SummaryI spent my first eighteen years living and working in London before deciding to follow my passion and study history. I was an undergraduate at the universities of Edinburgh and Pennsylvania, before completing a doctorate at Sussex under the supervision of Professor John Röhl, the world’s foremost authority on Kaiser Wilhelm II. Since then, I have worked mostly on Anglo-German relations and the causes of wars and have authored or co-authored nine books and numerous articles on these topics. I joined Brunel as Reader in History in September 2012 after many years of lecturing at the University of Northampton.
- DPhil History (Sussex)
- MA (Hons) History (Edinburgh)
Newest selected publications
Seligmann, M. (2018) 'A Service Ready for Total War? The State of the Royal Navy in July 1914'. The English Historical Review, 133 (560). pp. 98 - 122. ISSN: 0013-8266 Open Access Link
Seligmann, M. (2017) 'Failing to Prepare for the Great War? The Absence of Grand Strategy in British War Planning before 1914'. War in History, 24 (4). pp. 414 - 437. ISSN: 1477-0385 Open Access Link
Seligmann, M. (2017) 'The Greatest Danger to this Country that Exists': German Plans for Commerce Warfare in British Naval Thinking', inBid for World Power? New Research on the Outbreak of the First World War. ISBN 10: 0198792417.
Seligmann, M. (2016) 'The Evolution of a Warship Type: The Role and Function of the Battle Cruiser in Admiralty Plans on the Eve of the First World War', inStrategy and the Sea Essays in Honour of John B. Hattendorf. Boydell & Brewer. pp. 138 - 147. ISBN 10: 1783270985.
Seligmann, M. (2016) 'A Great American Scholar of the Royal Navy? The Disputed Legacy of Arthur Marder Revisited'. International History Review. ISSN: 0707-5332 Open Access Link