Dr James Davey

Research supervision

I welcome enquiries from students working on aspects of British naval and maritime history. I would be particularly keen to supervise students in the following areas:

  • War and society in the long-eighteenth-century
  • The politics and culture of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
  • Literature and propaganda concerning maritime endeavour
  • The representation of the maritime world in art and culture
  • The development of the British state

Individuals interested in discussing a potential PhD topic should email me a 500 word outline of their proposed research topic and a copy of their CV. 

Research students

I have previously co-supervised two PhD students:

  • Catherine Beck, ‘Patronage and the Royal Navy, 1775-1815’, University College London
  • Anna McKay, ‘The history of British prison hulks, 1776-1864’, University of Leicester

I have successfully secured funding for two other PhD projects via the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Scheme and am keen to develop similar collaborations at the University of Exeter.