‘Stephen Badsey, one of the world’s leading authorities on war and the media…’

Gary Sheffield, Forgotten Victory (2001)
Professor Stephen Badsey
PhD MA(Cantab.) FRHistS
Military Historian

‘If you know your history, then you know where you’re coming from.’
Bob Marley, Buffalo Soldier


Who am I



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'A career in consulting is ideal for historians with a sense of adventure'
from the advice page of the American Historical Association


I have acted in an external capacity for the following universities:

2001 external evaluator for the MA course in military history at Chester College.
2001-2004 external examiner for the BA courses in contemporary military history at Salford University.
2007 external evaluator for the MA course in Conflict Studies at the University of Wolverhampton
2017 external referee for academic promotion for the University of Kent

External examiner for higher degrees (PhD/MA/MPhil) for Birmingham University, Cambridge University, Cranfield University, Durham University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Kent, Kings College London, Leeds University, the London School of Economics, the University of Melbourne (Australia), and University College London.

Supervisor for MA theses at the University of Birmingham, and for British Army officers at the Army Staff College Camberley 1991-1995 (theses submitted for MA degrees at Kings College London).

Referee and external evaluator for research grant applications including for the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the National Research Folundation of South Africa.

Book proposal consultant and reader for Ashgate, Cambridge University Press, Helion, Manchester University Press, Pearson Education Press, Princeton University Press, Rutledge, UCL Press, Yale University Press. Reader for History Australia, The Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, The Journal of Military History, Historical Research (Institute of Historical Research), War in History,  War and Society.

Book reviewer for Albion; Armed Forces & Society; BBC History Magazine; British Scholar (Britain and the World); Contemporary British History; Diplomacy and Statecraft; The English Historical Review; History; The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television; The International Journal of Naval History; The Journal of Commonwealth and Imperial History; The Journal of Conflict Studies; The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance; The Journal of Peace Research; The Political Quarterly; Small Wars and Insurgencies; Victorian Studies; World War II Quarterly

Consultant for numerous television programmes and for other print and broadcast media including websites. 

Frequent talks and presentations to British, NATO and other organisations within the defence community, plus specialist briefings etc, talks on defence issues to courses run by universities. Here are some examples of lectures and presentations that have not also been published.

Moderator for opening panel, ‘NATO Collective Defence through Strategic Communications’ for the NATO STRATCOM Centre of Excellence Dialogue: Perception Matters, Riga, Latvia, August 2015.

Guest lecturer on media-military matters, Higher Command Studies Course, Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia, 2015-2017.

Keynote Speaker, Midlands History Forum conference on ‘How Should We Remember World War 1?’ Birmingham University, October 2013.

Address to  the National Institute for Defense Studies, Tokyo, on historical perspectives on the Falklands War 1982 and the First World War, 2011.  

Annual lecture to Media, Information and Warfare courses for officers, Maddingley Hall, Cambridge University, 2000-2008

Annual lecture to the Certificate of Higher Education in War Studies course, University of Birmingham, 1999-2005.

Termly lecture to the course on Understanding Modern Terrorism , Boston University London Programme, 2001-2004.

Annual lecture to the A318 War, Peace and Social Change course, Open University Summer School, University of York, 1997-2000.

‘The Media and the Kosovo Conflict’, course on Understanding Modern War , University of Leeds, February 2000.

Democracy in the Russian Armed Forces’ (DIRAF) Programme , Coventry University, February 1999.

Command and Control Warfare Project’ Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), 1998-1999.

Consultant, US Armed Forces ‘Army After Next’ Project , 1997.

Speaker to the British Council INE European Series Conference , London, 1997.


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