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- German History, First World War, WWI, War and Society, Medical History, Disability History, Military History, Military Medicine,
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- About Me
My historical specialty is the history and culture of the First World War; however, I focus more broadly on the study of German and European History; the History of War and Society; and History of Medicine, Health and the Body. In particular, I enjoy researching how warfare has impacted society, culture, medicine, and science in European history from the late nineteenth century through 1945. My publications analyze and discuss WWI Germany; the history of food and nutrition; homefronts in war-time; the history of disabled veterans; the development of rehabilitation medicine and artificial limb technology; the pedagogy of history museums; health exhibitions; and even the notorious gangster, John Dillinger. I am currently working on two projects: The first examines food, gender, and civilian health during the First World War; the second examines the internment of enemy aliens in WWI America. I teach courses on Modern German history; History of the First World War; Medical History; War and Medicine; and Epidemics.
I’ve also started delving into Digital History & Humanities. Check out my online WWI history project: Carolina in the Trenches.
- Recent Publications
- Heather R. Perry, Recycling the Disabled: Army, Medicine, and Modernity in WWI Germany. (Manchester UP, 2014).
- Heather R. Perry, John Deak, and Emre Sencer, eds. The Central Powers in Russia’s Great War and Revolution: Enemy Visions and Encounters, 1914-22. (Slavica, 2020).
- Heather R. Perry and Heather Merle Benbow, eds. Food, Culture and Identity in Germany’s Century of War. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
- Heather Perry, “Rehabilitation and restoration: Orthopaedics and disabled soldiers in Germany and Britain in the First World War,” in Medicine, Conflict and Survival , Vol. 30 (4), 2014, pp. 227-251. with Julie Anderson.
- Heather R. Perry. “‘There are no More Cripples!’ Orthopedics and
Resiliency in First World War Germany” in Leo van Bergen and Eric Vermetten, eds. Rethinking Resilience: The First World War and Health. (History of Warfare, 130.) Brill, 2020, pp. 168-191.
- Heather R. Perry. “Onward Kitchen Soldiers! Gender, Food and Health in Germany’s Long Great War” in Heather M. Benbow and Heather R. Perry, eds. Food, Culture and Identity in Germany’s Century of War. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 17-44.
- Heather R. Perry. “History Lessons: Selling the Dillinger Museum,” in Amy Levin and Joshua G. Adair, eds. Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America’s Changing Communities. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. Revised and expanded essay.
- Heather R. Perry. “Militarizing the Disabled: Army, Medicine, and Total Mobilization in WWI Germany” in Mike Neiberg and Jennifer Keene, eds. Finding Common Ground: New Directions in First World Studies. (History of Warfare, 62.) Brill, 2011, pp. 267-292.
- Heather R. Perry. “The Thanks of the Fatherland? WWI and the Orthopaedic Revolution in Disability Care,” in Cay-Rüdiger Prüll and Hans-Georg Hofer, eds. War, Trauma, and Medicine in Germany and Central Europe (1914-1939). (Neure Medizin und Wissenschaftsgeschichte: Quellen und Studien, 26.) Centaurus Verlag, 2011, pp.112-138.
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- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- 19th century, Modern, 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Disability, Food History, Gender, Medicine, Military, Pedagogy, Science, Technology, World War I