FEATURED MEDIA WORK
The second series of Untold History is currently being filmed for History Hit TV. James presents five newly commissioned episodes which explore the secret and silenced aspects of war. The series will be broadcast in Summer 2020.
PODCASTS & RADIO
In 1943, Grimsby was hit by a new type of weapon: butterfly bombs, also know as cluster bombs. James tells Dan Snow about the terrifying experience of being attacked by cluster bombs, and how they've been used around the world since.
James worked as an expert historical consultant to the new History Channel series 'Secret Skirmishes'. He also appeared in many of the series episodes as an expert on the history of weapons and war. The show will be broadcast in the spring of 2020.
James acted as a consultant on drones and terrorism to Windfall Productions on this program and he appears as a drone expert alongside the explorer/presenter Aldo Kane. The documentary was broadcast in the fall of 2019.
James Rogers and Jake White (of Sonder Video) were commissioned by TV historian and broadcaster Dan Snow for series one of Untold History. This history show was James’ first solo presenting role for television. The series aired in winter 2019 and has been approved for a second season.
James appeared as a talking head on Viral Histories TV. James was interviewed by the award winning film maker Paul Bradshaw about his work on the history of American warfare. The episode was filmed on location at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire.
The use of unmanned aircraft stretches all the way back to the First World War. Dan Snow talks to James about this fascinating, unknown history.
James talks to the veteran broadcaster Phillip Adams about the rise of swarming drones and the changing character of modern warfare.
Drone technologies are spreading fast! In this TedX talk Dr James Rogers, an expert on drone warfare, argues that anyone can now turn an off the shelf quadcopter into an airborne IED.
FROM DAGGARS TO DRONES, BBC WORLD HISTORIES (2019)
James takes the reader on a journey through the history of weapons, warfare, and humanity itself. This fascinating article argues that human have a fascination with killing in new, improved, and disturbingly distant ways.
In this article for History Today, the historian James Rogers explores the history of drone warfare and argues that there is nothing new about uncrewed aircraft.
INNOCENCE UNDER FIRE – A HISTORY OF CHILD SOLDIERS, BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE (2017)
From medieval times to the modern day, young children have been put to tragic use in warfare. James Rogers and Emma Butcher tell their story.
James Rogers provides pertinent insight into the Trump administration and its novel approach to counter terrorism. He raises warnings about the new era American politics is entering.