Napoleonic military history, his first book, entitled Wellington’s Wars: The Making of a Military Genius, was published by Yale University Press in 2012. His area of research focuses on the activities of the British Army between 1750 and 1850. As a result he has conducted research in the United States, India, Pakistan and Australia, as well as in archives in Europe. Dr Davies has also held fellowships at the University of Michigan, the Huntington Library in California and at Yale University.

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