Military War and Security Research Group

The Military, War and Security Research Group was established in summer 2012 bringing together researchers from across Newcastle University who study military, war and security issues from social science and humanities perspectives. 

We are one of the research groups supported by Newcastle University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Our intellectual approaches are diverse, ranging from historical, literary and cultural studies, to arts practice in drawing and film, to legal, sociological and political analyses of military and state security activities at national and international scales. 

The temporalities we consider include the ancient, the historical, the contemporary and the future.

Our topics of focus are diverse, but all speak directly to military, war and security phenomena. We include PhD students and established academic staff.

We have two broad objectives.

  1. To support academic events related to members’ research interests in military, war and security issues. Events include fieldtrip expeditions, workshops and seminars.
  2. To provide a critical mass of individuals engaged in military, war and security research topics here at Newcastle University, who can work in a cross-disciplinary way to inform specific topics and initiatives.

Membership is open to any member of staff or student at Newcastle University, and our events are fully open to all within and beyond the university.

Rachel Woodward and Michael Mulvihill, co-convenors.