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Military, First World War, Public History, Canadian, Social Memory
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About Me

I am a historian with a Ph.D. in military history with a focus on the Fist World War. I have extensive experience working in public history and I have curated major physical and digital exhibitions for a number of clients that include: Brooklyn Historical Society, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, the Rockefeller Archive Center/Rockefeller Foundation, the Canadian War Museum and Library and Archives Canada. I am the C.P. Stacy award-winning author of Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts-Martial in the Great War.

Recent Publications

“From Armistice to Remembrance: The Evolution of Remembrance Day and the Canadian Social Memory of War” in Celebrating Canada, eds. Matthew Hayday and Raymond Blake (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016).

 Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Marital in the Great War (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013).

 “A Participant’s History: The CBC and the Manipulation of Oral History.” Oral History Review 38.2 (Fall-Winter 2011): 331-348.

“The Sum of Such Actions: Investigating Mass Rapes in Bosnia-Herzegovina through a Case Study of Foca,” in Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe’s Twentieth Century, ed. Dagmar Herzog (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009): 261-283.

“Arbitrary Justice: A Comparative Analysis of Death Sentences Passed and Death Sentences Commuted During the First World War,” Canadian Military History 16.1 (Winter 2007): 23-36.

Review of ‘Canada in the First World War: Essays in Honour of Robert Craig Brown,’ Book Review Supplement to Canadian Military History 19 (Spring 2007): 4.

“Simon Wiesenthal,” in Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment, ed. Jonathan F. Vance (Millerton, NY: Grey House Publishing, 2006): 444.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Military, Museums, Public History, World War I