Dr Andrew Mumford becomes Fellow of Royal Historical Society

Dr Andrew Mumford, Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Dr Mumford said: “I’m delighted. The Royal Historical Society Fellowship is in recognition of my ‘contribution to historical scholarship’. These fellowships are not just for academics in history departments but acknowledge the work of those in other disciplines, including politics and international relations, who use historical research methods to help contextualise contemporary events.

“I do a lot of research on warfare and terrorism. Yet to solely analyse the conflicts around the world today in isolation, ignorant of their historical lineage, would be short-sighted. Historical scholarship into the antecedents of contemporary conflict is essential in order to understand the origins, processes, and possible outcomes of the wars around us today. That is why I am delighted that my work on the modern history of warfare and its political management has been recognised by the Royal Historical Society.”

Dr Mumford is co-director of the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism. His research, which includes the study of hybrid warfare, has influenced Nato and Ministry of Defence policy. His latest book is Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance.

The Royal Historical Society was founded in 1868 and is the UK’s leading society working with historians to advance the scholarly study of the past and inform policy debates about the study of history.

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