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Dr Craig Lambert 

Associate Professor in Maritime History, Southampton Maritime and Marine Institute,Deputy Director of Programmes

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Dr Craig Lambert is an Associate Professor in Maritime History at the University of Southampton.

I am a historian whose primary research focus is on naval logistics during the hundred years war and English merchant shipping and coastal communities c.1300-c.1600. While by trade an historian, from 2009 to 2011 I was appointed Senior Researcher for National Lottery funded project that examined community responses to the use of restorative justice. In 2011 I re-joined the Department of History at the University of Hull for eighteen months as post-doctoral research associate, after which I moved to Southampton.

My research centres on three key areas:

  • Late medieval naval operations and logistics
  • Medieval and Tudor maritime communities
  • Late medieval and Tudor merchant shipping

My recent research has centred on understanding the size and geographical distribution of the English merchant fleet from c.1300-c.1580. My interest in merchant shipping was helped by a 2014 grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council entitled: The Evolution of English Shipping Capacity and Shipboard Communities from the early 15th Century to Drake’s Circumnavigation (Grant reference: AH/L004062/1). This project has since produced a free to access searchable database of c.53000 ship-voyages from over 600 English, Welsh and Channel Islands ports and includes interactive port and trade routes maps. This can be searched here:

I am happy to supervise doctoral research on any aspect of late medieval and Tudor maritime history.

In addition to my historical research I also have an interest in restorative justice/restorative practice and have published articles and reports on this topic.


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I can offer post-graduate supervision in various aspects of  naval history, merchant shipping, and shipboard and coastal communities (c.1300-c.1600).

Recently supervised PhDs

Brenna Gibson, ‘English Seafarer Communities in the Later Middle Ages: A Study in Socio-Economics and Geographical Mobility of a Multi-Faceted Occupational Group', funded by the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (passed 2018)

Leanna Brinkley, 'England's Forgotten Maritime Communities: A Study of Elizabethan Coastal Trading, 1568-1580 (passed 2020)

Dr Craig Lambert
Building 65 Faculty of Arts and Humanities University of Southampton Avenue Campus Highfield Southampton SO17 1BF United Kingdom

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