Conference Participants





Dr. Andrew Wiest attended the University of Southern Mississippi for his undergraduate and masters degrees but went on to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1990. Specializing in the study of World War I and Vietnam, Dr. Wiest has served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Warfighting Strategy in the United States Air Force Air War College. Since 1992 Dr. Wiest has been active in international education, leading a study abroad program on World War II to London and Normandy each summer, and developing the award-winning Vietnam Study Abroad Program.








James Marten is professor of history at Marquette University, where he teaches courses on the Civil War and on children’s history. He is author of The Children’s Civil War (1998), which was selected as an “Outstanding Academic Book” by Choice Magazine; editor of Children and War: An Historical Anthology (2002) and Childhood and Child Welfare in the Progressive Era: A Brief History with Documents (2004); and director of the Children in Urban America Project, an online archive of documents related to the history of children, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.





Lisa A. Kirschenbaum is professor of history at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in modern Russian/Soviet history as well as women's studies. She is the author of two books: Small Comrades: Revolutionizing Childhood in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 (Routledge, 2001) and The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1995: Myth, Memories, and Monuments (Cambridge University Press, 2006).




HT Cook



Haruko Taya Cook is a member of the faculty today at William Paterson University's Department of Languages and Cultures and Center for the Study of Critical Languages and is Fordham Marymount Professor Emerita of History. She is author of Japan at War: An Oral History and has published extensively on war and the common people of Japan and Asia during the 20th Century. She is completing a book on wartime Japan for Viking Books of Penguin-Putnam.








Bryan Ganaway received a BA from the University of Miami in 1995 and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 2003.  He received Fulbright and DAAD grants to conduct dissertation research.  Ganaway is currently a visiting assistant professor of history at the College of Charleston.  His research interests focus geographically on modern Germany and include consumer culture, memory, the experience of total war, and social theory. Ganaway’s first book, Toys, Consumption and Middle-class Childhood in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918, will be published by Peter Lang in December of 2008.  Two recent articles include “Consuming Masculinity: Toys and Boys in Wilhelmine Germany,” Edinburgh German Yearbook: Masculinity and German Culture, (September,
2008) and “Engineers or Artists? Toys Class and Technology in
Wilhelmine Germany,” Journal of Social History (forthcoming, December 2008).








Professor Bruce Scates is the Director of the National Centre for
Australian Studies at Monash University and a prize-winning author and teacher.  He has written several studies of memory and war, including Return to Gallipoli: Walking the Battlefields of the Great War (Cambridge University Press 2006), and his history of Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance (Australia’s largest war memorial) will be published by Cambridge next year.  Professor Scates has made extensive use of family testimony, charting the historical sensibilities that underpin popular memories of war.



Theodore F. Cook is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at William Paterson University of New Jersey and has been a Secretary of the Navy Fellow and Visiting Professor of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College in Newport and Visiting Professor at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, where he was a Fulbright Fellow. He studies the comparative history of war, specializing in the Japanese military and the social transformation of Japan. He is co-author of Japan at War: An Oral History and has published widely on Japanese military history in English and Japanese.







Bill Tuttle is Professor of American Studies at the University of Kansas. His most noted works include Race Riot: Chicago in the Red
Summer of 1919
(Second Edition, 1996); “Daddy’s Gone to War”: The Second World War in the Lives of America’s Children (1993); W.E.B. Du Bois (1973), as editor; Plain Folk: The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans (1982), co-edited with David M. Katzman; and A People & A Nation (6th Edition, 2001), which he co-authored. He is an elected Fellow of the Society of American Historians, and has held research fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Institute of Southern History, Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Henry A. Murray Research Center. Bill has also lectured in Japan and Cuba.