Matthew Ford

Senior Lecturer

War Studies


Department of War Studies and Military History

Strategy Division

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Matthew Ford is an academic currently focusing on war and the data-saturated battlefields of the 21st century.

His lastest book - Radical War (Hurst & Co, London and Oxford University Press, New York 2022) - with Professor Andrew Hoskins from Glasgow University traces war’s data trajectories, from the epicentres of battle out to distant parts of the world, into history, memory and as it is memed into the platforms that mediate digital culture.

Matthew's first book, 'Weapon of Choice - Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation', is an analysis of military innovation and culture and was published by Hurst & Co, London and Oxford University Press, New York in 2017.

Matthew is an Honorary Historical Consultant to the Royal Armouries (UK), the founding Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal for Military History, a former West Point Fellow and in 2019 was a Visiting Scholar at the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
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