Mr Louis Halewood
Profiles

Louis Halewood

Philip Nicholas Lecturer in Maritime History

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

Role

Philip Nicholas Lecturer in Maritime History

I joined the University of Plymouth in 2019 from Merton College, Oxford, where I completed 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. I previously 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.

Qualifications

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
HIST409: Culture, Society & Politics in Britain, 1640-2000

Second Year
HIST527: The First World War at Sea

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

Postgraduate
MAHI724: Sea Power in History, 1815-1991

Areas of expertise for postgraduate supervision
Maritime and Naval History
The First World War
The League of Nations
Grand Strategy
The History of Strategic Thought

Research interests

Maritime and Naval History

The First World War

The History of Strategic Thought

Modern British History

Other research

My current research builds on my DPhil thesis, completed at the University of Oxford, which examines the role of sea power and international naval co-operation in visions of world order between 1890 and 1919, culminating in the creation of the League of Nations.

I have previously published on other aspects of the First World War, including an article on intelligence assessments of the success of attrition on the Western Front between 1914 and 1917, and co-edited a collection on time and the First World War. I am currently co-editing another volume on economic warfare and the sea between 1600 and 1945.

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

''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

Books

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)