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Dr Craig Lambert 

Lecturer, Southampton Maritime and Marine Institute,Fire Warden; AHRC Project Manager

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Dr Craig Lambert is a Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Southampton.

I joined Southampton in 2012 from the University of Hull. I am a historian whose primary research focus is on naval logistics during the hundred years war and English merchant shipping and coastal communities over the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. 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 supervision in aspects of late medieval naval history, or ship-board societies. I am currently supervising a SMMI funded PhD entitled:  ‘English Seafarer Communities in the Later Middle Ages: A Study in Socio-Economics and Geographical Mobility of a Multi-Faceted Occupational Group'. 

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