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Dieter Bacher

is a PhD student at the University of Graz and since 2006 academic staff member at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgenforschung. His fields of research include Austrian POWs in the Soviet Union and together with Stefan Karner he edited a volume on forced labor in Austria between 1938 and 1945 (2013).

Sally Carlton

PhD, completed her PhD in 2011 from the University of Western Australia, looking at French veteran mobilisation of the war dead on Armistice Day. She now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she works with refugees and migrants and continues research into issues of commemoration, peace and conflict, community, disaster and human rights. She runs the human rights podcast Speak Up-Kōrerotia.

Michael Doidge

PhD, began his career at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College where he created “Vanguard of Valor,” a digitally interactive military history text for the iPad. He later served as a contract historian at the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Agency where he specialized in the history of U.S. military joint medical policy, psychological health, and traumatic brain injury. In December 2019, the Journal of the American Medical Association published his co-authored article “A Historical Examination of Military Records of US Army Suicide, 1819 to 2017.” Michael completed his PhD in 2019, and has published on Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gender and the Military, and Military Health. He has worked in in U.S. federal history since 2011.

Anastasiia Ivanova

PhD, is a Senior Researcher of History at the Koretsky Institute of State and Law, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Her work focuses specifically on Ukrainian legal history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and Ukrainian Constitutional Law. Current research interests focus on the problems of restoration and legal succession of Ukrainian state (1917-1921); non-state authorities of the period, including self-organization in UNR Army. She is the author of Legislative Process and Legislative Technique in the Tsentralna Rada, Pavlo Skoropadsky’s Hetmanate and Directorate (Ukr., 2011), Judiciary during the Ukrainian Revolution 1917-1921 (Ukr., 2014) and several other works.

Frank Jacob

PhD, is Professor for Global History (19th and 20th Centuries) at Nord Universitet, Norway. His main research foci include Modern Japanese and Military History. Before he held positions in Germany (Erlangen, Düsseldorf, Würzburg) and at the City University of New York, USA. Jacob is author or editor of more than 60 books.

Stefan Karner

PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Social and Economic History at the University of Graz, Austria and founding director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgenforschung. For his works on Austrian history, especially the Austro-Soviet relations, he received numerous national and international awards. Karner is author or editor of more than 60 books.

Harald Knoll

is an academic staff member at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgenforschung. He worked on many book projects that dealt with Modern Austrian History and one of his main research foci is the history of Austrian POWs in the Soviet Union.

Sean J. McLaughlin

PhD, is the special collections and exhibits director at Murray State University. He is the author of JFK and de Gaulle: How America and France Failed in Vietnam, 1961-1963 (University Press of Kentucky, 2019), a monograph that explores how President Kennedy’s francophobic prejudices led him to discount French efforts to broker peace. His work has appeared in publications such as The International Journal of the History of Sport, Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, and the Yonsei Journal of International Studies.

Verena Moritz

PhD, is historian, and studied history at the Univeristy of Vienna, and the MGU and RGGU in Moscow. She was head of several Research Projects on Habsburg, Austrian, Russian and Soviet history. Since 2017 she is researcher and lecturer at the Institute of East European History of the University of Vienna. In 2018 she was awarded the Elise Richter-Prize of the Austrian Science Fund.

Robert Niebuhr

PhD, is honors faculty fellow and senior lecturer at Barrett, The Honors College, at Arizona State University. He has published on topics covering former Yugoslavia in the Cold War, including a monograph entitled The Search for a Cold War Legitimacy: Tito’s Yugoslavia (2018) as well as on modern Latin American history centering on the Chaco War. Recent articles include: “Prisoners of the Chaco: The Bolivian Experience of Captivity,” War in History (2019), “Economic Conquest of the Pacific: Revisiting the Tacna-Arica Plebiscite of 1925-1926,” Journal of World History (2019), and “The Road to the Chaco War: Bolivia’s Modernisation in the 1920s,” War & Society (2018).

Sonja Petersen

PhD, received her academic degrees from Technical University Darmstadt. Her PhD Thesis in History of Technology received the Conrad-Matschoß-Preis in 2011 and Peterson acted as Visiting Professor for Cultural and Technological Theory at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main. Since 2012 she is associated researcher (Akademisch Räting a. Z.) at the University Stuttgart, and she also edits the journal Technikgeschichte. She held numerous visiting positions, including one at the Departement of Humanities and Social Sciences des Polytechnical Institut of New York University, New York City, USA in 2009 and the Institut For Videnskabsstudier, Det Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet (Department of Science Studies, Faculty of Science) at Aarhus Universitet, Denmark in 2010.

Thomas Schuetz

PhD, studied History of Science and Technology and History at the Universities of Stuttgart and Frankfurt, where he received his doctorate. His teaching and research in the field of history of technology is focused on intercultural knowledge transfer, industrial espionage and technology transfer in a comparative perspective. After various activities as a reviewer, in the wine trade and in history marketing, Schuetz has been working since 2011 at the University of Stuttgart (Section History of the Impact of Technology under chair Prof. Dr. Reinhold Bauer). There he recently completed his research project on the linen industry in the Kingdom of Württemberg. He is currently working on the BMBF-funded project “Innovation und Kompetenzerhalt in regionalen Netzwerken – Umbrüche in der gesamtdeutschen Uhrenindustrie von 1975 bis heute (Innovation and competence maintenance in regional networks – changes in the German watch industry from 1975 to the present).”

Evan P. Sullivan

Evan P. Sullivan is an Instructor of History at SUNY Adirondack and earned his Ph.D. at the University at Albany focusing on disability and the senses in World War I rehabilitation. He specializes in the intersections of gender, disability, the senses, and modern war. Evan is also a regular writer at Nursing Clio where he writes on topics such as the histories of nursing, hospitals, disability, and alternative medicine.

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