Mr Louis Halewood

Louis Halewood

Philip Nicholas Lecturer in Maritime History

School of Humanities and Performing Arts (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)


Philip Nicholas Lecturer in Maritime History

I joined the University of Plymouth in 2019 from Merton College, Oxford, where I worked on my DPhil thesis titled 'Internationalising Sea Power: Ideas of World Order and the Maintenance of Peace, 1890-1919'. At Merton, I held the John Roberts MC3 (Great War) scholarship between 2015-18, and a Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship at International Security Studies, Yale University, between 2018-19. Prior to my DPhil, I completed my BA in War Studies at King's College London, and my MA in History at the University of Calgary. My teaching and research interests focus on sea power and the history of war in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


BA War Studies, King's College London

MA History, University of Calgary

Teaching interests

First Year
HIST401: What is History?
HIST407: The Non-European World Since 1850

Second Year
HIST527: The First World War at Sea

Third Year
HIST622: Sea Power in History, 1815-1991

MAHI622: Sea Power in History, 1815-1991

Research interests

Maritime and Naval History

Modern British History

The First World War

Key publications are highlighted


''A Matter of Opinion': British Attempts to Assess the Attrition of German Manpower, 1915-1917', Intelligence and National Security 32:3 (2017), pp. 333-350


War Time: First World War Perspectives on Temporality, eds., Louis Halewood, Adam Luptak, and Hanna Smyth (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018)

Other academic activities

Smith Richardson Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, International Security Studies, Yale University (2018-19)

Edward S. Miller Research Fellowship, United States Naval War College, Newport, RI (2017)