Paul Lockhart is Professor of History at Wright State University, and formerly Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research (2014-17). He is the author of six single-author books on Scandinavian history and American military history, including Denmark, 1513-1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy (Oxford University Press, 2007) and The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington (HarperCollins, 2011). Lockhart was also National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Distinguished Professor at SUNY/Potsdam (2000). He has taught as Visiting Lecturer at the former Odense Universitet (now University of Southern Denmark/Syddansk Universitet), Odense, Denmark, and has been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society. He has lectured at Københavns Universitet, Odense Universitet (now Syddansk Universitet), Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Boston Public Library, the national meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati, among many other venues.
Lockhart’s current projects include a history of military technology, to be published by Basic Books late in 2019 (Firepower: Military Technology and the Art of War in the West, 1400 – 1945), and a microhistory of the “parson of Vejlby,” a case of murder, misdirected justice, and revenge from seventeenth-century Denmark. He has also just started a new book-length project on the history of the short-lived New Sweden colony along the Delaware River (1637-55).
Lockhart teaches courses on European and American military history, the history of technology and the art of war, and on early modern Europe and Scandinavia. He is founder and coordinator of Wright State’s graduate programs in War and Society and the undergraduate minor in War and Society Studies.
Prof. Lockhart is happy to work with graduate students interested in military history and the history of Scandinavia. Prospective MA students interested in military history should have a working knowledge of either French or German, or at the very least be willing to start acquiring such knowledge immediately; MA students wishing to undertake work in Scandinavian history should be prepared to acquire a reading knowledge of at least one of the principal Nordic languages (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic) if they do not have such knowledge already, and be willing to undertake additional language study as necessary for their interests.
Any queries relating to books, permissions, or personal appearances should be directed to Dr. Lockhart’s literary representative, Lisa Adams, at The Garamond Agency (http://www.garamondagency.com).
Ph.D., History, Purdue University, 1989
M.A., History, Purdue University, 1986
B.A., SUNY/Potsdam College, 1985
Paul D. Lockhart, THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES: BUNKER HILL, THE FIRST AMERICAN ARMY, AND THE EMERGENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.
Paul D. Lockhart, THE DRILLMASTER OF VALLEY FORGE: THE BARON DE STEUBEN AND THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN ARMY. New York: Smithsonian Books/HarperCollins, 2008.
Paul Douglas Lockhart, DENMARK, 1513-1660: THE RISE AND DECLINE OF A RENAISSANCE MONARCHY. Oxford: Oxford University Press UK, 2007.
Paul Douglas Lockhart, FREDERIK II AND THE PROTESTANT CAUSE. DENMARK'S ROLE IN THE WARS OF RELIGION, 1559-1596. Leiden: Brill, 2004.
Paul Douglas Lockhart, SWEDEN IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2004.
Paul Douglas Lockhart, DENMARK IN THE THIRTY YEARS' WAR, 1618-1648: KING CHRISTIAN IV AND THE DECLINE OF THE OLDENBURG STATE. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press/Associated University Presses, 1996.
Chapters and articles (selected):
Paul Douglas Lockhart, "Denmark and Sweden: the Struggle for the Baltic, 1588-1624." In Steffen Heiberg and Poul Holstein, eds., Christian IV and the Crisis of the Danish Monarchy. Rotterdam: Karwansaray, 2018.
Paul Douglas Lockhart, "Denmark." In Peter Schroeder, ed., Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years' War. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013, pp. 65-76.
Paul Douglas Lockhart, "Political Language and Wartime Propaganda in Denmark, 1625-1629." European History Quarterly 31 (2001): 5-42.
Paul Douglas Lockhart, "Dansk propaganda under Kejserkrigen, 1625-29." Historie (Efterår 1998): 222-48.
Paul Douglas Lockhart, "Religion and Princely Liberties: Denmark's Intervention in the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1625." The International History Review 17 (1995): 1-22.
Paul Douglas Lockhart, "Denmark and the Empire: A Reassessment of Danish Foreign Policy under King Christian IV, 1596-1648." Scandinavian Studies 62 (1992): 390-416.
Paul Lockhart. The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.
Paul Lockhart. The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.
Paul Douglas Lockhart. Denmark, 1513-1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy. Oxford: Oxford University Press (UK), 2007.
Paul Douglas Lockhart. Sweden in the Seventeenth Century. [European History in Perspective Series, Jeremy Black, ed.] Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2004.
Paul Douglas Lockhart. Frederik II and the Protestant Cause: Denmark's Role in the Wars of Religion, 1559-1596. Leiden: Brill, 2004.
Paul Douglas Lockhart. Denmark in the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648: King Christian IV and the Decline of the Oldenburg State. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 1996.
Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, Wright State University, 2014-17
Outstanding Research Award, College of Liberal Arts, Wright State University, 2014
Senior Fellow, CELIA (Center for Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts, Wright State University), 2013-14
National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Distinguished Professor, State University of New York/College at Potsdam, 2000
Guest Lecturer/Researcher, Institut for Historie, Kultur og Samfundsbeskrivelse, Odense Universitet, Odense, Denmark, 1997
Grants and Fellowships: American Council of Learned Societies 1996-97, American Philosophical Society 1996-97, American-Scandinavian Foundation 1988