The CWD works with partners regionally, nationally and internationally to develop innovations.


The CWD works with partners regionally, nationally and internationally to develop innovative research, teaching and discussion in the fields of historical and contemporary conflict and relations between states.

RAF Museum

The CWD and the RAF Museum are committed to working on joint research projects, as well as to enhancing and disseminating each other’s engagement activities. This currently includes a Collaborative Doctoral Award with the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership on ‘The Europeanisation of British Defence Procurement in the Cold War: The RAF and the Panavia Tornado’, and a joint lecture series on air power sponsored by the RAF Museum and held in Lancaster.

Cartmel Priory

The CWD works with regional partner Cartmel Priory to share research on the Priory's founder, the famous knight, crusader and politician William Marshal (d.1219), through an annual lecture series held at the Priory and a range of other activities.

Lancaster Military Heritage Group

The CWD works in partnership with the Lancaster Military Heritage Group, which seeks to maintain and develop the historical links between the armed forces, their supporting civilian services, and the local community. Joint projects include the development of an annual lecture series.

University of Amsterdam

Through a departmental agreement, the CWD has a staff exchange with the Department of History, European Studies and Religious Studies of the University of Amsterdam, represented by Dr Samuël Kruizinga. The aim of this cooperation is to work towards joint research projects and teaching initiatives in Military History.