Our Story

The Scottish Centre for War Studies was established in 1995 to promote research in, and understanding of, war in all its aspects. It is based in the University of Glasgow with links to other universities, institutions and individuals with related research interests, including the armed services.

Its approach to the subject is both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary. A wide-ranging group of scholars contribute to the Centre’s seminars and conferences, while a core team of staff from the Department of History teach the MSc in War Studies. The research interests of this team stretch from medieval to modern times, covering military, political and cultural history.  The Centre thus presents a unique opportunity to study war in all its aspects, from past to present, from causes to consequences. The interdisciplinary nature of our Centre gives scholars in one field the chance to develop insights and understandings derived from scholars in another. If you are interested in contributing to a seminar, conference or workshop with us, please feel free to contact us.

The Director of the Centre is Dr Damien Van Puyvelde.