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Dr Scott Keefer

  • Senior Lecturer in History
  • Weymouth House W404, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Journal Articles

  • Keefer, 2015. Book Review: Camp and Combat on the Sinai and Palestine Front: The Experience of the British Empire Soldier, 1916-18. International History Review, 37 (1), 197-198.
  • Keefer, 2014. ‘Explosive Missals:’ International Law, Technology, and Security in the Victorian Age. War in History, 21, 445.
  • Keefer, 2013. ‘An Obstacle, though not a Barrier:’ The Role of International Law in Security Planning during the Pax Britannica. International History Review, 35 (5), 1031-1051.
  • Keefer, 2007. Building the Palace of Peace: The Hague Conference of 1907 and Arms Control before the World War. Journal of the History of International Law, 9 (1), 35-82.
  • Keefer, 2006. Building the Palace of Peace: The Hague Conference of 1899 and Arms Control in the Progressive Era. Journal of the History of International Law, 8 (1), 1-17.
  • Keefer, 2003. Solving the Greek-Turkish Boundary Dispute. Cardozo journal of international and comparative law, 11, 55.
  • Keefer, 1999. International Control of Biological Weapons. Nova Journal of International & Comparative Law, 6, 107.
  • Keefer, 1999. International Law: The Year in Review. Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, 92, 107.
  • Keefer, 1997. Citizen Petitions Under the North American Agreement on Envinronmental Cooperation. Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law, 5, 211.


  • Keefer, S.A., 2016. The Law of Nations and Britain’s Quest for Naval Security International Law and Arms Control, 1898–1914. Springer.


  • Keefer, 2009. ‘Big Ships Cause Big Wars, Little Ships Cause Little Wars, and No Ships Cause No Wars,’ International Law and Arms Control Policy in the Interwar Era. In: Chaves, K. and Crafton, W., eds. War, Society and the Ingenious Arts: Essays in Honor of Thomas H. Buckley. Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: University of Tulsa.


  • History of International Law (Fulbright Commission, 01 Sep 2004). Completed


  • PhD in Internationah History (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2012)
  • LLM in International Law (Georgetown University, 2002)
  • JD in Law (University of Tulsa, 1999)
  • MA in History (University of Tulsa, 1999)
  • BA (Hons) in History (Central Missouri State University, 1995)