Dr Ian Speller

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Senior Lecturer

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Biography

Dr Ian Speller is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies in the Department of History at Maynooth University. he also provides lectures in military history and defence studies at the Irish Military College.

Prior to this he was a Senior Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King's College, London and at the UK Joint Services Command and Staff College.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Understanding Modern Warfare 2nd ed.
Ian Speller, David Jordan, James Kiras, David Lonsdale, Christopher Tuck, Dale Walton (2016) Understanding Modern Warfare 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2014 Small Navies: Strategy and Policy for Small Navies in War and Peace.
Mulqueen M.;Sanders D.;Speller I. (2014) Small Navies: Strategy and Policy for Small Navies in War and Peace. [Details]
2014 Amphibious Warfare. Strategy and Tactics from Gallipoli to Iraq.
Speller, Ian & Tuck, Christopher (2014) Amphibious Warfare. Strategy and Tactics from Gallipoli to Iraq. : Amber. [Details]
2014 Understanding Naval Warfare.
Speller, Ian (2014) Understanding Naval Warfare. : Routledge. [Details]
2014 현대전의 이해 (Hyeondaejeoneui Ihae) Korean language edition of 'Understanding Modern Warfare'. Transl. Kang, Chang Boo.
Speller, I. & Jordan, Kiras, J. Lonsdale, D, Tuck, C. & Walton, D (2014) 현대전의 이해 (Hyeondaejeoneui Ihae) Korean language edition of 'Understanding Modern Warfare'. Transl. Kang, Chang Boo. : Hanul Academy. [Details]
2009 Understanding Modern Warfare.
Speller, I.A. & Jordan, D., Kiras, J, Lonsdale, D., Tuck, C., Walton, D. (2009) Understanding Modern Warfare. : Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2005 The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century.
Speller, Ian (ed.) (2005) The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
2001 Amphibien fahrzeuge im einsatz. Eine illustrierte geschichte der amphibieneinsatze von 1914 bis heute.
Speller, I.A and Tuck, C. (2001) Amphibien fahrzeuge im einsatz. Eine illustrierte geschichte der amphibieneinsatze von 1914 bis heute. : Zietgeschichte. [Details]
2001 Strategy and Tactics: Amphibious Warfare.
Speller, I.A. and Tuck, C. (2001) Strategy and Tactics: Amphibious Warfare. : Spellmount. [Details]
2001 The Role of Amphibious Warfare in British Defence Policy, 1945-1956.
Speller, I.A. (2001) The Role of Amphibious Warfare in British Defence Policy, 1945-1956. : Palgrave. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 'Post-Cold War Navies'
Ian Speller (2016) 'Post-Cold War Navies' In: Conrad Waters (eds). Navies in the 21st Century. Barnsley, UK: Seaforth Press. [Details]
2012 'The use and abuse of history by the military'
Speller, Dr Ian (2012) 'The use and abuse of history by the military' In: Building a Better Future. Contributions by the Irish Defence Forces. Maynooth: MACE. [IR Link] [Details]
2011 ''The war at sea in the age of Napoleon and the development of maritime strategy''
Speller, Dr Ian (2011) ''The war at sea in the age of Napoleon and the development of maritime strategy'' In: XXXV Congresso Internacional De História Militar. A Guerra No Tempo De Napoleáo: antecedentes, campanhas militares e impactos de longa duracáo. Lisbon: Comissao Portuguesa de Historia Militar. [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Limited War and Crisis Management: Naval Aviation in Action from the Korean War to the Falklands Conflict'
Speller, I (2011) 'Limited War and Crisis Management: Naval Aviation in Action from the Korean War to the Falklands Conflict' In: BRITISH NAVAL AVIATION: THE FIRST 100 YEARS. ALDERSHOT: ASHGATE PUBLISHING LTD. [Details]
2011 '‘Limited war and crisis management: naval aviation from the Korean War to the Falklands Conflict’'
Speller, Dr Ian (2011) '‘Limited war and crisis management: naval aviation from the Korean War to the Falklands Conflict’' In: British naval aviation: the first 100 Years. Abingdon: Ashgate Press. [Details]
2007 'The Suez Crisis. (Op. Musketeer, November 1956)' and 'Kuwait (Op vantage, July 1961)'
Speller, I.A. (2007) 'The Suez Crisis. (Op. Musketeer, November 1956)' and 'Kuwait (Op vantage, July 1961)' In: Amphibious Assault. manoeuvre from the sea from Gallipoli to the Gulf. Rendlesham: Seafarer Books. [Details]
2005 'Naval Diplomacy: Operation Vantage, 1961'
Speller, I.A. (2005) 'Naval Diplomacy: Operation Vantage, 1961' In: The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
2004 'In the shadow of Gallipoli? Amphibious warfare in the inter-war period'
Speller I. (2004) 'In the shadow of Gallipoli? Amphibious warfare in the inter-war period' In: Gallipoli: Making History. [DOI] [Details]
2005 'The Royal Navy, Expeditionary Operations and the End of Empire, 1956-1975'
Speller, I.A. (2005) 'The Royal Navy, Expeditionary Operations and the End of Empire, 1956-1975' In: British Naval Strategy East of Suez, 1900-2000. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
2005 'Operation Corporate: The Falklands Conflict, 1982'
Speller, I.A. (2005) 'Operation Corporate: The Falklands Conflict, 1982' In: Battles Near and Far. A Century of Overseas Deployment. Canberra: Army History Unit. [Details]
2004 'Naval diplomacy: Operation vantage, 1961'
Speller I. (2004) 'Naval diplomacy: Operation vantage, 1961' In: The Royal Navy and Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century. [DOI] [Details]
2004 'The Royal Navy, expeditionary operations and the End of Empire, 1956-75'
Speller I. (2004) 'The Royal Navy, expeditionary operations and the End of Empire, 1956-75' In: British Naval Strategy East of Suez 1900-2000: Influences and Actions. [DOI] [Details]
2004 'Amphibious operations: 1945-1998'
Speller I. (2004) 'Amphibious operations: 1945-1998' In: The Royal Navy 1930-1990: Innovation and Defense. [DOI] [Details]
2004 'In the shadow of Gallipoli?'
Speller, I.A. (2004) 'In the shadow of Gallipoli?' In: Gallipoli. Making History. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
2004 'Amphibious Operations'
Speller, I.A. (2004) 'Amphibious Operations' In: Innovation and Defence. The Royal Navy, 1930-2000. London: Frank Cass. [Details]
2002 'Defence or Deterrence'
Speller, I.A. (2002) 'Defence or Deterrence' In: Cold War Britain, 1945-1964. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2001 'Amphibious Warfare'
Speller, I.A. (2001) 'Amphibious Warfare' In: Reader’s Guide to Military history. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. [Details]
2001 'The Role of Amphibious Warfare in British Defence Policy, 1945-2000'
Speller, I.A. (2001) 'The Role of Amphibious Warfare in British Defence Policy, 1945-2000' In: Seapower at the Millenium. London: Sutton Publishing. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2016 Defence Forces Review 2016
David Dignam, Eunan O'Halpin & Ian Speller (Ed.). (2016) Defence Forces Review 2016 Dublin: Defence Forces Ireland. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2014 'GALÍPOLI, 1915, El ataque naval a los Dardanelos in Desperta Ferro. Revista de Historia Militar Y Politica'
Dr Ian Speller (2014) 'GALÍPOLI, 1915, El ataque naval a los Dardanelos in Desperta Ferro. Revista de Historia Militar Y Politica'. To be added, No.8 [Details]
2011 'Hit hard, move fast and sustain action: the replacement of the Amphibious Warfare Squadron and the rationale for HMS Fearless and Intrepid''
Speller, Dr Ian (2011) 'Hit hard, move fast and sustain action: the replacement of the Amphibious Warfare Squadron and the rationale for HMS Fearless and Intrepid''. MARINERS MIRROR, 93 :173-196 [Details]
2010 '‘Inter-service rivalry: British defence policy, 1956-69’ JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE'
Speller, Dr Ian (2010) '‘Inter-service rivalry: British defence policy, 1956-69’ JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE'. To be added, n/a [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'The seaborne/airborne concept: Littoral manoeuvre in the 1960s?'
Speller, I (2006) 'The seaborne/airborne concept: Littoral manoeuvre in the 1960s?'. Journal of Strategic Studies, 29 :53-82 [DOI] [Details]
2008 '‘Corbett, Liddell-Hart and the British Way in Warfare in the 1960s’ DEFENCE STUDIES JOURNAL, Vol 8, Issue 2'
Speller, Dr Ian (2008) '‘Corbett, Liddell-Hart and the British Way in Warfare in the 1960s’ DEFENCE STUDIES JOURNAL, Vol 8, Issue 2'. To be added, 8 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'An African Cuba? Britain and the Zanzibar revolution, 1964'
Speller, I (2007) 'An African Cuba? Britain and the Zanzibar revolution, 1964'. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 35 :283-301 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'An African Cuba? Britain and the Zanzibar Revolution 1964'
Speller, I.A. (2007) 'An African Cuba? Britain and the Zanzibar Revolution 1964'. JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL AND COMMONWEALTH HISTORY, 35 :1-35 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Hell has many different names The raids on St. Nazaire and Dieppe, 1942'
Speller, I.A. (2007) 'Hell has many different names The raids on St. Nazaire and Dieppe, 1942'. EVERYONE'S WAR, 16 :1-12 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'The Seaborne/Airborne Concept: Littoral Manoeuvre in the 1960s?'
Speller, I.A. (2006) 'The Seaborne/Airborne Concept: Littoral Manoeuvre in the 1960s?'. JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC STUDIES, 29 :1-44 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 '“A Splutter of Musketry?” The British Military Response to the Anglo-Iranian Oil Dispute, 1951'
Speller, I.A. (2003) '“A Splutter of Musketry?” The British Military Response to the Anglo-Iranian Oil Dispute, 1951'. CONTEMPORARY BRITISH HISTORY, 17 :1-46 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Delayed Reaction: UK Maritime Expeditionary Capabilities and the Lessons of the Falklands Conflict'
Speller, I.A. (2002) 'Delayed Reaction: UK Maritime Expeditionary Capabilities and the Lessons of the Falklands Conflict'. DEFENSE AND SECURITY ANALYSIS, 18 :1-16 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Amphibious Renaissance: The Royal Navy and the Royal Marines, 1956-1966’'
Speller, I.A. (2002) 'Amphibious Renaissance: The Royal Navy and the Royal Marines, 1956-1966’'. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NAVAL HISTORY, [IR Link] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2016 Presentation to the IIEA.
Ian Speller (2016) Presentation to the IIEA. [Oral Presentation], Maritime Strategy and Contemporary Security: a role for small(er) navies?, Institute for International and European Affairs, Dublin . [Details]
2016 Public lecture at Shankhill Road Library, Belfast.
Ian Speller (2016) Public lecture at Shankhill Road Library, Belfast. [Oral Presentation], The Battle of Jutland, 1916, Belfast . [Details]
2016 contribution to 'The sea and the Easter Rising' conference.
Ian Speller (2016) contribution to 'The sea and the Easter Rising' conference. [Oral Presentation], The sea and the Easter rebellion, 1916, National Maritime College of Ireland . [Details]
2014
(2014) [Oral Presentation], Maritime Strategy and Maritime Security', HQ Allied Maritime Command, Northwood . [Details]
2014
(2014) [Oral Presentation], Contingent Ops Theory, UK Defence Academy . [Details]
2013 UK Staff College, ACSC.
(2013) UK Staff College, ACSC. [Oral Presentation], Power Projection: Maritime Strike, UK Defence Academy . [Details]
2013 UK Staff College.
(2013) UK Staff College. [Oral Presentation], Littoral Manoeuvre, UK Defence Academy . [Details]
2013 Annual Congress, International Commission of Military History.
(2013) Annual Congress, International Commission of Military History. [Oral Presentation], 'Learning to project power in an ear of declining access', Turin, Italy . [Details]
2013 Advanced Command and Staff Course.
(2013) Advanced Command and Staff Course. [Oral Presentation], Maritime Power Projection, UK Defence Academy . [Details]
2012
Dr Carlos Zaforteza (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Spanish seapower in the 1840s, King's College London, Arts, History . [Details]
2012
Prof. James Willbanks (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Nixon's War, 1969-1975, US Army Command & General Staff School, Arts, History . [Details]
2012 History Research Seminar.
(2012) History Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], The use of history by the military, Dundee University . [Details]
2012 International Studies Association Annual Convention.
(2012) International Studies Association Annual Convention. [Oral Presentation], Strategy and Policy for Small Navies, San Diego, California USA . [Details]
2012
Professor Eric Grove (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], The ranking of small navies revisited, Salford University, Arts, History . [Details]
2012
Professor Michael Mulqueen (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Small navies. Enabling innovation, Liverpool Hope University, Arts, History . [Details]
2012
Prof Geoffrey Till (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Small Navies. Are they Different?, King's College London, Arts, History . [Details]
2012 History Research Seminar.
(2012) History Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], 'What did Trafalgar achieve that Jutland did not?' Interpreting naval history & writing strategy, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
2012
Rear Admiral Mike McDevitt (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Small navies in Asia, Center for Naval Analyses (Virginia, USA), Arts, History . [Details]
2012
Niklas Granholm (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Challenges for the Royal Swedish Navy, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Arts, History . [Details]
2012
Ian Bowers (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], The Republic of Korea Navy: moving from the littoral to the regional, King's College London, Arts, History . [Details]
2012 Advanced Command & Staff Course.
(2012) Advanced Command & Staff Course. [Oral Presentation], Maritime Strike & Littoral Manoeuvre, UK Defence Academy . [Details]
2012
Michael Peske (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], The Polish Navy in World War 2, n/a, Arts, History . [Details]
2012 'Taking you a step further .... military education in the 21st century'.
(2012) 'Taking you a step further .... military education in the 21st century'. [Oral Presentation], The use and abuse of miltiary history, Unitd Nations Training School Ireland . [Details]
2012
Commodore Mark Mellett (2012) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Meeting requirements for innovation and enhanced service delivery in the post modern world, Irish Naval Service, Arts, History . [Details]
2011 Advanced Command & Staff Course.
(2011) Advanced Command & Staff Course. [Oral Presentation], Maritime Power Projection, UK Defence Academy . [Details]
2011 Art of Leadership Conference.
(2011) Art of Leadership Conference. [Oral Presentation], Opening address, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
2011 Desmond Tutu Centre for War & Peace Studies.
(2011) Desmond Tutu Centre for War & Peace Studies. [Oral Presentation], The use and abuse of military history’, Liverpool Hope University . [Details]
2010
Professor Eunan O'Halpin (2010) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], British intelligence in Afghanistan, 1939-1945, Trinity College, Dublin, Arts, History . [Details]
2010 The Korean War: Christ Church Special Intertest Weekend.
(2010) The Korean War: Christ Church Special Intertest Weekend. [Oral Presentation], Inchon and the amphibious war, Christ Church, Oxford . [Details]
2010 Military History Society of Ireland.
(2010) Military History Society of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Two bald men fighting over a comb. The 1982 Falklands Conflict, Griffith College Dublin . [Details]
2010
Dr Spencer Mawby (2010) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Planning a rural and urban counter-insurgency campaign, University of Nottingham, Arts, History . [Details]
2010 Naval Striking and Support Forces, NATO: Alligator Conference.
(2010) Naval Striking and Support Forces, NATO: Alligator Conference. [Oral Presentation], Amphibious forces and maritime security operations, Naples, Italy . [Details]
2010
Colonel Con McNamara (2010) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], EU crisis management operations in Tchad/RCA, 2009, Defence Forces, Arts, History . [Details]
2010 Korean War - special interest weekend.
(2010) Korean War - special interest weekend. [Public presentations], Inchon and the amphibious war, Christ Church College, Oxford . [Details]
2009
Commander Thean Potgeiter (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Contemporary African piracy: context, causes and responses, South African Military Academy, Arts, History . [Details]
2009 35th International congress of Military History.
(2009) 35th International congress of Military History. [Oral Presentation], The war at sea in the age of Napoleon and the development of maritime strategy, Porto, Portugal . [Details]
2009
Capitaine Véronique Mieze (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], A French experience in Afghanistan: six months with the EPIDOTE Detachment in Kabul, April-Sept 2008, Service Historique de la Defense, France, Arts, History . [Details]
2009
Dr Karen Devine (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Neutrality: changing concepts and different practices, Dublin City University, Arts, History . [Details]
2009
Dr Stuart Griffin (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Peacekeeping and stabilisation operations: lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq, King's College London, Arts, History . [Details]
2009 Sean MacDiarmada Summer School.
(2009) Sean MacDiarmada Summer School. [Oral Presentation], Crown Forces and the 1916 Rebellion, Kiltyclogher, County Leitrim . [Details]
2009 War and Security Studies Seminar.
(2009) War and Security Studies Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Power projection in an era of declining access, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
2009 Advanced Command and Staff Course.
(2009) Advanced Command and Staff Course. [Oral Presentation], Maritime Power Projection, UK Joint Services Command and Staff College . [Details]
2009
Comdt. Ray Lane (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], Countering the threat posed by IEDs. The challenge for modern militaries, Defence Forces, Arts, History . [Details]
2009
Dr Jerome aan de Wiel (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], The French Deuxiéme Bureau and Ireland, 1900-1921, University of Limerick, Arts, History . [Details]
2009 Ormonde Military History Society.
(2009) Ormonde Military History Society. [Oral Presentation], The Pacific War, Kilkenny . [Details]
2009
Jonathan Marley (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], The conceptualization of national minority rights in the Balkans, LSE, Arts, History . [Details]
2009 Advanced Command and Staff Course.
(2009) Advanced Command and Staff Course. [Oral Presentation], Littoral Manoeuvre, UK Joint Services Command and Staff College . [Details]
2009 War & Security Studies Seminar.
(2009) War & Security Studies Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Power projection in an era of declining access, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
2009
Dr Michael Mulqueen (2009) [Visiting and guest lecturers hosted], The mediatisation of security policy, University of Limerick, Arts, History . [Details]
2008 Kilkenny Liberal Studies Group.
(2008) Kilkenny Liberal Studies Group. [Oral Presentation], The Second World War, Kilkenny . [Details]
2008 The Military History Society of Ireland.
(2008) The Military History Society of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The raid on Dieppe 1942, Griffith College, Dublin . [Details]
2007 History Research Seminar.
(2007) History Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Britain, Argentina and the Falklands Conflict 25 years on, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
2005 History Research Seminar.
(2005) History Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Britain and the Zanzibar Revolution, 1964, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
2005 Kilkenny Liberal Studies Group.
(2005) Kilkenny Liberal Studies Group. [Oral Presentation], The First World War, Kilkenny . [Details]
2004 Australian Chief of Army Military History Conference.
(2004) Australian Chief of Army Military History Conference. [Oral Presentation], Operation Corporate. The Falklands Conflict, 1982, Canberra, Austalia . [Details]
2003 History Research Seminar.
(2003) History Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], British military operations in defence of Kuwait, 1961, NUI Maynooth . [Details]
2001 70th Anglo-American Conference of Historians.
(2001) 70th Anglo-American Conference of Historians. [Oral Presentation], The sea as a medium for projecting British influence overseas. The decline of empire, 1956-1975’, Institute of Historical Research, London . [Details]
2001 Gallipoli Symposium.
(2001) Gallipoli Symposium. [Oral Presentation], In the shadow of Gallipoli? Amphibious capabilities in the inter-war period, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies . [Details]
2000 Seapower at the Millennium Conference.
(2000) Seapower at the Millennium Conference. [Oral Presentation], The role of amphibious warfare in British defence policy, Portsmouth, UK . [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2004 The Royal Navy and nuclear weapons.
Speller, I (2004) The Royal Navy and nuclear weapons. ESSEX: Book Review [Details]
2013 The Dreadnought and the Edwardian Age.
Speller, I (2013) The Dreadnought and the Edwardian Age. OXFORD: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2013 Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971.
Speller, I (2013) Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971. CHICAGO: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2015 The Great War at Sea: A Naval History of the First World War.
Speller, I (2015) The Great War at Sea: A Naval History of the First World War. LONDON: Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2004 Introduction.
Speller I. (2004) Introduction. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
2014 Preface.
Mulqueen M.;Sanders D.;Speller I. (2014) Preface. Editorial [Details]
2014 Introduction.
Speller I.;Sanders D.;Mulqueen M. (2014) Introduction. Editorial [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2007 An African cuba? Britain and the Zanzibar revolution, 1964.
Speller I. (2007) An African cuba? Britain and the Zanzibar revolution, 1964. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Hit hard, move fast and sustain action' the replacement of the Royal Navy's Amphibious Warfare Squadron and the rationale for HMS Fearless and HMS Intrepid.
Speller I. (2011) 'Hit hard, move fast and sustain action' the replacement of the Royal Navy's Amphibious Warfare Squadron and the rationale for HMS Fearless and HMS Intrepid. Reviews [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
1996 The role of amphibious warfare in British defence policy, 1945-1964.
Speller, Dr Ian A (1996) The role of amphibious warfare in British defence policy, 1945-1964. King's College London: Thesis [Details]
1991 The Future of the Royal Navy.
Speller, Ian A (1991) The Future of the Royal Navy. Aberystwyth University: Thesis [Details]